Success Stories

Reverse Engineered Collector Ring Standoff

  • 40+ years old
  • Insulators had failed & spares no longer existed
  • OEM would recreate the parts but many months to retool and expensive ($200k+)
  • Project had been on hold with the utility for months holding up $100k+ in billings for service center
  • Other fabricators similar to CMI had declined to take on the project
  • CMI solution:
  • Reverse engineered standoff by dissecting previous construction
  • Develop drawings for individual components and recommend alternate materials and construction
  • Identified 3rd party independent lab for essential mechanical and electrical testing requirements
  • Coordinated with service center and end utility on construction, schedule and testing
  • Delivered product successfully within 8 weeks of drawing and 3rd party testing approval