Thick Film Resistors Design And Manufacture

TSEC specialize in design and manufacture of thick film power, high voltage and network resistors for extreme applications beyond the capability of standard, off the shelf, resistor components. We avoid the market for standard, high volume, resistor product and only support low to medium volume manufacture.

In some applications design compromises to accommodate a standard resistor are just not an option. Where there is a resistor design or application issue TSEC provide solutions.. Specialists in thick film resistor technology TSEC deliver the advice and support required to ensure the best resistor is specified, designed and manufactured for any given application.


Resistor Design and Manufacture

TSEC makes use of a large range of  resistor materials from a number of specialist suppliers including Ferro, ESL, Heraeus and Metech to cover a range of applications from low ohmic / low voltage to high ohmic / high voltage AC / DC. New materials are approved and added to the portfolio on a regular basis.

Demanding applications often require the use of specialist materials to produce a thick film resistor device that will perform as required over its entire in service life. TSEC have long term experience of the best combination of materials and manufacturing processes to address a wide range of application combined with excellent relationships with a wide range of material suppliers.

The TSEC manufacturing facility is optimised for low to medium volume of a wide range of thick film resistor components.


Why Thick Film Technology?

Thick film resistor technology is used in a wide variety of applications due to its high resistance per unit area and low cost compared to other resistor technologies.The advantages of thick film resistor products are:

·         A solution which requires less solder points and therefore increases reliability.

·         Matched resistors - both absolute as well as ratio matching.

·         TCR matching.

·         Higher operating temperatures.

·         Smaller physical dimensions.

·         Non Inductive.

Resistors may be trimmed and matched to suit any application compensating for TCR and/or VCR effects on resistor value by provision of an offset resistor value at trim.



Please call us on + 44 (0) 1207 230 728 to discuss your application specific thick film resistor requirements.