Benco in fine position

Komatsu Reman has taken delivery of two Benco engine positioner units from Brixworth Engineering for their European Remanufacturing facility in County Durham.

Komatsu Reman has taken delivery of two Benco purpose built engine positioner units from Brixworth Engineering Company for their European Remanufacturing facility based in Birtley, CountyDurham. Each positioner is said to facilitate building of remanufactured engines up to three tons in weight and ranging from 3.2 litres (54hp/40kW) up to units of 23.2 litres (774hp/580kW) in size.

As well as a full 360° rotation, the positioners incorporate hydraulically operated height adjustment when fully loaded. This ensures that rebuild technicians can position and reposition an engine at any stage of the rebuild process using no more than the power of a finger on the positioner controls. Both height and rotational position adjustments are infinitely variable, with raise/lower movements taking place at the rate of two metres/min and rotation at the speed of 2rpm. Workpieces are automatically locked in place at any chosen location of the positioner to achieve and maintain the safest working environment.

The engines rebuilt at Komatsu Reman are used on construction plant and equipment, including bulldozers, wheel loaders, excavators and dump trucks. Engines are the most complex and important part of the power train, and subject to the highest demands of performance and reliability. The Komatsu remanufacturing process is designed to produce engines to the same standards and performance of new products while also upgrading to the latest technical specifications.

The Benco positioners have been part of a Komatsu policy for continuous investment in the latest technology to maintain the highest levels of reliability and performance for their products. As a result, Brixworth has now also been asked to look at additional positioners to be used in the Komatsu transmission rebuild projects.