- How to Specify an Inductive Proximity Sensor 31/03/2022
- High Mast & High Power — The HMX Series from Luminetic 1/02/2022
- 2021 in Review 14/12/2021
- Submersible Dewatering Pump Control in Underground Mining 26/11/2021
- Pacific Automation Expand to NSW, Opening Arndell Park Office 25/11/2021
- Know Your Zone: Hazardous Area Classifications 1/11/2021
- Heat Trace Cabling Solution Delivered for Major Australian Bitumen Pipeline 20/09/2021
- Pacific Automation - Valued by Australia's Industries 17/08/2021
- New eCommerce Website Launch 2/07/2021
- Raytec Linear LED vs GRP Fittings 15/06/2021
- Advantech ADAM-6300 Series Launch 13/05/2021
- Lumel N21 Panel Meter: The Flexible Solution for Process Applications 19/04/2021
- Innovative Project Launch for New SPARTAN Linear Spigot Range 15/04/2021
- Pacific Automation 10 Years Strong Partnership With Lumel 31/03/2021
- Product of the Week: IDEC Pushbuttons Built to Order 18/03/2021
Product of the Week: CMP IECEx Approved Thread Adapters
Thread adapters are a simple solution product to increase or reduce the size, or change the thread type of entries in enclosures.
Advantech FPM200 Series - New Generation of Industrial Monitors
The Advantech FPM Series is a range of industrial grade monitors designed for a diverse range of IoT applications.
Application Focus: Lighting for Distilleries
Distilleries are one of the more interesting and unique applications where the use of hazardous area lighting is required.
FAQ: How To Measure 50,000L of Beer
When beer is poured or fermented, it foams. To an industrial producer, this means that using optics alone to measure tank levels can be challenging as the true level of the liquid rests below the foam.
Vacon Drives in Marine Applications
Pacific Automation in partnership with Danfoss can provide full consultative support and project management for marine applications.
Pacific Automation To Supply an Australian Ship Builder With Drives
Pacific Automation is happy to announce that we’ve won a hard-fought contract to supply an Australian shipbuilder with Danfoss drives.
FAQ: Battery Life in Emergency Light Fittings
Battery maintenance is a fact of life. The reason being that batteries contain chemicals and rely on a chemical reaction to generate electricity.
Danfoss and Vacon Part of the Same Portfolio
Pacific Automation is the exclusive authorised supplier of VACON drives in Western Australia.
New Release: Advantech FPM-200 Series
A New Generation of Industrial Grade Monitors
FAQ: What's the Difference Between ATEX and IECEx Certification?
You may have heard references to IECEx and ATEX certification used interchangeably when discussing electrical equipment designed for explosive atmospheres. There are important differences between them that you should know.
Stephen Armstrong Appointed as CEO of Pacific Automation
Pacific Automation CEO Darren Wright steps down naming Stephen Armstrong as his successor.
Streamlined Workshop Management & Labour Tracking With Advantech
With the manufacturing industry gradually shifting toward the smart factory aspect of Industry 4.0, a multitude of digital applications have been introduced to factory floors.
Pulse Counter/Length Measurement/Cut to Length
Many industrial applications require a counter, or a length measurement to determine the final product requirements for processing and packaging.
FAQ: What's the Difference Between an Absolute and Incremental Encoder?
There are two key types of rotary encoder; incremental and absolute. Rotary encoders are used to detect the speed and position of rotating parts.
Farid Karami Promoted to External Sales Role
New external salesman, Farid Karami
A Safe Connection: New Macey’s New and Improved Electrical Plug for Underground Mining
Safety and innovation combine in the New Macey 60amp restrained plug featuring an all-new bolted design.
FAQ: What is Node-RED?
Node-RED is an open source programming tool originally developed by IBM. It uses a visual programming interface to create ‘flows’, a series of actions to connect hardware and online services together to create an Internet of Things (IoT).
Choosing the Best Position Sensor for Your Application
Selecting the appropriate measurement technology for your industrial automation application is key to preventing production interruptions and unexpected downtime as a result of unreliable electronic measuring.
Rechner Smart Paddle Provides Superior Sensor Design at a Cost-Effective Price
The ideal tool for level control of bulk material and liquids, the Rechner Sensors Smart Paddle is suitable for a variety of applications where traditional rotary switches, vibrating forks or mechanical switches are used.
What Happens if Your Intelligent Emergency Lighting Fails?
Emergency lighting is critical to safety in a wide range of different applications, especially in environments where there is a risk of power failures.
