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Motion Sensors, Inc. Implements Optical Control Component Counter

July 29, 2019 - ELIZABETH CITY, NC --

Motion Sensors, Inc. (MSI), has successfully installed an OC-SCAN®CCX.3 automated X-ray component counter from Optical Control. The counter is connected directly to MSI's component storage tower and ERP system, which allows for precise management of inventory with incredible time savings and accuracy.

As published in US-Tech Magazine, "The CCX X-ray is a true plug-and-play system that can X-ray ANY size reel in the same cycle time regardless of type of component, or how full or empty it is. High speed combined with the best accuracy, it is capable of providing an ROI faster than any other machine on the market."

Since implementation, MSI has seen a count rate increase by 600 percent or more. The complete integration system allows updates in real time, giving MSI complete confidence that counts are accurate and enables MSI to meet manufacturing demands even faster. Click here for the full article published by US-Tech Magazine.

MSI Receives AS9100D & ISO 9001:2015 Certification

February 1, 2018 - ELIZABETH CITY, NC --

Motion Sensors had its annual ISO 9001 and AS9100 quality audit the week of January 8th. This audit was not only a surveillance audit but also an upgrade to the new standard revisions ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D.

In preparation for the upgrade, several MSI employees participated in the AS9100D transition and internal auditor trainings provided by North Carolina State University. Upgrade activities proved handy as Motion Sensors came away with no nonconformances. For more information on MSI's certifications, visit the certifications page.

Motion Sensors, Inc. Featured for Satellite Refueling Project

September, 1, 2017 - ELIZABETH CITY, NC --

Motion Sensors is featured in the September issue of Aerospace & Defense Technology Magazine for an "On-Orbit Satellite Refueling Flow Measurement" project in the works with NASA and Hoffer Flow Controls.

The pickup supplied by Motion Sensors will be used in the refueling flowmeter pickup sensor for the unmanned vehicle, Restore-L. According to the article, "Restore-L, once in close proximity, will execute an autonomous capture of the satellite, secure it, perform a complex refueling operation, re-secure the fueling port and then release Landsat-7 back into orbit." Click here for the full article written by Robert D. Carrell of Hoffer Flow Controls.

Motion Sensors Partners with Juki to Become World-Class

July, 1, 2017 - ELIZABETH CITY, NC --

Motion Sensors is featured in the July issue of US-Tech Magazine for our investment in new state-of-the-art equipment to optimize technology and efficiency. Prior to purchasing the equipment, MSI was performing a lot of processes manually or using equipment with a fraction of the capabilities of the new Juki systems, including manual solder paste application, pick-and-place machines from the early 90s and hand soldering.

The new PCB assembly line includes a Juki GL fully automatic screen printer, KE-3020 high-speed flexible mounter, RS-800 reflow oven, a CUBE 460 selective soldering machine and a SouthTek nitrogen generator. The Juki GL printer replaced the company’s manual printer, providing higher quality printing and eliminating the issues with getting consistent paste deposits. The KE-3020 with electronic feeders replaced an old Universal GSM two-machine line. MSI has already seen substantial improvements in precision, quality, throughput and an immense increase in speed. The Juki RS-800 eight-zone hot air/nitrogen reflow oven with efficient power design and air management system greatly improves energy savings while increasing quality and throughput. Finally, the CUBE 460 selective soldering machine has improved consistency and quality by eliminating the hand soldering process.

Implementation of the new equipment has allowed MSI to increase productivity and efficiency, but far more importantly, it has enhanced product quality and repeatability. Automating operations that were previously operator-dependent has translated into a repeatable, high quality product, greater efficiency, and fewer overall defects. Click here for the full article written by MSI Engineer, Nic Meadows.

MSI J-STD IPC Trainers & Specialists Receive Certification

March 18, 2016 - ELIZABETH CITY, NC --

Various employees at Motion Sensors underwent training and certification for the IPC J-STD in March. IPC, the Association Connecting Electronics Industries,
provides standards accepted worldwide for the printed board and electronics manufacturing industries. IPC standards help ensure superior quality, reliability and consistency in the electronics assemblies that go into an electronic product.

