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703, 2020

PTAS Celebrates 20 years.

By |March 7th, 2020|Categories: News|0 Comments

March 20 years ago, (March 2000) Peter Taylor founded P.T. Automation Solutions. His first choice of name didn’t include the ‘P.T.” and he wanted “Automation Solutions” to reflect his passion for industrial electrical automation solutions. By adding the P.T. the company had a registered name. In 1987 Peter had left the highly successful Convey-A-Controls company he co-founded in South Africa (This company is still in operation today under another name [...]

2611, 2019

2019 GC Business Excellence Award Winner

By |November 26th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

2019 Winner for Innovation in Busienss Excellence Awards Winning the 2019 Mayor’s Innovation Award is a highly appreciated reward from hashtag#MayorTomTate for our team, who for two years have worked together to use innovation as a catalyst to transform our company. The irony is that we also (genuinely) thank the City of Gold Coast for providing the motivation. In 2017 PTAS lost a multi million electrical and controls supply contract to [...]

1111, 2019

450kW Variable Speed Drive for Mining Mill

By |November 11th, 2019|Categories: News, Projects|0 Comments

450kW Variable Speed Drive for Mining Mill This week PTAS is shipping another control system for the mining sector; a 450kW variable speed drive system for a mill.  Quality Assurance Officer, Neil Wright, Lead Engineer, Nasim Ghorbanpour and Projects Engineering Manager, Emerson Mee have overseen our workshop team in this quick turnaround project. The Fuji Electric  'Frenic-Mega' is a high performance, low voltage multifunction inverter, destined for a long term [...]

310, 2019

Published in Institute of Engineers Create

By |October 3rd, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Just Published; Create Article on Safety & Innovation PTAS recent innovation success with our ABCD Arc-fault Containment Modular Outdoor Switchboard, and our QR-Online Customer Support System has been published in the Australian Institute of Engineers' 'Create' in their October eDM . Innovation plays a big part in PTAS growth. Developing ideas into technologies that ensure maintenance personnel can work safer and more efficiently. Also make the public safer, which supports [...]

2709, 2019

2019 GC Business Excellence Award Winner

By |September 27th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

GCBEA  Winner for Innovation PPTAS Wins Another Gold Coast Business Excellence Award, this time for Innovation. Peter Taylor proudly received the Mayor's Award from Cr William Owen-Jones at Griffith University's Business School. Since early 2018 P.T. Automation Solutions has been investing in three related innovation projects. Together they provide the foundation of the growth in revenue, profitability and significant new employment for our Gold Coast team. Innovation plays an important [...]

1808, 2019

Sponsoring QLD WaterAid Ball

By |August 18th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

PTAS Sponsoring QLD WaterAid Ball Program PTAS was proud to be the program sponsor of Qld WaterAid Ball - 2019 “A Night at “the Oscars”. WaterAid Aust CEO, Rosie Wheen’s impassioned presentation ensured we recognised how fortunate we are in Australia, and how much of a difference our modest investment makes to many others. We share the belief that clean water and sound water management is a foundation for changing [...]

1303, 2019

Training Future Engineers

By |March 13th, 2019|Categories: Employment, News, Training|0 Comments

2018-19 Trainee Engineers PTAS are training their future engineers from the ground up.  In 2017-18 we tested ourselves with two young men who were heading off to university to start their engineering degrees. This year we set up the foundations of a three stage training program, along the lines of the old 'engineering cadetships'; these students undertake paid work with PTAS as often as they can to learn from experienced [...]

712, 2018

Safety In Design – Arc Fault Containment

By |December 7th, 2018|Categories: News, Projects, Safety|0 Comments

Designing for Arc Fault Containment in Modern Switchboards Safety in Design – for the whole life cycle. Our White Paper challenges five principles lie at the heart of current industry arc fault incident safety thinking; Energy intensity exposure need only to be limited to survivable 2nddegree burns. What we determine today as OK, applies for the life of the asset. Smart devices can reliably limit the incident energy. Arc flash [...]

1410, 2018

Finalist in National Safety Awards of Excellence

By |October 14th, 2018|Categories: Awards, News, Safety|0 Comments

Finalist Category 2 – Best solution of a WHS Risk P.T. Automation Solutions was recognised for its invention of the ABCD Arc-fault Containment Modular Outdoor Switchboard at the National Safety Awards of Excellence in Sydney - October 2018. PTAS were 1 of 4, SME (<50 staff) Finalists for Best Solution of a WHS Risk, it was the only electrical safety innovation. Our ABCD switchboard developed out of PTAS's refreshed safety [...]

310, 2018

PTAS Announced Winner of Qld WorkSafe Awards.

By |October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Awards, News, Safety|0 Comments

Winner of category three – Best solution to an identified electrical issue P.T. Automation Solutions recognised that electrical maintenance technicians were taking unnecessary safety risks during fault finding and analysis by working on live switchboards. Technicians were doing this because there was no quick and reliable access to switchboard documentation and instead were using unsafe trial and error testing and switching circuits. To solve this problem PTAS introduced QR codes as [...]

1809, 2018

PTAS Hiring More Bright Sparks to Support Growth

By |September 18th, 2018|Categories: Employment, News|0 Comments

Innovative electrical services company hires more ‘bright sparks’ Following the successful launch of their new, safer, award-winning outdoor switchboards, PT Automation Solutions (PTAS) has increased its workforce to keep up with demand; seven apprentices and growing. The company’s recently released IP66 / IP56 modular compact outdoor switchboard range is the brainchild of electrical engineer Peter Taylor, founder of P.T. Automation Solutions (PTAS), an emerging industrial and infrastructure electrical services engineering firm based in [...]

1809, 2018

Safety Finalist Announced – QLD Safe Work and Return to Work Awards 2018 !

By |September 18th, 2018|Categories: Awards, News, Safety|0 Comments

We have received another Finalist award, this time it's the Queensland Safety Awards.  148 organisations and individuals entered the Safe Work and Return to Work Awards 2018, demonstrating innovation, leadership and commitment to making Queensland workplaces healthier and safer. Safety Ambassador Shane Webcke will announce the winners at the Safe Work and Return to Work Awards Ceremony on Tuesday 2 October 2018 at the Royal International Convention Centre, Bowen Hills [...]

509, 2018

PTAS Presents at Safety Connect; “Is it an Accident or a Multiple Factor Failure?”

By |September 5th, 2018|Categories: News, Safety|0 Comments

Peter Taylor shared his own near death experience in an arc-fault incident that consumed his colleague in his presentation at the Safety Connect – NSCA Conference in Brisbane (30-Aug-2018). Due to the intense burns, maiming and fatalities these electrical ‘accidents’ represent barely 5% of all incidents, yet almost 50% of the total cost of all incidents. The presentation shared several case studies of switchboard maintenance and more public events to [...]

808, 2018

Turnkey Project

By |August 8th, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Gladstone Area Water Board’s new control switchboard design, manufactured, tested, shipped, installed and commissioned in a complete turnkey project delivery.  PTAS worked with local subcontractors to deliver the project in a period with some challenging weather conditions and mechanical plant deliveries. [Read More…l

808, 2018

Outdoor Arc-Flash Containment Switchboard Certified

By |August 8th, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Designing industrial motor control switchboards is usually the exclusive domain of electrical engineers, but solving the problem of containing the catastrophic arc-fault flash and arc-blast required PTAS to employ a multi-discipline engineering collaboration. We tested and had certified a new modular compact IP66 outdoor switchboard system design developed and manufactured by PTAS for our industrial and utilities customers. High Public Exposure Risks Switchboards in this category service 90% of outdoor public utility pump stations [...]

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