Established in 1964, the company developed and produced
a line of miniature, rugged conditioner amplifiers in which
the founder, Earl Cunningham, had prior experience and knew
of a general need. These small instruments could provide highly
accurate data despite harsh environmental conditions.
Originally sold to government test facilities in New Mexico, these products
were used on board rocket test sleds where shock and vibration
conditions were severe. Named the 400 Series conditioner amplifiers,
these instruments were then introduced to the test tracks
of the auto industry in Michigan. Since then, thousands of
the 400 Series products have been sold all over the world. These
products are used in all areas of vehicle test from grueling
cold or sizzling hot weather to endurance or crash testing.
Versions of the standard 400 Series amplifiers are used on
several rocket launch vehicles, the Cruise Missile, and even
aboard the Space Shuttle. Now a family of conditioner products,
the 400 Series instruments find application wherever accurate
data are required under environmentally harsh operating conditions.
Again because of a known need, the company in 1973 developed the
first precision thermocouple simulator and calibrator in
a single instrument, the Model 1100. For the first time, calibration-laboratory
personnel could perform highly accurate thermocouple-equipment
calibration without requiring several instruments and a look-up
table. This proved to be a popular instrument not only with
cal labs, but in production test of recording and measuring
equipment that involve thermocouple signals. A second-generation
instrument, the Model 1120, was added in the early 1980’s;
and in 2007, the third-generation product, the Model 1140A,
entered production. These instruments have made Ectron the leader
in the high-accuracy thermocouple simulator-calibrator market.
Ectron developed other instrumentation amplifiers for general
industrial or laboratory environments. These are the 500 and
700 Series amplifiers. These highly accurate and versatile instruments
fulfill the needs of many industrial, aerospace, and military
facilities requiring superior amplifier and conditioner products.
Quality and customer welfare are uppermost in the efforts of all Ectron
employees. Product specifications are stated as the maximum
deviation from the ideal rather than only typical performance.
All products receive rigorous testing, including testing
at temperature extremes to insure full conformance to specifications.
Under our quality assurance group, all test equipment
is referenced to in-house standards that are traceable to the National
Institute of Standards and Technology.
The company, now in its 54th year,
is located in modern facilities in the Kearny Mesa
area of San Diego, California.
8159 Engineer Road
San Diego, CA 92111
Telephone: (858) 278-0600
Fax: (858) 278-0372
CAGE Code: 24856