Engineering Control Techniques is a leading and highly specialized engineering firm dedicated to upgrading and enhancing control systems for Draglines, Drills, and Shovels. With a proven track record of excellence, we strive to make machines and systems more reliable, efficient, and user-friendly for our esteemed clients. Our team of skilled professionals possesses a wealth of knowledge in a wide range of control systems, enabling us to offer cutting-edge solutions to meet the diverse needs of our customers.


Our Specialities:

        - Control System Upgrades and Improvements: − We specialize in upgrading existing control systems on Draglines, Drills, and Shovels, enhancing their performance and functionality.

*                 − Our expertise covers various control systems, including Siemens, G.E. DOM II and DOM + Analogue regulator systems, synchronous motor power factor control, crane and winch controls, and motor management systems.

*                 − We are well-versed in newer PLC control systems from Siemens, G.E. Fanuc, Schneider, Allen Bradley, and Codesys, providing seamless integration and enhanced control capabilities.


*                 Rewiring and Rebuilds: − Our team excels in comprehensive rewiring and rebuilding services for all major wiring and control systems on Draglines, Drills, and Shovels, ensuring optimal performance and longevity.


*                 Automation and Remote-Control Systems: − We offer installation and integration services for automation and control systems with remote control capabilities, enabling efficient monitoring and data capturing on Electrical, Auto Electrical, and Mechanical systems.

*                 − Engine monitoring and reporting systems enhance operational efficiency and equipment longevity.


*                 Specialized Training: − Our team provides specialized training for operating and understanding the control systems and maintenance on Draglines, Shovels and Drills. Empowering your workforce with the knowledge and skills required for safe and efficient operations.




*                 Anti-Collision Systems and Custom Solutions: − We offer cutting-edge Anti-Collision systems that interlock seamlessly with existing control systems, ensuring enhanced safety and productivity.

*                 − Our company provides customized solutions for OEM systems, tailored to meet the specific requirements of our clients.


*                 Auto Electrical Systems and Products: − We specialize in designing, building, and installing high-quality harnesses and auto electrical systems to ensure reliable and efficient operations.


*                 Weighing Systems: − We provide accurate and reliable weighing systems, tailored to suit the unique needs of your equipment and operations.


*                 System Integration and PLC Upgrades: − As system integrators for Rockwell Automation and Turck, Banner Engineering, we offer seamless integration of a diverse spectrum of control systems.

*                 − We provide PLC upgrades for all major brands, enhancing system performance and compatibility.


*                 MCC Panels and Drive Installations: − Our services include building, supplying, installing, and commissioning MCC panels up to 6.6 KV.

*                 − We specialize in AC and DC drive installations, offering expert setup and commissioning services.


*                 Electrical Condition Monitoring and Servicing: − We conduct electrical condition monitoring, XY recordings, and servicing for Draglines, Drills, and Shovels, ensuring equipment reliability and operational safety.


*                 Generator and Motor Expertise: − Our team possesses extensive knowledge in DC rotating equipment, including Generators and Motors.

*                 − We conduct electrical tests and fault finding on Generators and Motors, ensuring optimal performance and reducing downtime.



*                 Drill Depth and High Wall Monitoring and Wireless Communication Systems: − We supply and install Drill depth monitoring systems on various overburden drilling machines, enhancing precision and efficiency.

*                 − We supply and install High Wall Safety Systems on various overburden drills with full integration of the safety and propel systems.

*                 − Our company offers cutting-edge wireless communication systems for seamless data exchange and control.



Our Company Scope of Work

*                 Technical Backup and Support: − Our services are available 24/7 and encompass the expertise of fully qualified service engineers and service technicians. We ensure prompt and efficient assistance to minimize downtime and maximize operational efficiency.


*                 Mechanical Systems Maintenance and Repairs: − Our skilled team is well-equipped to handle mechanical maintenance and repairs on Drills, Shovels, and LDVs (Light Duty Vehicles). We offer on-site assistance as well as servicing and repairs at our well-equipped workshop premises.


*                 Auto Electrical Maintenance and Repairs: − For LDVs, we provide comprehensive auto electrical maintenance services, covering the full range for various manufacturers. This includes on-site assistance and servicing, ensuring optimal performance and reliability.


