What We Do

RMF provides complete electronic assembly services: from design to manufacturing to after-sale support and service.

About Us

RMF Design and Manufacturing has over 29 years of experience. Throughout this time, our company has become a leader in offering electronic design and manufacturing services. In the past three decades we have completed many and varied electronic design projects, servicing a diverse range of clients and markets.

RMF Design and Manufacturing Inc. is authorized by the PEO to offer engineering services in the province of Ontario.

Markets Served

We've served many markets. Click a market to see more details.

Commercial Monitoring and Control 9

Controls for fast food drive-through window

We designed a control system for operating a fast food drive-through window. The system included infrared proximity sensors and variable-speed DC motor control with obstruction detection and safety features.

Thermostat for use in hotels

We designed and prototyped a thermostat used in hotel rooms.

Shopping cart scanning system

We designed and manufactured a system to scan the lower shelf of shopping carts at the checkout counter to detect product on the lower shelf. The system was used by a large super market to reduce loss.

System to control and monitor water consumption in condominium complexes

We designed a distributed control system which monitors residential hot water tanks for leaks, controls irrigation systems and monitors water meters. The user interface for the system is a web page.

Electronic transformers for halogen lamps

We designed and manufactured halogen lamp transformers for use in high end museum and art gallery lighting.

Coffee flavour dispensing machine

We designed and manufactured control boards for use in a coffee flavour dispensing machine.

Commercial temperature monitoring

We manufactured sensor boards used on an Ethernet LAN to monitor temperature and other physical variables in a commercial space.

Inventory tracking terminal

We designed and manufactured a custom terminal used to carry out physical inventory tracking in large retail stores.

Voice synthesis system

We designed and manufactured a system to detect the presence of a customer and deliver a verbal sales pitch through voice synthesis.

Consumer Products 4

Swimming pool water treatment system

We designed and manufactured a system for treating pool water with silver ions to reduce the requirement for chemical pool treatment.

Lithium-ion battery control and charging circuit

We designed a lithium-ion battery monitoring and charging circuit, implementing strategies to ensure symmetrical charging and discharging of the battery cells in laptop batteries.

System to aid home residents in escaping a fire

We designed a system that detects the activation of a fire alarm and provides strobe lights and audio instructions to direct residents to the building exits.

Residential UV water treatment system

We designed and manufactured control boards for a residential UV water treatment system.

Data Communication Equipment 3

E1, T1, E2, T2 interface

We designed and prototyped a family of boards to convert data formats from E1 to E2 and T1 to T2.

Loop fault isolator

We designed and manufactured loop fault isolators for use with large retail point of sale networks.

PC communication cards used for commercial and retail data communications

We designed and manufactured PC cards for commercial and retail data communications.

Educational 2

Equipment for training electronic technicians

We manufactured boards, designed by our client, used by a college for training electronic technicians.

Evaluation boards for training engineers in the use of high speed FPGAs

We manufactured evaluation boards designed by our customer. These boards are used to train engineers in the use of high speed FPGAs.

Hospitality 3

System to monitor beverage dispensing

We designed and manufacture a system to monitor the amount of beverage dispensed at pumps and to report this via the internet to a host computer.

Thermostat for use in hotels

We designed and prototyped a thermostat used in hotel rooms.

Coffee flavour dispensing machine

We designed and manufactured control boards for use in a coffee flavour dispensing machine.

Industrial Control 27

Controls for UV waste water treatment system

We designed and manufactured controls for a UV waste water treatment system. This system is used to treat municipal waste water.

Lubrication dispensing controls

We manufactured control boards used to dispense lubricants in industrial machinery.

Controls for wind turbines

We prepared artwork for wind turbine control circuits.

Data acquisition and control boards for industrial automation

We manufactured boards, designed by our client, used for industrial monitoring and control.

Data centre power monitoring equipment

We designed boards used by our client to monitor power consumption in large data centers.

Optical pipeline diameter measurement system

We designed and manufactured a control board used to accurately measure the diameter of pipes in gas and oil pipelines. Small changes in diameter are used to detect pipe corrosion. This board includes DC motor control with encoder position feedback.

MODbus prototcol converter

We designed and programmed a software interface for converting data communication formats to the MODbus format.

Airborne geophysical survey controls

We manufactured data acquisition boards for use in an airborne geophysical survey system.

Controls for a mobile asphalt recycling machine

We designed and prototyped a board to control the operation of a mobile asphalt recycling machine. This system controlled natural gas heaters for melting asphalt.

PH measurement system

We manufactured boards designed by our client. The boards are used to measure PH in industrial systems.

Industrial DC power supplies

We designed industrial DC power supplies.

Power utility power distribution instrumentation

We prepared artwork for data acquisition boards used in power grid monitoring.

Packaging machinery controls

We designed and manufactured weigh scale and stepper motor control boards for use in a snack food packaging machine.

Power plant instrumentation

We designed and manufactured a video isolation board used to provide electrical isolation for video signals.

