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EL Segmented Display

The EL segmented display is a 7-segment, electroluminescent layer that operates in the same fashion as a typical, 7-segment LED.

Complete Solution

The solution presented above is adhered inside a plastic housing, which is then installed on hospital beds. This solution provides information related to a patient's weight.

With our advanced engineering and production techniques, Nelson-Miller offers a real advantage with reduced product costs and superior performance of light guide foils. Our worldwide engineering teams are available to help design the product you need.

 

Fiber optic backlighting solutions offer a uniform backlighting that can be applied to numerous applications including membrane switches and keypads.

 

A very uniform, low power solution available in a variety of standard colors.  The product uses a high voltage, low current drive system that powers printed phosphors sandwiched between two conductive layers.  We also offer patterned EL backlights.

EL Layer

The electroluminescent layer, or EL layer, provides a colored backlight when low voltage electricity is applied to the layer.

BACKLIGHTING SOLUTIONS

Hill-Rom | A Nelson-Miller Engineered Solution

Our Backlight Capabilities

Light Guides

Fiber Optics

Electroluminescent (EL)

This light guide film was designed by

Nelson-Miller, and is used by a major home security company in the assembly of their keypad system. The printed dot arrays capture light being emitted by side-firing LED's, and then spread that light upward, and through the rubber keypad layer. This method prevents "hot spots", and allows for uniform lighting throughout the keypad assembly.

A fiber optic backlight layer uses several fiber optic strands which terminate and bind to a specially designed connector, which allows for the insertion of a LED. The strand array is adhered to a base layer (present here as the white rectangular layer, with two through-holes), and the base layer is ultimately adhered to a graphic layer. When illuminated, the LED projects light through each of the fiber optic strands, and that light is then projected upward, through the graphic layer.

This light guide film is the complete film demonstrated in the above example. Here, the entire layer is present, including each dot pattern array for each of the individual rubber keypad buttons, as well as the cut outs designed to accommodate each of the three side-firing LED's.

This light guide assembly uses a molded light guide which uniformly captures light from the side-firing LED layer (present on the perimeter of this assembly, and powered by the flexible printed circuit assembly), and spreads that light throughout the layer, creating an illuminated "plate".

Film Assembly
Film Assembly
This light guide film is the complete film demonstrated in the above example. Here, the entire layer is present, including each dot pattern array for each of the individual rubber keypad buttons, as well as the cut outs designed to accommodate each of the three side-firing LED's.
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Molded Light Guide
Molded Light Guide
This light guide assembly uses a molded light guide which uniformly captures light from the side-firing LED layer (present on the perimeter of this assembly, and powered by the flexible printed circuit assembly), and spreads that light throughout the layer, creating an illuminated "plate".
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PROJECTS

With years of experience in design and manufacturing, we have some projects to show for it.

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ABOUT

Nelson-Miller started nearly 80 years ago here in Los Angeles when two brothers named Miller decided to form Miller Dial.  The

company started by making luminescent dials for the thriving, local aerospace industry.  Their reputation grew, and additional customers asked for both dials and nameplates.  About 10 years later, in 1946, Fred Nelson left Miller and formed a company of his own.  This company became Nelson Nameplate.  He opened a 1000 square foot facility and started making nameplates for various customers throughout the world.  Years passed, the world discovered plastic and we realized we could print conductive lines on these plastics, and then soon after came the membrane switch.  Both Nelson and Miller provided these switches to many industries across the country and throughout the world.  In 2011, the two companies decided we could be more effective as partners and merged forming Nelson-Miller.

 

We have a long history of working with our local government and environmental agencies to provide a safe and socially responsible workplace and workforce.  In 2003, we were recognized by the EPA with the Agency’s Environment Award of Outstanding Achievement.  The sitting Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, signed legislation at our facility implementing a First-in-the-Nation Green Chemistry Program.  We have maintained a strong partnership with FOLAR (Friends of the Los Angeles River) and help with their cleanup efforts each year.  This year we have sent a notification to our customers of our intent to move away from solvent printing and convert as much of our internal printing to Digital or UV inks.  We would like to thank our customers for their help with this changeover as they recognize this is just the right thing to do for our environment!

 

As time passes, the needs of our customers change and our focus has changed as well.  At one time we provided dials, then nameplates, then switches; today we provide solutions.  For some customers, our original products are still exactly what they need, but for others they now feel a touchscreen is the best way to use their machine.  For others, they may need an injection molded case with an integrated

In-Mold Label.  Today Nelson-Miller offers these things and many others.  This website is more of a “catalog of ideas” showing our major product offerings.  However, the main purpose for this, is to reintroduce Nelson-Miller as a company.  We are proud of our history, but we are no longer “the nameplate company” but instead a company here to help you in any way we can.  If you have not had one of our sales professionals at your facility in some time, we would love a chance to come in and show you some of the innovative solutions we have provided the last few years.  We are confident you will be both surprised and impressed by the New Nelson-Miller!

 

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MEET THE TEAM

Nelson-Miller has the best and brightest in every field. This strong team is the backbone of everything we do.

HOSMEL GALAN, CEO

Joining the Nelson-Miller team in 2013, Hosmel brings a wealth of knowledge earned through his many years at companies such as Precision Dynamics, and Zymed.

JIM KALDEM, PRESIDENT

 

Jim has been the President of Nelson-Miller since 2001. Prior to joining Nelson-Miller, Jim held executive leadership positions atTyco, Taliq, and Lasercard Systems.

TRACY BEARE, DIRECTOR OF SALES

For the past 35 years, Tracy has worked tirelessly for the Nelson-Miller team, leading various teams including, Finance, Customer Service, and Sales.

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Get started on the path to your ultimate vision right now. Contact us for more information on how we can create a solution that is perfect for you, your team, your company, and your client.

 

 

ADDRESS: 2800 Casitas Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90039

 

PHONE: 323-663-3971

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