New ferries’ electric propulsion system will help KiwiRail meet emission goals

KiwiRail has selected Siemens Energy to supply the integrated Electric Propulsion System (EPS) for Interislander’s new rail-enabled, more environmentally-friendly ferries. The EPS includes the alternators, switchboards, batteries, azimuth thrusters, power and battery management systems and integrated alarm system. In addition, Hyundai Mipo Dockyard and Siemens Energy entered into a contract to design, supply, install, andContinue reading “New ferries’ electric propulsion system will help KiwiRail meet emission goals”

Partnering with Gates – Design Power

Gates Australia has announced the launch of its new specialised industrial power transmission drive design software, Design Power to further increase the support the company offers to its clients. A new proprietary software platform from Gates, Design Power offers multiple digital design tools to support the engineering and specification of belt-drive systems across a broadContinue reading “Partnering with Gates – Design Power”

Late knowledge date: when can you get an extra three years to file a claim?

By Stuart Robertson, partner and Victoria Bortsova, solicitor The right to sue someone must be utilised within the appropriate limitation period. Under the Limitation Act 2010 (Act) this has been standardised to no more than six years from the act or omission, being the breach. If the claimant was not initially aware of the actContinue reading “Late knowledge date: when can you get an extra three years to file a claim?”

Managing maintenance safety

By Craig Carlyle, director at Maintenance Transformations An awkward gap exists between our health and safety responsibilities and the reality in many traditional maintenance workshops across the country. Our responsibilities extend to maintenance departments having safe work instructions for reasonably predictable maintenance tasks, and safe work tools such as JSA’s for unplanned events. The theoryContinue reading “Managing maintenance safety”

Quanton signs ANZ deal to provide ‘game change’ in automation

Quanton, New Zealand digital transformation and business process automation specialists, has signed a deal with UK-headquartered Enate Ltd, to bring the next generation process orchestration platform to the ANZ market. This alliance marks the first and only partner focused on Australia and New Zealand for Enate. Garry Green, managing director/founder for Quanton, says: “The dealContinue reading “Quanton signs ANZ deal to provide ‘game change’ in automation”

Virtual reality training targets $24 million cost of fall from heights

A new state-of-the-art virtual reality training package aims to tackle New Zealand’s poor safety record for working at height. The package, launched by Christchurch-based immersive tech company Cortiical, has been developed in collaboration with education and subject matter experts and is the first of its kind specifically designed to reinforce NZQA legislation. The Ministry of Business,Continue reading “Virtual reality training targets $24 million cost of fall from heights”

Laser cutting machinery that helps the business grow

Finding and investing in the best laser cutting metals manufacturing machinery is often just the first step in reaping the rewards of a sound purchase in this rapidly expanding and competitive business. The even more important process afterwards is making the purchase pay by expanding your business using it, ideally by freeing up the timeContinue reading “Laser cutting machinery that helps the business grow”

Senior Geotechnical Engineer & Geotechnical Engineer Come join a newly created team in our Regulatory Department Flexible and friendly working environment Opportunities for growth and development We have 2 newly created opportunities for a Senior Geotechnical Engineer and Geotechnical Engineer to join our Regulatory Engineering Department!  Auckland Council has developed a new Geotechnical team withinContinue reading

A partner that values your customers as much as you do

Watson Marlow has come a far way since their inception some 65 years ago. Today, this FTSE100 powerhouse comprises 10 leading brands, each a specialist in niche fluid transfer technologies. The company services an array of industries including mining, wastewater, and food and beverage. Beyond its market share and concise understanding of fluid technologies, WatsonContinue reading “A partner that values your customers as much as you do”