APRS World, LLC

Equipment and Facilities

 

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Our equipment and facilities change to accomodate our current production and development needs, but here are some of our mainstays.

Facilities

Minnesota City, Minnesota

  • Management, sales, engineering, and machine shop
  • Wind Turbine Facility flexible assemble space
  • 208V / 3 phase power at all locations
  • Pickup truck, 1 ton, 4x4, crew cab with trailers to 20' / 7 ton

Winona, Minnesota

  • Field test site with good wind and solar resources
  • Heavy equipment / large material storage and staging
  • Towers from 30' to 120'
  • 37.5 kW grid tied solar to offset APRS World's energy usage
  • ~20kW off grid solar for testing
  • Portable training tower

Fairbanks, Alaska

  • Field office with fenced laydown yard
  • Container based buildings
  • Off-grid solar / wind power system with large battery
  • 3/4 ton 4x4 crew cab pickup truck
  • All tools, welders, generators, are sized for transportation with Robinson R44 helicopter

Fremont, Minnesota

  • Wind test site with 120' tower / 12kW wind turbine

Spanish Fork, Utah

  • Wind test site with 70' tower

Engineering

  • Soldidworks
  • DC power supplies to 10kW
  • DC programmable loads
  • Tektronic ociloscopes
  • Fluke multimeters to 6.5 digits
  • Fluke voltage calibrations to 1100 volts DC
  • Agilent LCR
  • Fluke and Druck multi process calibrators

Electronics Assembly

Surface Mount

  • Pick and place machines
  • Manual and automatic screen printers
  • Vapor phase reflow
  • Reflow with nitrogen atmosphere

Through Hole

  • Lead free / no clean wave solder

Hand / Re-work

  • IPC J-std certified operators
  • Metcal / Pace / Weller solder / desoldering / hot air stations

Wire processing

  • CNC cut and stripping of 6 AWG and smaller wires
  • Spool handling for 8' and smaller spools
  • Hydraulic crimping for 4/0 and smaller
  • Pneumatic crimping
  • Lead free solder pots

Machine and Fabrication Shop

Machine Shop

  • Mazak VC-500N 4 axis CNC mill
  • Mazak QT-15 CNC lathe
  • HAAS CNC lathe
  • Kaeser screw air compressor and drier
  • 2 x IR piston air compressor
  • Quincy screw air compressor and drier
  • 2 x engine lathe
  • CNC Automation 3 axis CNC knee mill

Welding

  • Lincoln 350 amp AC / DC TIG welder
  • Miller 600 amp MIG welder
  • 2 x Miller Millermatic 252 300 amp MIG welder
  • Miller Bobcat 250EFI
  • Miller Millermatic 180
  • Miller Syncrowave SD180
  • Portable bore welding and cutting rig

Cutting

  • DoALL S-320CNC CNC band saw
  • 5' x 10' CNC plasma table with 150 amp high definition power source
  • Hypertherm 45XP with handheld torch
  • Ridgid pipe treader

Forming

  • Accurpress 60 ton CNC press brake with Wila segment tooling
  • Diacro press brake
  • Hydraulic tube benders to 4.5" OD
  • Hydraulic presses to 50 ton
  • Arbor presses to 7 ton

Wood

  • Weeke large format CNC multi-axis router
  • SawStop table saw
  • Panel saw
  • Planer, shaper, drill presses, etc

Material Handing and Heavy Equipment

Telehandlers

  • Genie GTH-1056 10k lbs / 56ft reach
  • Traverse 6035 6k lbs / 35ft reach
  • Genie GTH-5519 5.5k lbs / 19ft reach

Personell Lifts

  • Genie S-65 boom lift
  • Genie S-40 boom lift
  • Scissor lift
  • Work baskets up to 4' x 10'

Forklifts

  • Yale 5k electric
  • Nissan 5k LP
  • Cat 3k electric

Skidsteers

  • CAT 257B3 compact track loader, 56HP turbo diesel
  • Bobcat S205 wheeled skid steer, 66HP turbo diesel

Excavating

  • Takeuchi TB 180 FR 8 ton excavator with hydraulic thumb
  • Chain trencher for skid steer
  • Auger drive with 9" to 36" augers for skid steer

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In order to improve design and supply the best product possible, specifications may change without notice.