Throughout Ampcontrol’s 50 year history we’ve sought unique solutions to help our customers tackle their operational challenges. We’re known for stepping outside the conventions of traditional problem solving and this has been recognised time and time again with a number of prestigious awards.
Research and Development Leads to New Products
In 1998 Ampcontrol won our first National engineering Excellence Award for the development of the iMAC monitoring and control system.
Ampcontrol’s iMAC system helps customers meet the challenges of maintaining safety whilst maximising productivity on both underground and overland conveyors.
iMAC remains an important cornerstone of Ampcontrol’s electronics product range and has a solid history of installation on some of Australia’s longest conveyors.
We’re the First to Say ‘Yes We Can’
When challenged with an AFC that was impractical to power at the 3.3kV industry standard Ampcontrol looked outside the box.
The Blakefield South 11kV longwall was a world first and represented a significant step change for longwall mining.
Critical to the success of this project was proving the safety of 11kV electrical circuitry in a hazardous areas zone. This required extensive engineering, design review, calculation and verification testing.
Ampcontrol together with project partners Xstrata Coal and Joy Global won the 2010 National Engineering Excellence Award for this project.
Stepping Outside Traditional Problem Solving
Seven years of research into the significant hazards variable speed drives can cause in earth fault limited networks culminated in the Engineers Australia National Innovation Award in 2013.
This project exemplified the role of engineering in developing and testing theories to solve real world problems, educating the industry and providing commercially acceptable solutions.
Setting Industry Benchmarks in Arc Fault Venting
This project encompassed two key innovations: the development of a novel measurement method using energetic materials and the development of a composite high speed rupturing vent.
Motivated by the need to ensure higher levels of safety for personnel, plant and equipment in the vicinity of live electrical enclosures, this project exemplifies Ampcontrol’s commitment to safety.
This research and development won Ampcontrol a 2015 Engineers Australia, Newcastle Division, Engineering Excellence Award.
Celebrating Multi-Disciplinary Design
Ampcontrol are committed to enhancing our products and delivering unique solutions to ours customers challenges. That’s why when it was time to re-design an outdated phone we started with the end user, what they needed and why.
The result was the VoiceCom Phone a lightweight, user friendly, robust and reliable phone for day to day and emergency communications.
The VoiceCom Phone has set a new standard in quality and performance of product design and was awarded NSW Good Design Selection in 2015 and the Hunter Manufacturing Awards Excellence in Product Design Award in 2017.