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Project highlights and newsworthy developments in KLN KLEIN's history that are not
bound under confidentiality include:
For the past 15 years, KLN has provided a number of props and items for the movie and television industries.
Our in-house prototype fabrication and small run manufacturing equipment is well suited to making "one off" items when you just need one or a few items to use.
AltaStream Control Systems contracted KLN Klein to produce another batch of High Density Input/Output
Modules for use with Allen-Bradley FLEX™ I/O modules.
KLN Klein delivers a de-nesting machine to separate blister packaging inserts to Graph Tech Guitar Labs
to solve a longstanding problem in the packaging process.
Watch Peter Klein demonstrate the machine in action in our latest movie on the project page.
KLN KLEIN celebrates thirty years in business serving our clients!
Our projects page details a small portion of the hundreds of solutions provided by KLN over the past three decades.
Feel free to contact us to create your own custom solution.
Business Fraser Valley Magazine featured KLN Klein in this month's issue describing the growth of KLN from humble beginnings 30 years ago to
today's success through the creative solutions that KLN has engineered for clients in many industries.
KLN Klein delivers twenty electronic sensing heads to TKT Engineering.
We have high reliability fans available for the Dryzone DZ-35 to replace the original fans.
Give us a call at 604-530-1491 if your Dryzone Dehumidifier needs new fans.
Altastream Control Systems contracts KLN to produce another batch of High Density Input/Output modules.
KLN is pleased to announce that we offer service and repairs for Dryzone DZ-35 dehumidifiers.
If you need Dryzone repair, please contact us at 604-530-1491.
Peter Klein addresses the Fraser Valley APEGBC
(Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC) with a panel presentation on entrepreneurship.
Peter's speaking notes are available in PDF form here.
Graph Tech Guitar Labs contracts KLN KLEIN to produce a guitar pickup testing system
to characterize the response of each piezoelectric guitar string pickup produced.
KLN announces the opening of their bright new surface mount electronics assembly room with
an updated SMT line and filtered air source for even higher quality results and faster setup.
Equipment now includes a automatic stencil printer for paste solder deposition,
an automated high production pick'n'place machine with dozens of tape feeders,
waffle tray feeder and tube feeders, multizone flow-through IR reflow oven,
robotic miniature wave soldering, hot air rework equipment, stereo inspection microscope,
and a conventional through-hole wave solder machine.
West Coast Express contracts KLN KLEIN to upgrade and reinforce the security for the communications
kiosks for the West Coast Express train stations.
West Coast Express contracts KLN KLEIN to redesign the security lock mechanisms for the bicycle
lockers at the West Coast Express train stations.
KLN's timely delivery of the first twelve Dryzone dehumidifier units allows Dryzone Systems Inc. to
present this new product at the 2008 Seattle Boat Show, attracting a lot of attention from boat owners and bringing in firm
orders for our client.
Dryzone contracts KLN KLEIN to build in a matter of six weeks the first 12 commercial units of its new, patented dehumidifier
units for boats and yachts.
The comprehensive re-engineering of the preliminary Dryzone dehumidifier is completed and three fully working prototypes are
built in KLN's shop and rigorously tested in KLN's lab, then delivered to Dryzone Systems Inc. of Delta B.C.
Another contract from CIMS Industries of Langley, BC gets awarded to KLN KLEIN for the design and manufacturing of electronic boards
for an uninterruptible power supply dedicated to vehicle based computers.
The design, building and commissioning of an avionics diagnostic tool to investigate malfunctions of a product that our client
is keeping confidential at the moment gets awarded to KLN KLEIN.
KLN KLEIN gets contracted by CIMS Industries of Langley, BC to design, prototype and manufacture computer terminal shut down
manager units for mobile computer installations.
To support wildlife research, KLN KLEIN develops and manufactures under contract for
Robertson Environmental Services of Langley, BC a microphone hoist
system to go on 100 feet tall meteorological towers.
Engineering and prototyping contract for the adaptation of a wireless thermostat to interface to existing hardware gets
awarded to KLN KLEIN by AltaStream Power Systems of Delta, BC.
