Radél was established in 1996 as a distributor of electrical, electronic and electro-mechanical components. Since starting out as agents for the high-quality, reliable and durable European suppliers E-T- A and Schaltbau, we have also become agents for Kissling, Rose, Bopla and Dold. Adding these suppliers expanded our product range and spoke to the growing needs of our client base.
In the last decade, we have started designing, developing and manufacturing our own range of products according to customer requirements. These innovative products and value-added services complement our imported range and adhere to the high standards our customers have come to expect.
Today we have our own manufacturing line, with skilled technicians and a state-of- the-art quality control system. We strive to supply high-quality products and offer exceptional service with in-depth technical knowledge. Our sales staff are all qualified engineers with many years of in-field experience.
“We are active in the railway, military, mining, transportation, telecom and process control industries.”
QUALITY & SAFETY
We design, develop and manufacture high-quality components in South Africa. Our local production is ISO9001 accredited and we adhere to the stringent quality audits of international companies such as Bombardier, Alstom and Siemens.
We believe strongly in conservative design, taking extra care on safety, as well as considering reliability and redundancy. We utilise larger-scale components with a robust enclosure thermal design that is highly effective in transferring heat.
Over the years, we have built up our core knowledge and experience in the engineering support of the electrical, electronic, electro-mechanical equipment and harnessing that we supply. We specialise in cable management, switching and protection of high-current loads for heavy-duty vehicles. Our support includes electrical design, mechanical design, cable design, thermal calculations, over-current and short-circuit
calculations, product selection, lifetime calculations, reliability analysis, failure mode analysis, type testing and quality assurance.
ELECTRONIC LOAD SWITCHES
We develop specialised electronic load switching solutions specifically for the defence industry that can meet the stringent requirements of the defence environment. In order to achieve and surpass the over-current and short circuit protection with electronic load switches, we optimise the thermal and electronic characteristics of the units almost to perfection.
We have an in-house cable harnessing facility with skilled employees and robust quality control. As a distributor of cables and components, we provide a value-add in producing the complete harness assembly – saving our customers logistical and handling costs, as well as time. Our automated cable cutting, stripping and crimping equipment ensure efficiency and quality. In addition, we have automated testing equipment that can perform cable continuity, resistance, high-voltage withstand testing, as well as full-system functional testing.
With our team of electrical, electronic, mechanical and industrial engineers, we offer a complete system design service including:
Electrical architecture design
High level documentation
Detailed harness and component drawings
Full CAD integration of mechanical and electrical systems
Prototype and serial production
Automated serial testing
We design to the following standards:
EMI MIL 461-F
Environmental MIL-STD- 810
Temperature range -40°C to 125°C
CAN power switching units
Cables and harnesses
Electrical system design
“We are committed to building long-term relationships with our customer by offering expert knowledge, innovative solutions, high-quality products and exceptional service.”