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Hi-tech project brings assembly under one roof

New addition to the Cummins' factory.
New addition to the Cummins' factory.

A £400,000 hi-tech engineering project has been completed at a Stamford company to concentrate production in one area.

Cummins Generator Technologies, which makes alternators for generator sets used in hospitals and large industrial buildings, approached KPI Industries of Rochdale to create and install a new conveying system.

The north west manufacturer was also invited to install two unique pieces of handling equipment alongside the flow line, which automated stages of the assembly and improved safety for operators.

KPI sent engineering experts to Cummins Generator Technologies’ factory in Barnack Road, Stamford, to work with its in-house engineers in order to install the floor conveyor.

The system delivers Cummins’ 10-tonne alternators to within 5mm to allow for coupling up to a test rig before final assembly.

Phil Cornell, managing director of KP Industries, said: “Despite the complexity of the product and having to work within exact measurements, this was a very exciting project to be involved in.

“This project was all about precision and detail and this is something we are proud of at KP Industries and we are delighted with the result.

“This project has proved to be such a success that we have helped Cummins with a number of other projects over recent months which has led to us cementing a good relationship with the business and we look forward to working on more projects together.”


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