Staff spotlight: Paul Overton, Technical Sales and Product Specialist

Posted in: Uncategorized on June 15th, 2018

Today we get to know Pacific Automation’s Technical Sales and Product Specialist, Paul Overton, who has been with the company since 2010.

Paul has diverse product and sales experience in retail and industrial sectors, from which he has gained extensive product knowledge, and developed excellent customer-focused service and communication skills. He has also had hands-on experience in warehouse and mine site settings, so has a solid understanding of product applications.

Paul manages a technical product portfolio primarily for the oil and gas industry, including electrical equipment such as junction boxes, lighting and immersion heaters. He undertakes in-depth product training, coupled with independent research to identify technological and cost-saving benefits of our products for our customers.

Paul project manages large projects for our major customers, and ensures our products conform to IECEx and site standards. He compiles Manufacturer’s Data Reports (MDRs) and other project-specific documentation, and regularly provides feedback and design inputs to manufacturers to ensure products are suited to Australian conditions and market needs.

To ensure our customers receive the right product and the right advice, Paul liaises with customers, engineers and electricians to understand their product and application needs and advises on current best practice and product advantages. He also liaises with Pacific Automation’s leading global suppliers to provide our clients with exemplary, full-circle service from product selection and technical advice right through to delivery.

Pacific Automation attending IICA Technology Expo in Brisbane

Posted in: Company News, Demonstrations, Product News, Uncategorized on May 24th, 2018

If you’re heading to the IICA Technology Expo in Brisbane on Tuesday 29 May, come and talk to Pacific Automation’s Queensland Manager, Dave Hillman.

He’ll be displaying SA Equip’s portable lighting range as well as a Thermon product demonstration.

Dave will be on hand to answer any questions about these products.

For more information, email Dave:

Product news: Raytec’s new SPARTAN High Power Floodlight helps reduce maintenance costs

Posted in: Product News on May 16th, 2018

As the Australian Partner for Raytec’s SPARTAN hazardous areas lighting range, Pacific Automation is now stocking the new SPARTAN High Power Floodlight, which offers spectacular lumen output, flexibility during installation and easier maintenance.

Integrating the latest Platinum Elite Multi-Core SMT LEDs with Raytec’s field-proven LED management and optic technology, the floodlight delivers spectacular lumen output from a compact, lightweight fitting.

Delivering up to 27,500 lumens, these high-power floodlights are Raytec’s most powerful luminaire to date.








Designed for large and open hazardous areas which require high-performance, high-reliability, White-Light illumination, its key features include:

  • Modular design – flexibility during installation and easy maintenance throughout the product’s life
  • Removable PSU – can be located remotely from the light engine
  • Accessible wiring and serviceable parts – quicker and easier installation, servicing and inspection
  • Globally certified for all Zone 1 applications (Zone 2 variants available)
  • Ultra-long-life LED technology
  • High lumen output LED
  • Extreme durability and toughness
  • Wide operating temp -50° to +50°
  • DALI/dimming as standard
  • Remote power supply variants available
  • CoolXtrude™ thermal management technology – ensures a lifetime of 10 years+
  • 5-year warranty

Wide range of beam patterns

With a wide range of beam patterns available, the SPARTAN High Power Floodlight supports diverse applications. The directional nature of its LEDs, along with the dedicated stirrup bracket, allows you to tilt and position the light into the required space – delivering maximum light where it is needed most.

Download the product guide here or read the full white paper here.

As with all our products, Pacific Automation’s technical team is on hand to provide the latest information and answer any technical or application questions.

For more information, to request a sample or for sales enquiries, please email

AOG wrap-up

Posted in: Uncategorized on March 19th, 2018

Did you visit us at AOG 2018 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre?

As the local distributor for leading manufacturers Raytec, Pepperl & Fuchs, SA Equip and Thermon Australia, we had a great three days of talking to customers, meeting new ones and networking with other industry members.

We featured Raytec’s new, high-powered LED floodlight for hazardous areas, Pepperl & Fuchs’ unique Exe enclosure design, SA Equip’s latest-release, rechargeable portable floodlight, and Thermon Australia’s heat trace design tools.

