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Following Industry Standard Quality Programs to Drive Innovation.

High Point, NC – Monday May 2nd, 2016 – Internal personnel at MAC Panel achieve certification in IPC/WHMA-A-620B (Cable and Wire Harness Assembly) and IPC J-STD-001 (Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies)……

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Highlights
  • Internal personnel at MAC Panel achieve certification in IPC/WHMA-A-620B (Cable and Wire Harness Assembly) and IPC J-STD-001 (Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies).
  • MAC Panel operators and inspectors can support the stringent IPC Class 3 requirements for Cable and Wire Harness Assembly for mission critical and life supporting applications.

MAC Panel Company, a global test and automation mass interconnect solutions provider for electronics test systems, continues to strive for quality excellence. Not depending upon aging internally defined quality methods, MAC Panel continually trains its operators and inspectors to the latest industry best practice IPC standards (http://www.ipc.org/)

  • IPC/WHMA-A-620B, Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies, is the industry consensus standard specific to cable and wire harness fabrication and installation which describes acceptability criteria for crimped, mechanically secured and soldered interconnection and the corresponding lacing/restraining criteria associated with cable and harness assemblies.
  • J-STD-001, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies, has emerged as the preeminent authority for electronics assembly manufacturing. The standard describes materials, methods and verification criteria for producing high quality soldered interconnections. The standard emphasizes process control and sets industry-consensus requirements for a broad range of electronic products.

A key to strong corporate quality processes is to encourage employees to strive for best-in-class. MAC Panel’s team is recognized by IPC for achieving Class 3 proficiency, which is associated with mission critical / life supporting applications:

  • Class 3 – High Performance Electronic Products – Includes products where continued high performance or performance-on-demand is critical, equipment downtime cannot be tolerated, end-use environment may be uncommonly harsh, and the equipment must function when required, such as life support or other critical systems.
  • Class 2 – Dedicated Service Electronic Products – Includes products where continued performance and extended life is required, and for which uninterrupted service is desired but not critical. Typically the end-use environment would not cause failures.
  • Class 1 – General Electronic Products – Includes products suitable for applications where the major requirement is function of the completed assembly.

“ATE builders outsourcing cable build want assurance of quality”, says Anthony Sedberry, CEO of MAC Panel. “Our corporate goal is to strive to be the best in our industry, staying abreast of leading standards, while encouraging employee growth”.


About MAC Panel Company

MAC Panel is a solution source for companies looking to achieve reliable and cost effective electrical interconnections in a test or measurement environment. We provide a full range of interconnect solutions and services to support automated test equipment (ATE) requirements of major aerospace, automotive, commercial, defense and medical electronics corporations on a global scale.

Our high performance Mass Interconnect lines offer proven support for established test platforms (PXI, VXI, LXI, GPIB) and are used on major military test programs (NGATS, VDATS, JSF, COLT, CASS). Through strategic partnerships with many test instrument manufacturers and our involvement in platform consortia, we continually strive to support the latest test and measurement technology trends as they emerge.

To complement our core Mass Interconnect solutions, we provide a versatile range of I/O connectors, functional test fixtures, custom wiring services, custom design assistance, sheet metal fabrication and build-to-print services. With 50 years of experience providing proven interconnect solutions and reliable value added services, we support ATE on a global scale.

MAC Panel Company Receives ITAR Registration.

High Point, NC – Monday October 26th, 2015 – ITAR is a program directed by the US Department of State…..

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ITAR is a program directed by the US Department of State, regulating the export and import of U.S. military and defense related equipment and information. Companies receiving this certification must have the knowledge and understanding to fully comply with ITAR, as well as having corporate procedures and controls in place to ensure compliance. The ITAR Registration allows MAC Panel Inc. to fully support military and defense-related projects in the United States.


