Under a tight timeframe to deliver, a client engaged SAGE Automation to manufacture specialist PDUs that could be built, tested and certified to the same standards as an in-house project. 

Industry

Defence

Outcome

Specialist power distribution units manufactured, tested, assured compliance and certification. 

Capability

Defence compliance, certification and security clearances, electrostatic control, part serialisation and traceability, production team certification and qualification, contract manufacturing.

Region

Adelaide, South Australia

Nic Coleman, Project Manager, Ultra Electronics

"The SAGE Automation team were friendly, attentive and immediately comprehended the key project goals that needed to be met. It was like having an extension of the Ultra Electronics team, and this close collaboration led to a high-quality successful outcome."

Client challenge

Ultra had a large volume of specialist orders from a defence client that needed outsourcing due to unexpected demand. 

The challenge was in how to outsource the manufacture of some power distribution units (PDU) and yet ensure they were built, tested and had the same compliance certifications as if they were built inhouse. Having worked with SAGE Automation previously, Ultra was confident that it had the capability and staff credentials to produce the level of quality product required.

Solution

SAGE manufactured, tested, assured compliance and certification for eight highly specialised PDUs to be sent on to the end defence client as part of an overall system.

Parts Assembly PDUThe highest standards of workmanship, level of compliance, attention to detail and adherence to strict electrostatic prevention practice during parts assembly was required to provide the high quality and reliability of products demanded in the defence industry.

The units have the redundancy, isolation, and inbuilt protection required to function in military environments.

Outcome

Ultra received eight PDUs that were built, tested and certified to the same standards as if they were built inhouse.

This enabled Ultra to scale production output without having to invest in more infrastructure or personnel.

Contract Manufacturing DefenceThe highly specific PDUs were built with the redundancy, isolation and inbuilt protection required to function in combat environments. 

Manufactured Power Distribution Units

Build highlights

  • More than 500 build hours
  • Application-specific wire terminating equipment used to cater for defence specifications
  • Defence compliance, certification and security clearances for staff
  • PDUs built to Ultra's engineering processes and compliance standards
  • High-reliability soldering techniques and high precision testing equipment used. 


If you require a scalable, high-compliance, defence-ready manufacturer, talk to SAGE for a solution. Contact us using the form below.   

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