REMOVING THE HEADACHE FROM ELECTRICAL CONTROL

Fast Quotes & Support

So you can respond to your customers faster.

You hate to be kept waiting. When you say jump, we jump.

90% quotes delivered within 24 hours.
100% of tech support within 1 hour.

“You guys are like greased lightning, thanks again for your fast response!”

State Manager, QLD

 

Consistent Leadtimes

So electrical controls don't hold up your project.

Metroid’s large and scalable manufacturing capacity means no lead-time blowouts. We’ll promise a delivery date, and we’ll keep it.

“One of the reasons we love Metroid is when they say 6 weeks, they deliver in 6 weeks.”

General Manager, VIC

 

Smooth Commissioning

So your project is operational faster, with less hassle.

No more onsite nightmares. We test every nut and bolt and every line of code before we ship your boards, often delivering serious time savings in commissioning.

“The quality of the boards and expertise of Metroid's engineers always makes commissioning a breeze.”

Project Manager, NSW

 
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WHAT WE DO

FAST QUOTES - TENDERS OR LIVE PROJECTS

Our clients love the flexibility of not having to wait days or weeks for a quote. Metroid’s estimating engineers can prepare an accurate and detailed proposal for your tender or live project, often within 24 hours.

Usually all we require is a motor and instrument/equipment list (or a P&ID to take-off from), along with any applicable specifications.

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ELECTRICAL DESIGN & CAD DRAWINGS

The design team at Metroid have many years’ experience on a wide range of challenging materials handling projects.

We use the latest version of AutoCAD Electrical along with proprietary automated plugins and scripts to rapidly generate professional and accurate electrical drawings. We thrive on specifications: we’ve designed and built boards for most of the big mining companies, many water authorities and other international companies.

Metroid provides a full drawing pack to you for approval before construction, and again as ‘as-built’ on project completion.

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CONTROL PANEL & SWITCHBOARD CONSTRUCTION

We’ve invested heavily into building the world’s most advanced control panel manufacturing plant.

Our complex custom-built ERP software tracks every stage of the manufacturing process, and our revolutionary computerised wiring systems have shattered traditional expectations of wiring accuracy and efficiency.

You can rely on Metroid to consistently build and deliver your boards on-time, without hassle and headache.

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PLC/HMI/SCADA PROGRAMMING AND INTEGRATION

Metroid is truly a ‘one-stop-shop’ when it comes to PLC and HMI programming. Every programmer has an in-depth understanding of the complex requirements of materials handling, coupled with a broad range of experience in all major hardware brands including Allen-Bradley, Siemens, Schneider, Omron, Unitronics, Panasonic, Red Lion and more.

In addition, Metroid’s team includes qualified SCADA integrators with real life experience with Citect SCADA and ClearSCADA in water treatment applications.

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FUNCTIONAL TESTING AND COMPLIANCE ASSURANCE

Sounds obvious, but we’ll always conduct a thorough functional test in our workshop before despatching your board/s to site. Your onsite electrician can simply unload and install a fault-free switchboard, with no messy modifications and extensive testing time required.

In addition, we double-check specification compliance again, to ensure there are no surprises later on.

We can provide a comprehensive test report for every board shipped, for complete traceability and peace of mind.

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COMMISSIONING AND TECH SUPPORT

Metroid offer an onsite commissioning service anywhere in Australia. Once we’re onsite, Metroid’s skilled commissioning engineers take a ‘whatever it takes’ approach to getting your system up and running – we’re more than happy to assist with mechanical, piping or structural issues as well as electrical.

Due to our thorough functional testing before despatch, the commissioning process with Metroid’s boards is often much simpler and faster than anticipated. We strongly believe that the place for re-wiring and re-programming is in the factory, not onsite.

Once your materials handling system is up and running, we’ll assist you remotely wherever possible, without charging an arm and a leg. The remote system access included in every PLC panel we produce allows us to make programming tweaks and add new features remotely, often free of charge.

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TESTIMONIALS
  • “Metroid’s people have definitely left a good impression on this first job with professionalism and pleasant natured people to deal with. Please pass this feedback onto the others and let them know the effort to dispatch prior to the Christmas break is much appreciated.

    We look forward to working with you on future projects and wish you all a safe and happy Christmas"

    Chris, Project Engineer

  • “Congratulations to your engineers on this project: most jobs from other suppliers have not had this detail up front.”

    Mohammad, Process Engineer

  • “Metroid always offers professional service with good technical experience and knowledge.

