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Birk Manufacturing to Showcase at 2017 MD&M West Conference

Birk Manufacturing, the industry-leader in innovative thermal solutions, will be exhibiting at the MD&M West Conference, from February 7-9, 2017. Birk will be displaying its capabilities at booth number 2862. Show goers will get a sneak peek at an up and coming product line and will have the opportunity to have an interactive thermal solution experience at Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA.


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Birk Manufacturing Inc. to Exhibit at the Design-2-Part Show in Long Beach, California

Thermal solution products manufacturer Birk Manufacturing Inc. will be participating as an exhibitor in the Design-2-Part Show on October 26th and 27th, 2016. The event will be taking place at Long Beach Convention Center, 300 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA. Birk Mfg. will be available at booths 306 & 308.


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Birk Manufacturing, Inc. Shines at the MD&M West Expo, 2016!

Birk Manufacturing, Inc. had the opportunity to exhibit at the prestigious Med Tech World MD&M West Expo 2016 in Anaheim, California. Birk's Design and Application Engineers alongside sales team members and the President; established a booth showcasing products and to provided face-to-face technical expertise to show attendees. They also had an opportunity to speak to veterans and industry experts, while expanding their customer base.


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ISO 9001:2008: Ensures consistency and accuracy.

ISO 9001: 2008

Birk is dedicated to continual improvement, lean processing for quality and service, and assures our heaters and thermal systems consistently meet the requirements, expectations and industrial standards of our customers.

ISO 13485:2003: Medical certification is a continual achievement.

ISO 13485:2003

Birk's continual achievement of ISO13485:2003 Medical Certification demonstrates standardized practices throughout all stages of a product's lifecycle: from prototype through manufacture. ISO 13485:2003 certification provides Birk's customer real savings in terms of cost and time to market. All of the pre-qualification has already been done by ISO within Birk's facility. This gives Birk the ability to hit the ground running full-speed and deliver fast turnaround on prototypes and production while adhering to FDA Regulations.

AS9100:2009 Rev. C Renewal Instills Brand Integrity

Birk's quality management system demonstrates Birk's ability to continue to meet the AS9100 Rev. C International Standard. Consistent quality production and LEAN processes are encoded in the Birk DNA to meet customer applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. In doing so, we are enhancing customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system. These processes are what provide the assurance of conformity for all national and international customers.

The New Online Face of Birk Manufacturing Inc.

Birk Manufacturing Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of their new website - http://www.birkmfg.com/. The website, which was launched on August 28th, 2014, is an endeavor to provide current and prospective customers of Birk the opportunity to have the latest information regarding the company's products and services.

Birk's website is fully equipped with engineers, research developers and purchasing agents in mind. Anyone can get inspiration from proven case studies; utilize technical data to better understand our products and what industries they are typically used in. www.birkmfg.com now provides an Ohms calculator as an engineering resource for anyone who needs to calculate ohms, voltage, wattage and/ or amps.

Product configurators for Birk's standard heaters, RAPT°R heated tubes and sensor products are also readily available. These configurators make ordering and developing part numbers a hassle free process. Customize solution RFQs with the capability to upload a drawing are also available for customers needing a tailored thermal solution.

Temperature Sensors
The continual growth and expansion of numerous industries such as medicine, defense, aerospace, and semiconductor has given the rise to the specific need of temperature sensors. Birk foresaw this need and has developed a temperature sensor line. We provide a variety of well-designed, high quality sensors including:
Resistance Temperature Detectors (RTDs) Surface Mount Sensors Bolt-on Sensors Temperature Probes Customized Sensor Solutions

Each of these products provides a wide range solution depending on the application requirements. Birk's RTDs provide excellent long-term stability and are less susceptible to EMF resistance, vibration and temperature shock. Our surface mount sensors are manufactured using Kapton® and Silicone to provide superior protection and durability. The temperature probes are designed with casings made from stainless steel for additional protection of your RTD or Thermocouple. Birk is also offering Bolt-on temperature sensors, ideal for process control testing and verification of existing systems.

Industry Based Solutions

Birk Manufacturing is recognized for its customized thermal solutions for various industrial applications. Two industries that have been supported by Birk for decades are the commercial/industrial and aerospace industries.
Commercial/Industrial : Our thermal products are the best solutions for commercial products such as electronic enclosures, packaging lines, and battery charging processes. Aerospace : Thermal heaters provided by Birk are essential for heating applications in the aerospace industry. Some of the most common applications are battery heaters, fluid delivery and control systems, and warming actuators and valves.

Birk specializes in "engineered solutions". We are dedicated to providing products and services of the highest quality. Our design team thrives on developing innovative approaches to complex applications. We continue to implement Lean Processes which allows us to deliver most prototypes in days not weeks.

Birk Manufacturing, Inc. is an ISO 9001: 2008, ISO 13485:2003 and AS 9100: 2009 certified company.

