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SAGE provides turnkey bulk grain handling control solutions


SAGE Automation has successfully delivered a number of turnkey solutions to the Bulk Grain Handling industry sector.One such solution involved the electrical upgrades of Viterra’s storage and handling facilities at Gladstone, Tailem Bend, Crystal Brook and Port Lincoln.

With a foundation of health and safety, SAGE has delivered successful projects which have seen improved efficiencies. Work like this ensures all facilities have safer control systems in accordance with Australian Safety standards, more flexibility and insight for operators, as well as a reduced risk of downtime. Our team of TUV Safety Certified Engineers, work in partnership with our clients to create safe and compliant outcomes.

Key Capabilities

  • Integrated electrical control system design
  • Hazardous Area Design and Installation
  • TUV Safety Certified Engineers
  • State of the art manufacturing facility,
  • delivering an ‘all under one roof’ solution
  • Site installation, testing and commissioning
  • Ongoing 24/7 SAGE Service support
  • Industrial automation training offering
  • Business optimisation


Project Experience

Grain Loading Facility Safety Upgrade

Client: Viterra
Location: South Australia

SAGE Automation was appointed as Principal Contractor by Viterra to deliver a turnkey safety upgrade to a grain inverter. The project met specifications set for electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical safety modifications.

The scope of works included:

  • Working in hazardous areas
  • Safety and Risk assessments
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Cad Drafting
  • Certified safety system, PLC system and Hazardous Area design Mechanical build, control panel manufacture/wiring, PLC and HMI programming, networking and integration
  • Factory Acceptance Testing
  • Site installation, testing and commissioning
  • Provision of final as built documentation, user manuals and hazardous area inspection dossier

Grain Unloading System

Client: AGT Foods Australia
Location: Narrabri, New South Wales

AGT Foods Australia engaged SAGE Automation to design and construct an electrical control system for the new Container Loading System for the Narrabri site in regional New South Wales.

The scope of works included:
  • Functional Specification and design
  • CAD drawings of electrical control
  • PLC Programming
  • HMI Programming
  • Main Control Cabinet and Operator
  • Control Station manufacture
  • Factory Acceptance Testing
  • Supply of field devices Site installation, testing and commissioning
  • Provision of final as built documentation

Electrical Upgrade of Grain Storage and Handling Facility

Client: Viterra
Location: 4 sites across South Australia

industrial control panel manufacture

Viterra engaged SAGE Automation to perform the electrical upgrade of their storage and handling facilities at Gladstone, Tailem Bend, Crystal Brook and Port Lincoln.

The scope of works included:

  • Site electrical investigation
  • Functional design specification
  • Control system design in accordance with hazardous area requirements
  • AutoCAD drawing set development
  • Safety Risk assessments, SMX and SRS
  • Manufacture of electrical panels and Main Control Cabinet
  • Factory Acceptance Testing
  • Supply and installation of field equipment, cabling and mains supply
  • Site installation, testing and commissioning
  • Provision of final as built documentation

MCC and panel manufacture 

Electrical control panel manufacture


SAGE Automation manufactured custom industrial control panels and MCC for these projects and ensured:
  • Efficient and smooth installation and commissioning with minimal disruption to  project schedule or business operations
  • IP2X electrical safe design standards, providing protection from live terminals during commissioning and long term maintenance
  •  Control panels built with quality and precision
  • SAGE Automation has Manufacture capacity in: Control Panels, Distribution Boards,Instrumentation, LV and Modular Switchboards, Motor Control Centres, OEM Manufacturing and  Protection, Control & Telecoms.
Sector Food and Beverage; automation control systems
Capabilities Hazardous Area Design and Installation, saftey upgrades, control panel manufacture
Client Viterra, AGT Foods Australia
Locations South Australia, New South Wales