Unit 1
Bowburn North Ind. Est
County Durham
T: +44 (0) 191 377 0555
F: +44 (0) 191 377 3013


Managing Director: Nick Batey
Technical Manager: Craig Vine
Head of Business Development: Lee Kerswell


Special Purpose Equipment: The key to success, when designing and building special purpose machinery, lies in the ability to interpret the customers' requirements from the outset, invariably during the initial concept discussions. Having all of the necessary key skills and resources under one roof allows Altec to excel in this area, producing not only innovative machine concepts and designs, but delivering robust and highly efficient solutions. Altec supplies production automation systems for a wide range of product handling, assembly and testing applications incorporating the latest technology from our extensive system partner network. Altec's Special Purpose Systems can be found producing components such as switches, pressure sensors, engine control units, parts for robotic lawn mowers, filter systems for the pharmaceutical industry, welded sub-assemblies for vehicles and much more.
Robot Systems: Altec is a robot systems integration partner for a number of the industry's leading manufacturers.

The flexibility, reliability and ever increasing performance of Robots means that they are finding their way into many different application areas. Altec integrates a comprehensive range of robot types from SCARA systems to 6 Axis types from suppliers such as KUKA, FANUC, ABB, KAWASAKI, YASKAWA and DENSO. Our engineers have experience of installing and programming robots for applications such as Adhesive Dispensing, Part Handling, Packaging, Palletising, Assembly plus M.I.G and Spot Welding.
Machine Vision Systems: Quality inspection and verification is an essential element in today's automated manufacturing systems. Machine vision systems now offer a highly reliable and cost effective method of checking parts for presence, verifying correct part type, position and orientation and also generating offset data to allow dynamic placement of parts by a robot.

Altec has experience in the integration of a number of different machine vision systems from the industry's leading suppliers.

We are recognised as a trusted supplier of standalone or integrated machine vision solutions for data capture, inspection, verification and robot guidance.
Welding & Joining Systems: Altec provides a comprehensive range of options for welding and joining. Many of the special purpose systems designed and built by Altec incorporate technologies for joining individual components or sub-assemblies. We have experience in the integration of a diverse range of systems including:

Laser Welding, Infra-Red Welding, M.I.G & Spot Welding, Ultrasonic Welding,
Swaging, Screw Driving, Servo Presses, Adhesive Dispensing, Soldering,
Compliant Pin Technology.
Electrical Control Systems: Altec designs and builds electrical control systems (PC or PLC based). Our in-house capability includes: Electrical & PLC design, PLC software support, Panel Design & Build, CE Marking.
Functional Test Systems: A wide range of functional test systems, standard or bespoke, can be supplied by Altec.

Altec's expertise in test and inspection applications encompasses technologies such as servo-positioning systems, leak testing, electrical testing, load cells, LDVT's, lasers and vision as a means of acquiring data which may in turn be transferred to systems such as RFID, bar code and 2D/3D datamatrix codes. Data packages gathered during test and inspection processes can then be stored or uploaded to customer mainframe systems for future traceability requirements.


Altec Engineering Systems includes the trading divisions Altec Engineering and Altec CNC. Based in Bowburn, Durham, we offer a range of skills and services, which when combined provide unparalleled engineering expertise to our customers.

Altec Engineering offers a comprehensive range of automation systems which may either be completely bespoke in nature or comprise a number of proprietary technologies from our technology partners and our Group companies. Our expertise covers a number of industry sectors including: Food / Beverage, Pharmaceutical, White / Brown Goods, Bakery, Chemical, Electronics and Automotive.

In addition to our capabilities as a designer and manufacturer of Special Purpose Equipment, Altec CNC offers CNC Precision Machining.