FAQ: Intrinsically Safe, or Not?
A term commonly used in the hazardous area industry is “intrinsic safety” or, when used in reference to a piece of equipment, “intrinsically safe”. But what does it mean? Is intrinsically safe equipment the same as hazardous area equipment? In this article, we explore what intrinsic safety means and why it’s important.
The Danfoss Difference: What’s Special About Drives From Danfoss?
As a global manufacturer of industry-specific solutions for motor control, the difference between drives from Danfoss and other suppliers is significant.
Advantech ADAM-6700: Reliable, Simple and Cost Effective Distributed I/O
Advantech’s ADAM-6700 series are I/O-integrated gateway devices with a unique all-in-one design.
FAQ: Surge Protection vs Lightning Protection
Various types of surge voltages can occur in electrical and electronic systems.
They differ mainly with respect to their duration and amplitude which, depending on the cause, can last anywhere from a few hundred microseconds to hours or even days.
Top 5 Benefits of LED's Over Conventional Lighting
Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) offer many benefits over traditional lighting by improving on the positives of its predecessors while doing away with its inefficiencies.
FAQ: What’s the Difference Between IoT and IIoT?
Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – the name is a good indication on the major point of difference between these two concepts.
Andy Fenn Joins Pacific Automation as New Sales Engineer for Industrial Automation
Pacific Automation has recently welcomed Andy Fenn to the team as its new Sales Engineer for Industrial Automation.
Pacific Automation Delivers Sophisticated LED Lighting Solution for POM Power Station
Leading Australian engineering and construction company Clough, in consortium with Wartsila, engaged Pacific Automation to provide a LED lighting solution and technical support for its 58-megawatt grid connected power plant, located near Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea.
Alan Creaser: The End of an Era
What an incredible run it’s been for Pacific Automation’s longest serving team member, Alan Creaser. After a remarkable 46 years of service, Alan is hanging up his suit and entering retirement on the 13th February 2020.
FAQ: Industrial PC vs Commercial PC – What’s the Difference?
The similar looks of an Industrial PC (IPC) compared to a home or commercial PC can be deceiving.
INFOGRAPHIC: 2019 in Review
As we enter a new year – and a new decade – we thought we’d reflect on the highlights of our most memorable achievements in 2019. Last year was another standout year for Pacific Automation and we couldn’t have done it without the support of YOU – our long-standing customers and partners.
Join us as we recap some of our greatest milestones.
Application Focus: Pepperl + Fuchs GRP Junction Box for Hazardous Area Projects
Developed with safety and protection in mind, the Pepperl+Fuchs GR enclosure series can be used for various products, including certification for global use in hazardous area projects.
Pacific Automation Brings Innovative Solutions to the IIOT Space in Australia Through Its Partnership With Advantech
Having announced our partnership with world leader in industrial communications technologies Advantech in July, we’re excited to be already making waves in the IIOT space, through the introduction of industrial-grade hardware and Solution-Ready Packages to our customers across Australia.
Application Focus: Want the Smartest Ex Lighting in Town?
With automatic self-testing, monitoring and maintaining, the Raytec range of intelligent emergency luminaires is pretty smart.
APPLICATION FOCUS: Reduce pumping and maintenance costs with the 2iB Control Relay
Classified as the safest snore control relay on the market, the 2iB Pump Snore Controller (SC10) is ideal for electric, submersible pump control applications.
SAFETY + INNOVATION = New Macey Phase Rotation Test Plug
Safety and innovation combine in the New Macey 60 Amp Phase Rotation Plug to ensure optimal analysis of phase rotation for switchboards with outlets in awkward places.
Application Focus: SA LUMIN Ex LED Headtorch for Hazardous Areas
Need an ergonomic, heavy-duty, reliable headtorch for hazardous area projects?
PRODUCT NEWS: Introducing Our Outlet Test Unit
Introducing Pacific Automation’s Outlet Test Unit (OTU3) – a robust, versatile device, designed for statutory earth leakage, earth continuity, phase rotation and voltage testing.
Pacific Automation Provides Lighting and Safety Solutions for Drill Rigs in South-West Queensland
Pacific Automation has been working with land-based drill rig operators around Roma, south-west Queensland, to upgrade lighting equipment and mitigate safety issues.
Product Focus: SA Equip IECEx-Certified Portable Fan Delivers Safety and Efficiency Benefits
The SA Equip IECEx-certified portable fan, the SA CYCLONE EX air mover, is delivering safety and efficiency benefits to maintenance and operation teams in the Australian oil and gas and LNG sectors.
