The Magnificent Seven
Spectrum Technologies PLC, UK-based leader in laser wire processing equipment used in the manufacture of complex aerospace electrical wiring systems, is celebrating the win of a contract to supply seven CAPRIS® C50-100 Laser Wire Marking systems to the Canadian Forces Bases at Borden, Petawawa, St Hubert, Valcartier, Oromocto, Edmonton and Goose Bay.
Introduced in 2003 as the world’s first entry-level bench-top UV laser wire marking system, aimed at Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) work, avionics and other low volume aerospace and defence wire harness manufacturing applications, it is widely acknowledged as the benchmark product at this level with total sales now exceeding 325 systems. The Canadian military purchased their first laser wire marker in 1999 for CFB Shearwater and during the period 2000 to 2012 purchased a further seven systems for Borden, Trenton, Comox and Greenwood. With this new award for an additional seven systems, it brings the total number of laser wire markers being used by the Canadian Department of National Defence to fifteen. These latest seven CAPRIS C50-100 systems will be used to carry out maintenance on Bell CH146 Griffon helicopters.
Since the company was founded in 1989, Spectrum has now supplied nearly 1000 laser wire markers to 52 countries, making it unquestionably the world market leader in the development, design and manufacture of UV laser wire marking equipment.
John Meahan, International Sales & Marketing Director said:
“We are absolutely delighted that the Canadian Department of National Defence has placed an order for seven CAPRIS 50-100 systems.”
“As the world leader in specialised UV laser marking systems we have been supplying the international aerospace industry with UV laser wire marking and processing systems for harness manufacture for 25 years.”
“The CAPRIS 50-100 was envisaged as the world’s first bench top wire marker and as a low cost system to facilitate low volume users to replace older hot stamp wire markers that were found to cause serious damage when marking aerospace wires.”
Read more about the CAPRIS 50-100, here.