LowVoltage

The safer the better: Border Switchboards seeks high levels of compliance across the industry

Border Switchboards Director, Brennan Jenvey, says Standards compliance is key to switchboard safety

Regional NSW switchboard powerhouse, Border Switchboards Sheetmetal & Powdercoating (BSSP), is advocating for an industry-wide leveling of the playing field by raising Standards to even higher levels. Based in Albury, right near the border between NSW and Victoria, BSSP has grown over the past seven years from five to 40 employees, and has now moved … Read more

CleanTech Controls bridges the gap between clean energy and the grid with quality, safety, and expertise

CleanTech Controls Managing Director, Steve Bell, with a 22kV switchboard designed to be used with a large clean energy project

An Australian switchboard manufacturer specialising in sites with renewables and clean energy is expanding its ranges and capabilities to meet rising demand for batteries, electric vehicle (EV) charging, and microgrids. In addition to manufacturing switchboards for sites with renewables, CleanTech Controls, headquartered in Tempe NSW, also provides protection testing, site and factory acceptance testing, and … Read more

Spread our safety and Standards message further along the supply chain, says NESMA Stalwart Chris of Van Wyk Electric

Standards and safety compliance are crucial in switchboard production, none more so than the technology produced for Van Wyk Electric electrical contractors and switchboard manufacturers for mining services and industrial processing applications. Pictured is a Van Wyk Electric board during factory acceptance testing.

Chris Van Der Kooi of Van Wyk Electric, sees an expanding need to communicate about changing switchboard requirements not only to their manufacturers, but also to contractors, consultants, specifiers, and end-customers. “There is so much change going on in our industry as the grid adapts to new Standards and the onrush of green energy, that … Read more

Switchboard Standards and mental health: key takeaways from NESMA’s 20th annual conference

With informative presentations, updates on the future, and a focus on safety, the 20th annual NESMA conference offered members a chance to discuss a buoyant industry. Held on Saturday 21st October at Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast, the conference was well attended, with more than 50 NESMA members attending the meeting, and more than … Read more

Being intelligently different helps Controlling Power master its destiny

Controlling Power’s team at its 1000 sq m modern factory at Somersby on the NSW central coast, where Scott (far left) works with his people to maintain a strong and productive work-life balance, including a four-day week

A champion of high standards and Australian manufacturing of low voltage switchboards, Scott Emerson, is leading by example when he prepares for the big opportunities ahead that will give local producers scope to extend their lead over imported product.  “We are all very fortunate to be in an industry that will be in demand for … Read more

Compliance and quality are king for DRC Switchboards’ pathway to the future

DRC Switchboards Managing Director David Webb, pictured, says, “We don’t want to be the biggest, we want to be the best, and I think we’ve achieved that over more than 35 years.”

A company director that has seen the ebbs and flows of markets and business over more than 35 years sees great potential for the low voltage switchboard market in Australia. David Webb, Managing Director of DRC Switchboards in Mordialloc, Victoria, says that his focus has always been on creating quality, compliant switchboards that have been … Read more