RWG Chooses Custom Consoles Module-R Desk for Gas Turbine Control Room

April 17th, 2019

April 17th, 2019 – Custom Consoles (www.customconsoles.co.uk) announces the completion of a technical control desk for RWG Repair & Overhauls Ltd (RWG), one of the world’s leading specialists in gas turbine maintenance, repair and overhaul. The desk is located in the gas turbine control room at RWG’s Ansty test facility in Coventry and will be used by a team of four operators to supervise gas turbine performance tests.

“Custom Consoles’s Module-R series gave us the flexibility we needed to design a desk that met our exact requirements from a standard range of frames and fittings,” comments RWG Test Support Engineer Keith Buckley. “The configuration we needed was an unusual one that would give the team plenty of space to work while at the same time allowing them to operate as a tight-knit group able to react very quickly during the various test processes we carry out.”

“We made a careful study of the available technical furniture and are pleased to report that Module-R has conformed to our highest expectations. It is very sturdily built, ergonomically excellent and attractively styled. The desk accommodates a lot of processing and communications equipment, all of which is easily accessible from front or rear during installation or routine maintenance. That includes the cable ducting which is fully concealed within main desk structure and within the supporting metal legs.”

The desk comprises six bays in total based around a dual-bay-wide central position integrated with a 45 degree right-hand corner section connecting to an additional bay. Two additional bays are located left of centre, forming a 45 degree wing. Equipment pods with angled front panels are fitted in line across the central position with additional pods on the right corner bay.

An Ergotron operator-adjustable monitor arm is mounted above each of the 3U equipment pods, supplemented by two monitor arms above the left bay, a 9th support arm in the right corner bay and and 10th at far right. Total desk dimensions are 6112 mm wide x 2996 mm front-to-back with a floor-to-work-surface height of 744 mm.

A mix-and-matchable control room furniture range, Custom Consoles’ Module-R allows aesthetically attractive long-life desks to be configured to meet specific shapes and dimensions from a selection of high-quality pods, base sections, 19 inch rack housings, worktops, end-panel modules and legs. Coordinated desk pods are available as single-bay sections with up 10U chassis capacity. Module-R has been tested by FIRA to ensure compliance with current ISO standards. It is supplied with full cable management and internal 19 inch racking, accessible via removable front and rear cover panels. All rear surfaces and pods are completely interchangeable. A full length cable brush allows easy reconfiguration.

RWG (www.rwgroup.com) is the leading global provider of approved maintenance, repair and overhaul services for Siemens industrial aero-derivative gas generators and power turbines used in power generation and oil & gas. RWG is authorised to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul services for Rolls-Royce marine gas turbines used for marine propulsion. A joint venture between Wood Group and Siemens, RWG has been supporting industrial gas generators for more than 26 years. Backed by OEM technical and engineering expertise, it is a team of 500 highly skilled and experienced people, working within centres of excellence in Aberdeen, Houston and Kuala Lumpur, as well as in the field.

Custom Consoles Ltd is an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of project-specific and modular broadcast, process-control and security furniture. Its product range includes motorised, manually-adjustable and fixed-height units plus fan-cooled sound-insulated equipment housings. The company operates from a 1,200 square metre UK-based production facility equipped with 3D computer-aided-design facilities, computer-controlled cutting machinery and a thermoform press. These resources provide the dual benefits of precise quality control and prompt delivery times, typically 21 days from receipt of order. Custom Consoles’ clients include governmental and corporate organisations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australasia.

 

Contacts for further information

Newsmedia support: David Kirk, Stylus Media Communications
Tel: +44 (0)1342 311 983 | Email: stylusmedia@gmail.com

Custom Consoles: Gary Fuller
Tel: +44 (0)1525 379 909

Custom Consoles Ltd, Leedon House, Billington Road, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 4TN, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1525 379 909 | Fax: +44(0)1525 370 237
Web: www.customconsoles.co.uk

Custom Consoles Module-R Desks Chosen for IENA Stadium MCR

April 4th, 2019

Image shows the larger of the two Custom Consoles Module-R desks in the IENA Stadium master control room.

Custom Consoles announces the completion of a twin-desk project for Switzerland’s National Equestrian Institute (IENA). Working in partnership with the Geneva, Zurich and Lugano based broadcast systems integrator Visuals, two desks based on the Module-R series have been produced and installed in a sports broadcast master control room at the IENA stadium in Avenches.

Visual’s Broadcast Systems Project Manager Peter Sullivan comments:

“The new facility essentially replaces a large outside broadcast trailer which IENA transported to various venues. As a subsidiary project, we have equipped a new smaller mobile vehicle for coverage of sport events at other locations. Our role at the Avenches stadium was to de-install the equipment from the trailer and mount it permanently in the new control room. We have worked with Custom Consoles before and find the Module-R series an ideal basis for progressing from initial planning phase to fully functioning control desks. We made a draft layout showing what equipment was going where. Custom Consoles then did fine-tuning. Space was a key issue, resolved by choosing desks with shorter front-to-back dimensions and compact 3U high equipment pods rather than the taller and deeper 6U.”

Largest of the two desks is a 2.6 metre wide by 950 cm front-to-back five-bay rectangular unit with a centrally inset Sony vision switcher and, to the right, six inset camera control units. Each of the five bays is fitted with a 3U high equipment pod. A 2.6 metre wide monitor rack supports live source, preview and transmission video displays plus near-field monitor loudspeakers.

