Mechatronics For All Your Axial Fan Needs

Mechatronics Axial Fans

Mechatronics Fan Group is a leading resource of DC and AC cooling fans, blowers, added-value assemblies and cooling solutions since 1985. Customers in  telecommunications, office automation, medical and industrial sectors depend on the Fan Group for technologically advanced products, superior quality and exceptional service. Mechatronics cooling products are designed to meet the toughest standards of UL, CSA, TUV and VDE.

Mechatronics brushless DC Axial fans offer a wide range of cooling solutions:

  • Multiple voltage options available.
  • Environmental protection options available including conformal coating or IP57 rated encapsulation.
  • Alarm output options including tachometer or locked rotor alarm.
  • Speed control options include self adjusting thermistor or Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) input.

Mechatronics extensive AC Axial fan offering provides many options to meet your thermal management requirements.

  • Multiple voltage options available in each series.
  • Environmental protection options available including conformal coating or IP55 encapsulation.
  • High temperature models for operation up to 90 degrees C.
  • Custom designs welcomed!!

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Eaton’s NGR Rocker Switches

Eaton_NGR Rocker

The field-proven NGR provides ergonomic design while giving you the solid durability that you’ve come to expect from Eaton switches.  The NGR series are highly customizable with illuminated and non-illuminated versions with either incandescent bulbs or LEDs available in many of the popular switching circuits.  There are also options for the rocker buttons and indicators with laser-etched or pad-printed icons, insertable lenses and adhesive-backed labels.


  • Colored rockers, mounting bezels and lenses
  • Common lamp ground jumper
  • Custom back-lit legends
  • Dry circuit capabilities
  • Gang mounting system
  • Locking rocker
  • Maintained and Momentary Action Circuits
  • Multiple LEDs
  • Pad-printed legends
  • Polarized lock-on connectors
  • Reversing jumpers
  • Special lamps and lamp voltages
  • Special ratings


  • Standard switch provides splash and dust resistance to IP42, while the sealed version is sealed to IP67 when supplied with panel seal.
  • Backlighting technique allows for the legend to appear daylight white or dead-front when non-illuminated, but will change color when illuminated depending on the back-lit color chosen.
  • Two legend areas on the ends of each rocker of sufficient size easily accommodate two lines of four Helvetica Narrow 12-point characters.
  • Rocker snaps on and off the switch, making it easily replaceable


Honeywell Hour Meters


Part of Gopher’s Honeywell product offering is hour meters.  They work great as a counting device on OEM equipment.  Track and record elapsed time more effectively and efficiently (hours or tenths of hours).  Log equipment running time to assure proper maintenance of expensive machines or systems or track warranty programs.  Often eliminate the guesswork with elapsed hours for better machine resale value or logging actual time on your rental products.

Honeywell hour meters offer:

  • Multiple power, display, shape and data options
  • Analog or LCD displays
  • AC/DC, AC or DC product families
  • Shock and vibration resistance
  • Noiseless performance

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Gopher Electronics For All Your FFC and FPC Requirements

Flat Flexible Cable Assembly and Flexible Printed Circuit Termination

Flat Flexible Cable and Flexible printed circuit

Flat Flexible Cable Assembly 

  • Copper conductors rolled flat for high
    flex life
  • Superior heat dissipation
  • Light weight
  • Low profile
  • Custom made to exacting specifications
  • Multiple termination options
  • Cable assemblies may be “connectorized” to mate with industry-standard headers
  • EMI/RFI shielding is available

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Flexible Printed Circuit Termination

  • Flexible circuits allow unique designs.
  • Flex circuits dissipate heat at a better rate than any other dielectric material
  • Considerable weight reduction is a benefit over traditional round-wire harnesses
  • Thickness can be as thin as .004 inches (.10mm) in total
  • Insulation materials – Kapton, Mylar and Teflon

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For design or application help, call Al Powers 651-490-4945 or Jay Wales 651-490-4937.

Eaton Switches


Eaton provides a comprehensive offering of switches to meet a variety of applications.  Gopher stocks an extensive selection of Eaton toggle, rocker and pushbutton switches.

