Solutions for all industries

All industries use electricity in some form or another. Commercial electrical equipment regularly requires different voltage (V) or amperage (A) than what is provided from the mains, while others require isolation from the mains - both situations easily solved with an SES transformer.

So, whether you are looking to step your power up or down, or isolate your equipment, speak to us about your custom power needs. SES also works with many OEM's to provide a perfect solution for the machinery they manufacture.

Check out just some of the vast array of commercial applications our transformers have been used in.

May 17, 2022

Hydro Tasmania

For many years now SES has been supplying Hydro Tasmania with a range of low-volt, high accuracy voltage transformers, and other componentry.

Hydro Tasmania is Australia's leading clean energy business and the largest generator of renewable energy. Hydro Tas is the key factor that allows the state of Tasmania to be powered by over 90% clean energy, and with continued investment, will allow Tasmania to become a net exporter of electricity, assisting the rest of Australia's National Electricity Market.

Hydro Tasmania should be seen as a prime example of how green energy can undeniably replace conventional electricity generation.

April 21, 2022

Stand-alone renewable power solutions

SES recently designed and built six custom 20kVA transformers (SD8027) for an off-grid solar pilot program in Western Australia that involved Western Power, AGL, and Positive Off-Grid Solutions.

The concept: provide power more efficiently and effectively to remote locations such as rural communities, farms, schools, mines, worksites etc.

The solution: Self-contained solar and battery systems, that can be dropped anywhere and begin producing and providing electricity. The entire system stored within a standard shipping container, with foldable solar panels easily deployable, the system can be transported anywhere, dropped into position and begin supplying power immediately.

The transformer challenge: The challenge was keeping the size AND temperature rise of the transformer to a minimum. Given the limited and valuable space within the shipping container, size had to be kept to a minimum. And then given that these systems would be being dropped in very hot conditions (45+ ambient temperatures), keeping everything as cool as possible was paramount. Reliability was obviously another requirement - placed in the middle of nowhere meant no quick fixes if something was to go wrong.

Using grain-oriented (GO) steel for the core, and making the transformer tall and lean, we managed to maximise the natural cooling while minimizing the physical footprint of the transformer.

The result: our SD8027 units were unbelievable. The test results were spot on, and the watts lost figures were incredibly low, thanks to the GO steel and slim, tall design. Even in a metal container in the sweltering WA outback these SD8027 units will run perfectly and run cool for many, many years.

April 21, 2022

Pathfinder – The cutting edge

Pathfinder is an innovative Australian manufacturer that specialises in automated cutting technology, specifically flexible or semi-rigid materials.

Operating since 1996, Pathfinder's wide range of machines are the best choice for many companies that need automated cutting room solutions for clothing, furniture, automotive and countless other industries. Some of their most notable customers include names like Seafolly, RM Williams, Flight Interiors, LaZBoy, Carbon Revolution.

Just like Pathfinder's customers that have chosen them as the best in what they do, Pathfinder has been using SES transformers in their products for more than 2 decades. We have worked closely with Pathfinder to provide them with a custom solution for their unique requirements.

Pathfinder is a perfect example of an Australian-based equipment manufacturer that is benefitting from SES products. If you have a unique power need, speak to us about providing you with a fit-for-purpose solution.

April 8, 2022

Solar Sailor

The amazing Solar Sailor (pictured) uses Hybrid Marine Power (HMP), an integrated hybrid electric technology and Solarsails which harness renewable solar and wind energy. This vessel, used on Sydney Harbour during the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, used transformers & chokes from SES in its inverter & battery charging systems.

It is funny to think back to this, only 20 years ago but feels like a lifetime ago - although still a magnificent piece of futuristic achievement for the time, as iconic as this catamaran was, it is amazing to see how the improvement of solar and other renewable technology has continued to develop at such pace that this no looks almost cumbersome. I guess it's similar to the first iPod, a revolutionary piece of equipment but now looks like a brick!

April 8, 2022

Step-down Transformers for Love Tea

Love Tea™ is an Australian-based company specialising in the manufacture and supply of a selection of organic and fair trade teas, packaged to your special needs. Recently, Love Tea™ installed a new Fuso International teabag packaging machine. Fuso sent out Japanese technical experts to install and commission the machine, unfortunately finding that no transformer had been supplied. Love Tea™ found Southern Electronic Services, who came to the rescue by supplying a 100V Single-Phase Transformer and a 200V Three-Phase Transformer within the same day as Love Tea enquiring. Thanks to the extensive range of Step-down Transformers that Southern Electronic Services stocks, they are able to solve many potentially big problems easily.
April 8, 2022

The MCG never sounded so good

Apart from the ear-aching performance by Meat Loaf at the 2011 AFL Grand Final halftime show, the MCG’s revitalised speaker system has helped crowds get even more immersed in the entertainment than ever. The sound system was replaced when  Great Southern Stand , now the Shane Warne Stadium (and deservedly-so, what a legend!) was rebuilt back in 1992, with Southern Electronic Services transformers supplying power solutions to the ground-breaking PA system.

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