Located just over a metre behind the main desk is a 1.6 metre wide second desk with a Panasonic camera controller allowing up to 100 IP-connected remote cameras to be operated from a single joystick. The camera controller bay incorporates a 3U equipment pod. To its right is an audio production position with a custom inset well to mount the Yamaha DM1000 audio mixer and a monitor bridge.

A mix-and-matchable control room furniture range, Custom Consoles’ Module-R enables aesthetically attractive long-life desks to be configured in a variety of shapes and dimensions from a selection of high-quality pods, base sections, 19 inch rack housings, worktops, end-panel modules and legs. Coordinated desk pods are available as single-bay sections with up 10 rack unit chassis capacity.Module-R has been tested by FIRA to ensure compliance with current ISO standards. It is supplied with full cable management and internal 19 inch racking, accessible via removable front and rear cover panels. All rear surfaces and pods are completely interchangeable. A full length cable brush enables easy reconfiguration.

Custom Consoles Ltd is an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of project-specific and modular broadcast, process-control and security furniture. Its product range includes motorised, manually-adjustable and fixed-height units plus fan-cooled sound-insulated equipment housings. The company operates from a 1,200 square metre UK-based production facility equipped with 3D computer-aided-design facilities, computer-controlled cutting machinery and a thermoform press. These resources provide the dual benefits of precise quality control and prompt delivery times, typically 21 days from receipt of order. Custom Consoles’ clients include governmental and corporate organisations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australasia.

 

Contacts for further information

Newsmedia support: David Kirk, Stylus Media Communications
Tel: +44 (0)1342 311 983 | Email: stylusmedia@gmail.com

Custom Consoles: Gary Fuller
Tel: +44 (0)1525 379 909

Custom Consoles Ltd, Leedon House, Billington Road, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 4TN, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1525 379 909 | Fax: +44(0)1525 370 237
Web: www.customconsoles.co.uk

Custom Consoles’ latest MediaWall takes centre stage at SCTX 2019

March 14th, 2019

March 14th, 2019 – Custom Consoles (www.customconsoles.co.uk) reports a successful and well-attended the Security & Counter Terror Expo (SCTX) 2019 show, held at the London Olympia exhibition centre March 5th-6th. The company exhibited its SteelBase range of control room and the latest version of the MediaWall monitor mounting system.

“Increasing use of remote cameras throughout the security and process control industries has generated greater than ever demand for multi-screen video displays,” says Sales Manager Gary Fuller. “We expanded our exhibit floor space this year to accommodate an example of MediaWall and a SteelBase Lite desk in a classic CCTV supervision configuration. This attracted a lot of interest from visitors in the defence and corporate security sectors.”

“There was a big focus at this year’s show on the use of drones as aerial surveillance platforms. These generate even more video content which needs to be studied live or after the event. MediaWall is an ideal way to mount multiple flat-panel video display screens in any combination of sizes for side-by-side comparison of live or stored security feeds from any source. Originally developed for the broadcast industry, MediaWall has proved highly successful for technical control applications in security and process monitoring.”

Custom Consoles’ MediaWall allows flat-screen monitor displays of practically any width to be constructed from standard horizontal and vertical support elements. It can be used as a fully self-supporting structure or coupled directly to a studio wall. Individual screens can be positioned so that the edges meet exactly to form a continuous horizontal display limited only by the boundary of the monitor panel itself.

All wiring between components mounted on MediaWall is fully concealed and can enter or leave the structure at any desired point. Redesigned lateral support beams in the latest version allow display panels to be mounted even more easily than before. Cable management is in stronger and more attractively styled steel ducts rather than plastic. The supporting leg sides are now black instead of silver, matching the latest Custom Consoles Module-R desk styles. Media Wall is available in any specified element widths.

Built to withstand the wear and tear of the utilities and marine industries, SteelBase Lite desks are designed to ensure ergonomic efficiency particularly during a long working shift. The desks are attractively styled and built on extremely robust steel base frames with desktops surfaced in a choice of hard-wearing laminate or Marmoleum.

Additional design features of the SteelBase Lite range include hinged removable access doors, 19 inch equipment racking, heavy cable management, power distribution panels and variable-speed ventilation fans. Worktops can be configured to suit individual client requirements. All elements of the desks are guaranteed against component failure for five years of normal use. SteelBase-Lite is designed to conform to ISO9241 part 5, ISO11064 Part 4 and EN527 Parts 1, 2 and 3.”

Custom Consoles Ltd is an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of project-specific and modular broadcast, process-control and security furniture. Its product range includes motorised, manually-adjustable and fixed-height units plus fan-cooled sound-insulated equipment housings. The company operates from a 1,200 square metre UK-based production facility equipped with 3D computer-aided-design facilities, computer-controlled cutting machinery and a thermoform press. These resources provide the dual benefits of precise quality control and prompt delivery times, typically 21 days from receipt of order. Custom Consoles’ clients include governmental and corporate organisations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australasia.

 

Contacts for further information

Newsmedia support: David Kirk, Stylus Media Communications
Tel: +44 (0)1342 311 983 | Email: stylusmedia@gmail.com

Custom Consoles: Gary Fuller
Tel: +44 (0)1525 379 909

Custom Consoles Ltd, Leedon House, Billington Road, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 4TN, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1525 379 909 | Fax: +44(0)1525 370 237
Web: www.customconsoles.co.uk