3M – Electrical and Electronics Solutions

Thier history of 3M starts at 1902. The world’s first waterproof sandpaper, which reduced airborne dusts during automobile manufacturing, was developed around the 20s.

They are known for Scotch Cellophane Tape for box sealing. In 1980, 3M introduced Post-it-Notes.

“..leading supplier of innovative solutions to the electrical, electronics, and telecommunications industries.”

3M – Electrical and Electronics Solutions

Utilities & Power – Solutions that support energy related engineering products.

Electrical – Construction and maintenance, industrial and utility applications, OEM solutions.

Communication Technologies – FTTX to xDSL to Wireless. 3M Network of Networks.

Electronics Design & Manufacturing

They address three major needs – Quality, Protection, and Performance..

Main Product Lines for EE Community

  • Thermal Management Materials
  • EMI/EMC Materials
  • Static Control Solutions
  • Touch Screens and Displays

3M MicroTouch EX II Series - TouchPen

The 3M MicroTouch EX II Series surface capacitive controllers provide flexibility and feature-rich functionality for touch screen applications offering high resolution touch coordinates, on-chip RAM, and a wide operating/storage temperature range.

Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors – Nippon

Nippon Chemi-Con. Products multilayer ceramic capacitors, film capacitors, metal oxide varistors, choke coils, optomechatronics and Aluminum electrolytic capacitors.

Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors – Nippon

New Technologies – Hgh capacity electric double layer capacitors and newly designed decoupling device Proadlizer. Electric Double Layer Capacitor (EDLC) or SuperCapacitor.

They have a range of Supercapacitors upto 2500F at 2.5V and Modules like 400F at 15V. There are two types Prismatic and Cylindrical. In comparison to batteries, multi-million cycles of charge-discharge is possible.

DLCAP - Electric Double Layer Capacitor - Nippon

DLCAP – Electric Double Layer Capacitor – Nippon

Another feature is the high current charge-discharge ability, useful in many Industrial and Automotive Applications. A high charge-discharge efficiency makes an output efficiency of around 95% possible. These capacitors have become an useful part of Alternative Energy Electronics and Energy Harvesting. They also have applications in Electric and Hybrid Vehicles.

Maxwell – Energy and Power Delivery Solutions

Maxwell ultracapacitor products provide energy storage and power delivery solutions. Aerospace products and services include radiation‐hardened microelectronics like single board computers and components such as high‐density memory and power modules.

Maxwell – Energy and Power Delivery Solutions

The also manufacture special high‐voltage capacitors for long term reliability and environment ruggedness. Types are grading and coupling capacitors; capacitive voltage dividers.

“BOOSTCAP ultracapacitor cells and multi-cell packs and modules provide safe and reliable power solutions for applications in consumer and industrial electronics, transportation and telecommunications…”

The K2 Series ultracapacitors are a third generation design that provides 2.7 volt operating voltage while improving Maxwell’s high performance and high reliability on a high volume manufacturing platform.

K2 Series High Capacity Cells – Maxwell

K2 Series High Capacity Cells - Maxwell
Some Features

  • 2.7 V operating voltage
  • Lowest RC time constant
  • Over 1,000,000 duty cycles
  • Ultra-low internal resistance

Maxwell Technologies, Inc.
3888 Calle Fortunada San Diego CA 92123 USA

C. H. Bull Co. – Tools and Equipment

C. H. Bull Company was founded in 1930 by Charles H. Bull as the San Francisco distributor for the Buda Company of Harvey, Illionis, manufacturers of gasoline and diesel engines, jacks and railroad equipment….

C. H. Bull Co. - Tools and Equipment

During the early years automotive oil filters and friction materials were added along with a shop for wholesale automotive and truck brake shoe and drum work. …”

C. H. Bull Co. – Tools and Equipment

Tools and Equipment for Construction and Mechanical Projects. Hoists, tools, and special material handling equipment.

  • Ridgid Tools & Equipment
  • Iron Workers Tools
  • Klein Hand Tools