Industrial measurement systems

We manufactured control boards designed by our customer. The boards are used in a system to measure large structures with very high accuracy, e.g. aircraft wings.

Commercial and industrial HVAC system controls

We design and manufactured control boards used by our customer in commercial and industrial HVAC systems.

Mine worker battery charging system

We designed a controller for charging the lamp batteries used by underground mine workers.

Controls for pipeline inspection

We designed and manufactured controls for a pipeline inspection gauge, which was pumped through oil and gas pipelines and used magnetic fields to inspect for corrosion.

Control boards used to increase the efficiency of large AC electric motors.

We manufactured control boards, designed by our customer, used to increase the efficiency of large AC electric motors.

Control system for drug sample packaging

We designed and manufactured a control system for a machine which packaged sample drugs for distribution to physicians.

Distributed peak load control system

We designed and manufactured controllers which are linked on an RF Zigby network. The controllers are used to reduce peak electrical demand for facilities with multiple air conditioners, refrigeration systems, electric heating or other loads.

Instruments to measure projectile speed

We manufactured boards, designed by our customer, used in an instrument to measure projectile speed.

Electrical power monitoring

We designed a board to monitor electrical power. The customer used this board as part of a system for monitoring AC current, voltage and power. The design included programming of an FPGA.

Inductive clutch controls

We manufactured boards used to control inductive clutches for large electric motors. The boards are designed by our customer.

Garbage compactor control

We designed and manufactured control boards for garbage compactors. The board includes AC motor control circuits.

Electric welding machine controls

We manufactured control boards for an electric welding machine.

Control Boards for a 3D measuring device

We manufactured boards, designed by our client, used in a machine which creates 3D images by scanning small 3D objects.

Laboratory Instruments 2

Portable incubator

We designed and manufactured a portable incubator used to pre-treat water before testing for water-borne pathogens.

Control boards for laboratory stirrer

We designed and manufactured a set of control boards for a laboratory stirrer. The stirrer mixes according to a recipe and provides controlled speed and torque. The controls include 300VDC brushless DC motor control circuits.

Machine Controls 5

Control boards for machine vision applications

We manufactured control boards designed by the client. The boards are used for machine vision applications.

Inductive welding control boards

We designed and manufactured inductive welding control boards.

Laser welding control boards

We designed and manufactured control boards for laser welding machines.

Printing machine controls

We designed and manufactured controls for a numbering machine used by printers. The circuits include 300VDC stepper motor controls.

Controls for mass spectrometer

We designed and manufactured signal generating boards for use in mass spectrometers.

Medical or Diagnostic Devices 17

Electronic Stethoscope

We designed and manufactured an electronic stethoscope used in telemedicine applications. This device allows a nurse in a remote location to transfer heart sounds in real time over the internet to a specialist in a large urban hospital. This allows long distance diagnosis and treatment.

Light controls for use in long term care facility

We designed and manufactured light controls used to lead patients in long term care facilities from their beds to the washroom at night.

Pump control board

We manufactured a medical pump control board designed by our client.

Equipment used to treat cancer with cobalt radiation

We manufactured a large variety of control boards for this client. These boards are used to control machines for treating cancer with radiation from a cobalt source.

Portable heart monitor

We manufactured a portable heart monitor designed by our customer.

Therapeutic bed controls

We designed and manufactured controls for therapeutic beds. The beds are used to control ulcers for immobilized patients. The beds used several therapeutic strategies including low air loss mattresses, and alternating and turning air mattresses. The circuits include variable speed AC motor control.

TENS device used for pain management

We designed and manufactured an advanced TENS device using multiple electrodes and complex stimulation waveforms to provide pain management, while preventing patient acclimatization.

Control board added to a PC to provide secure access to patient data

We designed and manufactured a control board which is installed in a PC and provides secure access to patient data.

Low intensity laser treatment systems

We manufactured systems for low intensity laser treatment. The systems included treatment heads and control units.

Peritoneal Dialysis machine

We designed control boards for use in a Peritoneal Dialysis machine. The machine was designed by our customer. The circuits include stepper motor control circuits.

Bedside amplifier used for electrophysiology

We designed and manufactured a bedside amplifier used in electrophysiology. The system used a 32 electrode catheter inserted via an artery into the heart. The electrical signals from the electrodes were used to draw the electrical signals in the heart. The device included digital signal processing to reduce noise and filter the electrode signals.

Patient stair lifts

We designed an RF control system for residential patient stair lifts. The circuits included variable speed DC motor control.

Ultrasound research instrument

We designed a data acquisition board which acquired data from a constellation of 32 ultrasound transceivers.

Blood treatment system

We designed and manufactured a medical instrument to treat patients' blood. A disposable system manufactured by others was used to handle the blood products.

Infant deafness screening system

We designed and manufactured components for an infant deafness screening system

Patient ceiling lifts

We designed and manufactured controls for patient ceiling lifts. The circuits include variable speed DC motor control

Teeth whitening machine

We designed a machine to whiten teeth by exposing them to UV light. This is a box build project for which we manufacture the complete product.

