Gopher Electronics Custom Solutions is proud to announce it has expanded its Production area, and by doing so Gopher Electronics Custom Solutions has increased its capacity and capabilities in order to better service our customers.  Our recent remodel increased our capacity by 45% in order to keep up with the growing demand of our business.

Gopher Custom Solutions capabilities:

FFC/FPC Ribbon Cables FSN

FPC custom terminations for Flexible Printed Circuits and Membrane Switches. This allows unique designs to solve interconnection problems using flexible circuitry.  Also known as flexible flat conductor cable, this product is lightweight, low profile, small outline cable designed to satisfy high density cabling applications. It excels in applications that cause the cable to be flexed repeatedly. FFC Cable can be folded into shapes as needed. Flat flexible cable is designed for high cycle life applications as well as for board-to-board jumpers. The flat flexible cables are available in a variety of pitches to fit a broad spectrum of applications

Value Add Customization and Wire Harness Assembly

Gopher Electronics can assemble and customize a large variety of components to simplify your ordering and logistics. These integrated assemblies can combine single or multiple components to any cable and connector combinations. This allows for easier use of the desired part directly to your application.

Instead of adding the wire and connector to the component on your shop floor, Gopher Custom Solutions can help.  We can build this assembly at our facility in St. Paul, MN and deliver an assembled part to factory floor at your specifications.  Not only does this remove labor from your process, it allows for only purchasing a single part number for the entire assembly.

Panel Build and DIN Rail assemblies

Gopher Custom Solutions provides custom Panel Builds and DIN Rail assemblies. Purchasing a complete DIN Rail assembly or Panel assembly allows for maintenance of only one part number, eliminating multiple purchasing lines.

Gopher Custom Solutions can build from your prints and specifications.  Our panel builds simplify the upkeep for your circuit breakers and equipment racks by consolidating your assembly into a single custom installation.

Since Gopher Electronics is a stocking distributer, components are purchased and stocked on site.  This decreases material pricing and turnaround time of the assemblies.  Utilize Gopher Electronics’ experience in lean manufacturing and quality workmanship to produce your custom DIN Rail or Panel assembly today.


TE Industrial Mini I/O Field Installable connector


The Industrial Mini I/O Field Installable connector provides innovative and time-saving wire-termination alongside serving as a space saving and reliable I/O solution for industrial environments.

Product Features:

  • Innovative and time-saving wire-termination
  • Reliable connections in industrial and vibration-prone environments
  • Space saving solution that allows for increased design flexibility
  • Available in different versions for multiple applications
  • Interminable with receptacles in different configurations (TMT, SMT, right and straight angle)


  • Industrial Communications
  • Motion & Drives
  • PLC’s
  • Robotics

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Altech Smart Relays


Providing excellent performance and functionality, Altech Smart Relays perform simple logic, timing, counting and real time clock operations. It is an ideal programmable controller for simple control applications such as building construction equipment, HVAC, parking lot lighting and other applications in which cost is a primary design issue. All programming and data adjustments can be done via the on-board keypad and display or with the help of a software.Programming Altech Smart Relay with the help of ASR-Soft configuration software is quite simple, without particular programming knowledge. It facilitates program generation, project simulation and documentation which are accomplished simply using the pick and place functionality, allowing maximum ease of operation.


  • Integrated, ready to use, wide range of programmable functions including 16 timers, 16 (retentive selectable) counters, 16 time switches, 16 compare counters, 16 soft text messages, 64 auxiliary relays and 12 analog comparators.
  • 8 digital inputs & 4 relay outputs . Two analog inputs (0 -10V) in 12 -24VDC, model which can be used as digital inputs.
  • Ability to add up to three(3) extension modules expanding I/O’s to 32 digital inputs, 16 relay outputs.
  • Communication module allows programmable relay to be connected to a Modbus network through RS 485 link
  • Backlit LCD screen for display and modification of pre-selected parameters of function blocks, viewing I/O status and programming on the device .
  • Ladder programming using software on PC as well on the device with the help of keypad & LCD Display
  • Memory back up allowing programs to be transferred or copied into another Altech Smart Relay with the help of a memory card.
  • Compact size –only 72mm (2-53/64″) wide x 90mm(3-35/64”) high x 65 mm (2-9/16) deep, reducing panel area requirements for lower installed costs.
  • Soft keys for convenient creation and editing of programs on the device.
  • Available in both: AC(110 – 240 VAC) & DC(12 – 24 VDC) models.
  • Password & Parameter lock facility

Potential Applications:

  • HVAC Controls
  • Machine Controls
  • Commercial Building Services
  • Transport Facilities
  • Operational Monitoring System
  • Harsh Environments

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Gopher Electronics’ OPEN HOUSE on 9/24/14!