Some of our highlights were:

  • Connecting maintenance service providers to the oil & gas sector with SA Equip’s range of portable lighting and power distribution equipment for the first time
  • The amazing interest in the Raytec Spartan Linear LED in “turtle-friendly” yellow as an alternative to fluorescent light fittings
  • Helping senior health and safety managers understand the capability of LED lighting to support safe operational environments
  • Educating offshore technical personnel on the flexibility and cost savings that can be achieved by using Exp-rated “purge and pressurisation” cabinets in hazardous areas
  • Introducing senior electrical engineers from major LNG producers to the new innovations in the design of our Pepperl & Fuchs hazardous area electrical enclosures

If you couldn’t make it to the expo, but would like to hear more about these products or any of our other hazardous area equipment products, please call us on +61 (0)8 9414 7999, email us at or visit:

Pacific Automation exhibiting at AOG 2018

Posted in: Company News, Product News on March 8th, 2018

Pacific Automation will be representing these leading manufacturers at this year’s Australasian Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference (AOG) from 14-16 March at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre:

Come and talk to us at each of these stands and check out Raytec’s new high-powered LED flood light for hazardous areas, Pepperl & Fuchs’ unique Exe enclosure design, SA Equip’s latest release rechargeable portable flood light, and Thermon Australia’s heat trace design tools.

If you can’t make it to the expo, but would like to hear more about these new products, please call us on +61 (0)8 9414 7999, email us at or visit:



SA Equip Partners with Pacific Automation

Posted in: Company News, Product News on February 6th, 2018

Pacific Automation has been a specialist in the supply and support of hazardous area electrical products for more than 45 years, and has experienced many positive changes in technology, design and function of products in this time.

We are pleased to add SA Equip to our hazardous area product portfolio. SA Equip technologies allow you to control temperature, airflow and illumination – and to distribute power – safely and efficiently in dangerous, potentially explosive environments. SA Equip has a complete range of IECEx-certified portable lighting, heating, power distribution and Ventilation.

With this specialised equipment, you can work in environments, conditions, temperatures and spaces where it would otherwise be impossible. You can achieve better results with less risk, and in fewer man-hours. With our help, you can do more with less. That’s why the SA Equip promise to you is both safety and efficiency – efficiency that translates into real, tangible business benefits.

Pacific Automation is the source for SA Equip products in Australian with technical and application support available.

Find out more about SA Equip’s range on its website:

Pacific Automation continues distribution of Weidmuller in Western Australia

Posted in: Company News, Product News on February 1st, 2018

Pacific Automation is pleased to announce it will continue to be a vital source for Weidmuller products in Western Australia.

Following the recent termination of distribution by Maclean Electrical (formerly JT Day), Pacific Automation has expanded stock levels to ensure customers experience a seamless transition.

As with all Pacific Automation products, you’ll receive technical support and application advice.

Pacific Automation has been a distributor of Weidmuller in Western Australia for the past 11 years and we look forward to continuing this relationship.

For pricing enquiries or to place an order, please email


Posted in: Uncategorized on August 21st, 2017

Spartan Light Extreme


We are pleased to release the next two Ex LED lighting innovations from Raytec – the SPARTAN High Power Floodlight range and SPARTAN High Power High Bay Light range. Both new ranges are designed to illuminate even bigger and higher hazardous areas providing up to 25,000 delivered lumens.

Spartan High Power Flood and Bay

Both ranges provide:

  • 25,000, 20,000, 15,000 and 10,000 delivered lumen output options
  • Zone 1, Zone 2, and Industrial variants
  • Fully ATEX and IEC Ex certified
  • DALI/dimming and temperature compensation capabilities as standard
  • Remote power supply variants available
  • SPARTAN modular design for easy access and maintenance
  • Wide temperature rating of -50°C to +50°C
  • 5 Year Warranty

Contact for more information on this exciting new product



Lower Operational Costs with PlexPower Panelboards

Posted in: Product News on November 9th, 2016


PlexPower™ Panelboards use circuit breaker modules that provide explosionproof protection for standard off-the-shelf breakers – eliminating the need for a heavy cast enclosure.