Dryzone Systems Inc. of Delta, BC contracts KLN KLEIN to re-engineer a preliminary Dryzone dehumidifier unit
for improved reliability, looks, serviceability, ease of installation, and to make the product cost efficient and conducive
for large scale manufacturing.
Comprehensive flight tests are performed successfully with the avionics developed by KLN KLEIN for the aerospace product
that is still under confidentiality. A full LSTC gets immediately granted by Transport Canada for this product.
celebrates its 25th year of successfully serving the high-tech industry in Vancouver and North America as "Product-Innovators-on-Call".
Successful tests of the ticket vending machine modifications made for West Coast Express led to the manufacturing of
easy-to-install retrofit kits to convert the screens from electro-luminescent (EL) to liquid crystal display (LCD).
KLN KLEIN gets contracted by AltaStream Control Systems to design, prototype, and manufacture 10 HDIO
(high density input/output) interface modules for factory automation in the semiconductor industry.
West Coast Express of Vancouver contracts KLN KLEIN to engineer and prototype specific modifications to their ticket vending machines.
The contract to design and manufacture the complete avionics for an aerospace product gets awarded to KLN KLEIN.
Unfortunately, no further information about it can be released until the client presents it to the public (expected to happen in 2007).
KLN KLEIN assists iVALET in developing and prototyping further components for its innovative parking management system,
such as a paper level sensing module and diverse router, server and utility enclosures.
The design and development of the special Touch-Screen/Ticket-Printing Console for iVALET is
completed in just five weeks and culminates in the delivery of a full sized prototype.
iVALET Systems Inc. of Vancouver contracts KLN KLEIN to design and prototype a Touch-Screen/Ticket-Printing Console for an
innovative parking management system, that will make hunting, waiting, and fighting for parking spaces obsolete,
even during peak parking periods.
KLN KLEIN gets contracted by AltaStream Control Systems to engineer and manufacture for easy and quick assembly a special
base plate with chain support posts for a safety fence around a SCARA robot shown at an industrial trade show.
Final approval is granted by the Vehicle Certification Agency in the U.S. to KLN KLEIN Product
Development Inc. on its quality system for manufacturing e-marked products for export into the
The first 1200 newly developed vehicle mounting docks for a new type of industrial scanner
are completed and exported into the European market, all on an extremely tight
KLN KLEIN's design and construction of a demanding multi-cavity mold for International Data
Systems under intense time pressure results in a highly intricate and complex tool that works
flawlessly, right from the first time it is placed on the injection molding machine.
Electronic manufacturing capability expanded by addition of an automatic SMT screen printing
machine and an automatic Pick & Place machine to KLN KLEIN's portfolio of manufacturing
Electronic scanner holders, designed and prototyped by KLN KLEIN for International Data
Systems, pass CE and e-mark compliance tests, performed by outside testing agency, with flying
Within five business days KLN KLEIN designs and manufactures for AltaStream Control Systems two different items required in
a rush for an upcoming trade show: a stand for the demonstration of a light pole and two enclosures for high density
input/output electronics boards.
KLN KLEIN completes the manufacturing of 20 newly developed high-security parking meter enclosures
for Imperial Parking.
Under an extremely tight deadline KLN KLEIN develops, prototypes and manufactures 200 units of
a vehicle mounting dock for industrial scanners for International Data Systems.
Impark of Vancouver contracts KLN KLEIN to design and prototype new parking meter enclosure
with high security features.
KLN KLEIN delivers five fully functional prototypes of new 3D-imaging acquisition system for
Successful completion of a two year long project, regarding the development of revolutionary
3D-image acquisition system for Generation II Orthotics, is celebrated by KLN KLEIN's
KLN KLEIN demonstrates that its Quality Management System meets Transport Canada's requirements
for manufacturing the airborne (helicopter) data acquisition system of Optimal Geomatics Inc.
