The distribution board for Australian industry

APS Industrial
Monday, 02 November, 2020

APS Industrial is proud to have released a complete family of ‘DB’ distribution boards that are custom designed for the demands of Australian industry and feature world-class technology and innovation. The ‘DB family’ of competitively priced distribution boards are exclusive to APS Industrial and purpose-built for compatibility with Siemens circuit breakers.

Within the APS DB family of distribution boards there are three models to ensure your application requirements are met — no matter how big or small.

“The APS Industrial distribution board portfolio will offer unparalleled flexibility and feature the best the market has to offer in technology and components. What we have done is really looked at best practices of distribution boards that are in the market and added innovative features and functions that will matter,” said David Read, Director of Products at APS Industrial.

“We are the only national distributor for all of our manufacturing partners here in Australia and we’ve worked exclusively with them to make sure that we have the best offering for the DB portfolio. The APS DB portfolio has been specifically designed to incorporate circuit breaker, metering and communications technology from Siemens, surge protection from Weidmüller and main switch isolation from KATKO.”

APS DB Ultimate

The ‘DB Ultimate’ range of competitively priced distribution boards are exclusive to APS Industrial, purpose-built for compatibility with Siemens circuit breakers and feature an enclosure by the world’s leading supplier of innovative enclosure technology, Rittal.

Combining the shared expertise and experience of these leading global manufacturers that also draws on KATKO switching technology and Weidmüller surge protection, the ‘DB Ultimate’ sets the benchmark for quality, flexibility, compliance and intelligence.

In a move that will revolutionise distribution board assembly and installation, the ‘DB Ultimate’, within the ‘DB family’ of distribution boards also feature a unique removable one-piece gear tray assembly that enables full assembly and wiring independent of the enclosure itself. This exciting feature provides unparalleled flexibility in design, assembly, installation, commissioning and future retro-fitting.

“While many will opt for traditional assembly and installation, this feature provides the added option of mounting the empty enclosure on the wall in any industrial complex or building independently of the internal pan which houses all of the components. This pan can then be inserted later once it’s all wired and assembled which allows for easier installation as well as quicker assembly and wiring because it’s done out of the enclosure,” Read continued.

Ideally suited to high-end industrial applications, the ‘DB Ultimate’ is a true industrial distribution board designed for arduous and heavy-duty environments.

APS DB Essential

Consistent throughout the ‘DB’ family of distribution boards, the newly released DB Essential is custom designed for the demands of Australian industry and purpose built for compatibility with Siemens circuit breakers.

The DB Essential has been developed as a quality lightweight distribution board for high end commercial and medium duty industrial environments. The enclosure by KATKO is a fully welded construction and meets the highest IK rating against external mechanical impacts whilst maintaining an IP55 ingress rating.

Together these ratings make this range of distribution boards ideal for indoor and outdoor applications typically seen in office, retail, hotel warehouse and distribution applications.


As well as being custom designed for the demands of Australian industry and purpose built for compatibility with Siemens circuit breakers, the DB Eco has been developed as a quality lightweight distribution board for standard domestic, commercial and light duty industrial environments.

This versatile entry level distribution board boasts all the quality of the APS DB family at a competitive price point. Featuring careful weight composition to ensure easy handling and installation without comprising performance, the APS DB Eco is readily available at your preferred local wholesaler for on-demand pick-up and installation.

The world-class manufacturers that have been involved in the development of this new-to-market range of distribution boards are at the forefront of Industry 4.0 and industrial digitalisation. All of the combined expertise and knowledge has been embedded in the distribution boards that APS Industrial are bringing to market.

“It’s our obligation and privilege to bring these brands to the Australian market and help our local industry experience the quality of these products. We firmly believe that these products are some of the best the world has to offer, and as uptake within local industry grows, so too will performance and potential which is very exciting,” Read said.

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