PlexPower™ Panelboards are lighter in weight than traditional cast enclosures. They can be coupled in horizontal or vertical orientations to accommodate almost any footprint. No hard wiring or looping – an integral hard drawn, tin plated copper bus bar provides exceptional corrosion resistance and offers greater flexibility for expansion and upgrades while eliminating wire stresses and improving short circuit withstand capabilities.



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PlexPower™ Panelboards are quicker and easier to install, operate, upgrade and maintain, delivering substantial savings compared to the total ownership costs of a traditional cast and bolted panelboard.



G-LED Global Series Signal Platform – LED

Posted in: Product News on September 21st, 2016


The Federal Signal patent capturepending G-Series LED Beacons feature a long-life LED light source with the ability to set one of eight (8) flash patterns (user-configurable). The device is rated to the latest protection concept, “Ex op is” (inherently safe optical radiation). The housing is made from non-metallic materials designed to serve the demanding needs of offshore marine and land-based industrial applications.

The G Series LED Beacons flameproof “Ex d” versions come standard with two (2) M20 entries. The increased safety “Ex de” versions include a separate terminal chamber for quick field termination or pass-through wiring, and includes three (3) M20 entries in a standard configuration.

Features include:

  • Seven available lens colors
  • Available in 24VDC and 120-240VAC 50/60 Hz
  • 316 stainless steel adjustable mounting u-bracket (optional; field installation required)
  • 50,000-hour LED array
  • Non-metallic corrosion-resistant design
  • Dome guard included
  • M20 entries standard
  • IP66 enclosure
  • Zone 1, 21, Rated, IECEx, ATEX, Ex d IIC and Ex de IIIC
  • 3 selectable pattern speeds (60, 75, or 90 PRM/FPM)
  • Auto-sync available for AC flashing pattern products
  • Optional indicator rings are available in six colors: Black, Blue, Green, Magenta, Red and Yellow

Please contact us at for technical support and advice.

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Raytec Expand Their SPARTAN Linear Range

Posted in: Product News on September 21st, 2016


Spartan Linear LED light fittings have evolved to become the most robust and well built linear LED product available. Originally launched as a replacement for fluorescent light fittings in hazardous areas the Spartan Linear is now available in: Zone 1, Zone 2 and industrial versions with the Zone 1 and Zone 2 versions certified under IECEx.

With excellent thermal control and ingress protection to IP66/67, these LED light fittings are built to last in our Australian environment. They are manufactured in the UK and distributed in Australia by Pacific Automation. Please take a more detailed look at this excellent product.

Please contact us at and arrange to see the Spartan Linear range.

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SPARTAN Linear LED Light Fittings

Posted in: Application News, Company News, Product News on May 21st, 2015

SPARTAN Linear LED luminaires are specifically designed for hazardous area installations that require high performance and reliable illumination. The Spartan is perfect for oil and gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, marine and food processing applications, and many more.

Spartan LinearHoused in marine grade aluminium and using field-proven, long-life LED technology, SPARTAN Linear is IEC Ex approved for all Zone 1 and 2 applications and rated for T4, T5 and T6 environments.

The SPARTAN Linear is a direct replacement to traditional fluorescent luminaires for an easy upgrade to long life LED with no lamp changes. A unique modular design allows key components to be accessed and serviced on site if required, and it can also be upgraded to an emergency fitting on site at any time.

clip_image004SPARTAN Linear delivers up to 60% better heat dissipation compared to traditional solutions, with a 10 year + operational life and output of up to 5,000 lumens.

Pacific Automation have several years of experience supplying the innovative range of LED lighting products from Raytec for mining and industrial applications. We are pleased to be the Australian distributor for the complete range of SPARTAN hazardous area lighting including flood lights, bulkheads and transportable.

Please contact for technical advice and support.

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Pepperl+Fuchs Distributor

Posted in: Company News, Product News on June 10th, 2014

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Pacific Automation has been the distributor for Govan hazardous area electrical products for almost 40 years in Western Australia and we are pleased to be continuing this journey with Pepperl & Fuchs as their distributor for Explosion Protection Equipment.

