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.

Space Electronics Assembly Room

  • Manual soldering to Hi-Rel specifications
  • Complete surface mount assembly line
    • Essemtec Tucano – Solder  Past Printing
    • Essemtec Paraquda – Pick & Place
    • Heller Mark III Series – SMT Reflow Oven
  • Inspection
  • Wiring and cables
  • Ionic contamination testing

Facilities & Tooling

  • Brazing, welding, epoxy, and UV cure
  • Soldering
  • Wire bonding
  • Coil winding
  • Machining (mill, lathe, grind, cut, CNC, 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
  • RF/DC Sputtering Machine
  • Wafer probe testing
  • Die attach
  • Aluminum wire bonding
  • Sapphire or glass window sealing
  • Microphotography

Receiving Inspection

  • Prohibitive Materials Testing (XRF)
  • Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)
  • Optical Comparitor

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 contact copier

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