You have a chance to win an iPad mini by attending our ISO Event on Wednesday, September 24, 2014.  Enterprise Minnesota and Gopher Electronics will be hosting this event to recognize Gopher Electronics on it’s recent attainment of ISO 9001:2008 certification and expanded Custom Solution Capabilities. RSVP for lunch.

This event is about highlighting the process of becoming ISO 9001:2008 certified, the team effort involved, the expanded capabilities for Gopher Electronics and what it means for it’s customers, it’s employee owners and the community.

This event will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at their facility located at 222 Little Canada Rd, Little Canada, MN  55117.


10:30 a.m. – Welcome by Jeff Mrozinski, CFO of Gopher Electronics and Bob Kill, President & CEO of Enterprise Minnesota. Introductions of those in attendance.

10:40 a.m. – Overview of Gopher Electronics by Mike Treece, CEO of Gopher Electronics.

10:50 a.m. – Discussion of ISO 9001:2008 process and recognition of achievement by Dave Mancuso, Custom Solutions & QA Manager of Gopher Electronics and Bob Kill.

11:00 a.m.  – Open discussion, Q&A session

11:30 a.m. – Tour of Gopher Electronics

12:00 p.m. – Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Open House, come for a tour and treats

RSVP for lunch.

iPad mini donated by Honeywell Sensing and Control


Honeywell Pressure Switch


The new Honeywell Pressure Switches are designed to reduce total cost of ownership and to help protect operators and critical equipment subsystems. Their life cycle rating of up to 2 million, IP67 sealing and high burst pressures make them one of the most durable switches in the industry.

A wide selection of ports, electrical terminations and compatibility with a variety of media allow for use in most industrial and transportation applications, simplify the design-in process, eliminate tooling costs and reduce manufacturing labor costs.

  • High Pressure: HP Series and HE Series are factory set 150 psi to 4500 psi [10,34 bar to 310,26 bar]
  • Low Pressure: LP Series and LE Series are Factory set or field adjustable 3.5 psi to 150 psi [0,24 bar to 10,34 bar]


Life cycle rating:

  • HP, LP Series: 2 Million
  • HE, LE Series: 1 Million

Operating temperature range:

  • HP, LE, LP Series: -40 *C to 120 *C [-40 *F to 248 *F]
  • He Series: -40 *C to 85 *C [-40 *F to 185 *F]

Proof pressure:

  • HP, HE Series: 10000 psi [689 bar]
  • LP, LE Series: 500 psi [34,47 bar]

Burst pressure: 

  • Hp, HE Series: 20000 psi [1379 bar]
  • LP, LE Series: 750 psi for 3.5 psi to 22 psi, 1250 psi > 22 psi

Pressure switching set point range:

  • Hp, HE Series: Factory set 150 to 4500 psi [10,34 to 310,26 bar]
  • LP, LE Series: Factory set or field adjustable 3.5 to 150 psi [o,24 to 10,34 bar]

Potential Applications:


  • CNC machines
  • Compressors and boilers
  • Food & beverage equipment
  • Fracking equipment
  • Generators
  • HVAC/R equipment
  • Mud pumps
  • Pneumatic equipment
  • Presses and punches
  • Pressure washers
  • Trash compactors
  • Water jet cutting machines
  • Water pumps


  • Agricultural machinery
  • Heavy duty construction machinery
  • Heavy duty trucks
  • Lawn & garden
  • Marine vessels
  • Material handling machinery
  • Railway

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Custom Panel Builds and DIN Rail Assemblies

Gopher Custom Solutions provides custom Panel Builds and DIN Rail assemblies. Purchasing a complete DIN Rail assembly or Panel assembly allows for maintenance of only one part number, eliminating multiple purchasing lines.

Panel Build

Gopher Custom Solutions can build from your prints and specifications. Our panel builds simplify the upkeep for your circuit breakers and equipment racks by consolidating your assembly into a single custom installation.

Since Gopher Electronics is a stocking distributer, components are purchased and stocked on site. This decreases material pricing and turnaround time of the assemblies.Utilize Gopher Electronics’ experience in lean manufacturing and quality workmanship to produce your custom DIN Rail or Panel assembly today.

