Manufacturing

State-of-the-Art Manufacturing and Facilities

All BEI PSSC sensors are designed, manufactured, and tested at our facility located in Maumelle, Arkansas. From product design and development to manufacturing and final test, you can depend upon BEI PSSC sensors to be rugged, accurate, and reliable.

Facilities & Tooling

  • Brazing, welding, epoxy, and UV cure
  • Soldering
  • Wire bonding
  • Coil winding
  • Machining (mill, lathe, grind, cut, etch, and water jet)

Photocell Clean Room

  • Photo detector wafer processing
  • Class 100 laminar flow benches
  • Wafer dicing & cleaning
  • Precision die and grating placement using vision system
  • Die probe and inspection
  • Die attach
  • Aluminum wire bonding
  • Sapphire or glass window sealing
  • Microphotography
  • Electrical characterization

Class 100,000 Space Assembly Clean Room

  • Class 100 laminar flow benches
  • Precision bearing assembly
  • Thermal cycling
  • Laser interferometers
  • Autocollimators
  • Air tables
  • Infra-red optical alignment
  • Automatic accuracy tester
  • Leading edge accuracy testers
Code Disk Room

  • Class 100 laminar flow benches
  • Generation 3 divided circle machine (DCM3) – world class code disk patterning!
  • Tamarack collimated light photo printer

Space Electronics Assembly Room

  • Manual soldering to Hi-Rel specifications
  • Automatic pick-and-place for surface mount and through-hole components.
  • Surface mount reflow capability.
  • Inspection
  • Wiring and cables

Industrial/Military Assembly Area

  • Specialized fixtures for infra-red scanners
  • Optical encoders
  • Electronics assembly and test

Accelerometer Assembly/Test Area

  • Servo accelerometers and rate sensors
  • Environmental test capability
  • Automatic Test Equipment

Environmental Testing

  • Thermal shock
  • Thermal cycle
  • Thermal vacuum
  • Random/sine vibration plus shock
  • Life testing/burn-In

Metrology Laboratory

  • Calibration/Metrology systems meet ANSI/NCSI Z-540
  • Traceability to NIST
  • Recall system