Gopher Custom Solutions is here to help with your customization needs!

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Today’s supply Chain Management best practices demand higher-level sub-assemblies to help streamline manufacturing and final assembly.
Gopher Custom Solutions (GCS), a division of Gopher Electronics, is a highly flexible, reliable sub-assembler, created in response to our customers’ needs. From connectorizing fans to Panel Builds, GCS adds value.

 

Sub-qassembly installation reduces Value-Add Customization/Cable Harness:
  • Development and production of prototypes through production level assemblies
  • Engineering, purchasing, stocking and logistics support available for your design objectives
  • Assemblies delivered to factory floor ready for installation and integration
  • Assemblies are built and stocked in Minnesota
  • Electrical test capability
  • Certification to UL ZPFW2, IPC/WHMA A-620, J-STD-001, and IPC-A610
DIN Rail/Panel Build:
  • Sub-assembly installation reduces labor and logistics costs
  • Sub-assemblies can be manufactured to your prints and specifications
  • Builds allow for managing one part number vs numerous components
  • Components and final sub-assemblies stocked at Gopher Electronics, allowing for flexible delivery to meet demand requirements
  • Design service available
  • Electrical test capabilities
Flat Flexible Cable (FFC) Assemblies:
  • Lighter weight & lower profile vs traditional wire harnesses
  • Cable assemblies may be connectorized to mate with industry standard headers
  • Centerlines of .100″(2.54 mm) & .050″ (1.27 mm)
  • Jacket constructions of Nomex, Polyester, Kapton and Teflon
  • High flex life & superior heat dissipation
  • EMI/RFI options are available
  • Custom length assemblies available
  • Flexstrip jumpers in stock or built to order
  • 100% continuity tested
Flexible Printed Circuit (FPC) & Membrane Switch Termination:
  • 25+ years of FFC/FPC termination experience
  • Can replace circuit boards & wires in multiple applications
  • Centerlines of .100″ (2.54 mm) & .050″ (1.27 mm)
  • Termination of Polyester, Mylar, Kapton & Teflon Assemblies
  • Turnaround services in 3 business days
  • 100% continuity tested

Learn more from our Custom Solutions Brochure

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Honeywell Zephyr™ HAF Series sensors

Honeywell_Zephyr copyHoneywell Zephyr™ HAF Series sensors are designed to measure mass flow of air and other non-corrosive gases. Standard flow ranges are available at ±50, ±100, ±200, ±400 or ±750 SCCM. Custom flow ranges are also available. The sensors are fully calibrated and temperature compensated with an onboard Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC).

Zephyr™ sensors provide enhanced reliability, high accuracy, repeatable measurements and the ability to customize sensor options to meet specific application requirements. The combination of rugged housings with a stable substrate makes these products extremely robust. These airflow sensors can measure flow so low it can’t even cool you down on a hot day!

Potential Applications:

Medical

  • Anesthesia delivery machines
  • Laparoscopy
  • Spirometers
  • Ventilators
  • Ventricular assist devices (heart pumps)

Industrial

  • Air-to-fuel ratio
  • Analytical instrumentation (spectrometry, chromatography)
  • Fuel cells
  • Fume hoods
  • Gas leak detection
  • Process control gas monitoring
  • Vacuum pump monitoring

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Eaton’s CAN-bus Solutions

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Offering an increased degree of sealing to IP68 from the front and rear of the module, the keypad electronic multiplex switch module (eSM E31) by Eaton meets severe environmental applications. It has exceptional operator feedback: tactile, audible and visual with up to four independent indicator LEDs. The E31 is a flexible CAN-based solution for your applications.
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  • Reduced assembly labor due to ease of installation, allowing for mounting and connection of multiple switches at one time versus individually
  • Available in 2×4, 4×3 and 3×5 (shown above) configurations
  • Reduced wire harness complexity, using one harness to a controller to accommodate up to 64 switches and a three-wire interconnect between expansion and master modules
  • Reduced harness size offers an overall reduction in weight, improving operational efficiency of the equipment
  • Increase in switch lifecycle over traditional electromechanical
    switches (1,000,000 cycles)
  • Customizable graphics with back lighting on each switch provides for application specific requirements
  • Up to four daylight visible indicator LEDs per switch for status, mode and scaling
  • Sleep mode available to reduce current draw on the battery
  • CAN J1939 2.0B communication protocol
Contact Gopher Electronics to discuss your CAN-bus application for design assistance!
The first 25 to call 651-490-4919 and ask to discuss the application of these CAN keypad switch modules in your design will win an Ogio Duffel Bag!
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TE Connectvity’s Economy Power wire-to-board connectors