The engineering and manufacturing quality steps used at KLN KLEIN for many years get formalized
into a comprehensive, written quality control system.
Design and machining of complex plastic injection molds is added to KLN KLEIN's portfolio as
an extension of its one-stop services.
KLN KLEIN adds pre-compliance EMI testing to its range of services.
Contract to design the complete control electronics for a new parking meter is awarded to KLN
KLEIN by Ventek International, California and completed in less than two months.
KLN KLEIN gets contract to design and prototype a digital mini scale for Gram Precision Scales
A hundred-fold sensitivity increase on the previously developed simultaneous Chlorine and
Chlorine Dioxide Analyzer (the Clotan III) is achieved for Multifibre Process Limited.
Generation II Orthotics Inc. contracts KLN KLEIN to design and develop a low cost 3D imaging
KLN KLEIN develops for the City of Surrey a sophisticated custom scheduling program for the
ticket vending machine installed at the Newton Wave Pool.
Breakthrough technology for simultaneous measurement of Chlorine and Chlorine Dioxide developed
for Multifibre Process Limited.
Imperial Parking contracts KLN KLEIN to make its ATT systems Year 2000 (Y2K) compatible.
The City of Surrey awards contract to KLN KLEIN to design and develop a ticketing kiosk for its
Newton Wave Pool.
KLN KLEIN wins contract to design an electronic loyalty building "Mall Walk Program" kiosk for the
Great Lakes Crossing Shopping Center in Michigan, USA.
New mall kiosk that allows for convenient customer interaction is developed by KLN KLEIN for
Willowbrook Shopping Centre.
First two production units of Aerial Survey Computer are delivered to AVCAN, after successful
completion of design and prototyping of this demanding system.
KLN KLEIN adds 75 ton press brake for sheet metal fabrication to its portfolio of equipment.
Second batch of third generation BoardRunners completed by KLN KLEIN for Thin Kerf
KLN KLEIN develops new, universal electronic positioning sensors that resist water, dirt, dust
The successful completion of the first manufacturing batch of 20 Video Tooth Inspectors for
Forintek Canada is celebrated with Forintek's Project Manager.
KLN KLEIN's product development centre expands its mechanical manufacturing capabilities by
adding a 4-axis vertical machining centre to its equipment portfolio.
KLN KLEIN expands, adding another industrial bay to its manufacturing premises.
The BoardRunner, a lumber profiler re-developed by KLN KLEIN for Thin Kerf Technologies wins
"Bronze" in the 1997 Canadian Design Engineering Awards.
Klein Electronic & Software Engineering Inc. changes its name to KLN KLEIN Product Development
Inc. to better reflect the nature of services offered.
A new vision is created by Klein's team for the company, steering it to become a unique,
boutique-like, one-stop product development centre.
Klein's electronic loyalty program SHOPTECH gets installed in new, prestigious Capitol
Shopping Centre in Istanbul, Turkey.
Forintek Canada contracts Klein to design and prototype the precision mechanical base for a
saw tooth inspector benefiting the lumber industry.
A New Brush Trimming and Flagging Robot is designed, manufactured and installed by Klein
for Valley Brush Corp.
Klein gets contract from Glenayre Electronics to manufacture large STA enclosures destined to
be installed in bus stops in Spokane, Washington.
CP Rail contracts Klein Electronic to re-engineer and manufacture improved SBU latch for the
Willowbrook Shopping Centre wins prestigious Maxi Award (US) and Maple Leaf Award (Canada) for
its customer loyalty program that works with Klein's Electronic Loyalty System SHOPTECH 2000.
The first 4 parking meters engineered and manufactured by Klein for Impark in less than 4
months get installed in Vancouver.
Klein Electronic gets contracted to develop new parking meter for Imperial Parking of
Klein Electronic moves to larger premises (5000 sq ft).
Contract to develop and supply transit ticket printers for buses in Los Angeles is won by
The 150 store wide Willowbrook Shopping Centre purchases Klein's SHOPTECH 2000 to offer its
customers an electronic loyalty program.