Pacific Automation and Danfoss Celebrate Five Years in Partnership
Pacific Automation and Danfoss celebrated their successful five-year partnership this week.
PRODUCT FOCUS – Ex Lighting: Modular vs Sealed for Life, Part 4
This is the final part of our four-part series in which we’ve explored ‘modular’ and ‘sealed for life’ LED Ex luminaires, and considered how the design and certification of these different manufacturing methods impact how easily maintenance can be carried out.
Pacific Automation Appoints Peter Hudson To Lead Sydney Operations
Pacific Automation is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Hudson, Business Development Manager, to lead our recently launched Sydney operations.
Pacific Automation Launches Sydney Operations
Pacific Automation is pleased to announce the launch of its Sydney operations, a move that aligns with our growth strategy and significantly expands our reach.
Advantech Partnership Strengthens Industrial IoT Offerings
Pacific Automation is excited to announce its partnership with leading global Industrial IoT solutions provider Advantech to strengthen solution selling to Industrial IoT markets across Australia.
PRODUCT FOCUS: Maintaining Ex Lighting: Modular vs Sealed for Life Part 3
We continue to share insights from our manufacturing partner Raytec’s four-part blog series about ‘modular’ and ‘sealed for life’ LED Ex luminaires, and how the design and certification of these different approaches impacts maintenance.
Product News: New Macey Phase Rotation Test Plug Just Got Even Better
With the introduction of the enhanced 60 Amp Phase Rotation Plug, New Macey brings the latest in safety and innovation to enable safe and efficient analysis of phase rotation for switchboards with outlets in awkward places.
Pacific Automation Supplies and Installs Heat Trace Cable for Puma Energy’s Bitumen Plant in Kwinana
Puma Energy engaged Pacific Automation to manage the supply, configuration and installation of Thermon heat trace cable and temperature control equipment for its bitumen plant in Kwinana.
Product Focus: Ex Lighting Maintenance – Modular Versus Sealed for Life, Part 2
We’re continuing with some snippets from our manufacturing partner Raytec’s four-part blog series about ‘modular’ and ‘sealed for life’ LED Ex luminaires, and how the design and certification of these different approaches impacts maintenance.
Product Focus: Ex Lighting Maintenance – Modular vs Sealed for Life
Today we share some insights from our global manufacturing partner Raytec’s four-part blog series about Ex lighting.
- Introducing SA Equip’s New SA Cyclone EX Air Mover 23/04/2019
Product Showcase: Balluff’s “Smart Factory” Streamlining the Packaging, Food & Beverage Industry
What’s on everyone’s wish list for optimal productivity in manufacturing?
Wilma Delaney – The Most Powerful Woman at Pacific Automation
Wilma Delaney is our Finance Manager, and therefore the most powerful woman in PA. Let’s get to know her a little better.
Staff Spotlight: Scott Bryant
Today we get to know a bit more about Scott Bryant, our Operations Manager.
PA Staff Celebrate 50 Years
Pacific Automation staff from Perth and Brisbane, together with company founders Ken and Lal Wright, family and friends, celebrated the company’s 50-year anniversary on Saturday 23 February at The Oyster Bar, Elizabeth Quay, Perth.
Living Our Values
There’s little point spending the time and effort defining and refining company values if they’re not put into practice – embraced by staff and truly lived.
Rechner Sensors Australia
Rechner Sensors is a leading manufacturer of capacitance-sensing products for automation, level control, and quality control applications.
Richard DeJong: Celebrating 30 Years at Pacific Automation
This month we celebrate the 30 year anniversary of Richard DeJong as a valuable member of the Pacific Automation team. We recently sat down with Richard to discuss his career highlights and fondest memories during his time with us.
Pacific Automation Celebrates 50 Years
2019 marks 50 years since Pacific Automation began its journey – as Light and Power Systems, a humble, home-run business, initially distributing one product – Kraus & Naimer switches.
Pacific Automation’s Farid Karami recognised by Weidmuller
The best recognition is when it is unexpected.
Planning Ahead With Balluff
Pacific Automation and Balluff strategic planning.
TRAINING: Product Selection and Application Support
Mohamed Ayad, Product Manager – Motor Control, conducted training on product selection and application support for our sales and customer support team.
Product News: New GRP Junction Box From Pepperl+Fuchs
Pacific Automation is now stocking the new Pepperl+Fuchs GRP junction box.