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TE Connectvity’s (TE) Economy Power (EP) wire-to-board connector family is widely used for power circuit applications. Based on the proven EP version the new and advanced EP II and EP 2.5 lines offer additional benefits. EP II connectors are rated for 600VAC at up to 11A making them a fit for a larger range of applications. Their electric properties also make them an option to mix signal and power in one connector. Additionally, the compact EP 2.5 family is based on a .098″ [2.5mm] pitch and is rated for 250VAC at up to an industry-leading 4.5A. With a 26 to 20 AWG [.121-.601 mm²] wire size, and up to 20-positions, EP 2.5 is suited for board power delivery when space is at a premium.

Both EP II and EP 2.5 connectors offer two levels of mechanical and electrical reliability: A true locking latch prevents the plug housing and post header from vibrating apart, while an optional Terminal Position Assurance (TPA) device helps assure terminal seating.

Potential Applications:

  • Coin changers/vending machines
  • Commercial & building equipment
  • Generators
  • Household appliances
  • HVAC & vending controls
  • Industrial machinery & equipment:
  • Lighting

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Mechatronics fans to meet all your cooling needs

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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 such as:

  • 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 including:

  • 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.

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The Wireless Honeywell Pressure Sensor – Benefits and Applications

At Gopher Electronics, we supply a variety of electromechanical solutions to common problems, and believe in commitment to excellence and customer service. Our mission-critical products are reasonably priced and effective. We distribute electronics such as sensors, cables, wires, circuit breakers, lamps, connectors, and power entry models. We have over 60 years of expertise in distribution and assembly, and the components in our stock are the highest quality possible.

Wireless Pressure Sensors by Honeywell

Honeywell was founded in 1906 and has been a consistently popular name brand in both commercial and consumer electronics, serving the aerospace market and beyond. At Gopher Electronics we supply Honeywell products such as the wireless Honeywell pressure sensor. This highly accurate pressure sensor is designed to provide accurate readings every single time, and can be used for all kinds of outdoor applications.

The Honeywell Limitless™ Wireless Pressure Sensors, WPS Series is intended to be integrated into either a new or old instrumentation system. No matter which type of Honeywell pressure sensor you choose, it is guaranteed to comply with your pre-existing system. These sensors have a variety of built-in antenna options for flexible adaptation. In addition, due to their harsh, weather- and-corrosion-resistant exterior coating, the Honeywell sensors are capable of withstanding the elements.

Applications

If you need to complete any of the following applications, you may find a Honeywell pressure sensor quite helpful.

  • Leak detection or pressure drop detection
  • Well head monitoring
  • Process monitoring of important pressures
  • Liquid level sensing
  • Monitoring tank levels for either water or corrosive liquids
  • Irrigation water pressure monitoring
  • Gauge placement
  • Process pump failure monitoring
  • Equipment health monitoring
  • Eye wash monitoring
  • Safety shower monitoring

These are only some of the potential industrial applications that can be completed in an outdoor setting to ensure that your workplace is safe and free of hazards. The Honeywell WPS Series is resilient enough to handle corrosion and weather damage, while providing efficient, up-to-the-minute readings of pressure levels. Stainless steel pressure ports ensure that these pressure sensors can withstand the harshest environments without sacrificing quality and accuracy.

Honeywell products are supplied by Gopher Electronics. We would be happy to give you more information about pressure sensors—and if you are already in the market for one, with 72-hour turnaround rates, we can easily deliver one to your workplace soon.

Grayhill Optical Encoders

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Grayhill Optical Encoders provide exceptionally high operational life due to their non-contact switching technology, and give superb tactile feedback to the user.  Although the end-product may vary, typical applications measure discrete digital position or rotational angle. Output options include absolute or quadrature 2-bit binary code. Grayhill offers a variety of custom shafts and threaded bushing sizes.

