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A greenfield almond processing plant needed help getting core electrical functionality. SAGE manufactured and…

Manufacture: Food and Beverage

SAGE Automation undertook the electrical design, software development, manufacture and installation of key functionality required for a greenfield almond processing plant for Almondco. This allowed Almondco to focus on other core start up tasks and reduce risk associated with in-house management of this part of the project.

LV Switchboard manufacture, Motor Control Centre (MCC) manufacture, electrical design, installation and plant integration, project management. 

South Australia

Craig Haskard Group Project and Maintenance Manager, Almondco

"These switchboards are critical to the reliability of our new processing plant and the quality of the solution being delivered by SAGE Automation is impressive.” 


Drawing on previous experience with almond processing control systems, SAGE Automation was engaged to undertake the Electrical Design and Software Development for the greenfield Almondco Processing Plant and manufacture of the associated Motor Control Centres and LV switchboards. 

These were designed and constructed in SAGE's state of the art manufacturing facility which reduced project risk for Almondco.

MCC specifications


Enclosure Cubic Modular System
MCC 2 Motor Control Centres
Ratings 1200 amps / 400 amps
Cabling Over 5km
Dimensions 15.5m length
Safety Safety I/O on PLC and drives
Build Hours Approximately 1,200 hours

Power Sections - form 3B and Motor Starters & PLC Controls - form 1

Protection IP54
Motor Starters 183 direct online and 11 variable Speed Drives
Remote 12 remote interface cabinets
Mounting ACS busbar mounting system, 4 x 400 amp for flexible expansion of motor starters
Transport Push in terminals enabling ease of re- connection on site and elimination of the need to re-terminate cables during commissioning
Cable Connection Cable connection chamber for fast flexible install capability


The switchboards were designed, built, delivered and installed on time and now ensure the new processing plant operates smoothly and safley well into the future.

Almondco Group Project and Maintenance Manager Craig Haskard said the quality of the boards would ensure the plant's ongoing reliability. 

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