CASE STUDY: Smart, Cost-Effective Solution Delivered for North Metropolitan TAFE
Pacific Automation teamed up with manufacturing partner Weidmuller to lend its support to North Metropolitan TAFE in Western Australia.
New and Improved New Macey Products for Underground Mining
Pacific Automation is now stocking the new and improved range of New Macey best-in-class, 1000V stainless steel plugs and receptacles for underground mining.
New Product: Lumel LPI Now Available From Pacific Automation
Pacific Automation is pleased to announce it is now stocking Lumel’s Live Phase Indicator (LPI).
Introducing the New Kid on the Block – Matt Street
Pacific Automation is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Street, Manager – Victoria.
Introducing the New SA LUMIN Ex LED Area Floodlight From SA Equip
Pacific Automation is now stocking the new SA LUMIN Ex LED area floodlight from SA Equip – a high-power, 25,000 lumen IECEx-certified mobile area floodlight.
Product Spotlight: SA Equip’s New Zone 0 IECEx LED Headtorch
We’ve got some great news for our hazardous areas customers.
Pacific Automation Conducts Lunch & Learn for Worley Parsons
On Tuesday 7 August, Pacific Automation took Worley Parsons staff through a Lunch & Learn session about Weidmuller’s new product ranges.
Product News: Need SMART Emergency Lighting?
Raytec’s intelligent emergency lighting has arrived…
Pacific Automation Gets Up to Speed With the Latest in PV Technology
Pacific Automation’s team recently undertook photovoltaic training from Weidmüller’s Torben Müller, Business Development Engineer, Photovoltaic Division, Automation Production & Solutions, who was visiting from Germany.
Staff Spotlight: Paul Overton, Technical Sales and Product Specialist
Today we get to know Pacific Automation’s Technical Sales and Product Specialist, Paul Overton, who has been with the company since 2010.
Staff Spotlight: Introducing Pacific Automation’s Neeraj Chowdhary
Pacific Automation is pleased to announce the appointment of Neeraj Chowdhary, Business Development Manager.
Pacific Automation Welcomes Balluff’s New Sensor Functionality
Balluff’s new sensor range.
Product News: Balluff’s SmartLight Tower Light Just Got Smarter
Pacific Automation has got some great news for our Balluff SmartLight Tower Light customers.
Product News: Raytec’s New SPARTAN High Power Floodlight Helps Reduce Maintenance Costs
As the Australian Partner for Raytec’s SPARTAN hazardous areas lighting range, Pacific Automation is now stocking the new SPARTAN High Power Floodlight, which offers spectacular lumen output, flexibility during installation and easier maintenance.
Staff Complete Industry 4.0 Training at Balluff in Melbourne
Pacific Automation’s Neeraj Chowdhary, Business Development Manager, and Farid Karami, Customer Support, recently visited Balluff’s Melbourne office for training on their Industry 4.0 framework, process and related products.
PRODUCT NEWS: Balluff Releases True Color Sensor With IO-Link Application
Have you heard about Balluff’s new true color sensor with IO-Link application?
Pacific Automation Attending Hannover Messe with Weidmuller
Pacific Automation’s management team is heading to Hannover to participate in Hannover Messe with global manufacturer Weidmuller.
PA Appointed As Danfoss Sales Partner for VACON Industrial Drives
Pacific Automation is pleased to announce it has been appointed by Danfoss Australia as its sales partner in Western Australia to provide sales and technical support for VACON industrial drives, from 1 May 2018.
Pacific Automation Now Supplies 2iB Pump Control Relay Nationally
Pacific Automation is pleased to announce it is now the exclusive supplier of the new 2iB pump control relay, nationally.
Balluff Australia Appoints Pacific Automation as Exclusive Distributor
Balluff Australia has appointed Pacific Automation as its exclusive distributor for all Balluff products in Western Australia, Northern Territory and other select regions of Australia.
SA Equip Partners With Pacific Automation
We are pleased to add SA Equip to our hazardous area product portfolio.
Pacific Automation Continues Distribution of Weidmuller in Western Australia
Pacific Automation is pleased to announce it will continue to be a vital source for Weidmuller products in Western Australia.
PRODUCT NEWS: Focus on Safety and Efficiency
As the sales partner of Ampcontrol in Western Australia and the Northern Territory, Pacific Automation is pleased to announce the release of its PF1 integrated pump and fan control relay.
Product News: Danfoss Drives Focus on Energy Conservation
With energy conservation a key driver in the development of speed control devices, AC drives provide the optimum method of controlling the speed of electric motors to match load demand.
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