The IPC J-STD outlines requirements for soldered electrical and electronic assemblies. Operators certified as J-STD IPC Certified Trainers include Melissa Hollowell, Michael Armstrong, Nic Meadows, and Suzanne Sanders. Various operators were certified as J-STD IPC Certified Specialists. MSI operators working with solder receive internal training on the different requirements and techniques in the J-STD.

Ray Cook Runner-Up in Crate Portion of Ice Bowl

January 12, 2016 - BRASSTOWN, NC --

Ray Cook Racing rolled into Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama on January 9-10 for the annual running of the 'Ice Bowl.' In NeSmith (Crate) Dirt Late Model Series competition, Ray Cook timed in second fastest in his group during Saturday's qualifying session and later scored the victory in heat race action on Sunday afternoon. After starting the $3,000 to win headliner from the inside of the third row, Ray blitzed to the front of the field to lead laps 15-31. At the conclusion of the 50-lap headliner, the Brasstown, North Carolina star found himself an impressive runner-up behind only race winner William Thomas. For more information on Ray Cook and the #53 team, visit their website.

Ray Cook Starts 2016 with Crate Late Model Triumph in Hangover at 411

January 5, 2016 - BRASSTOWN, NC --

Ray Cook recorded his first feature win of the 2016 racing season in his lid lifter on Friday, January 1 during the sixth edition of the 'Hangover' at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee. Behind the wheel of his #53 Crate Late Model, Ray clicked off the quickest time of the 49 competitors in attendance during qualifying to earn the pole position for the 25-lap main event.

"It was a good season opener for us - especially getting the win in the Crate car," exclaimed Cook this week via telephone. "I have to thank H.C. and Marcy Pritchard with Motion Sensors and Possum Quarter Farms for their support, especially with our Crate Late Model program. The car was fast all day and it feels great to get that first win under our belt for the year. In our Super Late Model, we just made a couple of bad decisions that hurt us in the feature, but it was still a good run. We will get everything back together this week at the shop and gear up for the Ice Bowl next weekend."

The popular driver known as the "Tarheel Tiger" will once again pull double duty from January 7-10 in the 2016 edition of the 'Ice Bowl' at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama. He has enjoyed a myriad of success during 'Ice Bowl' weekend recently, as Ray reached Super Late Model victory lane back in 2009 and 2012 and won in a Crate Late Model in 2014. For more information on Ray Cook and the #53 team, visit their website.

MSI Sponsors Ray Cook Racing at the World of Outlaws World Finals

November 8, 2014 - CONCORD, NC --

Motion Sensors sponsored Ray Cook Racing in the 8th Annual 'World of Outlaws World Finals' on November 6 - 8 in Concord, NC. Qualifying took place on Thursday night, setting the stage for two separate shows on Friday and Saturday.

Ray Cook, the "tarheel tiger," started on Thursday night by posting the twenty-fifth fastest lap in Group B during qualifying for Friday's program and the twenty-second quickest time for Saturday's showdown.

The final two events on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series schedule featured 50-lap main events, with each race paying $12,000 to the winner. The finals held 77 competitors to the 4/10-mile speedplant.

In front of a standing-room-only crowd in Charlotte, Ray finished seventh in his heat race and sixth in his B-Main on Friday night, while he wound up seventh in his heat race and eighth in his B-Main on Saturday evening. For more information on Ray Cook Racing, visit their website.


Motion Sensors, Inc. Announces IECEx Certification

October 23, 2014 - ELIZABETH CITY, NC --

Motion Sensors is proud to announce IECEx certification of Intrinsically Safe Pickup Coils and Preamplifiers, demonstrating compliance to IEC 60079-0:2011 and IEC 60079-11:2011. All certified sensors are covered by "Ex ia" protection and are classified by Groups IIA, IIB, IIC with a temperature classification of T2 to T6. The IECEx certification assures global acceptance of MSI product lines in explosive atmospheres.