Call or email for a quote today: Dave Mancuso 651-490-4955 Jay Wales 651-490-4937  Or request a quote.

Carling V-Series XIV Switches


V-Series Contura snap-in rocker switches offer countless unique options including choices for ratings, circuits, colors, illuminations and legends. These single or double pole switches feature removable actuators in a choice of actuator styles and colors, and can be illuminated with either square or bar shaped lenses. Actuators may be purchased and stocked separately. An optional plug-in terminal connector enables pre-wiring of wire harness.

The Contura switches, with sealed option are certified to IP66 and IP68 for front panel components, signifying complete protection against dust and prolonged spray and submersion under pressure, and are recognized to UL1500 – Ignition Protection for Marine Products. These switches are vibration, shock, thermoshock, moisture and salt spray resistant. Temperature ratings range from -40°C to 85°C.

Product Highlights:

  • Š Recessed ridges and center groove define the boundary between top and bottom switch functions
  • Š Countless options for ratings, circuits, colors, illuminations and legends
  • Š Certified to IP66 and IP68 for front panel components
  • Š Vibration, shock, thermoshock, moisture and salt spray resistant
  • Š Temperature range from -40°C to +85°C


  • On/Off Highway Equipment
  • Marine
  • Military Armored Vehicles
  • Mining Machinery and Equipment
  • Any Application requiring environmental protection

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Gems XM/XT-700 (Alloy) and XM/XT-300 (Plastic)



These lines of small, compact continuous level sensors are designed for the high quantity needs of the OEM. Choose the XM/XT-700 for the rugged durability of stainless steel or brass construction, or the XM/XT-300 line of plastic sensors for compatibility with a wide range of chemicals.


The most complete line of small, polysulfone liquid level sensors. Designed for the high quantity needs of the OEM, XM/XT-300 Series transmitters are the ideal level sensor for shallow tanks and reservoirs. Compact and versatile, these plastic level sensors offer a broad choice of mountings and float materials.

XM/XT 700

The XM/XT 700 series combines durability of metal with a compact design for restricted spaces.These compact units feature the rugged durability of stainless steel or brass construction in a lightweight package. Ideal for tanks less than 2 feet. XM/XT-700 Series transmitters are exceptionally versatile because of the many useful options available.



Carling Technologies PC-Series Circuit Breaker


The PC-Series, AC Residual Current Circuit Breaker with Overcurrent Protection (RCBO), combines the ground fault protection of a GFCI with the familiar overcurrent tripping characteristics of a normal circuit breaker.

The PC-Series utilizes the hydraulic magnetic principle which provides precise operation and performance even when exposed to extremely hot and/or cold application environments.


  • Overload, short circuit and ground fault protection in a single package
  • Handle style actuators and rocker style “acuguard”
  • Wiping Contacts – Mechanical linkage with two-step actuation – cleans contacts, provides high, positive contact pressure & longer contact life
  • A trip-free mechanism, a safety feature which makes it impossible to manually hold the contacts closed during overload or fault conditions
  • A common trip linkage between all poles ensures that an overload in one pole will trip all adjacent poles


  • Increases safety around boats and marinas
  • Protects against electrical shock hazards in areas near water
  • Protects against defects in the wires & conductors
  • Reduces fire and shock hazards from defects in permanently installed appliances such as water heaters, battery chargers, lighting fixtures, etc.
  • Detects low level ground faults, which do not trip ordinary circuit breakers, that can lead to fires and shock hazards for boating occupants


Alpha FIT-221L-3/4


New FIT-221LSZH heat-shrink tubing is a highly flexible, environmentally friendly, flame-retardant option to standard tubing.  It contains no lead, no halogens, has low-smoke generation, and produces no toxic fumes when burned, making it ideal in helping OEMs and maintenance personnel satisfy CA Prop 65 and RoHS requirements in a verity of applications.  The tubing also meets NASA’s definition of low outgassing.


• 2:1 shrink ratio
• -55°C to +105°C temperature range
• UL VW-1 (125°C, 600 V)
• Low water absorption
• Low outgassing
• Ten sizes ranging from 3/64” to 1” in diameter.
• Low smoke, zero halogen polyolefin
• Halogen free
• Lead free
• Antimony free
• RoHS compliant
• CA Prop 65 compliant

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