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How We Started Selling Metal Power Strips Directly to Consumers

An interesting and unexpected phone call arrived. The caller asked, "Can I purchase one of your Metal Power Strips?" Hmmm, that was odd. This was a consumer who inspected one of our power strips powering a display at a major retailer. We have…
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The Cons of Doing Business with Foreign Countries

An American business purchasing products from foreign countries certainly creates many challenges. When working with a foreign company there can be some difficulty with achieving a positive final outcome. A few issues that can arise include: …
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15 Important Safety Tips for Outlet Strips

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Safety for Outlet Strips Outlet strips have many different uses in everyday life. They have many safety features as well. These features keep everyone safe. Extension cord, power strip or surge protector devices provide temporary power to electrical…
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Industrial Magnets

Heavy Duty Industrial Magnets Falconer Electronics offers its signature line of Heavy Duty Industrial Magnets exclusively online. Customers love using our magnets in industrial settings. Each magnet is produced with a coating that is…
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Commercial Power Strips: Top Four Reasons You Need Them

There are multiple reasons to need commercial power strips. The most important of these have to do with their uses and their reliability. Power Strips are Rigorously Tested to UL Standards   Safety is the number one concern, especially when…
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Surge Protectors, Why Are They Important?

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What is a Surge? A surge is an increase in voltage significantly above the design level in a flow of electricity. Any household product can also cause a power surge in homes. The main causes can be from a storm or single lightning strike near…

Offshoring: How it Affects Our Country’s Economy

Offshoring occurs when a company chooses to have their production outsourced to a country outside the United States. This is due to the hope that their labor costs will be lower. However, there's something these companies don’t realize. Their…

American Made: Understanding “All or Virtually All”

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Many small manufacturers in the U.S. struggle to determine if the product that they assemble, manufacture or produce truly qualifies for the labels "Made in USA" or "American Made". Complying with American Made Standards The world is shrinking…

Creating Proprietary Product Line at a Custom Manufacturer

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As we continue our blog series on New Product Development, this post covers creating a proprietary product line. In particular, creating a proprietary product line from the perspective of a custom manufacturer. Our team at Falconer Electronics…

Custom Wire Harness Assembly: Wire Harness Manufacturing Since 1985

Falconer Electronics has served as a Custom Wire Harness Assembly Manufacturer since 1985. Producing high quality wire harness assemblies takes a tremendous amount of time, skill and expertise. However, many companies do not possess the…
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Grounding: Electrical Safety or Teenage Angst

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Grounding? You mean I'm grounded?! The word "grounding" is certainly never one you want to hear as a teenager. Especially from your parents. Grounding means no car. No smartphones, tablets or other devices. No sleepovers. You are basically under…

Crimping Wires: The Do’s & Don’ts with Wire Harness Manufacturing

Crimping wires is a core function for all Wire Harness Manufacturers. Consequently, at Falconer Electronics we like to say that crimping wires with strict accuracy and precision is an art form.  Developing a highly skilled staff takes years. It…
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Bonding and Ground Straps: What is the Difference?

Bonding and ground straps are terms that people often make the mistake of using interchangeably. However, they are not the same thing. While their jobs are similar in nature there are very important differences. Also, their functionality is…
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Heavy Duty Ground Straps: The Type That Grandma Would Be Proud To Use

Let's talk Heavy Duty Ground Straps! Not just any type of Ground Straps. We mean HEAVY DUTY Ground Straps. Hard Core. Fierce. Down and Dirty. Rugged. Tough as Nails. Relentless. Tenacious. Climbing Mount Everest.....without any oxygen....type…
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The History of Ribbon Cables

The History of Ribbon Cables   The Early Years The Ribbon Cable was first discovered in 1956 by Cicoil Corporation. Its original design was to be flat to fit into computers. They were to replace the large and inflexible cables. Engineers…
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Ribbon Cables and Where You Can Find Them Being Used

What are Ribbon Cables Ribbon Cables consist of multiple wires attached to each other in the form of a flexible ribbon. Due to their flexibility Ribbon Cables have many different functions. Also, they are a vital part of multiple electronics. …
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Need Help With Internet Marketing? Follow Marketing Guru Neil Patel

If you are new to Internet Marketing and Social Media for your business, you must follow marketing guru Neil Patel. Additionally, even if you are a seasoned veteran with online marketing strategies, you should still follow Neil Patel as well. You…
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WordPress Blogging Guide for Manufacturers: Getting Green in Readability and SEO

