AUSTRALIAN recloser manufacturer, NOJA Power , recently completed the first stage of a $1.5 million R&D project to develop a new range of medium voltage switchgear designed to out perform everything else on the market today.
The microprocessor-based auto-reclosers combine proven switching technology with a completely new generation of controller developed by NOJA’s 100 years of recloser manufacturing experience. The new design results in a high quality, cost effective and reliable product.
From the start NOJA Power focused their design on a number of key areas. All electronics were designed to be immune to electro magnetic interference - a common problem with poorly designed medium voltage switchgear.
Power consumption has been kept extremely low using the latest low-power components. A significant amount of effort went into accurate signal analysis so advanced power quality measurements could be included in the final product.
Finally, SCADA connectivity was designed in from the very beginning with a focus on easy configuration and multiple interface options.
NOJA Power committed a large amount of resources to the project and was supported every step of the way by Ausindustry with a Research and Development Start Grant. This scheme funds up to 50% of the cost of a project and is only awarded after a competitive round of grant submissions.