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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


Quality is Designed into Products

November 28, 2017
Tech Tuesday

I used to work in the Engineering Department for a large Fortune 500 aeronautical company; the kind of company where if a single part was scrapped out, it would have been equivalent to my entire salary. Each individual component was manufactured by this company, and all of the sub-assemblies and final assemblies were done in-house […] Read More


Employee Spotlight: Matt Long

November 17, 2017
Employee Spotlight

How long have you been at Functional Devices? Next month will make nine years. What made you want to become an engineer? I have a weird relationship with math – I really like it – and I’ve always been fascinated with electronic devices. I have been pulling them apart and (trying to) put them back […] Read More


Providing Override Feedback to Your Controller with our RIB® Device

November 14, 2017
Tech Tuesday

Most people that call Functional Devices, Inc. Technical Support are aware of our popular products like RIB® relays, current sensors, power supplies and transformers, but we offer many other products that do not fit into one of those categories. In this blog, I will spotlight one such product, model RIBMNA1D0. Features The RIBMNA1D0 is a […] Read More


Employee Spotlight: Dolores Medlen

October 27, 2017
Employee Spotlight

How long have you been at Functional Devices? I started on January 17, 2005. What made you want to work at Functional Devices? At first it was just to get out of the house and earn some extra money What are some of your hobbies outside of work? I love to read, crochet, watch movies […] Read More


Relay: Similar to a Light Switch!

October 24, 2017
Tech Tuesday

Many times when I take tech calls, I will answer a question on how to wire up a RIB® relay to control a load. When this happens, I have a go-to analogy that always seems to clear things up and answer the question. What is this genius analogy, you ask? Well, the title of this blog […] Read More


Employee Spotlight: Sam Klennert

October 13, 2017
Employee Spotlight

How long have you been at Functional Devices? I’ve been working full time here for a little more than 2 years now. What made you want to become an engineer? Growing up, my Dad, who is a construction contractor, made a point to show and explain to me something when we would go to work […] Read More