Music Industry 1

Special effects circuits

We manufactured boards used by our client to generate special effects for guitar players.

Nuclear Industry 1

Instrumentation for nuclear and thermal power plants

We designed and manufactured electronic boards used in alarm indicators for nuclear and thermal power stations. These devices replaced components which had become obsolete.

Security Systems 6

Card access system

We designed, manufactured and supported a card access system sold by our client.

Residential monitoring system using an Internet gateway

We designed and manufactured a security system for reporting events from RF monitoring devices by RF link to an Internet gateway.

Security video capture system

We designed and manufactured boards used to capture video images from security cameras.

RF tag access control for patients in long term care facilities for seniors

We designed and manufactured a system to monitor door ways in long term care facilities and prevent seniors suffering from dementia from wandering out of the facility.

Biometric access control system

We manufactured control boards for a security system which used biometric information to control entry and exit.

High level data encryption

We designed and manufactured a family of boards used to provide high level data encryption. The boards supported public key authentication and key management and private key data encryption. The boards included mechanical enclosures with data clearing switches for tamper protection.

Sports Industry 3

Sports equipment monitoring controls

We designed and manufactured electronic boards used to provide control and monitoring in a high end sports equipment application.

Controls for automated personal trainer system

We designed control boards used in a computerized personal trainer system. The system monitors each users' results at each workout station and provides feedback to improve users' performance.

Heart rate monitoring system for high performance athletes

We designed a system for heart rate monitoring of high performance swimmers. The data is transmitted using Bluetooth.

Subway and Train Control 2

Subway and Train controls

We manufactured control boards for commuter trains and subways. The boards are designed by our customer.

Street Car Controls

We manufactured control boards for street car control. The boards are designed by our customer.

Taxi Industry 2

Taxi communication control board

We manufactured a control board used in Taxis for digital communication with a dispatching station. The system includes a display, keypad and digital RF link.

Video terminal for use in taxi cab

We designed a video terminal for use in a taxi cab. This terminal provides video programming for the passenger and takes payment.

Trucking Aftermarket 9

Fleet management system

We designed and manufactured a truck fleet tracking device. This device uses a GPS, GPRS phone and accelerometer to monitor truck fleet activity.

Truck back up sensor system

We manufactured truck back up sensor circuits. The circuits were designed by our customer.

Controls for system to improve truck fleet mileage

We manufactured boards for use in a system which increases truck fleet mileage by mixing hydrogen with the fuel.

Auxiliary power unit controls

We designed and manufactured controls for an auxiliary power unit for use in truck fleets. The system is used by long distance truckers and provides HVAC, truck battery charging and 120VAC power in the truck cab. The circuits include DC motor control.

School bus safety lighting control system

We designed a control board which is used to control school bus external lighting. This lighting is used to enhance views in mirrors and cameras during low light vehicle operations.

Control boards for use on trucks in oil and gas industry

We designed and manufactured control units including boards and enclosures. These are used for truck control in the oil and gas industry.

GPS system

We designed a hand held computer product with a GPS, used to track fleet mileage.

Truck tracking system used to administer road taxes

We manufactured boards designed by our customer. These boards are used in a system that tracks truck movements and administers truck road taxes at the end of the trip.

GPS system

We designed a hand held computer product with a GPS, used to track fleet mileage.

Vending Industry 5

Controllers for accessing security boxes

We designed and manufactured control boards for use in a large safe. These controls provide password access to individual security boxes.

Cash card system used in large campuses

We designed and manufactured control boards used in a cash card system. This system is used in large campuses to control access to washing machines, copiers and charge cash cards.

Vending machine controls

We designed and manufactured vending machine controls. These controls included interfaces for coin and bill acceptors, dispensers, GSM radios, Ethernet connections, card readers, credit card authentication terminals etc. The circuits include fractional horsepower AC motor controls.

Monitoring equipment for coin vending machines

We designed and manufacture boards used to monitor transactions in coin operated vending machines. These boards communicate with a PDA using IRDA or Bluetooth. The PDA reports via the Internet the number of transactions since the machine was last serviced.

Touchless hand disinfectant dispensers

We manufactured 40,000 touchless hand disinfectant dispensers. This was a box build project. The unit was designed by our customer.

Other 5

Horse Race Analyzer

We designed and manufactured a battery powered hand held computer, used to predict the outcome of horse races. The device was based on a prediction algorithm developed by our client.

Model railroaders tachometer

We designed the electronics for use by railroad hobbyists to measure model train speed.

Model aircraft controls

We manufacture control boards for model aircraft. The boards are designed by our customer.

Visual and voice synthesized user instructions

We designed a visual and voice activated user interface for instructing users on how to setup high end office seating.

RF operated lights and sirens for signalling to staff on a film set

We designed a control board for the remote control of lights and sirens. This system signals to staff during filming on a film set.