Klein completes the development of SHOPTECH 2000, a sophisticated, low cost, PC based
database marketing and customer loyalty system.
NBS closes its western regional office and Klein takes over the refurbishment of credit card
Klein gets contracted to increase the capacity of National Business System's western regional
office to repair and refurbish tens of thousands of credit card terminals owned by various
The third generation prototype of a 12V coffee machine for mobile installations gets
installed and tested in big trucks that drive all across North America.
Totally Yours Studios contracts Klein to design and prototype a self triggering, user friendly
epilation equipment for hair removal.
A concentration controller for keeping the concentration of detergents stable in institutional
washing machines and dishwashers is designed and prototyped by Klein.
The development and first fully functional and working prototype of a 12V coffee machine for
mobile installations, that prepares fresh hot brewed coffee while the vehicle is in motion,
gets completed by Klein.
Klein Electronic & Software Engineering Inc. is incorporated.
Numerous write-ups and articles have been
printed about us, our services, the product development
approach we follow, and specific projects we have undertaken
for our clients. These articles have appeared in diverse
Canadian and US newspapers, business journals, trade
magazines, e-newsletters and relevant industrial websites.
The following is a cross section of the ones we have become aware of:
"KLN Klein a creative firm"
by Goody Niosi,
Business Fraser Valley, June, 2011: Page 7.
"Hi-Tech Product Innovators On Call"
EngineeringBuzz (engineering website about product design and automation engineering), March 21, 2007.
"Minister Boosts Small Business" by Frank Bucholtz,
The Langley Times, February 9, 2007: Page 7.
"KLN Klein 25th anniversary",
Design Product News
(DPN), Jan/Feb 2007: Page 6.
"Products Developed on Demand for 25 Years"
The Langley Advance Business to Business, December 2006: Page 13.
"B.C. Product Development Firm Celebrates 25 Years",
Machinery & Equipment MRO, December 2006: Page 9.
"KLN KLEIN Product Development Celebrates 25 Years of Success"
Canadian Industrial Equipment News (CIEN)
Magazine, Daily News, October 18, 2006.
"Innovative Contract Product Development Company Celebrates 25 Years of Rising Success",
ThomasNet News, October 4, 2006.
"Parking Made Easy" by Jan Westell,
The Langley Times, September 21, 2005: Page 29.
"No Waiting for Prototype Parking System",
(weekly electronic product information guide for product design and automation engineers), August 12, 2005.
"Revolutionary Parking Facility Management System",
Parking Network Industry News, August 9, 2005.
"High Security Parking Meter",
(Journal of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC), July/August 2005: Page 40.
"Digital Mini Scale",
Innovation (Journal of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC), July/August 2003: Page 42.
Innovation (Journal of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC), July/August 2002: Page 51.
"BC Contract Electronics Manufacturers Serve Local and US OEM Markets" by Peter Caulfield,
Silicon Valley North, June 2002: Page10-11.
"Spotlight Speaker Peter Klein - Photonics and 3-D Image Capturing",
ASI + The Asi Exchange, March 2002: Page 11.
Innovation (Journal of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC), July/August 2000: Page 39.
"Analyzer Identifies Chlorine, Chlorine Dioxide Simultaneously",
Machinery and Equipment MRO, February 2000: Page 42.
"KLN KLEIN Helps Develop Chlorine Analyzer",
BC TIA Monitor, January/February 2000: Page 8.
"Portable, Battery Op Board Thickness Profiler",
Mill Product News, January/February 2000: Page 25.
Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN),
December 13, 1999: Page 40.
"EMS Industry in BC Prospers by Serving Local OEM Market",
ep&t (Electronic Products and Technology), November/December 1999: Page 9.
"New Mall Kiosk For Customer Interaction",
(Magazine of Promotion and Marketing), December/January 1999: Page 130.
"Video Saw Tooth Inspector Gives Three-Dimensional Feedback",
Machinery and Equipment MRO, September 1999: Page 57.
"CPU Enclosure Prototype",
Innovation (Journal of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC), July/August 1999: Page 43.
