Engineering Manager

Zack McGill has experience in multiple roles over his five year tenure with HSI Sensing and is currently serving as Engineering Manager. Zack holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Oklahoma and has served as a professional in the Energy Services, Refining, Manufacturing, and Construction industries. He believes one of his strongest attributes is his varied background and ability to communicate and contribute over a wide range of subject matters.

Posts by Zack

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Sensor Solutions for Natural Refrigerants

HSI Sensing is proud to provide ideal reed sensor solutions for the transition in refrigeration from hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) to natural refrigerants such as hydrocarbons (propane, butane, and cyclopentane), CO2, ammonia, water and air. See the challenges faced when using natural refrigerants: https://www.manufacturingtomorrow.com/article/2017/09/how-to-solve-the-challenges-of-using-natural-refrigerants-in-cooling-system-design/10361 HSI offers true hermetically sealed proximity & limit … Continued

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Creating the Form-B Reed Switch

The two most commonly used reed switches are Form-A and Form-C devices. There are however, numerous applications that require the use of a Normally-Closed SPST (Single-Pole Single-Throw) device. Three methods exist to create this type of device from a reed switch.

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The Curiosity Chime

What if there was a way to make sure your children didn’t get into places where they were not supposed to be? Proximity sensors could be the solution to keeping your kids safe in your home.

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Is this design production ready?

We often have to ask ourselves a vital question: Is this design production ready?  The production readiness, or manufacturability, of a product is where the rubber meets the road in product development.  The design first has to meet the intended objectives and be something that is worth building. But if it can’t be built efficiently … Continued

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DIY Water Saving Solutions

With the internet full of how to’s and do it yourself ideas, you can arm many home systems with intelligent ways to save water if you are willing to pay for the convenience. For example, there are highly technical water management systems for your yard and landscaping that can manage water administration according to the … Continued

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Go Ahead, Make My Day

Is true customer service dead in our fast-paced, smart phone, web-driven society?  Is it one of those company policies or mottos, but not part of the culture?  The best answer is that it doesn’t have to be. Over the last twelve months my boss and I have been the driving force behind a project that … Continued

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Specifications versus Applications

It is challenging to create a general specification sheet for a product that exhibits application-dependent performance. HSI spec sheets are meant to provide users with useful information about the expected performance of standard products. In most cases our reed switches are more capable than the spec sheet ratings suggest, but safety factors are necessary to … Continued