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6 March 2019

Convert’s cable assemblies used by MIT to power engines on life support vessels

Cable assemblies supplied by Convert Ltd – the UK’s leading manufacturer of cable looms and harnesses – are being used to power engines on life support vessels serving the waters surrounding the UK and Ireland.

Over the past 18 months, Convert has delivered a total of 15 port and starboard cable assemblies to Marine and Industrial Transmissions Ltd (MIT) - the UK’s leading supplier of marine transmissions and driveline systems which includes world-class engine manufacturers amongst its customers.

And with more orders received and more cable assemblies about to go into production, it looks like Kent based Convert’s relationship with MIT is on the crest of a wave!

Dave Lord, Managing Director at Convert Ltd, said: “A number of us at Convert are keen dinghy sailors. Like every person using the water, you never know when you’ll be in a situation where you’ll need the help of a life support vessel, so to be able to work on this project was fantastic.  We worked closely with MIT to reverse engineer the assemblies from samples. It’s fair to say it wasn’t straightforward as each life support vessel consists of two engines - one port and one starboard - but the cable assembly for the port engine is slightly different to that of the starboard.

“This meant each had to be treated as a separate part.  But we enjoy challenges at Convert, so this project was right up our street!”

 

 

Approximately 75 metres of cable was used for the port engine loom making 32 connections in the main loom which itself was over 2 meters long. The starboard engine used around 70 metres of cable with 30 connections. Both had further connections on the fuse board.  In total the length of cabling amounted to 147 metres which is almost equivalent to the length of three Olympic sized swimming pools.

Dave Little, Sales and Application Manager, MIT Ltd, said, “with design and delivery key to this project, Covert was able to supply bespoke cable looms and harnesses manufactured explicitly to our customer's application all while exceeding agreed lead-times.”

 

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About Convert

Convert is an electrical engineering company based in Edenbridge, Kent. It specialises in designing and manufacturing cable looms and harnesses. Operating predominantly in the automotive, public transport and scientific/medical sectors, Convert manufactures wire cables and harnesses for car head and rear lights, passenger gates at railway stations, transmission and driveline systems and a range of scientific equipment.

www.convertltd.co.uk

About MIT

Since 1974, MIT has been designing, supplying and servicing transmissions and driveline systems across the UK/Ireland, becoming a centre of excellence in driveline systems providing customers with full product life cycle support from system design, supply, commissioning, maintenance, repair, spares, and overhaul or replacement.

MIT has bases in southern and northern England, providing comprehensive UK and Ireland coverage along with an established global mobile support service, delivered by a highly trained and dedicated technical engineering team and a significant inventory of world-class brands, including new and refurbished transmissions, driveline systems and spare parts.

MIT is the sole UK/EIRE distributors of Twin Disc, Transfluid, Rubber Design, Arneson, Rolla and Quincy compressors.

MIT is part of Axel Johnson International, a privately owned Swedish industrial group of more than 110 companies in 27 countries, with combined annual sales of EUR 960 million. Axel Johnson International drives business development and growth through a long-term approach to ownership in strategically selected niche markets, primarily technical components and solutions for industrial processes. Axel Johnson International is organised in five business groups: Fluid Handling Solutions, Industrial Solutions, Lifting Solutions, Power Transmission Solutions and Transport Solutions.

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On behalf of Convert Ltd - Rachel Price, Aro PR and Marketing  t .01752 894 786 m. 07840 732 400

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7 December 2018

Convert Ltd showcases cabling capabilities at Southern Manufacturing Show 2019   

 

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Convert Ltd, the UK’s leading manufacturer of cable looms and harnesses, is showcasing its capabilities at the Southern Manufacturing and Electronics Show 2019 after recently investing in a new Artos CR11 automatic crimping wire processor.

The Kent-based company purchased the machine, which has double its capacity, to support a project it is working on with one of the world’s leading sports car manufacturers.

Convert specialises in the automotive, public transport and scientific/medical sectors, manufacturing cable harnesses for car head and rear lights, passenger gates at railway stations and a range of scientific equipment. 