The History of Blogging The internet has been around since the 80's. However, blogging was first established in the mid 90's. The term "blog" wasn't recognized back then. Due to this, the first "blog" was a personal homepage of a college student.…

The History of Circuit Boards

History of Circuit Boards The Beginning of the Twentieth Century The History of Circuit Boards dates back to the beginning of the twentieth century. Albert Hanson, a German scientist, and inventor, first described the use of multiple layers…
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A Century of Experience Soldering Circuit Boards at Falconer Electronics

The team at Falconer Electronics, Inc (FEI) produces hundreds of thousands of circuit boards annually. This comes as no surprise since our soldering department includes an all-star lineup of a seasoned staff surpassing 100 years of experience…
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Start With a Working Prototype for Your New Product

Prototype! A well working Prototype! To continue our discussion on New Product Development by building "Building a Better Mousetrap", let's explore creating a prototype. When starting out with a brand new product, perfecting a working…
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5 Things That You Didn’t Know Contain PCBs

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How often do we really think about the electric makeup of everyday objects? We use things every single day that contain printed circuit boards and we don’t realize it. We’ve collected a list of everyday objects that may surprise you by…
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10 Things NOT To Do While Holding a Soldering Iron

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Avoiding Grief and Pain When Using Your Soldering Iron In a previous blog post, we discussed soldering safety tips. Our team brings over 100 years of experience with soldering circuit boards. Over the years, we have learned the best practices…
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How to Find an Electrical Engineer to Help Tackle Your New Product

Looking for an electrical engineer to help you create your new product? Recently, we discussed "Building the Better Mouse Trap". So let's just say that you have a brilliant new product in mind. A solution that customers will love! It's…
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“If You Build a Better Mousetrap, the World Will Beat a Path to Your Door”

Building a Better Mousetrap That is Profitable  "If You Build a Better Mousetrap, the world will beat a path to your door." American philosopher, Ralph Waldo Emerson is credited with that famous line from the nineteenth century. However,…

SHARP Program: Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program

The acronym SHARP stands for Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program. The SHARP program works with small businesses who have made a commitment to operate an exemplary injury as well as illness prevention program. There are many benefits…

AWG Wire Gauge Standard Vs. SWG Wire Gauge Standard

American Wire Gauge or AWG is the standard way of measuring wire gauges in the United States. However, in other countries, they use a different standard of measuring, SWG or British Imperial Standard Wire Gauge, for example. The availability…
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Tips for Choosing the Correct Gauge of Wire for the Job

How to Choose the Best Wire Gauge for Your Project Have you been looking into a wiring project? Do you know what gauge of wire is best suited for your needs? Our tips can help you in the choosing process of wires! **Always have electrical…
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Competitive Edge: Partnering with a U.S. Custom Electronics Manufacturer

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Custom Electronics Manufacturer in the U.S. Since 1985 Falconer Electronics, Inc (FEI) has proudly served its community as a U.S. Custom Electronics Manufacturer since 1985. Our customers love the convenience as well as the flexibility of working…

Discreet Questions to Determine Financial Viability When Outsourcing – Part 5

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Outsourcing manufacturing operations can deliver tremendous benefits to your business. Unfortunately, there are many risks attached as well. Today we continue discussions by addressing Discreet Questions to Determine Character Compatibility…

Interviewing a Wire Harness Manufacturer – Part 4

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Asking Challenging Questions Gains Valuable Information  When considering outsourcing services to a custom manufacturer of any industry, asking challenging questions is critical for selecting the best fit possible. Having a list of tough questions…
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How to Find a New Wire Harness Manufacturer – Part 3

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Trying to Find a New Wire Harness Manufacturer? You have landed on the right place. As a Custom Wire Harness Manufacturer since 1985, our team at Falconer Electronics has worked with hundreds of customers ranging from numerous different industries.  This…

Selecting a Wire Harness Manufacturer – Part 2

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Last week we discussed, when is the right time to consider Outsourcing Your Wire Harness Assembly Process. We have found several scenarios where a customer approaches us for the first time when they are Selecting a Wire Harness Manufacturer.…

Outsource Your Wire Harness Assembly Process – Part 1

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Is it Time to Outsource Your Wire Harness Assembly Process?  "Should we begin outsourcing our Wire Harness Assembly Process?" This is a common question that our new customers typically ask themselves before reaching out to us. Many times…
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Wire Insulation Types used at Falconer Electronics Inc.