Eaton’s extensive line of toggle switches offers the widest selection of features and the design flexibility to meet the needs of almost any application.

Military Purpose Toggles
Illuminated AC Rated Toggles
General Purpose Toggles
AC Rated; General Purpose Toggles
AC/DC Rated General Purpose Toggles
X Series Toggles
Heavy Duty Hesitation Switches
High Capacity Switches
Panelboard Switches

Eaton also offers a full field-proven line of rockers designed for excellence in any vehicle applications. They enable you to maximize efficiency and increase machine uptime even in the most extreme environments.

SVR (Sealed Vehicle Rocker)
Dual Motion Safety Switch
1500/2500 Series
1600/2600 Series
X Series Rockers

In addition they offer an extensive variety of pushbuttons, pilot lights and selector switches to suit virtually any industrial or commercial application.

Stacklights E26
SL7 and SL4 Stacklights

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Honeywell NT Toggle Switch


Honeywell MICRO SWITCH NT Series toggle switches meet the need for a rugged, cost-effective toggle switch. Quality construction features include a seal between the toggle lever and bushing, and between the cover and case. These switches are suitable for applications in many demanding outdoor environments, where the panels are subjected to vibrations from equipment. temperature extremes, dust, splashing water, and/or hose directed water.

They are capable of withstanding exposure to heavy accumulations of early morning dew that may condense on the control panel in cabs of vehicles left outdoors overnight.  the NT toggle switches with larger standard metal or plastic levers are well suited for gloved-hand operation.

Available in both step-base and flat-base styles, the NT Series offers three popular styles of termination: 6-32 screw, solder lugs with 3,0 mm [0.12 in] diameter hole, or 6,35 mm [0.25 in] quick connect terminals.

The optional “Easy Start” threaded bushing enables quick alignment of the mounting nut minimize any cross threading.  The panel stand-off with O-ring feature available on some listings eliminates the need for behind-the-panel hardware, provides a uniform panel height, and panel-to-cover seal.


  • NEMA 3, 3R, 4, 13 and IP67/68 environmental sealing for demanding applications
  • UL recognized, CSA certified, and CE certified for global use
  • 1-, 2-, and 4-pole options to meet a variety of circuitry requirements
  • 2- or 3-position maintained and momentary action to meet circuit and actuator requirements
  • Optional step-case design provides added space between terminals to prevent shorting

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Flexible Printed Circuitry (FPC) and Membrane Switch Termination

FPC custom terminations for Flexible Printed Circuits and Membrane Switches. This allows unique designs to solve interconnection problems using flexible circuitry.

Flat Flexible Cable Assemblies

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. Flat Flexible Cables are available in a variety of pitches and jackets to fit a broad spectrum of applications.

Value Add Customization and Wire Harness Assembly

Gopher Electronics will assemble and customize a large variety of components to simplify your ordering and logistics. These integrated assemblies can combine single or multiple components to many cable and connector combinations. This allows for easier installation of the desired sub-assembly directly to your application.

Instead of adding the wire and connectors to the component on your shop floor, Gopher Custom Solutions can help.  We can build this sub-assembly at our facility in St. Paul, MN and deliver an assembled part to your factory floor, released upon demand.  This reduces labor and inventory from your process, allowing for purchasing a single part number for the entire assembly.

Panel Build and DIN Rail Assemblies

Gopher Custom Solutions (GCS) 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 lanes.

GCS will build from your prints and specifications.  Gopher Electronics is a stocking distributor; components are purchased and stocked on site, decreasing 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 for a quote or help with your application:  Dave Mancuso  651-490-4955 or
Jay Wales  651-490-4937


Thank You for Coming!

DSC_1107Thank You for coming to Gopher Electronics’  ISO Recognition and Open House Event.

Your time is valuable and we appreciate you taking time to join us.

It was an honor to have United States Senator Amy Klobuchar and Minnesota State Senator Bev Scalze join us.

ISO 9001:2008 certification and our focus on continual improvement will significantly benefit manufacturers as we provide integrated supply chain solutions and custom assemblies.

Together we are building a bright future for manufacturing!

Thanks again and have a great day!

Mike Treece, CPA

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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