*                 Electrical Maintenance and Repairs for Drills and Shovels: − Our expertise extends to providing auto electrical maintenance and repairs specifically for Drills and Shovels, ensuring seamless operation and longevity of these critical assets.


*                 Supply of General and Critical Electrical Spares: − We offer a wide range of electrical spares, both general and critical, to support your equipment's maintenance and operational requirements.


*                 Supply of Mechanical Parts and Spares: − Our company provides a comprehensive range of Drill and LDV mechanical parts and spares, ensuring timely availability to keep your operations running smoothly.




Training on Electrical Systems:


Directors: EG Nel, ECK Nel. K Govender

*                  Our experienced trainers offer comprehensive training programs on Dragline, Drill, and Shovel electrical systems. This includes operation, servicing, testing, and fault finding, empowering your personnel with the necessary skills and knowledge.


*                 Inspections, Servicing, and Fault finding on Motors and Generators: − We conduct thorough inspections, servicing, and fault finding on motors and generators, ensuring their optimal performance and reliability.


*                 Condition Monitoring and Analysis: − Our team conducts detailed condition monitoring on rotating equipment, electrical systems (XY's), and power circuits to proactively identify potential issues and prevent costly breakdowns.


*                 Testing and Setup of Electrical Protection Systems: − We perform rigorous testing and setup of electrical protection systems, aligning with OEM specifications to ensure equipment safety and compliance.


*                 Installation of Electrical Panels and Safety Devices: − Our services include the installation of various electrical panels and safety devices, such as AC/DC Drives, PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers), HMI (Human Machine Interface), MCC panels with switchgear, pump controls, failsafe limits and sensors, anti-collision systems, and high wall detection systems for Drills.


*                 Electrical Condition Monitoring and Inspection on Machines: − Our team conducts comprehensive electrical condition monitoring and inspections on machines, identifying potential issues and ensuring reliable and efficient operation.


*                 Dragline Electrical Service:


*                  We offer specialized electrical services tailored to Draglines, ensuring their optimal performance and safety.

*                 Automotive Systems Fault Finding: − Our team is proficient in diagnosing and resolving faults in various automotive systems, including those of Caterpillar, Atlas Copco, Volvo, Cummins, and Toyota.


*                 Installation of Application-Specific Weightometer Systems: − We provide professional installation services for weightometer systems designed for specific applications, ensuring accurate and reliable weight measurements.


Company Product Profile

*      Siemens Automation software and hardware.

*      Rockwell Automation software and hardware.

*      Turck, Banner Engineering software and hardware.

*      Microelettrica Scientifica product support and after sales service.

*      We are system integrators for Rockwell Automation and Turck Banner Engineering and this gives us exclusive access to their knowledge base and product support.

*      Atlas Copco and Parker Hannifin mechanical and hydraulic hardware.


Product List

*     − Allen Bradley; Switchgear, Drives, and Automation Systems

*     − Deep Sea Controllers and Gen-Set Control

*     − Siemens; Switchgear, Drives, and Automation Systems

*     − Schneider Electric; Switchgear, Drives, and

*     − Automation Systems

*     − General Electric; Switchgear, Drives, and Automation Systems

*     − Eurolux Lighting

*     − Microelettrica Scientifica Switchgear

*     − ABB; Switchgear, Drives, and Automation Systems

*     − Meanwell; Power Supplies

*     − PQ Controls; Industrial Joysticks

*     − Banner Engineering; Process Automation Sensors

*     − Turck; Process Automation Sensors

*     − Schaltbau DC contactors

*     − Zest motors and drives

*     − Atlas Copco

*     − Parker Hannifin


At Engineering Control Techniques, we are committed to delivering the highest quality solutions to our clients, tailored to their unique requirements. Our team's expertise, coupled with our dedication to innovation and excellence, makes us the ideal partner for upgrading and optimizing control systems for Draglines, Drills, and Shovels. We look forward to the opportunity of working with your esteemed organization and exploring ways to enhance your operational efficiency and success.

Although we are situated in Middelburg Mpumalanga and mainly work on surrounding mines, we are not limited to any specific area and supply our service where ever it is required.

For any inquiries or to discuss potential collaborations, please do not hesitate to contact us.