Recording by Channel Z for the TV program “Alle zaken op een rijtje” (A look behind the curtain of the life of Belgian companies)
Production of doors of our DF-2 modular concept
The doors of the DF-2 cubicles (metal enclosed switchgear) are fully automatically bended in great series, provided by the necessary welded bolts, welded on the corners and transported in reusable carts. Afterwards they are brought to the painting shop and painted with a nice blue color. After mounting a viewing window, the door hooks, the door handle and clamps for the padlock, they are stored again in the reusable carts and conducted to the production hall of SGC for mounting on the DF-2 cubicles.
Herewith, we fully deploy in the circular economy, whereby, we are creating on a environment-friendly way employment opportunities and reinforce the competitiveness of our company. This provided us already in 2016 the title of the “most promising belgian maker award”.
Winners balloon competition – Open Company Day 2016
On the occasion of the Open Company Day organized by Voka on October 02 of this year, DEBA, SGC and MEVOCO organized a balloon competition. Children whose balloons traveled on the longest distance could win a prize.
From the 127 balloons that took off, 12 cards were returned to us. The winner flow a distance of 862.67 km to Batelov in the Czech Republic. In total, the 12 balloons covered a distance of 1864 km.
Below you will find the list of the winners. They will receive their gift in the course of next week. The people who found the balloons will be rewarded with a little attention.
Congratulations and thank you for your participation.
Seminar Multiprox : RFID Inspiration Session (Radio Frequence IDentification)
Advantages and applications of RFID as part of Industry 4.0
On November 8th, a free of charge half-day seminar from Turck Multiprox took place at SGC in Nevele. The session was a joint initiative of Turck Multiprox, SwitchGear Company, De Roeve IT and Toshiba TEC Belgium Imaging Systems.
More than 30 people witnessed the presentations of the companies and got informed about the way to optimize their quality control, how to improve the logistics flow and how to prevent fraudulent copying of their machinery.
The visit of the functional RFID installation at SGC was especially very positively received. Due to this, SGC knows at any time the location of every single product in the production process.
Click here to view some photos of our participation to the RFID Inspiration Session.
SGC – SwitchGear Company at the EP China 2016 exhibition
SGC – SwitchGear Company at the EP China 2016 exhibition
China International Exhibition Centre, Beijing, PR China
From 2 to 4 November, you can visit SGC – SwitchGear Company on the EP China exhibition. This exhibition takes place at the China International Exhibition Centre in Beijing.
Established in 1986, the EP China exhibition is organized by the most authoritative organization, China Electricity Council, and fully supported by all major Power Group Corporations and Power Grid Corporations. With a successful track record and experience of 30 years, it has become the largest and the most reputable electric power exhibition endorsed by UFI Approved Event in China and has been widely recognized by global market leaders and international trade associations.
With annual rotation in Beijing and Shanghai in alternate years, EP China & Electrical 2016 takes place again at China International Exhibition Centre from 2-4 November 2016 in Beijing. In total 8 exhibition halls are used, where you can find 900 exhibitors and brands from all over the world.
At our booth, visitors will be able to discover our medium voltage switchgear from 10kv to 24kv. User-friendliness, safety and care for the environment are the main drive for developing SGC’s switchgear. Our mission is to safeguard the personal safety of the operators of our products.
The SGC switchgears are also perfectly designed to withstand in extreme circumstances, such as extreme cold, extreme heat, acidity and humidity. In some African countries for example, extreme heat temperatures forced to open some parts of the switchgear installation in order to insure ventilation. The security of the operator and of the surrounding is as such endangered. SGC offers solutions for all sort of applications, but safety for the operator en the environment comes always at first place.
Come and visit our booth: HALL 1B – 1LI5
SGC-SwitchGear Company, Deba and Mevoco in Nevele take part in Open Company Day 2016.
An inside look into the future of electricity
Energy in general and electricity in particular are fast becoming the most valuable resources. It makes perfect sense that people want to know all about electricity. What happens between the power plant and the socket in your living room? What does medium voltage mean and what technology is involved? Discover the answer to all of these and more questions on October 2nd, when three fast-growing innovators SGC, Deba and Mevoco open their doors to the public.
SGC, Deba and Mevoco engage whenever medium voltage has to be transformed to manageable low voltage, then distributing, measuring and securing every step of the way.
Have a look in production and installation departments where the smallest and biggest components of this technology are developed and produced by Mevoco. Discover the world of high-tech switch gear panels constructed by this year’s official Most Promising Belgian Maker, SGC. Learn how Deba installs these switch gear panels in high-voltage cabins providing power to complete residential areas, industrial complexes, farms, hospitals, …
On October 2nd you can visit the Medium Voltage Competence Centre, a centre for training and education. Take a look in the medium voltage museum and showroom and take a complete and thorough look into both the history and future of medium voltage technology.
Open Company Day 2016, with SGC-SwitchGear Company, Deba and Mevoco Nevele : an inside look into the future of electricity.
