Barry 2019-08-30

Diesel outboard manufacturer Cox Powertrain has announced that production of its much-anticipated CXO300 will commence in October.

The first round of delivery to take place by the end of the year, with New Zealand distributor, Sports Marine Ltd. Expecting their first engines in Nov-Dec.

The firm has received a “remarkable” number of enquiries since its order books opened in November last year. When fully operational, the production line will run two shifts per day to meet this exceptional level of demand.

New Zealand will see its first engines in November-December, through local agent, Sports Marine Ltd.

Cox Powertrain’s smart technology driven assembly line is the result of a collaboration between the Cox Manufacturing Engineering team and QM Systems, one of the industry’s foremost providers of automation engineering services and solutions. Cox has invested an impressive £6.7m in creating its new production facilities, which includes an integrated state-of-the-art Manufacturing Execution System (MES) that will ensure exceptionally high-quality standards are consistently met with a ‘No Fault Forward’ philosophy.

Smart technology will be used throughout the process. The assembly line will include numerous features to guarantee the flawless quality of each Cox Powertrain outboard such as a camera system to verify the continuity and exact size of each bead of sealant laid down by the bespoke plotter to ensure the perfect seal; WIFI enabled DC tooling that will communicate directly with the MES system to record all assembly torque data; an automated ‘Spin rig’ to test every gearbox and a comprehensive end of line ‘Hot test’ facility to ensure each powerhead achieves the exacting standards that our customers require and deserve.

Cox’s 4.4-litre 4-stroke V8 CXO300 has been shown to offer excellent performance with maximum torque delivered right through from 1,300 to 3,000rpm, reaching 479ft lbs ΜΆ almost double the twisting power of its 300hp petrol rivals. Predicted cost savings are substantial due to reduced fuel costs, fewer maintenance requirements and an expected three-times-longer life span. 

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