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Build-a-RIB Workshop: Understanding our Naming Convention

February 20, 2018
Tech Tuesday

Luckily for you, when it comes to most of our RIB® relays, if you know your desired coil voltage, relay type, and contact ratings, then you know our part number. Read More


Employee Spotlight: David Mackey

February 9, 2018
Employee Spotlight

How long have you been at Functional Devices? I have been at Functional for 6 years, 8 months and 18 days, if this gets posted on February 9, 2018. If not, then my answer would need to be adjusted accordingly. What made you want to work in ­­engineering? My dad was an Electrical Field Service […] Read More


Automated Dust Collection for Woodworking Shop

February 6, 2018
Tech Tuesday

In my time performing technical support at Functional Devices, Inc., several customers have requested assistance selecting RIB® products that would enable them to automate the dust collection system in their woodworking shop. In each scenario, they were looking for a way to have their dust collector turn on if any of their electric saws, sanders […] Read More


Employee Spotlight: Carolyn Suhre

January 26, 2018
Employee Spotlight

Carolyn Suhre is a Production Assistant at Functional Devices. Today she sat down with us to discuss her job. Read More


Employee Spotlight: Andy Mercer

January 5, 2018
Employee Spotlight

How long have you been at Functional Devices? I’ve been at Functional Devices for coming up on three years. What made you want to work with software? We all have boring, repetitive tasks that we have to complete over and over. I love software because I can use it to automate and eliminate as much […] Read More


New You, New Home!

January 2, 2018
Tech Tuesday

Every year somewhere between 0-7.6 billion people make new year resolutions. Of those resolutions I am willing to bet that very few include upgrading your home with more efficient designs. Corporate offices and buildings are often renovated every few years to include better lights and HVAC systems (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning). These improvements can […] Read More


Employee Spotlight: Caleb Martin

December 15, 2017
Employee Spotlight

How long have you been at Functional Devices? I have been working at Functional Devices for almost 6 months now. I am still finding my way around sometimes. I grew up in the Metro Detroit area, and I am still not used to the more rural area around here. What made you want to work […] Read More


Functional Devices Announces Angie Jarvis as Sales Manager

December 14, 2017
General

Functional Devices, Inc. appoints Angie Jarvis as their Sales Manager. With over 15 years of experience in the industry, Angie Jarvis is a strong addition to the Functional Devices’ team. Angie will now be in charge of managing the Sales Team and making sure that Functional Devices provides the best possible experience to customers. Angie […] Read More


Hi/Low Separation – Helping You Stay Safe

December 12, 2017
Tech Tuesday

So, you’ve been using our RIB® products for a while, and you say: “Man, these RIB® relays are just great, but I’m fearful of wiring up this low voltage coil input next to the high voltage relay output. I sure don’t want to be like Marv from ‘Home Alone’. Does Functional Devices make a RIB® relay […] Read More


Employee Spotlight: Kathy Parker

December 1, 2017
Employee Spotlight

How long have you worked at Functional Devices? For 45 years. What made you want to work in the Sales Department? I was the Shipping Manager, and I had to have foot surgery, so rather than stay home for six weeks I came to the front office to help out. As I got to know […] Read More