PV Solar Installation by CMS

A recent electrical fire at a council substation resulted in a power outage to our area that lasted for a little over three weeks. During this period, CMS made use of diesel powered generators to power the Industrial Park.

After the resumption of power supply, there have been numerous “nuisance” power outages. This lack of power supply reliability and the state our national power grid, prompted Zonax Holdings, to install a PV (photovoltaic) Solar solution that would keep the offices running, in the event of a power outage.

Zonax management then tasked CMS with designing, installing and commissioning a 10 kW Solar PV solution. The solution had to be scalable, modular and also provide undercover parking for staff.

Final commissioning, integration and optimization of the system was achieved in the second week of July 2020. A 5 kW expansion of the system is being considered. Longer term, post the COVID-19 pandemic, Zonax will consider installing a 350 kW, 3 phase Solar PV solution. This size of installation would power most of the machinery installed in the Industrial Park. But for now, we can rest assured that our offices will have uninterrupted power.


Mobile Drilling Platform – to facilitate safer and more efficient, secondary support installations.

The Mobile Drilling Platform is multipurpose.  The working deck is made with heavy duty, nonslip expanded metal. The platform has a safe working load (S.W.L.) of 2,500 kg and a maximum capacity for four people on the working deck.

Height and leveling adjustment of the platform is provided on each corner with a landing leg unit, having an external and independent adjustment via an internal bevel gear arrangement.

Access to the working area is provided by a vertical ladder which extends to the height of the safety railings and combining safety hoops.

Operator safety on the platform is ensured by the provision of safety railing on all sides.  Entry is provided via a lockable gate which pivots inwardly. Kick plates are provided on all sides.

The platform can be towed from both ends. Each towing assembly has a steering arrangement that can be disabled. Easy movement over rough ground is achieved by the use of wide, industrial grade, air filled tyres.

Important features & benefits of the Mobile Drilling Platform:

  • Quick and easy deployment to work areas
  • Ability to drill directly from the work deck
  • Safer and easier access to the mine roof
  • Greater control of portable drilling equipment when drilling
  • Work deck space accommodates four people, permitting parallel preparation of mining consumables whilst drilling / installing support.
  • Increased productivity
  • Various height adjustable options available to suit varying roof heights
  • Strong and robust construction
  • Platform construction is a bolted together assembly that is easily stripped down for road transport.
  • Certified design and load tested

CMS Designs, Builds & Installs Pillar Jib Crane for Emergency Service Vehicle

Our client required a pillar jib crane for a closed body, truck trailer. This crane will be used for loading and offloading items from an emergency services training vehicle. CMS designed, built and fitted the crane to the customer’s specifications, as well as arranged for a professional engineer’s fit for purpose certificate and the statutory load testing.

The jib crane has been fitted with a 220V electrical hoist that is powered by the truck genset. It has a safe working load (S.W.L.) of 300kg, a travel of 1,800mm and a swing range of 200 degrees.