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CMR Group Awarded R&D Funding

James Thwaites (left) and Lee Willmott celebrate CMR securing five-figure investment funding from Innovate UK (Photo: CMR Group)

Posted by Eric Haun

CMR Group said it has won funding support from Innovate UK for a new electrical wiring harness being developed for industrial diesel and gas engines used in harsh environments.

The firm, which specializes in marine control instrumentation and electrical engineering, is set to invest the five-figure cash sum in a major research and development program to design and develop a new generation of 'people-centered' harnesses.
An electrical wiring harness is a piece of equipment that forms the backbone of an electronic engine, connecting the ECU (Electronic Control Unit) to various important parts such as sensors, actuators, injectors and ignition control that help an engine to perform efficiently.
High horsepower industrial engines are used in construction, mining, power generation, oil and gas, and marine environments, which presents multiple design and engineering challenges when developing new components to withstand harsh environments.
The financial boost will enable CMR to undertake further development work, investigating potential new designs for harnesses that will be more 'user orientated'.
This will see early stage work around simulations to replicate the harsh engine operating conditions, and involve the re-design of critical extrusions, wiring and connectors to assess how performance levels can be improved under demanding vibration and electromagnetic conditions as well as IPC test standards.
Innovate UK, the government's innovation agency, works with organizations to find and drive the science and technologies that can help the U.K. economy to grow - delivering increased
productivity, new jobs and exports.
James Thwaites, VP group marketing at CMR, said, "We're delighted that our reputation as technical innovators in engine wiring systems has been recognized by an award that helps us to develop this important project in the North East.
"Our work will push boundaries in the development of more effective wiring harnesses that better meet the needs of users and the wider industrial engine sector."
Lee Willmott, CMR's group NPI manager, added, "We anticipate that this project will deliver an excellent return on investment and longer term add even more value to the products and engineering solutions provided to our customers in the U.K., Europe and elsewhere."
CMR based in Newcastle upon Tyne, is part of an international group of companies which supplies instrumentation, controls and power distribution systems for offshore platforms and vessels, navy applications, engines and industrial applications world-wide. With core product groups including rugged cable systems, controls, custom products, electronics, alarm monitoring and safety systems, industrial sensors, and software, the company is an engineering partner for many leading manufacturers.

Jul 5, 2017

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