"KLN Klein's Robotic Inspector Helps Forintek Profile Saw Teeth" by Peter Caulfield,
Silicon Valley North, June 1999: Page 12.
"New Mall Kiosk for Customer Interaction",
Creative Magazine, Spring 1999: Page 130.
"KLN Klein Product Development Inc.",
Report on the ASI Exchange, March 1999: Page 6.
"New Mall Kiosk Designed by KLN KLEIN",
The TIA Monitor, January/February, 1999: Page 11.
"KLN KLEIN Awarded Contract with Forintek Canada",
T-Net website, December 5, 1998.
"Langley Product Developer Combines Many Specialties Under One Roof" by Peter Caulfield,
The TIA Monitor (Journal of the BC Technology Industries Association), November/December 1998: Page 18-19.
"New Mall Kiosk Allows for Convenient Customer Interaction",
T-Net News, November 27, 1998.
"BC Manufacturer Specializes in Outsourced Product Development" by Peter Caulfield,
(Electronic Products & Technology), November/December 1998: Page 9.
"New High-Tech Measurement Instrument",
Logging and Sawmilling Journal, 1998
Southern Lumberman, August 1998: Page 34.
"Video Tooth Inspector",
Innovation (Journal of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC),
July/August 1998: Page 43.
"KLN Klein Lands Forintek Contract",
The TIA Monitor, July/August, 1998: Page 7.
"New High-Tech Measurement Instrument",
Logging and Sawmill Journal, June 1998: Page 51
"KLN Expands Manufacturing Capabilities",
The TIA Monitor, May/June 1998: Page 20
"KLN Klein Awarded Contract With Forintek Canada",
T-Net News, May 11, 1998.
Canadian Electronics, May 1998: Page 3.
"Investing in Your Employees",
Today's Entrepreneur™, September 3, 1997.
"Product Design and Development Services",
TIA Monitor, July/August 1997: Page 17.
Innovation (Journal of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC), July/August 1997: Page 24.
"A Holistic Approach - New Horizons in Product Development" by Peter Klein,
Innovation (Journal of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC), June 1997: Page 14-17.
"Surrey's KLN has a Service Whose Time has Come",
The Employment Paper, June 7 to June 13, 1997: Page 2.
"Built to Order" by Wendy Stueck,
B.C. Business, June 1997: Page 14.
"New Name in Product Development",
Monitor, May/June 1997: Page 3
"Bronze Award" by Dennis Mellersh,
Design Engineering, May 1997: Page 28.
The Voice of Business (Newsletter of the Langley Chamber of Commerce),
"Where Do We Go From Here?",
The ASI Exchange
97 Report, March 1997: Page 7.
The Vancouver Sun, March 24, 1997: Page D3.
"B.C. Shopping Centre Awarded for FS Program",
Direct Marketing News, January 1995.
"For the Record",
Business in Vancouver, November 22-28, 1994: Page 31.
"Shoptech reward system wins Maxi" by David Chilton
strategy™ "bold vision, brand new ideas", November 14, 1994.
"Willowbrook Wins International Acclaim" by Erin McKay,
The Langley Advance, November 9, 1994: Page 28.
"Marketing Strategy Wins Accolade" by Al Irwin,
The Langley Times, October 19, 1994: Page 37A.
"Shoptech 2000" by Nancy Eng,
Business in Vancouver, August 31 - September 6, 1993: Page 16.
"Suburban Vancouver Mall Installs Retail Database Marketing System" by Larry Riggs,
DM News, July 19, 1993: Page 28.
"Loyalty Program for Small Business" by David Chilton,
strategy™, "bold vision, brand new ideas", July 12, 1993: Page 4.
"Database Marketing Heats Up.",
The Aldergrove Star, July 8, 1993: Page 16.
We would be pleased to forward any of these items to you without obligation. Give us a call.
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KLN KLEIN Product Development Inc.
(Located in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Area)
Langley, B.C., CANADA
Phone: (604) 530-1491
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