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Location(s):N83 W13330 Leon Rd
Menomonee Falls, WI
Industry:Manufacturing / R&D (non-computer)
MTE Corporation was formed in 1982 for the purpose of acquiring four, independent, magnetic and electronic companies, located in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. In 1983 the acquisition was completed which brought together the companies known as Milwaukee Transformer Co., Transformer Design Inc., Hytran Inc., and Milwaukee Electronics Corporation. Each of these companies specialized in a different field of magnetics and transformer design and were long established companies in their respective fields. The clear objective of this acquisition was to build the best magnetics company in the country by capitalizing on the individual strengths of each of the companies, while bringing to each a new dimension in management, marketing and quality under the new MTE Corporation.
By 1988, Milwaukee Electronics was sold and the remaining companies merged into MTE Corporation operating divisions, maintaining the same specialization they had as independent companies. Milwaukee Transformer and Transformer Design, subsequently the Industrial Products Division, produces a full range of dry type transformers, reactors, chokes, etc. for the commercial and industrial marketplace. A wide spectrum of laminated core; toroidal core, C-core and ferrite core products are manufactured. Fabrication techniques include open frame, and encapsulated units. Encapsulated units include potting in molded epoxy enclosures and hermetically sealed units in metal enclosures. This division also produces custom ballast used in Municipal Street lighting systems employing high-pressure sodium vapor lighting.
A new division was formed in 1990 called the Power Quality Division. This division produces various Power Quality devices; in particular a 3-phase Line/Load Reactor sold under the copyrighted name “Guard-AC” which was the first product produced by the company as a stock item with its own corporate identification. AC Reactors are a product of the 90’s with applications in power quality and energy conservation. Reactors are widely used in conjunction with variable speed drives and other electronic equipment to protect the equipment from unwanted power surges and to help bring harmonics into compliance with IEEE, IEC and U.S. utility standards for harmonics distortion and power factor.
MTE has vaulted into a leadership role in the power quality industry with its unique Reactor design. “Guard-AC” Reactors are presently sold through over 200 distributors in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Asia and Europe. Distributorships have also been established in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, the Philippines, and China.
New power quality products continue to be added each year to the MTE product offering. A Harmonics Analyzer was added in 1994, also a line of 3-phase Surge Arrestors plus a line of RFI Filters in 1995. In 1996 a standard line of DC Link Chokes for the drive OEM market was introduced. In 1997 a Sine WaveFilter was introduced specifically for the protection of motors from IGBT spikes. A single-phase 3rd Harmonic Filter was introduced in 1997 as was a new, patented, 3-phase Broad Band Harmonic Filter. In late 1998, a U.S. patent was awarded to the company for a 1-phase Broad Band Harmonic Filter. A new dv/dt filter line was brought to market in early 2004 for economical protection of motors operated up to 1000 ft from their controllers. Updated Sine Wave Filter designs were introduced late in 2004 to extend motor protection to several thousand feet. Four patents in the power quality field were applied for in 2005, with the first being granted in 2006. This patent, for a Multiple Three-Phase Inductor with a Common Core, will introduce size & cost reductions in MTE’s Matrix Harmonic Filter line. MTE has three manufacturing facilities and maintains more than $1,000,000 in finished goods inventory at its distribution center in Menomonee Falls. Inventory is also located in Canada, England, Australia and Singapore.
The engineering and technical staff of MTE Corporation is outstanding. Our team of professional design engineers has over 100 years collective experience in the magnetics industry and is complemented by almost as much experience in manufacturing. MTE quality standards are maintained at the highest level across the broadest customer base of any company our size in the country. We are certified to ISO 9001:2000 and our modern manufacturing cells enable us to supply too many just-in-time programs established by our customers. Our electrical test department is equipped with an extensive list of precision test equipment to insure that all parts can be tested for compliance with specified performance parameters.
The manufacture of precision, high quality magnetic components and products can only be accomplished with high quality precision equipment operated by well trained, dedicated and well supervised personnel. To attain this goal, MTE has maintained the highest standards of training by long-time qualified trainers, lead persons, foremen and supervisors. MTE has also selectively purchased, over the years, new manufacturing equipment to complement its production capability. In 1989, MTE constructed a new 25,000 square foot building, designed to be a state-of-the-art office, technical and manufacturing facility devoted to the manufacture of high-tech magnetic components. A new 4500 square foot addition to the manufacturing section of the building was completed in February 1997 and a new 9000 square foot distribution center was opened in January 1999. In 2005, the Sales Group and Distribution Center moved to a new 25,000 square foot building.