About MAC Panel Company

MAC Panel is a solution source for companies looking to achieve reliable and cost effective electrical interconnections in a test or measurement environment. We provide a full range of interconnect solutions and services to support automated test equipment (ATE) requirements of major aerospace, automotive, commercial, defense and medical electronics corporations on a global scale.

Our high performance Mass Interconnect lines offer proven support for established test platforms (PXI, VXI, LXI, GPIB) and are used on major military test programs (NGATS, VDATS, JSF, COLT, CASS). Through strategic partnerships with many test instrument manufacturers and our involvement in platform consortia, we continually strive to support the latest test and measurement technology trends as they emerge.

To complement our core Mass Interconnect solutions, we provide a versatile range of I/O connectors, functional test fixtures, custom wiring services, custom design assistance, sheet metal fabrication and build-to-print services. With 50 years of experience providing proven interconnect solutions and reliable value added services, we support ATE on a global scale.

MAC Panel Company Ships Combinational Contact-pin Connector

High Point, NC – Monday August 3rd, 2015 – APEX hybrid mass interconnect connector reduces costs for mixed signal automated test…..

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APEX hybrid mass interconnect connector reduces costs for mixed signal automated test.

Highlights

  • Combines twenty (20) Power or Coax contact-pins with eighty (80) Signal contact-pins in one high performance fixturing connector.
  • One millimeter (1mm) contact-pins are four times (4x) the strength of comparable contacts.
  • Power contact-pins rated at 25 amperes (25A) with Coax contacts rated at 2 Gigahertz (2GHz).

MAC Panel Company, a global test and automation mass interconnect solutions provider for electronics test systems, announced shipment of its APEX hybrid combination contact-pin connector. The news was announced on August 3 in Austin, Texas, during NIWeek 2015, the annual global conference on graphical system design.

A key to achieving maximum value from automated test equipment based upon PXI, is using the same instrumentation with interchangeable mechanics to test multiple products. MAC Panel’s APEX hybrid connector with combinational contact-pin support reduces costs-of-test with its flexible configuration capability. The APEX hybrid delivers a modular cabled mass interconnect that handles electrical signals from DC to RF, and suited for high connector-reinsertion environments found in high-volume product test. Long-life adaptable contact-pin interconnect maximizes equipment re-use while minimizing costs because the same connector can be used in a variety of applications.

“ATE builders wanting a cabled mass interconnect solution can now make one choice vs conventional fixed contact-pin connectors”, says Anthony Sedberry, CEO of MAC Panel. “One connector that supports multiple signal types, from low to high power, reduces the number of test system components that must be stocked, while also allowing for just enough capacity. The APEX hybrid answers ATE builder’s need for a flexible, economical cabled interconnect, but with test capabilities that can match most any signal type.”


About MAC Panel Company
MAC Panel is a solution source for companies looking to achieve reliable and cost effective electrical interconnections in a test or measurement environment. We provide a full range of interconnect solutions and services to support automated test equipment (ATE) requirements of major aerospace, automotive, commercial, defense and medical electronics corporations on a global scale.

Our high performance Mass Interconnect lines offer proven support for established test platforms (PXI, VXI, LXI, GPIB) and are used on major military test programs (NGATS, VDATS, JSF, COLT, CASS). Through strategic partnerships with many test instrument manufacturers and our involvement in platform consortia, we continually strive to support the latest test and measurement technology trends as they emerge.

To complement our core Mass Interconnect solutions, we provide a versatile range of I/O connectors, functional test fixtures, custom wiring services, custom design assistance, sheet metal fabrication and build-to-print services. With 50 years of experience providing proven interconnect solutions and reliable value added services, we support ATE on a global scale.

MAC Panel Company Integrates its APEX and SCOUT Interconnect

HIGH POINT, NC – MONDAY AUGUST 3RD, 2015  APEX cabled mass interconnect mounted direct to SCOUT DAKs reduce ATE fixturing and maintenance costs……

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APEX cabled mass interconnect mounted direct to SCOUT DAKs reduce ATE fixturing and maintenance costs.

Highlights

  • SCOUT Direct Access Kits (DAK) are innovative pull-through mass interconnects specifically designed to deliver the full performance to PXI based ATE.
  • Promotes Proper Alignment
  • Integrating SCOUT with APEX reduces the number of interconnect components and allows connecting multiple PXI instruments to one high performance connector for improved signal integrity and reduced maintenance.

MAC Panel Company, a global test and automation mass interconnect solutions provider for electronics test systems, announced shipment of its SCOUT direct connect to integrate APEX with DAK modules. The news was announced on August 3 in Austin, Texas, during NIWeek 2015, the annual global conference on graphical system design.

Mass interconnect and fixturing allows the same PXI based instrumentation to test multiple products. MAC Panel SCOUT utilizes fully enclosed PCBs or fixed-wire enclosures mounted to the front of PXI modules to mitigate capacitance, signal crosstalk and other attenuation issues that plague conventional cable based ATE. In the past, ATE systems required a receiver with mating connectors to mount cabled mass interconnect. With SCOUT direct connect, APEX based connectors mount direct to DAKs, eliminating unnecessary subassemblies.

<p””>SCOUT has proven itself with ATE builders wanting more reliability verses traditional methods. Our turn-key solution offering allows APEX cabled mass interconnect to mount direct to SCOUT DAKs, reducing life-cycle costs even more for PXI based ATE”, says Dave Wilson, Director of Sales and Operations at MAC Panel. “One APEX connector supports multiple signal types to reduce reconfiguration costs, while the SCOUT DAK architecture reduces costs in cabling, maintenance, and system duplication. SCOUT direct connect lowers labor cost burdens for any ATE builder.”</p””>


About MAC Panel Company
MAC Panel is a solution source for companies looking to achieve reliable and cost effective electrical interconnections in a test or measurement environment. We provide a full range of interconnect solutions and services to support automated test equipment (ATE) requirements of major aerospace, automotive, commercial, defense and medical electronics corporations on a global scale.

Our high performance Mass Interconnect lines offer proven support for established test platforms (PXI, VXI, LXI, GPIB) and are used on major military test programs (NGATS, VDATS, JSF, COLT, CASS). Through strategic partnerships with many test instrument manufacturers and our involvement in platform consortia, we continually strive to support the latest test and measurement technology trends as they emerge.

To complement our core Mass Interconnect solutions, we provide a versatile range of I/O connectors, functional test fixtures, custom wiring services, custom design assistance, sheet metal fabrication and build-to-print services. With 50 years of experience providing proven interconnect solutions and reliable value added services, we support ATE on a global scale.

SCOUT Interfaces Now Available with Integral Fixture Table

HIGH POINT, NC – MONDAY NOVEMBER 5TH, 2012  Featuring all of the performance benefits of the popular SCOUT interface line, our latest SCOUT interfaces include an Integral Fixture Table…….

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SCOUT - PXI Interconnection Solutions

Featuring all of the performance benefits of the popular SCOUT interface line, our latest SCOUT interfaces include an Integral Fixture Table.

Integral Fixture Table Benefits

  • Supports Fixture While Disengaged
  • Promotes Proper Alignment
  • Engage ITA Directly from Fixture Table
  • No Lifting Required!

The new Integral Fixture Table supports fixtures while disengaged, promotes proper fixture alignment during engagement and allows the user to engage or disengage a fixture directly from the work table with no lifting required.

An option to easily add a table in the future to an existing SCOUT interface has been accomplished through the Integral Work Table kit. This allows users the flexibility to add the Integral Work Table as needed. The dual tier SCOUT model can accommodate two tables and provide single or two tier ITA configurations.


About MAC Panel Company
MAC Panel is a solution source for companies looking to achieve reliable and cost effective electrical interconnections in a test or measurement environment. We provide a full range of interconnect solutions and services to support automated test equipment (ATE) requirements of major aerospace, automotive, commercial, defense and medical electronics corporations on a global scale.

