Powering equipment in some of the most hazardous environments across the globe comes as second nature here at Ampcontrol. Recently, several of Ampcontrol’s AUK products made their way from our UK manufacturing facility in Prestwick, Scotland to the PVK-5 Coal Mine in Telangana, India.
Designed to help power equipment as part of a mine expansion, a 10 drive AUK5000 Power Centre and 4 drive AUK1000 550V Motor Starter was delivered and commissioned with long standing customer Gainwell Commosales Private Limited (GCPL) by Ampcontrol’s Indian Service Engineering Team.
The AUK5000 had an incoming supply of 3,300V feeding the primary windings of the 1.5MVA Transformer via a 3,300V E10 HV Circuit Breaker. The dual voltage secondary windings provided 1,100V and 550V to the 10 drive Load Centre. All the equipment was coupled together and mounted on a custom-built skid to allow the Powercentre to be transported safely underground.
All equipment was fully examined and tested before the 3,300V site supply being applied to the equipment, with all functional tests carried out to GCPL requirements and specifications.
Practical training on the AUK5000 Power Centre and AUK1000 Motor Starter was also provided by the Ampcontrol Service Team to ensure the GCPL Engineers were familiar with their new equipment.
Additional training on the AUK product range functionality enabled the customer to gain insights into how to adjust the equipment for use in a different application.
Read the full case study here.
Ampcontrol’s Prestwick site in Scotland hosted Scottish Engineering members on 12 March for a Networking and Best Practice event.
As a Scottish Engineering member company and winner of the 2019 President’s Award for Excellence, Ampcontrol stepped attendees through their contribution to engineering in Scotland. This included an overview of Ampcontrol’s development of the market leading AUK1000, apprentice training program plus the implementation of growth strategies including the new cables service expansion at the Port of Ayr.
After enjoying a guided tour through Ampcontrol’s manufacturing facility, attendees also enjoyed an industry brief from Scottish Engineering CEO Paul Sheerin who provided his insights into the current engineering climate and opportunities to cultivate networking and best practices in Scotland.
Ampcontrol’s AUK1000 advanced multi-function gate end box is certified for use in underground coal mines across Europe, Turkey and India. It was recently commissioned onsite at Bhelatand Amalgamated Colliery in Jharkhand, India.
Ampcontrol was contracted to design, manufacture and deliver a central motor control unit that could operate up to four conveyor belts from a single station with full digital display and control. The unit was commissioned onsite and 14 local service engineers were trained in both the theoretical and practical application of the equipment.
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To download the case study on the AUK1000, click here.