Innovation

Born to innovate.

At Simco, we thrive on thinking of new ways to display driver information. That's why we're constantly bringing new products and technology to market, like our fully-integrated electric vehicle (EV) instrument clusters, as well as virtual displays, Clear-View™ see-thru gauges and our incredibly compact Micro Air Core (MAC) movement, which provides extreme accuracy and reliability in a unit no larger than a dime. It's patented innovations like these that keep Simco in the forefront of cutting-edge instrument design and engineering.



Micro Air Core Technology

Sometimes, the best things do come in small packages.

Our patented Micro Air Core (MAC) technology not only offers the most accurate and reliable meter movement in the industry, its extremely compact housing enables thinner instrumentation, greater lighting freedom and nearly unlimited gauge design. By soldering directly to printed circuit boards using either front or rear mounting options, our MAC movements take up minimal space while providing pinpoint accuracy under any condition.

The MAC movement is available for both gauge and cluster manufacturers, and can be easily controlled using standard off-the-shelf circuitry.

The MAC movement can be found in high profile vehicles such as:
  • Dodge SRT-10
  • Ford GT
  • Chevrolet Cobalt
  • Saturn Ion Redline
  • Saleen Specialty OEM
  • NASCAR
  • Harley Davidson Motorcycles
  • Bombardier ATV

"The MAC Movement is as small as a dime yet performs as a giant against its competition."

U.S. patents: 5,686,832; 6,046,583 & 6,323,637 Japan patent: 4017666


Get the MAC movement data sheet


Virtual & Clear View Instruments

Redefining what it means to be state-of-the-art.

In addition to offering a wide range of standard instruments and gauges, Simco also offers a state-of-the-art visual instruments as well as our innovative Clear View™ line of 'see-thru' instruments.

Virtual is now a reality.

By utilizing the latest in reflective lens technology to blend graphics and displays from one area of the vehicle with additional information from another, our virtual instruments easily enable line-of-sight access to practically any information that needs to be relayed to the driver.
U.S. patent: 6,317,037


Creating a Clear View™ in the right direction.

Additionally, since our innovative Clear View™ gauges don't impair the driver's view of the road, this technology opens up entirely new placement options for gauges and other related driver information. And because these instruments are fully illuminated, they are also viewable at night.
U.S. patent: 6,404,333

 


Patents

So innovative, we're patented.

Our engineering team have accomplished many technological breakthroughs on behalf of our customers, amassing quite a few patents over the years. So if you're looking for a partner who can develop new innovations for your next project, we'd love to hear from you. Our list of patents includes:

  • 6,854,350: Calibrated custom instrument gauge module and means for assembly
  • 6,404,333: Seethru Gauge instrument for use in a motor vehicle
  • 6,323,637/6,046,583/5,686,832: Miniature crossed coil gauge having an active flux ring
  • 6,317,037: Virtual instrument panel
  • 6,141,881: Electronic Analog Compass
  • 6,068,381: Backlight device for LCD and displays
  • 6,025,820: Pointer attachment method
  • 5,703,612: Pointer lighting method