Birk Manufacturing is pleased to announce our new product line of Standard Sensors and Sensor Assemblies

New Product line of Standard Sensors

February 7, 2014 - Through continuous communication with our current and potential customers, Birk is pleased to have identified the need for its newest product line, Standard Sensor and Sensor Assemblies. Developing, designing and producing high quality sensor products are possible through the utilization and expansion of Birk's core competencies. This organic communication has driven Birk to be an industry leader and innovator within its niche market. The Standard Sensor and Sensor Assemblies product lines are a benchmark that generates multiple features and benefits for its customers. Each sensor capability provides accurate sensing and controlling technologies within various applications while generating a quicker response time. Highly trained production staff, an experienced engineering team, streamed lined communications, and lean processing permits Birk to rapidly produce a high quality, cost effective thermal solution. While standardized solutions are available for immediate use, Birk is pleased to continue to provide customized solutions upon request.
Click here to view our new Standard Sensor and Sensor Assemblies product line

Birk Manufacturing is pleased to announce our new RAPT°R Heaters

New RAPT°R Heaters

Birk Manufacturing Inc. has developed and is pleased to offer a new standard product line to provide thermal solutions for heating liquids and gases over a short distance. We are proud to present the RAPT°R. The Rigid and Pliable Tubing of Resistance heater line will be available to complete your thermal assemblies. These types of heaters are currently used in many applications including blood handling, gas monitoring. The Rigid Tube Heaters will be utilizing a Stainless Steel inner tube to maintain structure. The Pliable Tube Heaters will have a Teflon inner tube to provide flexibility. We are pleased to say that each line will use a Kapton® or Silicone heater with the option of a thermocouple or RTD. If you need a specific connector, RTD or thermocouple we are happy to provide any custom solutions that are needed.
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Click here to view our RAPT-R Heater Selection Sheet web page

Birk Manufacturing is pleased to announce the achievement of AS9100 Rev C Certification for design and manufacture of flexible heating assemblies, wiring harnesses and thermal systems.

East Lyme, CT, January 30, 2013, -- AS9100 is the internationally recognized Quality Management System standard specific to the aerospace, aviation and defense industries. This standard is strongly supported and adhered to by major aerospace OEMs and is being required by vendors within the supply chain on an increasing basis. AS9100 certification reflects Birk's commitment to meeting and exceeding the increasingly stringent industry requirements for aerospace related products and assures our heaters and thermal system consistently meet the requirements and expectations of customer's presenting the most challenging applications.

This certification strengthens Birk's competitive position and standardizes quality, reliability and safety processes across its aerospace programs. AS9100 is based on the ISO 9001:2008 quality management standard, and provides 80 additional requirements and 18 amplifications specific to aerospace business operations.

According to Carleton Birk, Quality Manager at Birk Manufacturing, "The AS9100 certification is the standard to which aerospace suppliers are measured and reflects the continuous improvement efforts and commitments made by our employees to deliver the highest quality products to our customers. The addition of AS9100 Certification complements Birk's ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 Certifications and highlights the company's focus on supporting the stringent requirements of the aerospace, aviation, defense and medical industries."

Located in East Lyme, Connecticut, Birk Manufacturing is a full-service, privately held, flexible heater manufacturer. Birk manufactures and distributes thermo-foil heaters, wiring harnesses, thermal systems and complex final assemblies.

Birk Manufacturing Advances In The Medical Device Market with ISO 13485 Certification.

East Lyme, CT, June 9, 2009, -- Birk Manufacturing, a recognized leader in the design and manufacture of flexible heating elements, announces today that it has received ISO 13485 certification for its Medical Device Quality Management. Companies that achieve ISO 13485 certification must meet the stringent product quality requirements of the International Organization of Standardization (ISO). ISO 13485 certification involves demonstrating best practices throughout all stages of a product's lifecycle: from prototype through manufacture.

"We are delighted and proud to receive this highly coveted certification," remarked Norman Birk, President and founder of Birk Manufacturing. "When we opened our doors twenty years ago, we knew we wanted to set ourselves apart in the industry. The route we chose was an unwavering commitment to quality in everything we did. Earning this certification honors that dedication."

SO 13485 is like a stamp of approval recognized throughout the world . "The benefits to our customers - both international and domestic - go beyond quality assurance," commented Mr. Birk. "ISO 13485 certification provides our customers real savings in terms of cost and time to market. All of the pre-qualification has already been done by ISO. This gives us the ability to hit the ground running full-speed, and deliver fast turnaround on prototypes and production."

In fact, it's this reliable demonstration of quality that makes ISO 13485 certified companies, like Birk Manufacturing, so desirable to the medical device community, where the most exacting standards exist. According to ISO, "To be accepted for development, a proposed work item must receive the majority support of the participating members of the ISO technical committee which, amongst other criteria, verifies the 'global relevance' of the proposed item - this means that it indeed responds to an international need and will eventually be suitable for implementation on as broad a basis as possible worldwide."* For the medical device industry, knowing a manufacturer's operations have been so thoroughly evaluated and tested means the device will perform as promised.

Founded in 1989, Birk Manufacturing is a leading provider of flexible heating elements and thermal systems. Responsible for numerous innovations throughout its twenty-year history, Birk Manufacturing applies its expertise to all phases of product development - from design to manufacturing.
*Source: www.iso.com

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