MOTOR CONTROL CENTRE FABRICATION

We design and fabricate custom control panels and conduct documented Factory Acceptance Testing from our workshop in Boronia, Victoria. The workshop area is 1200Sqm and houses specialist equipment for the fabrication of switchboards and control cubicles / control panels. The types of electrical control panels and switchboards our electricians build are:

  • One-off wall mounted control cubicles
  • Multi-door, freestanding control cubicles
  • Control cubicles for explosive atmosphere applications fully traceable to ASNZS60079.14
  • Skid mounted control cubicles
  • IP66 heavy duty enclosures
  • Temporary power boards
  • Group meter panels

ELECTRICAL CONTROL PANEL UPGRADES

For customers upgrading or expanding production lines, we can add to existing electrical infrastructure and upgrade with new electrical equipment to increase production capacity, safety and control. Types of upgrades typically include installation of Programmable Logic Control (PLC), HMI’s, VSD’s, motors and safety relays.

Multidoor, free standing control cubicle and stainless enclosure.

Control cubicles mounted on 8km of conveyors.

Fabrication of 64 electrical control cubicles. Delivered in 4 weeks.

Furst and Catch of the Day project featured in Australian Manufacturing magazine.

CONTROL CUBICLE CASE STUDY

Catch of the Day

With $233M in online sales annually, Catch of the Day needed a smarter system for their warehousing and distribution business. The first of its kind in Australia, Catch group implemented an automated system – using robots to pick and pack goods.

Furst worked with Catch Group to fabricate 64 electrical control cubicles. We also managed the field installation which featured:

  • 8km of conveyor lines and field cables
  • 445 x ethercat nodes
  • 103 x power supplies
  • 80 x e-stops
  • 15 x encodes
  • More than 500 SICK scanners and PE Cells
  • 17 Variable Speed Drives

The savings in labour and productivity has meant Catch Group are now looking at expanding even further.

Next up: When multinational chemical manufacturer Accensi, wanted to build a new hazardous site in Geelong they asked Furst to take care of the automation.