Mark Engman

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Opto 22 celebrates 50 years!

Posted by Mark Engman on Apr 3, 2024 7:42:01 AM

You can count on high-quality Opto products and continued support for all your automation and IIoT applications.

I have a hard time believing it’s been 50 years since my dad and mom started Opto 22. My dad, Bob Engman, was an engineer who helped develop a better way to manufacture solid state relays. 

SSRs had just been invented in the early 1970s, and the improvement was to pot SSRs with epoxy to protect the electronics from shock, vibration, and environmental contaminants. When Opto 22 began in 1974, our first products were, you guessed it, twenty-two SSR models manufactured by the new method.

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Topics: Opto 22, Anniversary

COVID-19 Update on Product Availability, Support, and Services

Posted by Mark Engman on Oct 1, 2020 7:00:00 AM

Latest update: Manufacturing at full capacity, fewer shipping delays, phones and live chat, expanded online training, new tools for engineering assistance, and more

As we continue to respond to changes resulting from the pandemic—changes mandated by government and changes we feel necessary to keep our employees safe—we have also retooled and streamlined customer service for you.

I’m happy to report that manufacturing is now at full capacity, and the shipping delays we experienced earlier are reduced. We are fortunate that our facility provides plenty of space for social distancing among our staff with excellent ventilation. Your orders can be safely filled and processed without delay.

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Topics: Opto 22 product support, COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 UPDATE: Continuation of  Support and Services

Posted by Mark Engman on Mar 20, 2020 4:25:56 PM

As an essential supplier to critical infrastructure sectors, Opto 22 is committed to providing customer service and technical support during the COVID-19 outbreak.

As the local, national, and global Coronavirus situation changes on a daily basis, we want you to have the latest news on how Opto 22 is working with our customers and staff to continue operations under COVID-19 restrictions.

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Topics: Opto 22 product support, COVID-19 Update

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