SAGE Automation wins Overall Project of the Year

PACE Zenith Awards 2013: Overall Project of the Year sponsored by Honeywell Process Solutions

WINNER: SAGE Automation
Project: Countermeasures Manufacturing Facility

Winner of the Automotive and Manufacturing category, SAGE Automation took out the Overall Project of the Year PACE Award for 2013.

The judges said "SAGE Automation's project was a clear winner. It is an excellent example of using control systems to meet the demands of quality-driven, safety-critical manufacturing processes."

To fulfil a major Australian Defence contract, Chemring appointed SAGE Automation to handle the design, development and installation of a new production facility in the regional Victorian town of Lara.

Constructed in four stages, this is the first automated countermeasure manufacturing plant constructed in the southern hemisphere.

The project was a unique combination of manual and automated processes and required the team to consider issues such as delicate product handling techniques, functional safety requirements, machine guarding, hazardous areas and high operating temperatures of up to 85ºC.

Garry Mahoney (L), Pacific Director, Honeywell Process Solutions congratulates winner Adrian Fahey of SAGE Automation.

Garry Mahoney (L), Pacific Director, Honeywell Process Solutions congratulates winner Adrian Fahey of SAGE Automation.

It was an especially tough field this year as can be seen from the following list of Winners and Highly Commended for 2013:

Oil & Gas
Winner: Qenos – Altona Olefins for Torque monitoring system for steam-turbine powered cracked-gas compressor

Mining & Minerals Processing
Winner: FLSmidth Ludowici for Ludowici Reflux Classifier
Highly Commended: Adelaide Control Engineering for PhosEnergy Plant 

Food & Beverage
Winner: Sunshine Sugar for Centrifugal drive system saves energy at Sunshine Sugar mill

Best Fieldbus Implementation
Winner: BlochTech, Profibus Association of Australia & WorleyParsons for Southern Seawater Desalination Plant

Power & Energy Management
Winner: ICON Technologies for Curtin University GEEP Laboratory Data Management System

Water & Wastewater
Winner: Sinclair Knight Merz for Critical Portfolio Work Program Goodna STP Upgrade Stage 4A
Highly Commended: UGL Engineering for The Nepean Water Filtration Plant – Electrical and SCADA Upgrade

Automotive & Manufacturing
Winner: SAGE Automation for Countermeasures Manufacturing Facility
Highly Commended: RPC Technologies for Light Weight (Carbon Fibre) Mine Vent Duct

Machine Builder
Winner: Transmin for Rocklogic
Highly Commended: Machinery Automation & Robotics for MAR Robotic Idler Replacement System

Transport, Power & Infrastructure
Winner: Braendler Engineering for Aether Asset Inspection Service

Young Achiever
Winner: Erin McMullen from Unilever

Industry Contribution Award
Awarded to: Ian Gibson from WorleyParsons, Fluor Australia, IICA

Lifetime Achievement
Winner: Russell Hughes from Integra Systems

The 2013 Overall Project of the year is sponsored by Honeywell Process Solutions
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