designs, manufactures and markets magnetics and power supply subassemblies
to the medical, military, aerospace and industrial controls markets.
Headquartered in Minnetonka, MN, the Company also operates two manufacturing
facilities, in Duluth and Marshall, MN. HiRel Systems serves approximately
40 customers and has developed strong relationships with some of
the most successful players in its end use markets including Guidant,
Lockheed Martin, United Defense and Honeywell.
The Company is one of the largest manufacturers of
high-reliability transformers and inductors for electronic circuits
that are used in both signal and power supply applications in the
medical, military and aerospace markets. These devices, commonly
referred to as the "magnetics" in a circuit, are designed to transform
the voltage and amperage characteristics of an input signal or power
source to match the needs of the receiving devices.
HiRel's products range in size from less than an
inch in diameter and an ounce in weight to several feet and hundreds
of pounds. The Company designs most of its smaller products to be
mounted on a printed circuit board along with integrated circuits
and other electronic components. Prices range broadly from under
a dollar to several thousand dollars for larger, custom designed
CHB's interest in Hirel Systems was sold in 2012.