Spectrum Technologies, the UK-based laser wire processing system specialist, has won the bid to supply the new Labinal SAIFEI Joint Venture in China with top of the range UV laser wire marking equipment.
Spectrum will supply Labinal SAIFEI with a Nova 860, a high speed UV laser wire marking and processing system from the company’s ground-breaking Nova series, which will be used in the production of aircraft electrical systems. The system is due to be delivered later in the year to SAIFEI’s new facility, currently being established in the Pudong area of Shanghai.
Labinal SAIFEI is a the joint venture between Labinal, the French Electrical Wiring and Interconnect Systems (EWIS) giant, a division of Safran, and Shanghai Aircraft Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (SAMC), a subsidiary of the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC). SAIFEI was established in April 2012 to specialize in the design, development, production and customer support of EWIS for the Asia Pacific Aerospace market. The company is responsible in particular for the implementation of the EWIS programme for the new C919, the family of 168-190 seat narrow-body airliners being built by COMAC.
Spectrum is already well established in the Asia region and especially in China. The company has an office in Shanghai as well as engineers based in Shenzhen and Beijing ensuring customers have access to local technical support, spare parts and general customer service.
On delivery of the SAIFEI system, Spectrum will have installed 24 UV laser wire marking systems in China, in addition to over 140 laser wire stripping products.
Spectrum counts the large Western aerospace manufacturers who now have facilities in China, as well as many of the country’s indigenous wiring system producers such
as Shenyang Aircraft Corporation, Changhe Aircraft Industries, Harbin Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation and Xi’an Aircraft Company among its customers.