System Prototyping and Low Volume Production
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Since APS incorporated in 2002, we have steadily broadened our hardware and software system prototyping capabilities. Sensing systems, sensors, data telemetry and acquisition systems, electromechanical systems and components, and real time software now account for the majority of our work. To maintain our growth in this business area and to increase our capabilities to include low volume production work, APS has completed a major expansion to our machine shop and assembly areas. We have added several high precision, computer numerical control (CNC) machines as well as conventional machine shop tools and increased our staff to support our prototyping and limited production manufacturing. APS has also expanded our assembly capabilities to now include a new 2000 sq-ft dedicated clean assembly area for our underwater acoustic transducer fabrication.
In October 2009, APS acquired CNC and machine shop tools from Kenniston Tool & Die of Mystic, CT in an effort to expand our precision machining capabilities and capacity. This acquisition along with past acquisitions of Acoustech Corporation of Philadelphia, PA and C&M Technology Inc. of Old Saybrook, CT have positioned APS well for future development of oceanographic data collection systems and special purpose underwater devices for government laboratories, universities, and industry. With these acquisitions, APS now offers the full spectrum of underwater acoustic system design and fabrication including directional transducer applications, vertical and horizontal hydrophone arrays, data acquisition units (DAUs), surface and sub-surface buoys, RF telemetry, rotational positioning systems, and pressure test vessels.
APSí manufacturing facility is located centrally in Groton CT at 145 Leonard Drive, minutes from APSí headquarters. The Leonard Drive manufacturing facility has enhanced APSí ability to design, fabricate, and assemble specialty marine systems and involves the design and construction staff early in design and research efforts to improve end products and reduce lead times. Click on the links below to find out more about our laboratories and manufacturing facilities:
APS offers and performs concept development and system prototyping for the following applications: