Australia’s mining industry boom has created an increased demand for equipment and has provided Southern Electronic Services with the opportunity to extend our drive isolation transformer range. SES has supplied General Electric International with a wide range of drive isolation transformers, as well as other transformers and power supplies, for use in its Queensland and NSW mining operations for more than 10 years.
Draglines are among the largest (not water-borne) mobile equipment in the world and can weigh in the vicinity of 2000 metric tonnes.
Powerful electric motors, requiring the use of a drive isolation transformer, control the massive dragline excavators used in strip-mining in outback Queensland.
When a dragline excavator malfunctions the resulting downtime can cost the company in the ballpark of $75,000 an hour. Having a spare part on site or having an Australian manufacturer such as SES, which has the capacity and capability to quickly supply the necessary part, can save millions of dollars in lost revenue.
To discuss a custom-made drive-isolation transformer for your mining operation, phone (03) 9706 4202 or contact us online.