Electrical apparatus Manufacturer
Established in Taiwan since 1974, Challenge Industrial Co., Ltd., also known as CIC, specializes in the manufacture, supply, and distribution of a wide range of electrical apparatus, including current transformers, voltage transformers (potential transformers), distribution transformers, motor-starting reactors and autotransformers, epoxy resin insulators, electronic energy meters, EV chargers, etc. Also offered is a comprehensive selection of electrical and electronic equipment for the use of a broad range of industries and businesses.
Empowered by advanced technology transferred from Germany’s MWB Messwandler-Bau, CIC operates an accredited testing laboratory and multiple factories, where it uses only highest-quality materials to manufacture its products, all of which backed by customer support and a satisfaction guarantee. CIC products have been widely used in revenue and switchboard applications by power companies as well as major engineering and construction firms in the United States, Canada, Russia, Japan, and other countries. With decades of product application experience, CIC is able to provide customers worldwide with expert advice, together with optimal and cost-effective solutions. One of the most trusted and respected brands in the electronics and electrical power markets, CIC also welcomes requests for OEM/ODM services.
Current Transformers and Voltage Transformers
Current Transformers and Voltage Transformers have been the foundation of CIC’s development. In its early years, CIC relied exclusively on in-house technology to design and manufacture indoor current transformers and voltage transformers (potential transformers). In 1990, in order to extend the range of its products, CIC successfully engineered outdoor current transformers and voltage transformers with technology transferred from Germany’s MWB Messwandler-Bau.
In 2010, to advance its technique in SF6 application, CIC created SF6 insulated voltage transformers specifically for 220 kV and 161 kV gas-insulated switchgears. For more than ten years, CIC has also been able to furnish global customers with current transformers (up to 30000 A ) and voltage transformers for use with generator sets. The primary insulation material in CIC Current Transformers and Voltage Transformers is the Araldite® epoxy resin, known for its reliability. The outdoor models make use of cycloaliphatic epoxy resin - similarly to ensure high-quality insulation.
In 1990, to better serve the needs of its domestic and international clients, CIC imported Swiss-made equipment for the production of resin insulators, such as bushings, housings, and GIS spacers. This fruitful venture has enabled CIC to provide, for many years, resin-insulated replacement parts to its Japanese market. Another distinguished achievement was a special project in 2010, entrusted by Taiwan Power Company, for whom CIC successfully designed and produced support insulators for installation within 345 kV gas-insulated bus ducts. In the same year, CIC manufactured replacement operation cranks for Taiwan Power Company’s 161 kV gas circuit breakers (GCB).
In 1992, CIC became the first manufacturer in Taiwan to successfully produce a non-ventilated low-potential transformer. This was achieved by placing the transformer in a metal enclosure, followed by insulation with an epoxy resin mixture. The heat dissipation afforded by the solidified epoxy resin mixture and by the surface area of the metal enclosure allowed the transformer to be compact. These transformers also had a reduced noise level and could be installed in a number of different ways. The fire-resistant design further led these products to widely replace the oil-immersed transformers and tape-insulated dry-type transformers that were frequently used in large buildings and shopping centers at the time. The non-ventilated LV transformers have since been enhanced with new features, including temperature monitoring and overload protection, and have become even more widely adopted.
In addition to what has been mentioned, today CIC offers various types of distribution transformers, including pole-mounted transformers, oil-immersed transformers, cast-resin dry-type transformers (CRT), pad-mounted transformers, and more.
Electronic Energy Meters
Since 2011, CIC’s electronic product division has been offering numerous types of electronic energy meters, such as keypad, outdoor, RS485 communication, prepaid, and DIN-rail types. The accreditation and certification CIC has received concerning its meter range includes – but not limited to – calibration certificates, ISO certificates for the design and manufacture of electricity meters, and metrology licenses for manufacturing, servicing, and importing energy meters.
Other Electrical Products and Electronic Apparatuses
The extensive variety of related electrical and electronic products supplied by CIC includes LV & MV reactors and motor-starting autotransformers, electric vehicle chargers, distribution panel components, load-break switches, LED displays, power supplies, electronic power transformers, power converters, battery chargers, power banks, PCB, and others.
Represented Brands and Products
In Taiwan, CIC is an agent for the measuring instruments by the Fluke and Amprobe brands and is the sole agent for several brands of electrical products, including lightning protection devices (i.e. ESE lightning conductors, lightning monitors, and other accessories), power fuses, surge protection devices, and power factor correction capacitors.
Advanced Electricity Lab (AEL)
In 2003, CIC established Advanced Electricity Lab (AEL) in Taoyuan, Taiwan, for the purpose of performing reliable electrical testing according to various international standards such as IEC, IEEE/ANSI, CNS, etc., both for CIC's own products and for the testing needs of other manufacturers. Since 2003, the laboratory has received accreditation by the Taiwan Accreditation Foundation (TAF), a member of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and a signatory to the ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement (ILAC MRA).
Accredited tests include:
- Routine Tests and Type Tests for Current Transformers and Voltage Transformers, or Potential Transformers (72 kV max.)
- Routine Tests for Distribution Transformers (24 kV max.)
- Routine Tests for Electricity Meters
- Routine Tests for Surge Protection Devices (SPD)
- Damp Heat, Steady State Test for Electrical Products
Tests awaiting accreditation include:
- Temperature Cycling Test for Electrical Products
Dedicated to the precision and quality of its products, CIC has been certified to ISO 9001, a standard for quality management systems. CIC is also certified to ISO 14001, an environmental certification.
OEM / ODM Services for Instrument Transformers and More
A well-qualified and accredited electrical manufacturer with decades of experience, CIC is committed to deliver electrical products of the greatest reliability, including indoor and outdoor current transformers, voltage transformers (potential transformers), distribution transformers, and more. CIC’s resourceful and innovative engineering and design team are always happy to meet the specific needs of customers by working towards a perfect solution for their electrical projects. Customization, ingenuity, flexibility, adaptability, and dependability are CIC’s strengths as an OEM/ODM service provider, which is why numerous major corporations worldwide have chosen to establish and maintain successful partnerships with CIC in their electrical projects.
The CIC Advantage
- 50 years of manufacturing expertise.
- Advanced technology transferred from Germany’s MWB Messwandler-Bau. Superior customer service and technical support based on decades of product application experience.
- CIC’s own internationally accredited electrical laboratory allows in-house Type Testing for CIC products. This unique advantage and convenience, eliminating the need of a third party for product testing, results in considerable savings on time and cost for the customers.
- Continuous investment in highly specialized manufacturing and testing equipment for product quality advancement.
- The entire production procedure for CIC’s instrument transformers – including mold design, product manufacture, Type Testing, and pre-delivery Routine Testing – takes place within CIC’s well-coordinated manufacturing plants. This crucial benefit ensures efficiency in product development, shortens product lead time, and reduces production costs.
- By choosing CIC as the provider of comprehensive electrical product solutions, customers can be assured of receiving both uncompromising quality and exceptional value, while enjoying total confidence in collaborating with one of the most trusted and reputable brands in the electrical power industry.
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