Micron News

October 7, 2016

With news of the destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew in the coastal areas of the US Southeast continuing to be received, Micron has added manufacturing resources to respond to urgent requests for expedited delivery of electrical transformers and AC/DC power supplies required to bring the region back to pre-storm well-being.  Same-day shipments are available depending upon the hour of receipt of the request.

June 6, 2016

Building upon our successful efforts at bringing a true “design and build to your application” capability to the design engineering teams within our customer base, Micron has implemented a “design to fit” program whereby any request for a power magnetic solution will result in two proposals. The first will be a response to the specific parameters received from our customer.  The second will be an optimized design featuring various benefits that may include size reduction, heat generation, and energy efficiency.  We recognize that our control transformers, AC/DC power supplies, and large power inductors are frequently not in the forefront of control system design processes, and we are acting to present the broadest portfolio of options to our design engineering customers as they finalize their control system projects.

January 18, 2016

Following the lead of our product development team regarding the pursuit of smaller electrical voltage conversion products with the earlier announcement of our revised ValuTRAN® V-2 control transformer family, Micron has added a reduced size industrial grade switch mode power supply family, featuring DIN rail mounting, various power and output DC voltages and shallow depth construction. Well suited for tight control box dimensions found in automated machinery as well as building automation and people-moving systems, the Micron addition will provide problem solving value at an economical price point. Product inventory will be available in April 2016. Contact your Micron field sales representative or call Micron direct at 800-664-4660.

December 24, 2015

Realizing the growing demand for smaller physical size envelopes incorporated in electrical power components, Micron has launched a aggressive project to expand our control power transformer product line to include small form designs capable of providing products capable of meeting all electrical requirements of larger legacy items such as our market-leading ImperviTRAN® and ImperviTRAN I-2® product families while requiring less control cabinet backplane “real estate.” To accomplish this, Micron will revise the currently available Micron ValuTRAN® product family that features a varnished coil within a pair of protective shells. ValuTRAN® differs from the ImperviTRAN® and I-2® products in one construction detail, using a varnished coil instead of the longstanding epoxy encapsulated coil employed by the two ImperviTRAN® variants. This difference enables Micron to deliver a smaller form than would be possible with a potted shell construction.  Otherwise, the ValuTRAN® models will share the industrial terminal strips, fusing features including the field fusing option for conversion of as-purchased unfused designs if desired using our market-first primary fuse block mounting bracket. Micron will continue to offer our wide variety of electrical power and voltage ratings as well as insulation system and operating temperature ratings  just as we do with the other legacy products. Custom designs are available.  Contact Micron for details and questions.

December 18, 2014

With the certification and assignment of CAGE Code 059422261 / 78N14, Micron is now active in the U.S. federal government’s System for Award Management (SAM).  As a Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB), Micron can assist government contractors with their power magnetics requirements.

September 20, 2014

Micron’s $1MM inventory of a wide range of industrial power supplies has found a strong following in the alternative power generation market, with numerous new customers gained in the solar, wind and other technologies.  Just as it is in the AC control transformer market, DC power supplies frequently are the last minute low cost decisions that can cause completion delays for big ticket projects.  Micron has made the investment that assures that our customers will not face 12 week lead times for components that constrain the delivery of strategic projects.  With power ratings from 18va to 960va and 5, 12, 15, 24, 36, and 48VDC solutions  in both single phase and three phase configuration, Micron is well prepared to serve all applications.  Same day shipment is the rule, and not the exception, with Micron Dinergy® power supplies.

July 16, 2014

With the successful launch of the large power reactor/inductor product expansion, Micron has added manufacturing capacity that allows further expansion into large form autotransformers for the power conditioning and standby/back-up markets.  Supported by Micron’s well established reputation for short lead times and dependable ship date commitments, our customers who have enjoyed market-best service levels for legacy products can now obtain the same services with our expanded product lines.

August 7, 2013

Micron has added 3phase power supplies with ratings of 100, 120, 240, 480 and 960 watts and 24VDC outputs. Like Micron’s other power supplies, these DIN rail mounting units are UL listed for application in Class 1 Division 2 hazardous environments.

March 2, 2013

As our business continues to grow, Micron will be adding additional sales support personnel. We are currently conducting a search for an additional Customer Sales and Service Representative in our Oak Brook headquarters. Interested candidates may submit their resume via email to hr@micronpower.com.