Convert boasts top industry names amongst its customers such as Wipac, Bibby Scientific Ltd, GKN Hybrid Power, Cubic Transportation and OEM Automatic Ltd, as well as leading luxury and sports car manufacturers. 

Dave Lord, Convert’s Managing Director, said: “The Southern Manufacturing Show is the only engineering and electronic show we attend. It ticks all our boxes. It’s well organized with good networking opportunities, plus we get to catch up with existing clients and meet potential new customers. We’re hoping our increased capacity, thanks to our new Artos machine, will generate a real buzz at the show!”

Engineered to handle high and low volume runs and a wide range of wire types, the Artos CR11 is up to 18 per cent faster than previous models, feeding wires at 5 metres a second.

Visit Convert on stand A230 at the Southern Manufacturing and Electronics Show, Hall 5, Farnborough, from 5-7 Feb 2019.

www.convertltd.co.uk

 

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04 December 2018

Convert Ltd doubles capacity with new Artos CR11 automatic crimping machine

Convert Ltd, the UK’s leading manufacturer of cable looms and harnesses, has invested in a new Artos CR11 automatic crimping wire processor, which has increased capacity by 50 per cent.

The Kent-based company purchased the machine to support a project it is working on with one of the world’s leading sports car manufacturers.   

Engineered to handle high and low volume runs and a wide range of wire types, the Artos CR11 is up to 18 per cent faster than previous models, feeding wires at 5 metres a second. Its digital, programmable servo-driven termination units and a quick-change cart system make it ideal for high volume or high mix production needs.

Dave Lord, Convert’s Managing Director, said: “We’re really excited to have invested in the Artos CR11. Its increased speed and ability to handle high volume runs and a range of wire types means greater productivity which will help us maintain the high quality our customers have come to expect.”

Convert’s new Artos CR11 compliments its existing Komax Gamma 255 which excels at small wire handling and its Artos MTX-5 which is used to process thicker wires.

Convert boasts some top industry names amongst its customers such as Wipac, Bibby Scientific Ltd, GKN Hybrid Power, Cubic Transportation and OEM Automatic Ltd, as well as leading luxury and sports car manufacturers. 

Operating predominantly in the automotive, public transport and scientific/medical sectors, Convert manufactures wire cables and harnesses for car head and rear lights, passenger gates at railway stations and a range of scientific equipment.

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13 December 2017

Convert showcases capabilities at Southern Manufacturing Show

Convert Ltd, the UK’s leading manufacturer of cable looms and harnesses, is showcasing its capabilities at the Southern Manufacturing and Electronics Show 2018.

The show will be Convert’s first exhibition event of 2018. It follows an extremely successful year in which the Kent-based electrical engineering company worked on a range of innovative projects including: designing a 250-metre loom for the first UK trials of an autonomous grocery delivery vehicle; designing a miniature grommet to house the wiring for a lamp unit on a luxury British sports car and winning a prestigious Bright Sparks award.

Convert specialises in the automotive, public transport and scientific/medical sectors, manufacturing cable harnesses for car head and rear lights, passenger gates at railway stations and a range of scientific equipment. 

With its highly trained staff and continual investment in state-of-the-art equipment – including Komax Gamma 255 fully automatic crimping machine and Artos MTX-5 crimping machine – Convert’s complex cable looms and harnesses are manufactured to the highest quality, delivered on time and at competitive prices.

Dave Lord, Convert’s Managing Director, said: “This will be our 11th year exhibiting at the Southern Manufacturing and Electronics Show and we’re really excited to be in the brand new exhibition hall! The show is always at the top of our exhibition list. It’s quite simply the UK’s most successful engineering and electronic show, providing great leads and networking opportunities.”  

Convert will be sharing its stand with SK Electronics, a Manchester-based PCB assembler, with whom it works in partnership.

Convert has been in business for 12 years, initially employing nine people when it was set up in 2006. It has grown significantly and now employs 30 members of staff. 

Visit Convert at the Southern Manufacturing Show 2018 on stand: A155

http://www.convertltd.co.uk/

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