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bisco Expands Online Catalog by Over 2.5 Million Products

Your One-Stop-Shop

Over the past six months bisco industries has added over 2.5 million products to its online catalog. The expansion of our online catalog provides engineers and purchasing agents with additional flexibility to find solutions for current and upcoming projects. Users can now search and filter newly added products by part number, product description, dimensions, and many other attributes.

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bisco Relocates Northern California Distribution Center

As of September 23, 2016, bisco industries’ San Jose, CA distribution center has moved. The new facility is located at 2118 Zanker Road, San Jose, CA 95131. In addition to warehousing operations all sales staff have also relocated to the new facility. The strategic location of the San Jose facility enables bisco to maintain its role as a preferred partner for companies on the leading edge of technological innovation.

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What is a LED Light Pipe?

Light pipes, often called LED light pipes because of their use with LEDs, are physical structures (either a transparent plastic rod or an optical fiber) that are used for transmitting light lengthwise. Integrating LED light pipes is an extremely cost effective option that helps eliminate the multiple steps associated with transporting light from one location to another. Light pipes transmit up to 80% of emitted light making them useful for a broad range of applications including security equipment, medical devices, and communications equipment.

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bisco industries Attending EDS 2016

This week bisco industries’ management team will be meeting with top manufacturers at the Electronic Design Summit (EDS), taking place in Las Vegas, NV at the Mirage Resort.

About EDS 2016

bisco industries will be connecting with electronic manufacturers through one-on-one meetings, product exhibits, and educational programs.  EDS presents a unique opportunity for industry leaders to exchange ideas and stay up to date on the latest innovations that are moving the industry forward. Electronic component manufacturers in attendance include: 3M, Rayovac, RAF Electronic Hardware, Panduit,  Cambion,  Abbatron, Pentair, Altech Corp, and Keystone Electronics.

The Impact of EDS

Maintaining strong relationships with these manufacturers and many others allows bisco to provide clients with the best pricing, availability, and access to custom manufacturing services. Subscribe to bisco’s blog for news about upcoming tradeshows and updates from our manufacturing partners.

Manufacturer Profile: Abbatron

Abbatron is a leading manufacturer of electronic hardware and connectors and the owner of the HH Smith and GH Plugs brands. Abbatron’s facility boasts 26,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehousing space allowing Abbatron to conduct a wide range of manufacturing processes. Abbatron’s manufacturing capabilities include stamping, molding, machine turning, machine grinding, machine drilling, and automated assembly.

Abbatron’s main objective is to deliver products of outstanding quality and dependability. In this effort Abbatron offers technical support for existing applications and design services to aid the alteration of existing assemblies or the creation of new custom products.

Abbatron’s Product Offering Includes:

  • Posts, Plugs, and Jacks
  • Test Leads and Patch Cords
  • Spacers and Standoffs
  • Bumpers, Grommets, and Hole Plugs
  • Audio Connectors

bisco – Authorized Abbatron Distributor

bisco industries is a franchised Abbatron distributor, carrying the full line of Abbatron spacers, standoffs, plugs, jacks, test leads, and audio connectors. To find pricing, availability, and place orders for Abbatron products visit biscoind.com.

Manufacturer Profile: Aavid Thermalloy

Aavid Thermalloy is a leading manufacturer of thermal management solutions. Their worldwide network is comprised of three regional offices, six manufacturing centers, and eight design centers. Aavid takes pride in providing the industry’s broadest offering of thermal management products.

Aavid Thermalloy’s Product Offering Includes:

  • Heat Sinks
  • DC Brushless Fans and Blowers
  • Tape Attachments
  • Semiconductor Mounting
  • Board Level Attachments
  • Interface Materials (insulating hardware, gap fillers, etc.)

Aavid Engineering & Design Services

Aavid also provides impressive resource for engineers, giving them innovative and interactive online engineering tools as well as design services supported by their team of market-leading design engineers.

A History of Innovation

In 2014, Aavid Thermalloy celebrated “50 Years of Innovation”, marking half a century of delivering high quality, innovative and cost effective thermal management solutions.  Aavid’s innovative history is supported by their quality standards which require them to supply products that meet or exceed customer requirements for quality, on time deliver (OTD), performance, and value. Aavid has obtained ISO Certifications in North America, Europe, Asia, and India.

bisco – Authorized Aavid Thermalloy Distributor

bisco industries is a franchised Aavid distributor, stocking large quanties of Aavid heat sinks, fans, and other thermal management products. To find pricing, availability, and place orders for Aavid Thermalloy products visit biscoind.com.

Introducing bisco’s New Blog Series – What is it Wednesday?

Modern procurement teams often purchase items based only on a product number and a short description. Product expertise is left to engineers allowing buyers to focus on obtaining cost savings and ensuring on time delivery. Despite the benefits of specialization, processing basic product knowledge can often be useful for purchasers.  In particular, product expertise is helpful when related products are required or when alternate products are provided.  Although a buyer may not make the final decision about purchasing associated items or accepting alternates, product knowledge can help them make an informed decision about escalating to an engineer or supply chain manager.

In an effort to provide purchasing teams with foundational product information, bisco industries is launching a blog series called What is it Wednesday. Each Wednesday we will offer insight on common electronic components and hardware by providing product descriptions, common applications, and top manufacturers. To receive updates on the What is it Wednesday blog series and other news from bisco industries be sure to subscribe to our blog.

Counterfeit Parts Still An Issue For Military Equipment

In 2012 the Senate Armed Services Committee of the United States released a report identifying a massive number of imported counterfeit Chinese electronic parts being used in U.S. military equipment.

According to the report, more than 70% of an estimated one million suspected counterfeit parts were imported from China. The second and third largest sources for fake parts were the United Kingdom and Canada. The report also highlighted that counterfeit parts were found in helicopters and planes used by the United States Navy.

Some three years after the report, combatting counterfeit parts continue to be a significant focus for the defense and aerospace industry. Supply chain members are focusing on maintaining and improving product traceability in addition to cutting out unknown and unreliable suppliers. The failure of a single electronic part in any military vehicles could not only result in higher overall costs, but also cause injuries, mission failure, reduced dependability and product recall. Most importantly for the manufacturing community, it could result in the loss of contracts, and the shutdown of manufacturing lines.

A Trusted Source for Mil-Spec Components

As a recognized quality leader in the manufacturing and distribution industries, bisco is a trusted source for military specification (mil-spec) components. Our counterfeit detection process flags outdated cage codes and date codes, requiring a stringent validation and authentication process.  In addition, bisco’s AS9100/ISO9001 certified quality management system ensures that even the highest-level client requirements are met. To learn more about bisco’s quality management system and our value added services contact your local bisco representative.

Keystone Electronics: It’s What’s on the Inside that Counts

Keystone Electronics is a premier manufacturer of electronic connectors and hardware. Keystone offers components such as battery clips, fuse holders, panel screws, terminals, spacers, standoffs, plugs, and test points. Not only does Keystone offer a wide selection of standard products but they also provide customer manufacturing capabilities. That means Keystone components are found in all types of applications from TVs to barometers. In addition, Keystone has invested heavily in top of the line precision machining and precision stamping equipment to keep quality high and costs low.

Your Local Keystone Distributor

bisco industries is a proud to be an authorized Keystone distributor. Whether you’re an engineer looking to design in components or a buyer looking to get parts on order bisco is here to make your life easier. We offer a complete catalog of Keystone products on our website as well as online pricing and ordering. bisco also has 46 facilities throughout North America staffed with knowledgeable sales people ready to serve you. Visit biscoind.com or contact our customer service team today!

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