Our high performance Mass Interconnect lines offer proven support for established test platforms (PXI, VXI, LXI, GPIB) and are used on major military test programs (NGATS, VDATS, JSF, COLT, CASS). Through strategic partnerships with many test instrument manufacturers and our involvement in platform consortia, we continually strive to support the latest test and measurement technology trends as they emerge.

To complement our core Mass Interconnect solutions, we provide a versatile range of I/O connectors, functional test fixtures, custom wiring services, custom design assistance, sheet metal fabrication and build-to-print services. With 50 years of experience providing proven interconnect solutions and reliable value added services, we support ATE on a global scale.

Dual Tier SCOUT Interface Sets the New Standard for Large Scale PXI Switching Applications

HIGH POINT, NC – WEDNESDAY APRIL 25TH, 2012  MAC Panel introduces a Dual Tier SCOUT interface to complement the popular SCOUT interface line. The new interface features……

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MAC Panel introduces a Dual Tier SCOUT interface to complement the popular SCOUT interface line. The new interface features all the performance benefits of SCOUT and provides connectivity for two 18-slot PXI chassis with support for up to 8,400 I/O points and 8 external wiring slots. Dual Tier SCOUT sets the NEW standard for large switching applications.

Dual Tier Scout features:

  • Two 18-Slot PXI Chassis
  • Up to 8,400 I/O Points
  • 8 External Wiring Slots

All SCOUT interfaces feature Direct Access Technology, an innovative pull-thru mass interconnect solution specifically designed to deliver the full performance of the PXI platform. Direct Access Technology enables system designers to limit or eliminate traditional cabling by introducing a cutting-edge pull-through interface adapter – called a Direct Access Kit (DAK). Through the utilization of fully enclosed PCBs or fixed-wire connectivity solutions, DAKs allow for easy removal and addition of individual PXI instrumentation with no adverse effect on other system components. Furthermore, DAKs mitigate capacitance, signal crosstalk and other attenuation issues that plague conventional cable based ATE. The result is increased performance with a far higher degree of stability and up time.

About MAC Panel Company

MAC Panel is a solution source for companies looking to achieve reliable and cost effective electrical interconnections in a test or measurement environment. We provide a full range of interconnect solutions and services to support automated test equipment (ATE) requirements of major aerospace, automotive, commercial, defense and medical electronics corporations on a global scale.

Our high performance Mass Interconnect lines offer proven support for established test platforms (PXI, VXI, LXI, GPIB) and are used on major military test programs (NGATS, VDATS, JSF, COLT, CASS). Through strategic partnerships with many test instrument manufacturers and our involvement in platform consortia, we continually strive to support the latest test and measurement technology trends as they emerge.

To complement our core Mass Interconnect solutions, we provide a versatile range of I/O connectors, functional test fixtures, custom wiring services, custom design assistance, sheet metal fabrication and build-to-print services. With 50 years of experience providing proven interconnect solutions and reliable value added services, we support ATE on a global scale.


About MAC Panel Company
MAC Panel is a solution source for companies looking to achieve reliable and cost effective electrical interconnections in a test or measurement environment. We provide a full range of interconnect solutions and services to support automated test equipment (ATE) requirements of major aerospace, automotive, commercial, defense and medical electronics corporations on a global scale.

Our high performance Mass Interconnect lines offer proven support for established test platforms (PXI, VXI, LXI, GPIB) and are used on major military test programs (NGATS, VDATS, JSF, COLT, CASS). Through strategic partnerships with many test instrument manufacturers and our involvement in platform consortia, we continually strive to support the latest test and measurement technology trends as they emerge.

To complement our core Mass Interconnect solutions, we provide a versatile range of I/O connectors, functional test fixtures, custom wiring services, custom design assistance, sheet metal fabrication and build-to-print services. With 50 years of experience providing proven interconnect solutions and reliable value added services, we support ATE on a global scale.

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