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

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

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, Convert was able to supply bespoke cable looms and harnesses manufactured explicitly to our customer’s application all while exceeding agreed lead-times.”

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.

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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