The most striking element of our Advanced Manufacturing Centre is the automatic pallet loading and robot tool change. Its central tool storage enables easy access to multiple tools and replacements.
Our Oerlikon-Metco SUMEBore plasma coating machine, used to coat cylinder bores, melts down metal powder and sprays it using a rotating torch onto the cylinder walls. The cylinders are mechanically activated before the procedure begins to ensure a strong bond between the coating and substrate.
This specialised coating produces a far more mechanically efficient engine by reducing friction between pistons, rings and the cylinder walls. This also improves fuel efficiency. It reduces wear which, in turn, improves component lifespan, while block assemblies are lighter due to the lack of need for heavy steel liners. A precision honing system, compatible with our in-house plasma coating machine, uses diamond tip cutting tools.
The high-pressure robot-operated FlexWasher guarantees ultimate cleanliness of components, utilising pressurised water at 5,500 psi and part manipulation to maximise water drainage.
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