The 5 Rules of Birk convey basic principles we feel are fundamental to doing good business.  They are: 1 - Customer First 2 - Help Each Other 3 - Learn New Skills 4 - Communicate 5 - Have Fun I will write about each one in successive blogs and it’s convenient the first one is about customer service, since that...

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Birk Manufacturing’s vision is quite clear; to become the world leader in flexible thermal solutions by supplying our customers with the highest quality design support, manufacturing capability and customer service while continuing to improve operations to lower prices and sustain competitive advantage. One of the key objectives to fulfill this lofty goal is the company-wide implementation of “lean” improvement methodologies....

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Birk is an amazing place to work; we are a growing manufacturing company focused on continuous improvement and better serving our customers.  To help with this process I have implemented the "Rules" of Birk; the rules are posted throughout the building and are know by all.  These rules work great for Birk manufacturing and could be applied to any company. ...

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We at Birk have invested heavily in Lean training and implementation over the course of the past year and the benefits can be seen throughout the entire company, from the office to the shipping bay.  These changes have helped us better serve our customers, which is our singular goal here at Birk.  These changes have also greatly improved our internal...

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1. Q: How do I calculate what wattage I will need to reach the my operating temp? A: We here at Birk can help you with that.  There are many factors which go into a wattage calculation including: the heat sink material, the ambient room temperature in which the heater will be operating etc. We make custom heaters everyday so our engineers...

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Q: What is the max operating temperature for your heaters? A: We manufacture 4 different types of Flexible heater here at Birk.  Each type of heater has a unique maximum temperature based on the insulating material used to build the heater.  Below is a list of the different insulators and their associated maximum temperature. 1. FEP Kapton - 500˚F 2....

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A kapton heater Is a polyimide film used in conjunction with etched foil circuits to produce very thin flexible heaters. Kapton? Has excellent dielectric qualities to provide 5000 volts dielectric per . 001 inch (. 025mm) thickness. Birk Manufacturing uses many types of Kapton with two bonding systems. An FEP teflon is a thermo flow polymer and a thermo flow acrylic....

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Birk Manufacturing realizes the stringent requirements of the medical and analytical equipment industries, their need for high quality control standards, traceability of all components and precise work history of each part manufactured by Birk. We work very closely with our clients in the development of products and establishment of manufacturing and quality control procedures to ensure products meet the customer’s...

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