AMI has been an industry leader for over forty years in the design and supply of superconducting magnet systems,
cryogenic liquid level instrumentation and electro-mechanical assemblies. AMI also specializes in
complete design-to-manufacture projects geared towards low-to-medium volume, high precision
contract manufacturing of Electro-Mechanical and Electronic assemblies.
Our team of experienced design engineers will work closely with you to fully comprehend the required features, functionality,
and specifications that the product must meet. A detailed quotation will be provided for your
acceptance before any actual design or manufacturing is performed. Revision control and Engineering
Change Notice (ECN) procedures are used for all electro-mechanical designs and Printed Circuit
Board (PCB) layouts.
Experience in product design has allowed AMI to significantly
reduce the labor investment and increase reliability by constraining
as many components as possible to the PCB, as well as reducing
the number of wire interconnections between the PCB and external
components. A further benefit of this design approach is the ease
of module replacement should a component fail within the product.
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Design/Testing
AMI has experience in both designing and testing to worldwide EMC standards. We have designed power supplies
and successfully tested in systems to Class B radiated and conducted EMC emission levels. Our
products meet the various EN61000-4-X specifications. Our engineers are cognizant of the factors
affecting a product's performance and heavily weigh these factors during circuit design, PCB
layout and enclosure system conceptualization. We can offer you products to meet CE marking
Embedded Software Development
AMI has extensive experience in the area of embedded software development using
the C/C++ programming language. AMI has designed products using the 68HC05, 68HC11
and 80186/80188 microprocessor architectures. Our software development experience
encompasses cross compilation and emulation for 68HC05 and 68HC11 processors, as well
as PC-hosted compilation and remote debugging kernels targeted for 80186/80188 processors
that are monitored through an RS-232 interface.
AMI also has experience with object-oriented development techniques
for both embedded applications and higher-level Graphical User
Interface (GUI) development. We are competent with the ANSI C,
C++, Visual Basic, and Labview programming languages.
Object-oriented techniques reduce the design complexity and
recurring maintenance requirements as compared to purely
AMI makes use of the latest solid modeling programs, including the use of Finite Element
Analysis (FEA). Mechanical design is done using SolidWorks, however AutoCAD files can be
used if required. Schematic capture and PCB layout is performed with Protel, OrCAD, or
Our flexible manufacturing lines allow us to build a wide variety of
products with quick changeovers. Our daily processes include lead
forming and placement of thru-hole components. Our automated drag solder
process insures consistent quality solder joints, virtually eliminating
product failures caused by human error. Using the latest in thru-hole
board assembly equipment, including automated soldering, allows us to
perform small quantity board lots quickly and cost effectively.
We have extensive experience machining and assembling phenolic fiberglass resin,
Mylar, and ceramic parts. We specialize in epoxy applications, and have developed a
proven process for converting low cost, non-sealed electrical connectors into sealed
Our skilled craftsmen have access to equipment ranging from manual lathes and mills, for
custom work, to CNC Machine and Wire EDM Centers for complex units. Performing high quality
TIG welding on copper, aluminum, stainless steel, and various exotic metals is routine.
Enclosure fabrication processes include in-house and outsourced state-of-the-art machining
ranging from conventional units suited for very low volume to CNC equipment suited for higher
volume or projects with difficult geometry. Enclosures are typically manufactured using aluminum
or plastic, with painted exterior, silk screening, plastic overlays, anodizing or irradiated
finishes. We can provide enclosures with custom color schemes and your corporate logo.
AMI can fully assemble the product or we can provide sub-assemblies if preferred.
AMI maintains relationships with several PCB manufacturers that are able to
accept CAD data electronically and product quality boards to AMI specifications.
Several manufacturing and test processes are computer controlled. Dedicated
computers are used to control mechanical manufacturing processes. Electrical
test processes are controlled by National Instruments LabVIEW virtual
instrumentation software or custom software using data acquisition hardware.
AMI has the capabilities to develop and design user documentation
in Microsoft Word, Lotus AmiPro, and Adobe FrameMaker.
SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Cosmos, Visio and Visio Technical, Adobe
Illustrator, and Micrografix Designer are available for
generation of scaled drawings or illustrations. All
documentation can be provided electronically on a variety of
media formatted for Windows or MacOS.
Contact AMI with your product design and assembly outsourcing needs. We will be happy to
provide a quick evaluation to see if your needs fit our capabilities. No frills, no empty
promises - only solid quality and service.
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