Wire Insulation Types One of the key components of a wire is its insulation. However, there is a number of factors that come into play. Things such as stability and long life, dielectric properties, resistance to high temperature, resistance…
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Types of Wire Terminals When Building a Wire Harness Assembly

Types of Wire Terminals When Building a Wire Harness In a previous blog post, we light-heartedly declared ourselves as experts in matchmaking wires with wire terminals. Especially since we have been building wire harness assemblies for over…
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Printed Circuit Board Safety at Falconer Electronics

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Printed Circuit Board Safety Printed Circuit Board Safety has been a serious concern in our industry. Especially, with the vast growth and development over the years. There are many safety issues when assembling and producing printed circuit…

14 Helpful Soldering Safety Tips at Falconer Electronics

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Soldering Safety Tips Hand soldering printed circuit boards takes tremendous skill, patience, and expertise. As we discussed in a previous blog post, our team at Falconer Electronics has over 100 years of soldering printed circuit board experience.…
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Options for Selling “Manufacturer Direct”…..to NOT Consider

"Manufacturer Direct"! It certainly has a nice ring to it, right? As a manufacturer looking to diversify, many exciting options exist for you to consider.  Especially when it comes to selling direct to end-users or consumers.  However,…

Helpful Tips When Soldering Printed Circuit Boards

With decades of experience, our expert staff brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise with soldering printed circuit boards. In particular, hand Soldering Circuit Boards which is a daily activity at our facility.  Our customers love the…
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Mining Safety: MSHA Certification and Mining Acts

Mining Safety, MSHA Certification Mining safety has been looked upon with growing concern for over a hundred years. This is due to, it's dangerous working conditions. In addition to its highly unstable ground. Consequently, the introduction…
Wire Harness Manufacturing

Harness Manufacturing of Wires at Falconer Electronics Since 1985

Wire Harness Manufacturing is our foundation. Actually, it runs in our blood. The Team at Falconer Electronics, Inc (FEI) takes tremendous pride manufacturing amazing products for our customers. As a Custom Wire Harness Manufacturer, assembling…

Blogging Reduces that “Social Distance” Between You and Your Customers

Randy McNeely, who owns the title "Kindness Champion" and also serves as the executive producer of "The Kindness Hunters" TV Show recently shared this thought, "I prefer not to use the phrase 'social distance'. As social creatures, we are 'physically…
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Another Incredible eCommerce Benefit: No Major Capital Expenditures

Another incredible benefit that comes with embracing eCommerce for manufacturers: No major capital expenditures.  For the record, I am CHEAP. Extremely cheap.  Feel free to ask my wife, friends, family or even my 140 LB Rottweiler.  Actually,…
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Hey Manufacturer, What’s on Your Menu? Perhaps a Plate of eCommerce?

As a manufacturer, what is on your menu? What is your specialty? You know, your signature dish. In other words, what are you known for that customers eagerly line up to get a taste? For many manufacturers, this may come as a loaded…
Wire Harness Manufacturing

Wire Insulation Evolution: Safety and Protecting Electrical Wires

Wire Insulation Wires can be found basically everywhere. This wouldn't be possible without wire insulation to keep us all safe.  Any electrical product that demands an electrical current typically requires a wire (or cable). Even when…
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Instant Ground Strap QuoteBuilder Step by Step Video Tour

Let's go on a little tour. A quick video tour of the Falconer Electronics Instant Ground Strap QuoteBuilder.  Excitedly, the team at Falconer Electronics, Inc. produced our very own software tool for customers (we are so proud of ourselves…
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Wire Harness Terms: A Helpful List for New Buyers

A Helpful List of Wire Harness Terms  The list below includes a number of Wire Harness Terms and Definitions. Many of our customers are new to outsourcing their wire harness assemblies. Therefore, you will find these Wire Harness Terms helpful.…

Twentieth Century Wire Insulation: History of Wire Harness Assemblies

Twentieth Century Wire Insulation Wire Insulation drastically increased in popularity in the Twentieth Century. Especially when advancing technology became more accessible. The twentieth century saw the use of natural rubber compounds…
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Nineteenth Century Wire Insulation: The Beginning of Wire Insulation

Nineteenth Century Wire Insulation The history of wire insulation starts in the nineteenth century. Insulators are in electrical equipment. Also, insulation helps support and separate electrical conductors. An insulating material that…