Custom Resistor Dividers from Exxelia Ohmcraft Help Enable Innovative Downhole X-ray Inspections

ROCHESTER, N.Y., September 22, 2020 — In order to safely and successfully abandon and cap off oil wells, downhole X-ray technology is used to check the wells for any structural damage or radioactive materials. Exxelia Ohmcraft—a leader in thick-film, high-voltage, high-precision resistor design and ...


...and manufacturing—was recently tapped to develop a custom, high-voltage resistor divider for this application

For more than 15 years, Exxelia Ohmcraft has provided custom resistors for petrotechnical analysis equipment used in downhole drilling. That’s why manufacturers of the downhole X-ray inspection platform turned to Ohmcraft to help develop a custom solution for use in this new and innovative diagnostic tool, which has already generated significant demand in the market.

While cameras are able to capture images of a well’s exterior, downhole drilling X-ray platforms enable oil companies to clearly examine the inside of the well despite harsh conditions, including exposure to high temperatures, high pressures, and fluids. The X-ray inspection helps to ensure the well’s integrity and mitigate any risks.

“The process of taking X-rays deep down inside of a well involves very powerful and specialized equipment, for which the design required reliable high-voltage resistor dividers in a small form factor—a combination that manufacturers struggled to find,” said Eric Van Wormer, Vice President of Exxelia Ohmcraft. “Given our experience in downhole drilling applications and the development of custom resistor solutions, we were able to work closely with the engineers to meets their needs and help them bring this technology to life for their customers.”

Exxelia Ohmcraft’s technology utilizes the proprietary Micropen electronic printing system to “print” precise, narrow, serpentine lines with resistive ink on a ceramic substrate, producing higher performance resistors over a wider range of values on a smaller surface area than is possible with conventional film resistor technology.

Published on 23 Sep 2020 by Rebecca Charles

Exxelia Ohmcraft Custom Resistors Enable Rapid COVID-19 Testing

Diagnostic medical device companies have been working tirelessly to develop testing solutions, particularly those that can provide rapid and reliable results. To make these test kits possible, manufacturers turned to Exxelia Ohmcraft—a leader in thick-film, high-voltage, high-precision resistor design and manufacturing The new all-inclusive rapid testing solutions involve processing patient samples using a thermocycler, an instrument that is used to amplify DNA and RNA to identify COVID-19. The thermocyclers utilize high-ohmic-value, low-noise surface mount resistors from Exxelia Ohmcraft to function. The resistors were required to meet tight specifications, including a small form factor to enable the testing devices to be portable. “Due to the current crisis, the customer was moving extremely quickly to get these test kits developed, produced, and into the hands of as many healthcare systems as possible. As a U.S. manufacturer with industry-leading lead times, Exxelia Ohmcraft was able to provide custom resistors essential to their mission,” said Eric Van Wormer, Vice President of Exxelia Ohmcraft. “We are proud to partner with companies committed to helping fight COVID-19.” Exxelia Ohmcraft’s technology utilizes the proprietary Micropen electronic printing system to “print” precise, narrow, serpentine lines with resistive ink on a ceramic substrate, producing higher performance resistors over a wider range of values on a smaller surface area than is possible with conventional film resistor technology.

Exxelia brand celebrates its 10-year anniversary!

Exxelia brand celebrates its 10-year anniversary!  @Exxelia #poweringperformance #Exxelia10years Paris, France - August 29th 2019 – Exxelia, a leading global designer and manufacturer of highly engineered passive components and electromechanical solutions, celebrates the 10-year anniversary of its brand by confirming its market growth. The group Exxelia was born from the merge of five long-established companies with complementary activities and know-how (Eurofarad, Firadec, Sic Safco, Microspire and Astema). Today, Exxelia counts thirteen manufacturing sites located in France, the United States, Vietnam and Morocco. Embedded into the most advanced commercial aircrafts, the latest generation of fighter jets, onboard the most prestigious space exploration missions such as ChangE4 and Insight, Exxelia products have always been the trusted choice where the environment is harsh and reliability a must. Paul Maisonnier, CEO of Exxelia says: “Over the past 10 years, Exxelia has double its revenue thanks to organic growth and strategic acquisitions. We are proud to be recognized as a leading designer and manufacturer of standard and custom solutions with a worldwide reputation for performance and quality.” Looking ahead, Exxelia focuses on expanding its international presence to become the pure player world leader of complex passive components for high reliability applications. To see Exxelia’s latest success stories, visit https://www.linkedin.com/company/ #poweringperformance

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