OCM Manufacturing to Build Dragan Technologies’ Mining Sensor

OCM to manufacture PCB assemblies for a new line of contactless angular displacement sensors

OCM Manufacturing, an Ottawa-based contract electronics manufacturer, today announced that the company will manufacture PCB assemblies for a new line of contactless angular displacement sensors with applications in heavy underground mining equipment. The first product is Dragan Technologies Inc.’s TerraIndex, distinguished by its fast, fixed-point 16-bit microcontroller and protection circuitry designed to allow it to be used in the harshest operating environments.

George Henning, OCM President, said: “Dragan Technologies is an exciting example of where Canadian manufacturers excel. They have designed a targeted product for a niche industrial market that solves real challenges for Dragan’s customers. The TerraIndex sensor provides rugged high reliability and large mean-time-between-failures margins that are critical in mining applications.”

Richard Marsen, the product’s lead design engineer, said: “OCM’s quality of assembly was the primary reason that we chose the company to manufacture our high-reliability mining sensor. The OCM team is responsive and proactive and dealing with the company is a pleasure.”

All the internal components of the TerraIndex sensor are rated for industrial temperature range operation. Reverse polarity and surge-protected power supply allow the product to survive in harsh automotive electrical environments. Its low power consumption makes it ideal for battery powered operation, and it features a number of proprietary self-diagnostic features developed by Dragan Technologies Inc. that alert the operator about sensor-related problems well before a catastrophic fault occurs.

OCM Manufacturing recently completed an expansion of its Ottawa facility. With double the capacity, OCM can now better respond to increased and more diversified product requirements.

About OCM Manufacturing

Founded in 1988, OCM Manufacturing is an Ottawa based company that specializes in contract electronics manufacturing for low- and mid-volume product lines. The company specializes in turnkey services, including printed circuit board (PCB) assembly and test, full system assembly, test, supply chain management, warranty administration, field return servicing and other after-market services. OCM is ISO 9001:2008 registered.

About Dragan Technologies Inc.

Dragan Technologies Inc. (DTI) is an industry leader in research, development, design and manufacturing of cutting-edge electronic devices for industrial and mining applications. The company develops electronic hardware, embedded firmware and host-side software that integrates and interfaces easily with OEM industrial or mining equipment platforms and solves its customers’ toughest technical challenges.

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