Custom Controls and Sensors

Since 2001, ETC has specialized in designing, building, testing, and manufacturing electronic controls and sensors for the oil and gas industry. These products must not only be low power, wide temperature range, and approved for hazardous locations, they must also be incredibly rugged and reliable.

Contract Engineering Services Calgary

Our contract engineering team have over 130 years’ combined experience and possess a wide range of specialized skills in hardware, firmware, mechanical, and test design and implementation. Each individual brings strengths in different areas including hardware, firmware, mechanical, and test design and implementation.

More than anything, we understand how to take an idea, turn it into a functional design, and deliver an amazing product that specifically meets the needs of the end customer.

Our extensive product-centric experience and expertise provides everything you need to take your innovative ideas all the way through design to full production and maintenance. Give us a call today to find out how our contract engineering team can help make your ideas reality!

Areas of Specialty

  • Full product development
  • Hazardous Locations Design
    • Intrinsically Safe
    • Non-Incendive
    • Flameproof / Explosion Proof
  • Low power
  • Wide temperature range
  • Design for manufacturing
  • Design for test


Embedded Hardware

  • Schematic design
  • Schematic capture
  • Circuit Board Layout
  • Circuit Board Prototyping
  • Board Bring Up

Embedded Firmware

  • Driver design and implementation
  • User interface design and implementation
  • Test software
  • Full application design and implementation
  • PC Software Utility Design and implementation


  • Mechanical Engineering Design
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Drafting
  • 3D Modelling
  • 3D Scanning
  • Assembly drawings
  • Mechanical Prototyping
  • Mechanical Production Management

Test Services

  • Test plan design
  • Automated testing
  • Product Validation
  • Production Test Design
  • Temperature testing


  • Manuals
  • Instruction sheets
  • Packaging
  • Labelling
  • Production Testing
  • Production Management


  • Software defect tracking, debugging, and resolution
  • Hardware testing and design changes
  • Product repairs
  • Mechanical improvement

Case Studies

Major producer in South Texas uses ALiEn2 to achieve 16,000% ROI

The ALiEn2 plunger controller replaced a competitive controller on a plunger lift well that was not meeting production expectations. Production was doubled within 12 days and the well has continued producing at the higher rate since.

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Cyclops proves 100% accuracy, becomes standard for major producer in the San Juan Basin

The Cyclops sensor was installed on wells that were frequently missing plunger arrivals, leading to 100% reliable detection of the plunger.

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