Special Purpose Machines & Automation

Bowyer Engineering has more than 75 years experience in designing and producing Special Purpose Machines. These projects can range from R&D concept development projects through to KPV driven bespoke production machines. We enjoy the challenge of satisfying the demands of the customer by designing, building and commissioning Special Purpose Machines to meet their needs.

Applications include machines for assembly; wax pinning machines; inhibiting rigs.

Bowyer Engineering is proud to have cutting edge technology development projects evolving in both the Manufacturing Technology Centre and the National Composite Centre. We have experience in supporting gated technology development programmes, from proof of concept to prototype through to production phases.

We work closely with controls integrators to provide electromechanical solutions, with recent specialisation in application of servo controlled linear motors, to provide precision XYZ robotic motion.

We have developed particular expertise in the design and manufacture of tooling for use in conjunction with robotic manipulators. Once predominately for use in the Automotive Industry, we now provide solutions to a wide range of manufacturers who are seeking to automate their production facilities. Most commonly, this involves the design and manufacture of fixturing to locate and clamp component parts whilst allowing robot access to MIG, TIG or spot weld the components. We also supply purpose-designed end–of-arm tooling that allows robotic manipulation for a wide variety of applications from press-tending and machine-loading to sack-grippers, pallet-lifters and box-handling and packing.

CNC Milling

rapid prototypes or large quantity runs of specialist precision parts using 3-axis 4-axis and 5-axis CNC mills.

CNC Turning

Our CNC turning process produces custom prototypes and end-use production parts.

EDM Notching

Capacity to design, manufacture and notch bespoke ultrasonic, eddy current and radiography NDT inspection standards.

Instrumentation - Rakes & Probes

Manufacturing and repair services for gas turbines. Aero engine and power generation units

Inspection Arms & Manipulators

We design and build engine sections to aid the development of the manipulator.

Special Purpose Machines & Automation

Our CNC turning process produces custom prototypes and end-use production parts.