Motion Sensors product lines covered under the certification include: PC45 and RF10 Series Intrinsically Safe Pickups; DMX, DRX, HX, HDX, HNX, MRX, and MRDX Series Intrinsically Safe Pickups; and PMX & PRX Series Amplified Intrinsically Safe Preamplifiers. Sensor technologies include variable reluctance (VR), RF (eddy current), amplified, & hall effect.

In 2011, Motion Sensors earned certification to the aerospace quality standard, AS9100, by Bureau Veritas. The AS9100 certification provides assurance to all customers that MSI products and services meet additional quality requirements for use in the aerospace industry. MSI is currently ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 C registered in accordance with AS9104/1.

Motion Sensors remains committed to providing high quality, innovative, cost efficient products and services. For a list of all certifications held by Motion Sensors, click here. For more information on our product lines that are ATEX, IECEx, and CSA certified, click here.

Motion Sensors hosts Grand Opening of Expanded Facility

September 1, 2013 - ELIZABETH CITY, NC --

Motion Sensors celebrated the Grand Opening of the new 10,000 square foot expansion in August. The Grand Opening, held on August 29th, 2013, also functioned as a Friends & Family event, hosting over a hundred people to explore the plant and enjoy dinner. The facility was open for tours given by employees to show off the changes made and progress so far.

Construction on the new building initially started in August 2012. In June 2013, the first work cell was moved into the building. Additional work cells soon followed to complete the move. The facility expansion has not only provided additional space but has also extended our capabilities in terms of adding new manufacturing equipment for production.

Specializing in the development and customization of speed sensors, MSI continues to provide customers with quality product, superior service and unparalleled responsiveness. For more information on Motion Sensors' product lines, intrinsically safe pickups, or CSA, ATEX, or IECEx certified speed sensors, click here or contact our office directly at 252-331-2080.

Facility Expansion begins for MSI

August 17, 2012 - ELIZABETH CITY, NC --

Motion Sensors broke ground in August to expand the current facility in Elizabeth City, NC. MSI plans to double the size of the current facility and add 10 employees over the next two years. The growth and expansion of Motion Sensors' product line is reason for the need to expand the current 7,500 square foot facility. An additional 10,000 square foot building will be added next to the current manufacturing facility in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.

Motion Sensors hopes to grow in staff size as well. It is anticipated that with the expansion, various production, administrative and technical positions will be added within the next two years. The expected completion of the building expansion is February 2014. To keep up with the construction of the new building and to see progress pictures, like the Motion Sensors Facebook Page!

MSI Receives AS9100 Approval

June 1, 2011 - ELIZABETH CITY, NC --

Motion Sensors, Inc., a manufacturer of custom speed sensors for various industries, has received AS9100 quality system approval in addition to its existing ISO 9001:2008 registration. The AS9100 aerospace standard is a set of additional requirements to supplement the ISO quality system model and to satisfy requirements applicable to the aerospace industry. This certification signifies Motion Sensors' commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.

The entire Motion Sensors team celebrated the certification approval with a picnic outside of the facilities. Area contributors, such as NC State and College of the Albemarle, as well as family and friends were also in attendance for the celebration.

Motion Sensors is experienced in the design and development of custom speed sensors for aerospace (commercial and military) as well as space applications. Extensive in-house ATP test capabilities, including pressure testing and vibration testing, allow for rigorous testing of each sensor to ensure that it meets the stringent requirements necessary for aerospace applications.

For a list of all certifications held by Motion Sensors, click here. For more information, contact our sales team at sales@motionsensors.com or call our office at 252-331-2080.

ATEX & IECEx Certified: Custom & Standard Speed Sensors for Intrinsically Safe applications (also approved by CSA w/NRTL/C)