Since acquiring the Australian operations of Govan in 2012 the team at Pepperl & Fuchs have been working hard to enhance the product range. This means that we can continue to deliver high quality and high service to hazardous area operations and projects. As a distributor Pacific Automation provides technical support and fast turnaround assembly of the Pepperl & Fuchs range of Explosion Protection Equipment.

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Please contact for technical advice and support.

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Mercmaster™ LED Series is now ATEX/IECEx Certified

Posted in: Product News on June 6th, 2013

Appleton, one of the world’s leading manufacturers  of electrical products for  hazardous industrial locations, today announced that its Mercmaster™ LED  series, the most efficient and advanced line of LED fixtures for industrial and hazardous environments, is now approved for use in  ATEX/IECEx hazardous locations. Compliant with worldwide safety standards, the Mercmaster LED brings advantages to customers that include: lower weight, greater shock resistance, cold start capabilities, and minimal heat production, along with outstanding energy-efficiency.

Appleton introduced the original Mercmaster LED fixture almost three years ago, bringing its energy-saving benefits to customers worldwide.  Now, the Mercmaster  LED carries all required  safety certification for global use, meaning that electricians  working in nearly any hazardous environment around the world can benefit from its flexible, modular design in retrofits and plant expansions.

Mercmaster LED fixtures feature a single-piece, lightweight aluminum body that accommodates upgraded LED arrays generating light outputs from 2,300 to 6,075 lumens, an equivalent of 70W HID to 175W HID lamps. Four distinctive lumen output versions are available with a driver covering voltage requirements from 120-277 Vac.

To assist in installation and maintenance, each fixture is supplied with terminals to assure straightforward wiring, along with a threaded impact-resistant lens for faster removal. A unique hinge design promotes safety during installation and servicing, while also providing 360° compression on the ballast housing gasket. In addition, the new heatsink design prevents dust and debris from accumulating on the fixture, while an improved silicone rubber gasket seals out moisture, dirt and dust.

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PETRONAS First Floating LNG Project Selects EXHEAT

Posted in: Company News on May 21st, 2013

Exheat have been awarded the contract to supply the hazardous area electrical heaters and control solutions for the PETRONAS floating liquid natural gas facility.

The PETRONAS FLNG will be among the world’s leading FLNG vessels, scheduled for operation in 2015. With a 1.2 million tonnes per annum capacity, it is expected to operate 365 days a year at the Kanowit gas field, converting gas into LNG with production destined for Malaysia and other world areas. This ground breaking facility which possesses a design life of 20 years will enable PETRONAS to monetise its upstream stranded gas assets and eliminates substantial costs required in the provisioning of fixed infrastructure such as subsea pipelines to shore. Furthermore, it allows the Company to leverage on its FLNG experience to explore more opportunities in the LNG industry, regionally and globally.

Kevin Tyrrell, General Manager of Exheat said “Our selection as the supplier of choice to the PETRONAS FLNG project is a key award for Exheat and serves as continued testimony by our clients of our commitment in providing world class, high quality electric heating solutions to meet the most demanding requirements”.

EXHEAT is a globally renowned designer and manufacturer of electric process heating and control systems. Its experience in the design of electric heaters for use in Hazardous Area locations is second to none, offering a complete range of custom-engineered process and immersion heaters, together with a standard product portfolio incorporating immersion heaters, room heaters and thermostats, all of which have extensive IECEx, ATEX, CSA and GOST certification.

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Appleton ATX ads PRE 63A connectors to their IECEx certified range

Posted in: Product News on March 25th, 2013

Appleton ATX PRE Series plug and socket systems use a pin and sleeve design to deliver safe power to stationary and portable equipment. The recently IECEx certified PRE 63Amp plugs and sockets are now available from Pacific Automation. PRE 63A connectors are commonly used in welding devices, lighting systems, conveyors and are suitable for use in many other applications.