Customization can include:

  • Custom detents (clicks) and tactile feel
  • Custom electronics for unique outputs
  • Modified shaft lengths and flats
  • Multiple termination and cabling options
  • Special packaging such as custom mounts

Typical applications include:

  • Automotive climate control and entertainment systems
  • Communication systems, including two-way radios and software defined radios
  • Medical electronics, including patient monitors, ventilators and imagers
  • Navigation devices for ground vehicles and avionic systems
  • Precision test and measuring equipment
  • Sound mixing and editing consoles

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FFC & FPC solutions for your design needs

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Flat Flexible Cable (FFC) Assembly 

  • Lighter weight & lower profile vs traditional wire harnesses
  • Cable assemblies may be connectorized to mate with industry standard headers
  • Centerlines of .100″(2.54 mm) & .050″ (1.27 mm)
  • Jacket constructions of Nomex, Polyester, Kapton and Teflon
  • High flex life & superior heat dissipation
  • EMI/RFI options are available
  • Custom length assemblies available
  • Flexstrip jumpers in stock or built to order
  • 100% continuity tested

FFC Solutions Guide (PDF)  FFC Quote

Flat Printed Circuit (FPC) & Membrane Switch Termination 

  • Terminated with 25+ years of expertise
  • Can replace circuit boards & wires in multiple applications
  • Centerlines of .100″ (2.54 mm) & .050″ (1.27 mm)
  • Termination of Polyester, Mylar, Kapton & Teflon Assemblies
  • Turnaround services in 3 business days
  • 100% continuity tested

FPC Solutions Guide (PDF)  FPC Quote

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Carling Rocker Switches: Dependable Devices for Accessing Power

As an electrical component distributer that is franchised for roughly 60 leading manufacturers, Gopher Electronics is able to offer your company a wide range of electrical parts and accessories including rocker switches and rocker switch accessories. When it comes to turning on a power source for a variety of electronic devices and accessories, it is as simple as flipping a switch. We understand the importance of having a reliable switch for these devices, so we provide our customers with a variety rocker switches, including Carling rocker switches and accessories, to ensure you are not left in the dark.

Reliable Power from Carling Rocker Switches

A rocker switch is an on/off switch that rocks when pressed, where one side of the switch is raised while the other side is depressed, making it rock back and forth as the switch is turned on and off. One side of the switch usually has a circle for “on” and a horizontal dash for “off” to indicate if the switch is on or off. Rocker switches are commonly used in surge protectors, computer power supplies, display monitors, as well as many other applications.

At Gopher Electronics we work with some of the leading manufacturers in the world, like Carling Technologies, to provide you with reliable parts including but not limited to switches, sensors, and circuit breakers as well as connectors, cords, and fuses, to ensure you have the proper parts to get the job done. Our stock of rocker switches includes a wide variety of products to meet your needs.

Rocker Switches to Match Your Application

Carling rocker switches are available in miniature switches ranging from .4VA to 20 amp, illuminated and non-illuminated and double insulated in single or double pole configurations. Full-sized switches are also available ranging from 3 to 20 amp, illuminated and non-illuminated, in one to four pole configurations. The full-size switches we carry are available with nylon snap-in or screw type mounting brackets and are AC rated and can be used for lower voltage DC applications.

Sealed rocker switches are also available, to prevent damage from dust, spray, pressure or constant immersion for use in the marine industry or other places where damage to a switch could occur.

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Honeywell’s FSA Series

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The FSA Series are piezoresistive-based force sensors offering a ratiometric analog or digital output for reading force over the specified full scale force span and temperature range. They are fully calibrated and temperature compensated for sensor offset, sensitivity, temperature effects, and nonlinearity using an on-board Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC). Direct mechanical coupling allows for easy interface with the sensor, coupling with tubing, membrane or a plunger, which provides repeatable performance and a reliable mechanical interface to the application. The package also provides excellent corrosion resistance and isolation to external package stress. All products are designed and manufactured according to ISO 9001 standards.

Potential Applications

Medical

  • Ambulatory non-invasive pump pressure
  • Infusion pumps
  • Kidney dialysis machines
  • Occlusion detection

Industrial

  • Load and compression sensing
  • Variable tension control

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