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 3 September 2019

Convert secures order from FFEI to supply cable assemblies for 200 cancer diagnosing slide scanners 

Convert Ltd, the UK’s leading manufacturer of cable looms and harnesses, has secured an order to supply cable assemblies for two hundred slide scanners used to examine samples to help diagnose cancer.

The Kent-based electrical engineering company manufacturer the cable assemblies for FFEI - an award winning manufacturer of digital inkjet and life science technology - which builds the scanners for a multinational healthcare company that’s a market leader in digital pathology scanning.

For each of the 200 machines on order, Convert will build 25 cable assemblies comprising a mixture of discrete, multicore and ribbon cables connected to LEDs, stepper motors and a variety of sensors.

Convert first got involved in the project in early 2017 with the manufacture of the proto-types before moving into small volume production later that year and eventually ramping up production in 2018. 

Dave Lord, Convert’s Managing Director, said: “To be involved in this project from the start was great as we were able to work with FFEI and suggest changes to the designs of the assemblies which made them easier to manufacture.  We had to learn some new assembly techniques and buy some new tooling, so we’re really thrilled with the success of this project!”

Andy Cook, CEO at FFEI, said: “We knew Convert could deliver having worked with them on legacy projects in the past.  Dave and his team provided top-class design and development support for the cable assemblies which combined with our line-scan camera and tracking expertise has resulted in us being able to deliver a fantastic digital pathology scanner which provides market leading scanning performance with speed and image quality that is second to none.”

For more information on Convert, visit: www.convertltd.co.uk

For more information on FFEI, visit:  www.ffei.co.uk

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27 June 2019

Convert Ltd designs rear light cable harness for new electric German sports car

Convert Ltd, the UK’s leading manufacturer of cable looms and harnesses, has designed a rear light cable harness for a German automotive manufacturer’s new all-electric sports car.

The Kent- based electrical engineering company recently completed pre-series development work on the cable harness for the LED lamp unit designed and manufactured by Wipac – a Buckingham-based world class design and manufacturing company specialising in high-tech exterior LED lights for the prestige automotive market.

The next three years could see Convert manufacturing more than 60,000 rear light cable harness for the new model.  This would involve making 2 million crimp connections a year containing cable equivalent to the length of 2,500 football pitches.

 Converts rear light cable harness for new electric German sports cars

Dave Lord, MD of Convert said: “We’re excited to have completed the pre-series development work. We‘ve invested in a new Artos CR11 automatic crimping wire processor especially to support this project. This new piece of kit has doubled our capacity and compliments our existing Komax Gamma 255 fully automatic crimping machine and Artos MTX-5 crimping machine.”

A spokesperson, from Wipac, said: “We’ve worked with Convert for seven years so we knew they could deliver this exciting project.  Dave and his team provided first class design and development support which has resulted in a top-class lighting solution for this new electric sports car.”

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.

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For more information on Convert, visit: www.convertltd.co.uk

For more information on Wipac, visit:  www.wipac.com

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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.

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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.

www.axinter.com

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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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