November 4, 2012

As the extent of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy is revealed, Micron has accelerated its production program in an effort to increase our finished goods inventory. In addition to the inventory build-up, Micron has prepared a rapid response program to provide immediate production and shipments of transformers and power supplies to the east coast of the USA. In most cases same day shipments will be available and no expedited production charges will be assessed. This is done in recognition of the suffering and plight of our fellow citizens.

June 18, 2012

In a continuing strategy to expand our product portfolio, Micron has introduced a line of 3 phase power load reactors. Commonly used in load banks and other test applications, the new designs take advantage of Micron’s automated winding and welding capabilities to offer high quality and fast turnaround at a competitive price. Currently available up through 150KVAR, the units are designed, built and performance tested in our Illinois factory location. Contact sales@micronpower.com for details.

May7, 2012

A relighting project for our manufacturing floor was successfully completed. The scope of the project involved the complete replacement of old techology lighting sources with the latest high efficiency fluorescent products. This not only improved the lighting quality but also resulted in a signficant reduction in energy consumption which produced a less-than-one-year payback on investment. Besides improving the work environment for our employees, the project fulfilled our commitment to protecting the environment and conserving energy wherever possible.

January 21, 2012

Micron has expanded the DINergy industrial DIN rail power supply product line to include Class 1 Division 2 hazardous location, Class 2 power limiting, and three phase designs. Power ratings are available from 18 watt through 960 watt designs. All units are available from inventory for same day shipment from our Illinois manufacturing site.

December 8, 2010

In February 2009, The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) was signed into law. To qualify for funding in this economic stimulus program, the ARRA requires that products used in these projects meet certain criteria.

While this Act contains many complicated guidelines, the current instruction is that there are three primary criteria:

Level 1: The products must be manufactured in Free Trade Agreement countries
Level 2: The products must be manufactured in the United States of America
Level 3: The products must be manufactured in the US with 50% components by cost from the US

Based on the primary criteria, our control power transformers with catalog numbers beginning with A, B, C, E, H, R, and V are in compliance with the Buy American clause of the ARRA.

March 31, 2010

As a part of our 2010 expansion plan, Micron has relocated our Corporate Headquarters to Oak Brook, IL. The new facility will house Micron Executive Management as well as Sales and Marketing, Customer Service, Design Engineering, Human Resources and Accounting staff. Telephone numbers and email addresses remain unchanged. Micron manufacturing and product warehousing continues to be located in Sterling, IL.

October 31, 2008

Micron announces the launch of a new sub-family of industrial DIN rail mounted power supplies that expands the Micron line from the current metal cased 60w to 480w portfolio. The new 30w and 50w plastic power supplies feature the same high quality features shared with the Micron DINergy metal cased units but are enclosed in the smallest form cases in the industry. The 30w units offer a choice of 24, 15, 12 and 5VDC outputs, while the 50w unit can provide 24, 15, or 12VDC. Same day shipment is available from Micron’s Illinois site.

November 2, 2007

In a continuing expansion of our Micron DINergy DIN rail power supply line, Micron has added a 960W design to the product family. As is the case with all Micron power supplies, the new units feature a full nameplate power rating at 60 degree C, requring no derating for ambient temperatures above 40 degree C, unlike the majority of Micron competitors. The new units also feature autoselect input voltage (no hi-lo manual switching), active PFC harmonic filtering (superior to industry norm passive filters), robust thermally conductive metal case construction and a five year warranty.

December 27, 2006

To address growing demand for Micron products and the need for redundant manufacturing capabilities, Micron announces the opening of an additional manufacturing site located 80 miles west of our current Elmhurst facility.

The Sterling, Illinois operation will employ machinery and processes identical to those in use in our current facility, including a new high speed coil winding operation matching the one in Elmhurst.

By investing in additional equipment and people and locating them apart from our existing resources, Micron will provide even better service with protection against unanticipated interruption of production at either of the plants due to weather or other uncontrollable conditions.

December 16, 2006

Micron announces the addition of a series of DIN rail mounting Voltage Sag Buffer and Battery UPS products to the growing Micron DINergy power supply product line.

June 7, 2006

In May of 2006, Micron introduced a new line of switching power supplies including the Micron DINergy DIN rail products and the Micron ImperviPOWER 67 encapsulated units for IP-67 applications.

