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Michael Smith Switchgear Manufacture

Michael Smith Switchgear provides a comprehensive service from start to finish. We offer a range of products from low voltage switchgear panels to PDUs.

Our end-to-end service includes consultation, design, manufacture, installation, testing and commissioning.

We provide engineering, technical backup throughout, and full guarantees to ensure client peace of mind.


In-house metalwork solution

Our in-house metal fabrication facility enables us to provide high quality enclosures for all of our bespoke assemblies.

We can maximise your room space by creating front or rear access designs, including L-shaped or U-shaped switchboards.

Our default finish is RAL7035 standard grey, but our in-house powder coating plant means that we can also offer a vast range of alternative colours.

  • Fully extendable
  • Top or bottom cable entries or exit
  • Form 4 Type 2 or 6 as standard
  • Ingress protection rating IP41 as standard
  • Solutions up to IP65 are available
Michael Smith Switchgear Testing

Manufacturing our own busbars

We manufacture our own hard-drawn high conductivity copper busbars using state-of-the art machinery.

Our busbar system uses specialised supports which are designed in-house and independently certified to BS EN IEC 61439-2:2011 standards.

Our busbars can be configured in a variety of ways to ensure space within the switchboard for ease of internal access.

  • ASTA-certified short circuit withstand ratings up to and including 100kA for 1 second and 50kA for 3 seconds RMS
  • Temperature rise certified up to 5,000A
  • Safe from accidental contact through internal non-metallic partitioning

LV switchgear panels

We specialise in low voltage distribution panels. These are all manufactured in-house at our Leicester workshop.

Our switchboards  come in various sizes, with top or bottom entry, and are built in accordance with British Standard BS EN IEC 61439-2. They are delivered and erected on-site by our own team of engineers.

We offer a range of shapes and colours in order to best suit your needs. Our products are fully BS EN IEC 61439-2 ASTA Certified. They are available with door interlocked switches or switches behind lockable and glazed doors. Switchboards can have front and/or rear access.

They have ASTA-certified short circuit withstand ratings up to and including 100kA for 1 second and 50kA for 3 seconds RMS

  • BS EN IEC 61439-2 Temperature Rise Certified up to 5,000A
  • Independent IP41 Certification
  • UKCA / CE Marked
  • Up to Form 4 Type 6 separation
  • Built in multi-sections for ease of delivery and installation
Switchgear Panel Boards

Panel boards

Our panelboard design uses the industry-recognised Schneider Powerpact 4 wall mounted panelboard internal assembly. It is installed within our own metalwork solution.

This combination alleviates the need for extension boxes and either modification or assembly onsite by the contractor.

All devices, including surge arrestors and metering, are factory fitted and tested prior to delivery to site.

Our unique design of panelboards offers flexible solutions to meet your needs:

  • Floor standing or wall mounted
  • All accessories factory fitted and tested
  • Highly flexible system

Automatic changeover panels

We manufacture a range of automatic changeover panels and solutions for multiple supply switching. These are all tailored to meet the needs of the modern power market. Solutions ratings are based on the required current rating of the changeover. 

Changeover panels can be manufactured in line with BS EN IEC 61439-2 or BS 8519:2020 which are for use in Life Safety Circuits. Single or dual bypass options are available, as are bespoke arrangements, such as panels for more than one generator or mains supply.

  • Manufactured using motorised ACBs, MCCBs using shunt trip or under voltage technology, or contactors when not life safety equipment
  • Built using single unit changeover equipment with built-in controller from the same manufacturer
  • PC classification, where required
  • Mechanical and electrical interlocks used
  • Full system backup and changeover or essential supplies and non-essential load shedding available as required.
Automatic changeover panels
Switchgear Control Panel

Control panels

Our bespoke control panels are designed and manufactured in line with your specifications and requirements.

For smaller control panels, high-quality enclosures are used in standard RAL7035 grey and are available up to IP65.

For larger enclosures, multi-section switchboards and MCCs, our bespoke metalwork solution is used. They are:

  • Standalone or wall mounted
  • Various IP ratings
  • Available in stainless steel

Power factor correction

We manufacture our own Power Factor Correction cubicles. Our in-house designs are available as standard or detuned systems when harmonics are present.

Power factor correction leads to reduced system losses and savings on utility bills when faced with poor power factor penalties. We offer full power factor correction surveys and harmonic analysis to further benefit customers.

  • Standalone or integral to LV switchboards
  • Standard or detuned systems are available
  • Unique plug-in design for ease of maintenance and replacement
  • Full power factor and power quality load surveys available.
Switchgear Power Factor

Package substation

We offer a comprehensive range of transformer package substations. Our package substations are tailored to customers' individual requirements, allowing complete flexibility for HV and LV requirements. 

The package substations come in a range of sizes, ranging from 200kVA to 3MVA and voltages up to 11kv. These can be directly connected to the LV switchboard or via a busduct system.

  • Temperature monitoring and protection
  • HV / LV intertrips available
  • Bespoke design enclosure to suit site requirements.

UPS input/output panels

We manufacture a range of Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) input, output, and bypass panels. All necessary interlocking and switching requirements are incorporated into the bespoke switchboard design as required. In addition:

  • Bespoke arrangements are available
  • Wrap around bypass arrangements ensure constant feed of the UPS system
  • Castell interlocked, including solenoids
  • Neutral/earth contactors can be incorporated as required.
Michael Smith Switchgear Panel
Power distribution units

Power distribution units

We manufacture PDUs to a variety of different specifications to meet your individual requirements. Our standard PDU configurations are available from 100A upwards and are available in SP and TP configuration.

All devices are switchable and are pre-wired to terminals in a separate compartment. In addition, we offer:

  • Glazed doors over MCB distribution compartment as required
  • Separate terminal connection chambers
  • Pre-punched gland plates available
  • Adjustable plinths with tile lip supports
  • Individual monitoring of each circuit available.
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