Quality

K&L Microwave (MPG Salisbury) began operation in 1970 with the goal of designing and manufacturing the best RF and microwave components and integrated assemblies in the world. Today, in the highly competitive component and integrated assembly industry, K&L continues to set the standard of excellence as a worldwide leader in the supply of RF and microwave filters. K&L Microwave has established a management philosophy of continuous improvement, which is accomplished through implementation of best-in-class business processes. Our reputation for quality is based on our commitment to superior customer satisfaction.

QMS Registrations

K&L’s quality system is registered to AS9100C by QMI - SAI Global.

K&L’s Salisbury facilities are registered to ISO 14001:2004 by QMI - SAI Global.

K&L’s Dominican Republic facility's quality system is registered to ISO 9001:2008 by QMI - SAI Global.

K&L's Quality Policy

K&L Microwave's vision is to be a healthy, growing and top-performing company recognized by our customers as their supplier of choice for RF and microwave filter and filter-related products in the military and commercial markets.

Our mission is to understand and achieve our customer's expectations through:

  • Continual Improvement of Business Processes
  • Development of People
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Deployment of Leading-Edge Technologies
  • Involvement of Everyone

Soldering and Workmanship Standards

As a key supplier to both military and commercial markets, K&L Microwave applies soldering and workmanship practices that conform to customer and military standards, American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards, and IPC (formerly Institute for Interconnecting and Packaging Electronic Circuits) standards, including IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610.

Reliability

See compatibility matrices.

On-site Environmental Test Lab

K&L’s full in-house environmental testing facility includes vibration tables, accelerated shock apparatus, temperature and thermal shock chambers, temperature/altitude chambers, and a condensing/non-condensing, salt-fog humidity chamber. This equipment is capable of recording real-time test cycling data. Environmentally-controlled, computer-operated laser-welding equipment ensures clean, void-free welds, maintaining hermeticity requirements of 10-8 atm-cc/sec.

On-site Calibration Lab

K&L’s on-site calibration laboratory conforms to the requirements of MIL-STD 45662, ANSI Z-540, and ISO 10012. Calibration activities are scheduled and managed via use of Met-Cal software. Calibration standards are traceable to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). K&L’s calibration lab frequently receives accolades from our ISO registrar and other external auditors.

As a global supplier, K&L has achieved a preferred status with key military and commercial customers by delivering products that meet customer requirements. K&L is dedicated to the never-ending journey of continuous improvement.

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