The DINergy units feature 60 degree C ratings with fully automatic input voltage adjustment (no switches), power-boost capability, paralleling/redundancy options, full active PFC/harmonic filtering and a small form.

The ImperviPOWER 67 design incorporates a patented encapsulation process providing superior protection against fluids, vapors and corrosive gases. With the ImperviPOWER 67, users can locate the power source at the point of utilization instead of relying on a remote panel enclosure with cable runs and voltage drop considerations.

Both power supply families provide maximum customer value at a low cost, and are stocked in depth at our Elmhurst manufacturing facility.

January 3, 2006

As we close out 2005, we look back on a very busy and productive year for Micron Industries. Among many accomplishments, we completely reconfigured our manufacturing process to reflect a lean business model, eliminating waste and process “pinch-points’ while reducing lead times. To support this major renovation, Micron invested in a new ERP to manage the process as well as to enhance our ability to see our business in real time, and improve our responsiveness to the needs of our customers.

In addition to improved workflow and response time, Micron continued to build value into our products through the addition of features including SEMS screw terminals for connection flexibility and bare-wire (no terminal) options, RoHS compliant lead-free coil connections, and expanded back panel mounting configurations.

The year 2006 will be a year of product expansion including both transformer and related product additions. This will be done in support of our top-line strategy for becoming the primary source of power conversion solutions in the OEM marketplace.

March 10, 2005

A project initiated to bring our CPT product line into full compliance with RoHS hazardous material content requirements has been completed, with a great majority of current Micron designs converted to wire-welded coil-to-terminal connections, and the balance employing lead-free solder technology.

As the first major manufacturer of control transformers to take this initiative, Micron now provides customers with environment-friendly components that help them meet the upcoming deadlines for RoHS directive compliance.

December 17, 2004

As labor and benefit costs continue to rise, transformer manufacturers are facing tough decisions, and in some cases, their survival hangs in the balance. Many transformer manufacturers have chosen to leave the USA and relocate in lower labor cost environments such as Mexico and Asia. Faced with similar cost challenges, Micron has chosen a different path. We have elected to stay in our Elmhurst, Illinois manufacturing location, continuing to employ the dependable and skilled US workers who have helped us to earn our reputation for quality and responsiveness throughout our history.

To offset the labor cost disadvantage experienced when competing with transformer suppliers who have elected to use offshore relocation and low cost labor as their competitive lever, Micron has launched a complete revision of our manufacturing system and business model. This transformation will keep us competitive by eliminating waste and speeding line throughput.

Micron customers will benefit from our continued ability to supply custom designs at competitive prices, while witnessing our market-best lead time of 10 business days maximum turnaround (in many cases we ship next day) shrink to 5 days or less. To achieve this transformation, Micron is making significant investments in systems upgrades and process automation, which will help us to achieve RoHS compliance as a side benefit in our quest for World Class manufacturing status.

November 12, 2004

Final approvals have been received from UL listing 105, 130 and 180 degree C insulation systems for use in Micron transformers, providing all customers with access to true customized designs that meet their specific insulation requirements.

October 16, 2004

Micron announces the availability of a new IP20 compliant fuse block cover featuring a proprietary quick-release cover locking mechanism (patent pending). The new design allows easy opening with a simple pointed device such as a small screwdriver, ballpoint pen or pencil while providing touch-proof protection as required by IEC IP20 standards. Unlike competitor designs requiring the removal of screws, or those that employ fragile latching “ears” (frequently broken) requiring specific tools for cover release, the new Micron design offers safety, durability and ease of operation.

June 1, 2004

Micron announces the introduction of our new Same-Day Ship-From-Stock Program for Micron Enclosed General Purpose transformers. Over 90 distinct catalog items, including voltage matching buck-boost designs, are available for shipment from Micron inventory in our Elmhurst (Chicago) manufacturing facility. This new service-based program, along with our existing Control Transformer Stock Standard Program, will allow customers to obtain market-best service for their low voltage transformer requirements. Contact your local sales representative or info@microntransformers.com for details.

December 17, 2003

In response to the change in compliance standards for CE marking of industrial control transformers as required by IEC/EN guidelines, Micron announces the availability of our new GlobalTRAN models in compliance with EN61558-2. This new IEC/EN standard replaces the current IEC/EN 60742 standard expiring on December 31, 2003. The Micron design engineering department has produced 61558-2 compliant designs that permit the customer to retain mounting layouts used for the previous 60742 designs.

September 15, 2003

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