SGC, Deba and Mevoco, Moorstraat 24, B-9850 Nevele, Belgium
E40 exit 13 Drongen coming from Brussels
E40 exit 12 Nevele coming from Ostend
SwitchGear Company of Nevele wins “Most Promising Maker” award
SwitchGear Company of Nevele is a future-oriented and innovative producer of medium voltage switchgear. SGC received this Thursday evening in the “Handelsbeurs” of Ghent the title of “Most Promising Maker”
This new price has been created on the common initiative of the employer’s organization “Unizo” and DHL Express, who wants to offer the manufacturing industry an attractive forum in Belgium and to underline the importance of sustainable and innovative businesses for our economy. (…)
SwitchGear Company (SGC), which as most promising manufacturing company came out of the box, is sweeping the world market as producer of medium voltage switchgear; “SGC is a fast growing Belgian company that invests a lot of time in Research & Development to better serve the customers. The company exports worldwide to customers in Europe, Africa, Oceania and America. Furthermore they are working with a virtual showroom to explain their product. At the time, the company is particularly active in South America, Australia, Russia and Chad. As the SGC products are approved according to the international IEC standards, the world is wide open for this manufacturing company”. (…)
“Thanks to manufacturing companies, our economy can grow and local prosperity is created” says Karel Van Eetvelt, CEO of Unizo. “Therefore we should not only nourish our existing manufacturing companies, we also have to offer a support to the new startups in the manufacturing sector. Unizo committed them to do so”.
DF-2+ / DF-3+ with our patented Arc-Killer SV-25 for optimal operator safety
DR-6+ / DT-6+ with our patented Arc-Killer SV-50 for optimal operator safety
Discover our Ring Main Units DR-6+ and DT-6 with our patented Arc-Killer SV-50.
UNIZO16 Belgian Maker Award
Craftmanship and the use of durable materials makes it possible for SGC to produce products that are ‘built to last’. To promote the Belgian manufacture industry, SGC is taking part in the ‘Belgian Maker Award’, a competition organized by Unizo. You can take a look at the website www.makers.be/makers where you can find our company movie.
SGC is at the Hannover Fair
This week SGC is at the Hannover Fair. Our team is ready to welcome you at our stand in hall 13 B64.
SGC again present at the Hannover Messe
As in the previous years, SGC-SwitchGear Company will again be present at the Hannover Messe. This international fair of industrial technology will take place from Monday 25 to Friday April 29th. You will find SGC at booth B64 in hall 13.
This five days event takes place in the city of Hannover in northern Germany. Come and visit us, put your questions and discover the latest innovations that SGC has in store! More information can be found on the website of the Hannover Messe organization.
SGC strives for high precision welding
SGC – SwitchGear Company disposes of two welding robots, each of them providing highly targeted work. Our latest automated machine acquisition clearly demonstrates our focus on precision work. Before the robot enters into action, the sheet metal work is placed accurately and stable in its final position. On that way, we avoid any risk of shifting of the plates during the welding process.
The high degree of automation of this robot is also reflected in the fact that the actual welding time per session can be seen of the screen by the means of well located sensors. With the help of light buttons, one can see very quickly in which position the welding robot is located. When the robot is welding, the doors around the machine are locked with a fence partly consisting of light coloured translucent plexiglas. An exhaust system is directly connected to this welding machine. On this way, SGC is committed to a highly precise and user-friendly production process.
The manometer of SGC ensures user-friendly and fast fault detection
Since we operate in a sector where safety is of exceptional importance, SGC – SwitchGear Company puts a clear focus on strong visual communication and usability in the material. These pillars are also reflected in our own developed manometer.
The manometer of SGC is a device measuring the pressure of the SF6 gas in the cubicle. In case of a loss of pressure the device indicates that it would not be saving to operate the load break switch. Therefore, we choose at SGC to develop a manometer so friendly to use as possible and straightforward to read. This is done through colour codes printed on the manometer. If the needle of the manometer points to the green zone, it is completely safe to operate the switch. If the needle points to the red zone, it is recommended not to switch and to contact SGC. When the cubicle is fitted with an arc-killer, a third colour (yellow) is displayed on the manometer. If this zone is pointed by the needle, the arc-killer entered into force because of an internal fault and the switch should than be replaced.
Our manometer increases the user-friendliness, as – in presence of an arc-killer – there is no longer need to reach manually and directly the contacts to insure if in the case of an internal fault, it has worked or not. The measuring device provides thus a faster and more user-friendly visual error checking. Those are values that SGC is explicitly pursuing.
SGC is reinforced for the next three years with the ISO quality management system
SGC – SwitchGear Company could close the year 2015 on a positive note. Just before the entrance of 2016, our ISO certification in accordance with the ISO 9001:2008 was extended until September 2018.
