With an unparalleled and professional commitment to service, quality, and value, Shape LLC provides our global customer base with innovative transformer solutions; and maintains a comfortable, inclusive and caring environment for our customers, community and workforce.
Since 1966 Shape has been providing customers throughout the world, including international OEM’s, with custom transformers and magnetic assemblies, voltage regulators, line conditioners, inductors and other types of innovative transformer solutions.
The combined experience of our design / engineering / management team alone, which includes CAD engineering support, easily exceeds 100 years. Our 29,000 sq. ft., non-union, manufacturing facility is located in the suburbs of Chicago, where 50+ experienced and cross-trained associates work within four primary manufacturing cells. All Shape team members work together in compliance with all domestic and international safety agency regulations that are customers require (UL, CSA, CE, etc.). We also implement a lean thinking production philosophy; practice JIT cell manufacturing with one-piece flow; and are committed to quick turn prototyping through the use of a dedicated cell.
All Shape products are built with UL-recognized insulations systems (Class B 130°C, Class H 180°C, Class N 200°C and Class R 220°C). We also offer:
- In-line test stations in cells for pre-varnished product
- 100% final testing on all product (hi-pot)
- Roving QC inspection on the manufacturing floor
- Vacuum impregnation varnish system, utilizing UL recognized environmentally safe insulating resin (which also reduces noise, and heat)
- 5 ovens (curing varnished product)
- Kanban capability
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