Anaheim, Calif. Selco Products has expanded its value-added services department to meet OEM demand for fully assembled, ready-to-install customized thermal components in a variety of configurations. Customization is available for Selco's complete line of thermostats, thermistors, thermal cut-outs, and thermal protectors.
New equipment includes an ink jet printer and pad printers that allow part numbers and logos to be imprinted directly on the component, which eliminates the use of manually-placed stickers. The company also has installed a welding machine to provide faster completion of soldered components and custom bracket configurations.
New services include a one-week lead time for expedited order requests with a flat charge of $100.00. Special configurations offered include epoxy seal and over-mold, mylar sleeving, lead bending, connectors, brackets, wire and cable assembly, probe housings, and customer termination labeling/markings. These fully-assembled, ready-to-install components help customers speed production by eliminating assembly time and saving on the sourcing and designing costs associated with assembly work, said Selco.
Typical customized services include requirements for special switches, special bracket configurations, overmolding to protect a product that will be exposed to water/moisture, and components that involve extensive soldering, crimping or cutting that would otherwise have to be done during the OEM's production process.