The connectors incorporate a safe disconnect mechanism to ensure maximum protection in hazardous locations. Contact separation is contained within a flame-proof chamber while the automatic electrical disconnection of each phase is contained within a second chamber. Sockets are keyed and colour coded per IEC directives.

View the Appleton ATX range of connectors

Download the brochure

Download the specifications

For more information or assistance contact PacificEX on (08)9414 7999 or email

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Thermon’s ‘state of the art’ electronic heat trace control module

Posted in: Product News on March 13th, 2013



Reliable | Sustainable | Multifunctional

The well established Thermon Terminator range has now been extended by the Terminator ECM – Electronic Control Module. This highly accurate state of the art controller has a very wide control range and can be located in hazardous areas. It has been designed for a wide range of ambient temperatures where heat tracing for freeze protection or temperature maintenance is applied: from the Arctic (-60°C) to Desert (+55°C) environments. The ECM is capable of switching high current ratings, and can also be supplied as a controller and/or limiter, for pipe or wall mounting.

It can be set in degrees Centigrade or Fahrenheit and provided with various data highway communication capabilities. (Standard communication port RS485-MODBUS RTU protocol) These characteristics make the Terminator ECM the most versatile and affordable local to application (or ‘pipe mounted’) controller in the market.


CLICK HERE to download the product specification

For more information or assistance please contact one of the experienced sales staff at PacificEX:

P: (08) 9414 7999


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Now in Stock – CMP Cable Glands & Accessories

Posted in: Company News, Product News on February 4th, 2013

Pacific Automation are pleased to announce we will now stock and supply the CMP range of cable glands, adaptors, reducers, breather drains, stopping plugs and accessories. This high quality range is now in stock at our facility in Jandakot Western Australia.

CMP Products is a leading specialist manufacturer of Cable Glands, Cable Connectors and associated accessories, used extensively for power, control, lighting and instrumentation cable applications in connection with IEC and NEC cables.

Having the widest portfolio of Cable Gland products to meet every kind of situation imaginable, CMP products offer a variety of solutions for use in Marine, Explosive and Non Explosive (Industrial) Atmospheres, for a large selection of cable types.

To learn more about the CMP range contact one of the experienced sales staff at Pacific Automation or click on the links below.


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Products include:

Adaptors &
Breather Drains Stopping
Cable Glands Adaptors & Reducers Breather Drains Stopping Plugs Accessories


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ACT20X Series – Intrinsically Safe Signal Conditioners

Posted in: Company News on February 4th, 2013


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Intelligent Connection System

Alarm System


HART Transparent

Configuration via FDT
All modules can be quickly and conveniently configured with manufacturer-independent FDT/DTM software.

Intelligent Connection System
Pluggable, coded, with release lever. The release lever simplifies maintenance allowing disconnection without damaging the cables.

Alarm Function
No laborious troubleshooting. Alarm function integrated for cable or sensor errors. In case of failures, a diagnostic signal is sent to the control system.

Wide ambient temperature range from –20 °C … +60 °C.

HART Transparent
All dedicated analogue current isolators support the HART protocol, allowing transparent transmission of data to and from field devices.

For more information or assistance please contact one of the experienced sales staff at PacificEX:

P: (08) 9414 7999


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Pepperl + Fuchs acquire GOVAN Industries of Australia

Posted in: Company News on January 10th, 2013

In late 2012 Pepperl+Fuchs, a leading manufacturer of intrinsically safe explosion protection and electronic sensors, acquired all the assets of Melbourne based GOVAN Industries Pty Ltd. This acquisition, will allow Pepperl+Fuchs to increase expertise and capacity in the manufacture of electro-mechanical explosion protection products for use in hazardous areas and harsh environments.

Since 1949, GOVAN Australia Pty Ltd has been a supplier of electromechanical explosion protection products. Leveraging from this expertise, Pepperl+Fuchs Australia Pty Ltd are pleased to announce that they will continue to supply GOVAN products from the dedicated 4000 sq mtr facility in Campbellfield Industrial Park, Melbourne. Pacific Automation have proudly stocked and supplied GOVAN enclosures and control stations to the Western Australian market for over 40 years and will continue to so.

The GOVAN range includes:

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