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New Vishay Foil Resistors Video Provides Behind the Scenes Look at Precision Center Process for Fast Turnaround on Custom Value Prototypes
MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA — Sept. 12, 2012 — Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG) today unveiled a new demonstration video that shows the actual process by which the company’s Vishay Foil Resistors (VFR) brand is able to ship samples of Bulk Metal® Foil precision resistors within any resistance value within a 0.01% tolerance within one to five days.
The demonstration replicates on a small scale the same process that takes place in VFR Precision Centers. For demonstration purposes duplicating real-life prototyping challenges, Richard Zuratt, senior development engineer at VPG, uses a micro version of a Precision Center to trim a VSMP1206 resistor to an arbitrarily chosen unique resistance of 9.8765 kΩ within a 0.01% tolerance in just a few minutes.
Vishay Foil Resistors' (VFR) authorized Precision Centers, with several global locations, provide fast delivery of small quantities of Bulk Metal Foil resistors with any value/tolerance combination. Shipping small quantities in five days or less, VFR precision centers trim each resistor to the precise value ordered, giving the designers the exact resistor they need in the shortest time possible.
“The design-in process is becoming much shorter as expectations for speed to market are become more and more demanding,” said Yuval Hernik, senior director of application engineering for Vishay Foil Resistors. “Equipment must be designed and its performance checked very quickly. Should there be a second round of resistor selection, the Vishay Precision Center concept is the ideal solution for small prototype runs and quick changes prior to full production.”
Resistors supplied through VFR Precision Centers deliver all the capabilities and characteristics  of Bulk Metal Foil technology. Featuring a TCR of ±0.05 ppm/°C  and load life stability of ± 0.005 % (50 ppm), the devices can go immediately into the full range of load-life and environmental evaluation processes. The service is provided through a network of globally-distributed Precision Centers for easy access and local availability.
The Precision Centers demo is available now on the Vishay Foil Resistors website, at http://www.vishaypg.com/foil-resistors/videos/.
Further information about Vishay Foil Resistors products is available at www.vishayfoilresistors.com.
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About VPG Foil Resistors
Distinguished by the premier brands Vishay Foil Resistors, Powertron, and Alpha Electronics, VPG Foil Resistors is part of Vishay Precision Group (VPG), producing the most precise and stable resistors available. The portfolio comprises products in a variety of resistor and package configurations to meet the needs of a wide range of applications: discrete resistors and resistor networks in surface mount and through-hole (fixed-lead) configurations; customized chip resistor networks; precision trimming potentiometers; and discrete chips for use in hybrid circuits. The foil resistors and current sensors are used in applications requiring a high degree of precision and stability, such as in medical testing equipment, semiconductor equipment, precision measuring instruments, aerospace, and military applications.
About Vishay Precision Group
Vishay Precision Group (VPG) is an internationally recognized designer, manufacturer and marketer of: components based on its resistive foil technology; sensors; and sensor-based systems specializing in the growing markets of stress, force, weight, pressure, and current measurements. VPG is a market leader of Foil Technology Products, providing ongoing technology innovations in precision foil resistors and foil strain gages, which are the foundation of the Company’s Force Sensors Products and its Weighing and Control Systems. The product portfolio consists of a variety of well-established brand names recognized for precision and quality in the marketplace. To learn more, visit VPG at www.vishaypg.com.