Operations

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Operations

Over the decades that ACT has been designing and manufacturing application specific AC-DC and DC-DC power supplies, ACT has strategically invested in operations capabilities. This has enabled ACT to achieve a high level of vertical integration. All of ACT’s engineering and manufacturing resources are located within a single 63,000 sq. ft. facility.

Our greatest capability is the experience and skill contained within ACT’s employees. ACT’s skilled and experienced staff, many of whom have been with ACT for over 15 years, provides an invaluable level of expertise to utilize the manufacturing capabilities contained within ACT.

operationsExperience has repeatedly demonstrated that this vertical integration enhances ACT’s ability to:

  • Significantly reduce development time
  • Be flexible
  • Respond rapidly
  • Maintain direct control of production capacity and priorities
  • Achieve and maintain high quality levels
  • Provide affordable products

Our extensive on-site manufacturing capabilities enable us to build whatever the ACT engineering team develops for your application – from quick reaction prototype to pre-production to full rate production

All this vertical integration is available for your power supplies needs. ACT has been developing rugged power supplies for military applications since 1981 and is ready to solve your power supply problems.

Machine Shop

  • Fully equipped modern metal working shop for fabricating and machining chassis and enclosures
  • CAM Software – directly linked to CAD system allowing our engineering department to send a CAD drawing into the metal shop and within hours a part can be fabricated.
  • Machining centers (CNC and conventional)
  • Water Jet Machining (CNC)
    • The water jet cutter can be used to cut complex patterns in aluminum, steel, copper, fiberglass and many other materials.
  • Punches (CNC and conventional)
  • Shears
  • Brakes (CNC and conventional)
  • Lathes grinding / sanding
  • Tinning / soldering
  • Machining and sheet metal fabrication
  • Plating and Chem Film Line – Chemical Conversion Coating to MIL-DTL-5541, Types I and II and Electro Tin Plating
  • Painting
  • Silk screen marking

Transformers

  • ACT can manufacture all the magnetic components designed by our engineering staff.
  • Toroid winding machines
  • Bobbin winding machines
  • Coil winding machines
  • Encapsulating (potting, varnish, etc.)
  • Trained and experienced operators
  • Dedicated testing capability

Printed Circuit Board Assembly

  • Automatic surface mount pick and place
  • Automated printed circuit board assembly
  • CNC leaded and surface mount component locator
  • Lead forming / tinning
  • Conformal coating
  • Encapsulation – potting / hermetic sealing / thermal desiccation / proprietary dielectric oil-gas filling
  • Roll soldering
  • Flex circuits
  • Silk screening
  • Surface mount soldering and solder paste stenciling
  • Adhesive dispensing
  • Automatic Optical Inspection (AOI)

Assembly

  • Electrical and Mechanical Assembly
    • In order to insure the highest quality levels, 100% of the final assembly work is performed within ACT. Production units are built using Lean Manufacturing cells in order to optimize the manufacturing process and reduce overall costs. Engineering units are assembled using some of our highest skilled personnel working in an environment that provides the ability to achieve rapid response times.
  • IPC/EIA J-STD-001 certified soldering experts
  • Workmanship to IPC/EIA J-STD-001 and MIL-HDBK-454
  • Cleaning done in environmentally safe cleaning systems
  • Wire cut and strip machining
  • Torque wrenches
  • Air tools
  • Crimping equipment
  • Chassis wiring and assembly
  • Cable assembly
  • Potting, staking and conformal coating

Testing

  • Each unit produced is 100% tested
  • Skilled technicians
  • Dedicated workstations
  • Calibration program
  • Automatic Test Equipment
  • High and low voltage electrical
  • Vibration: sine and random, all three axis for both qualification and ESS
  • Temperature: -55 to +105 deg C for both qualification and ESS
  • Temperature / altitude
  • Temperature / humidity
  • Thermal cycling
  • Thermal shock
  • Coordinate Measurement Machine (CMM)

 

Conflict Minerals Policy Statement

As a manufacturer of products with components that may contain gold, tantalum, tin or tungsten, ACT is committed to operating in a socially responsible way. It is ACT’s policy to refrain from purchasing from any known conflict sources and we expect our suppliers to adhere to the same standards. We have notified our suppliers of our policy on conflict minerals and have asked each supplier to provide us with a confirmation of their conflict-free status.