ISO is the world organization of standardization which ensures among other that companies satisfies with preconceived quality standards. As such ISO defines standards allowing to state or not that a company maintains a good quality management system. With this certificate, SGC – SwitchGear Company shows that it is working on a successful manner with a quality management system hanging on international standards. This is how we constantly try to seek the best possible way to meet the needs and wishes of our customers.
Following a successful audit it was told last month to SGC – SwitchGear Company that they would have the certificate in hands for the next three years. As an attachment, you can consult the digital version of the certificate.
>> ISO certificate Quality management system for SGC – SwitchGear Company nv
Student Bert Deseine: “Medium voltage is fascinating”
Since a few months we see regularly a Master student, Bert Deseine, walking around and working in our medium voltage museum in Nevele. Bert is a last year student in Electrotechnic and is finalizing his master thesis about – how else – medium voltage. Our companies are trying to support him as well as possible. We took Bert for a short talk.
Bert, last year you decide to make a master thesis about medium voltage. How did you get the idea?
Bert: Medium voltage really captivated me immediately. I am a student in the department of Kortijk of the University of Ghent were I finalize my studies in Electrotechnic speciality Industrial Sciences. Last year I came with my class in Nevele for a visit of Deba, SGC SwitchGear Company and Mevoco. I immediately found the medium voltage sector very interesting. In the lessons at school, the focus is essentially oriented to domestic electricity. The fact that I did not know much about medium voltage makes it exciting to choose for a relatively “new” topic.
“The subject attracted me immediately”
And for this master thesis you are coming regularly to work in our medium voltage museum in Nevele.
Bert: Yes indeed, I am coming once or twice per week in your museum. I am at the source of the information, have all equipment available and can easily put the questions and receive the needed input. An employee of R&D of Mevoco is in fact one of my promoters.
The medium voltage world is of course very large. What are you precisely talking about in your master thesis?
Bert: The title of my thesis is: “Evolution of the switching techniques and evolution of the security in medium voltage switchgear”. Briefly, my work is focusing on how the security of medium voltage switchgear is improved or guaranteed, through the changes in the switching equipment. Therefore, I take all relevant equipments in history under the magnifier and discuss among other things, their operation, technical specifications and improvements compare to older equipments. I also try to make a simulation per equipment.
“Like to deeper analyze the future of switching equipment “
What are you willing to prove and reach with your analysis?
Bert: I try especially to describe the historical evolution. If I still have time, I would like to dedicate a part of my thesis on how the future of the switches and the associate security aspect will evolve or look like. But a master thesis is a long process. The deadline for my thesis is in a few weeks. I don’t know if this will still be reachable (laugh).
We wish you already all the success.
Curious? Ready for a visit?
What did our speaker explained this morning to all this careful listening students from the PTI Eeklo?Discover it by yourself by visiting our site in Nevele! We open our doors with pleasure for you.
With a presentation, a tour in our medium voltage museum and on top a visit of our showroom and finally a visit of the production plants of SGC- SwitchGear Company we simmer a rich and diverse medium voltage program. Ask for your school visit.
“Passion for medium voltage is an evidence”
Willing to discover our medium voltage museum, unique in Belgium? Students from fifth and sixth school year of the section “Electrical installation techniques” from VTI Poperinge visiting our company this morning in Nevele could not believe their eyes.
“We received a very warm welcome. The enthusiasm and the way the different speakers informed us, shows that people who work here have a real passion for medium voltage. Next year, we definitely will come back with a new contingent of students. Here, the theory is narrowly approaching the reality”, such was afterwards the comment of the teachers.
Come and discover our museum, meet Deba, walk through the production halls of SGC-SwitchGear Company and closely discover the world of the medium voltage. Ask here for your company visit.
VTI Deinze “tastes” medium voltage
Enthusiastic students of VTI Deinze came this morning to visit our medium voltage site in Nevele, there where Deba also resides. A tour through our unique in Belgium medium voltage museum followed a short presentation. The group moved then towards de production hall of SGC-SwitchGear Company.
Are you also interested in a medium voltage site visit? Do not hesitate and get yourself down to our companies.
X-Ray inspection shifts a gear higher at SGC
Download here the case study: X-Ray inspection shifts a gear higher at SGC
SGC op Hannover Messe 2015
Ook SGC – SwitchGear Company is opnieuw van de parij voor de Hannover Messe.
SGC heet u van harte welkom in Hall 12, stand B39!
5 jaar SGC
Dit jaar viert SGC haar vijfde verjaardag. En we zijn nog maar net vertrokken: we kijken samen vooruit naar de toekomst! Dankzij onze klanten, collega’s en onze leveranciers!
SGC investeert in een X-ray machine van Nikon
SGC investeert in een Nikon X-ray toestel om componenten nog nauwkeuriger te inspecteren en zo hogere kwaliteit te garanderen. De X-ray machine laat toe onderdelen door te lichten en zo sneller op te sporen waar verbeteringen kunnen worden aangebracht. Het resultaat is hogere kwaliteit en een langere levensduur.
SGC werkt aan een nieuw product voor u!
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SGC bouwt aan de toekomst
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