Looking to reduce the cost of manufacture


UK Atomic Energy Authority is a UK government research organisation responsible for the development of nuclear fusion power. Requirement to manufacture Busbars for MAST upgrade.

Challenges

  • Initial design complex and expensive involving Copper & Aluminium Busbars.
  • High number of component variations and material sizes.
  • Demanding Quality Assurance requiring high tolerances and material traceability.

Solutions

  • Agreed technical requirements and project scope.
  • Supplied samples of Copper & Aluminium Busbars.
  • Standardised design and material specification.
  • Project managed solution – optimised material utilisation.
  • Designed and produced Flexible Busbars.

Brief description of what difference we made… immediately and longer term:

  1. Developed cost effective solution for the project and future applications.
  2. Standardisation of parts and materials.
  3. Completed project within lead-time and budget
  4. Reduced assembly time – flexible Busbars.

Added Value

  1. Significantly reducing cost of Busbars Systems by between 40% – 60% respectively.
  2. Significant reduction in ongoing cost of maintenance and spare parts achieved through standardisation.
  3. Customer benefitted by working with HV Wooding technical resource   to give substantial technical improvement.

To explore how we could make a difference to your organisation, contact us for a free assessment of potential opportunities.

Telephone: 01303 264471
Email: sales@hvwooding.co.uk