As the Assembly Manufacture division
gained experience and the product range broadened to include both standard
assemblies and more specialised designs, it became the major component of the
business. While the knowledge and experience gained by being involved in
sitework is still used in our engineering process, the Site installation
section was closed to allow more focus on the design and engineering involved
in producing quality assemblies. This decision improved the relationship with
our customers in that we were no longer competing against some of our valued
clients, but rather providing them with better assemblies for their site and
control installation projects. Merlin has over the years become a specialised
assembly manufacturing company with various certifications and type-testing
done. Merlin was the first company to qualify for the IEC61439-1 certification
in South Africa.
Merlin Engineering offers a full package of value-added engineering, from
initial design and technical drawings through to the completed assembly
manufacture. Each project is approached and designed specifically for its
particular requirements including commissioning if required.
Heating, ventalation and airconditioning (HVAC) panels.
With a strong background in HVAC
related building services, Merlin Engineering manufactures DB’s ranging from
single fan starter panels to complex chilled water motor control panels for
central airconditioning plants for industrial, commercial and hospital
Merlin Engineering works with a
number of OEMs in engineering specifically designed panels for their own
equipment. These designs are handed over to the manufacturer to form part of
their product range and panels are built as required. This suits the OEM’s in that the prices are
competitive and it excludes the engineering costs normally associated to this
type of work. Merlin supports the supplied equipment throughout South Africa
and carries stock of comon components that may be required for maintenance and
repairs. Telephonic support is extended to their technical staff throughout the
warranty period and mantainence visits.
Having previously been a systems
intergrator for PLC systems, Merlin continues to build PLC and plant automation
panels. We now work with a number of system intergrators to provide control
panels and motor control centres for plant automation. Merlin’s scope often includes the motor
control and panel designs, with the SI providing the design/drawings for the
Pump stations and water treatment
Merlin Engineering designs and
manufactures assemblies from remote pump starters to the more complex controls
including a number of pumps with soft starters and variable speed drives. The
motor control panels used in this application are designed to withstand the
tough enviroment and corrosive conditions.
5) Cathodic Protection
Due to the remote location of the DC
control and power supply units used for cathodic protection of pipelines,
Merlin Engineering designs these panels using modular type functional units
which allows maintenance and repair work to be done without using a single
supplier for proprietry equipment or control cards.