    I know that I will always get the correct solution to my needs. Everyone within the organisational is knowledgeable and offers the correct information, and do so with a great attitude.”

    Ivan, Project Manager

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TYPICAL PROJECTS

Emerald Grain Truck Unloading Facility

Location
Melbourne, Victoria

Description
Control switchboard for a grain truck unloading facility

Features

Complete system of conveyors, screw jacks, dust collectors, lights and associated instrumentation

Scope,
Design, construction, and remote commissioning assistance.

Mondelez Mixing System

Location
Melbourne, Victoria

Description
Mobile conveyor and agitator unit

Features
Designed and constructed to Mondelez Ringwood Electrical Standards

Scope
Design and construction.


Fertiliser Batching Plant

Location
Melbourne, Victoria

Description
Control switchboards for a custom designed dry material dosing and conveyor system. The system used loss-in-weight technique to accurately control feed rates of different types of raw materials, to create custom mixes of fertilisers and herbicides.

Features

Custom marine-grade aluminium enclosure
Allen-Bradley MicroLogix PLC and Weintek touch screen HMI
Variable speed DC motor controllers for controlling conveyor feed rates

Scope,
Design, construction, programming, remote and onsite commissioning and integration.

Thai Kali Potash Mine Conveyor System

Location
Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand

Description
Control switchboard for a custom-designed conveyor system for a potash mineral mine in Thailand

Features

Custom built mild steel enclosure, complete with air conditioning for high ambient temperatures
Horner PLC/HMI
VSDs for 2 x 185kW conveyors

Scope,
Design and construction.

Automated Riveting Machine

Location
Bendigo, Victoria

Description
PLC control panel for a custom-built machine for riveting clips onto aluminium tracks at customisable intervals

Features
Omron PLC and HMI
Interface with servos, actuators and air solenoids

Scope
Design, construction, programming, onsite and remote commissioning and integration

Dindas Timber Pack Saw

Location
Tingalpa, Queensland

Description
PLC control panel for a custom-built pack saw machine

Features
Omron PLC and HMI
10” tablet for remote machine control
Full remote access capability over the Internet
Scope
Design, construction, programming, onsite and remote commissioning and integration

FAQ

Do you design and build everything in-house?

Most definitely. Our qualified staff conduct all our design, drafting, engineering, board building, programming and testing here in Bendigo VIC.

Do you have the production capacity to complete my project on time?

With ample space and lean, modular production lines, we can quickly respond to increases in demand – allowing us to take on any size of development with ease. See here for more details.

Do you build power distribution boards/main switchboards?

Generally no. We’re laser-focused on industrial control systems, particularly motor and process control and PLC/HMI systems. We don’t generally build main switchboards or DB’s except as part of a larger control switchboard.

How long does it take to design & build a control panel?

How long is a piece of string? In general terms, design time is around 1-2 weeks. Build time from your approval of our design is typically between 4-10 weeks, depending on the size of the project. Need a project fast-tracked? No probs. Our operational systems and lean production lines mean we can expedite a project with ease.

Can you also do field wiring and/or general electrical contracting?

Typically no. Our prime focus is to become the best in the world at design, manufacture and programming of control panels and switchboards for projects and customers all over Australia.
While we offer onsite commissioning and hold an electrical contracting licence, we don’t usually provide field installation or general contracting.
Our comprehensive drawing pack provided with every board makes it easy for any industrial sparky to conduct installation and field wiring.

You guys seem to be in Victoria: do you work in other parts of Australia?

Absolutely, in fact the bulk of our work is outside Victoria – we have happy customers in every state of Australia. We have successfully completely hundreds of complex projects all over Australia, including many in remote areas.
We offer a level of professionalism, manufacturing capacity and broad engineering expertise that your local sparky cannot match.
REQUEST SAMPLE DRAWINGS

Designed in AutoCAD Electrical
Highly detailed
Typical project

REQUEST A PROJECT PRICE

Detailed or budget quotes
Delivered within 48 hours
Too easy

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WHO IS METROID?

Founded in 1993, Metroid Electrical Engineering is a dynamic and untraditional family business based in Bendigo, Victoria.

By ‘removing the headache’ from electrical control, Metroid allows Australia’s leading materials handling OEM’s and contractors to concentrate on winning jobs, executing projects and growing their businesses.

We employ a team of around 20 qualified and experienced electrical engineers, programmers, draftsmen and electricians that you can rely on to deliver for every project.

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244 WOODWARD RD
BENDIGO VIC 3555
AUSTRALIA

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+61 (3) 5442 5444

 

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