From Distributor to Manufacturer
Novatech Controls started operations in 1974 as a distributor for a major instrument manufacturer's industrial controls division, mainly selling and servicing temperature and related furnace and boiler controls. In 1978, Novatech commenced the manufacture of thermocouples and RTDs for temperature sensing applications.
The World's Most Robust Oxygen Sensor
In 1980, Novatech initiated the development of an oxygen transmitter based on zirconia oxygen sensing research by the Australian government research body, the CSIRO. Since 1982, Novatech has invested vast amounts of its resources into developing the world's leading range of zirconia based oxygen sensors, analysers and transmitters. This development work has the strong foundation of the world's most robust zirconia oxygen sensor. The products have been successful to the extent that every power station in Australia has replaced their oxygen probes and transmitters with Novatech equipment and 80% of products manufactured are exported to more than 50 countries around the world.
Hot Bonding Controllers for the Aviation and Composite Industries
In 1992, Novatech designed a state-of-the-art multi-zone Hot Bonding Controller at the request of the Australian Air Force. This multi-zone, fully programmable controller is a key tool for successfully curing the high tech adhesives used in today's composites industry sectors. In 2002, the second generation of the Hot Bonding Controller was designed and released for the export market.
New Technologies Include NDIR Measurement
By 1994, the levels of in-house designed and developed products had reached 95% and have developed new products such as an NDIR analyser for carbon dioxide gas purity measurements.
Quality Assurance Certification
Novatech received original approvals conforming to AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008 and AS/NZS ISO 14001:2004 on 27th November 2003 for their Environmental and Quality Management system from Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance Ltd. The Approval Certificate number is MEL 4000105
Co-operative Research Organisations
Novatech's research team is augmented by several large organisations including the CSIRO, several power authorities' research centres, the Aeronautical Research Laboratories and several academic institutions of technology.
Novatech's Primary Goals
Novatech's primary goals are simple:
- To develop better products and sell them for a better price on the world market
- To provide the best possible customer support
- To maintain the highest possible level of quality assurance
Every member of the staff is continuously striving to improve the performance related to these three simple goals.