PARTNERING WITH THE AUSSIES…  NEW WASTEWATER SOLUTIONS

Choosing the best pump for pumping wastewater, means taking the time and trouble to analyse performance and types of pumps required.  The choices are submersibles, long column sump pumps and more recently, the introduction of Aussie’s bog GMP robust self-priming centrifugal pumps. Aussie Pumps believe that the big self-priming pump concept works better, not justContinue reading “PARTNERING WITH THE AUSSIES…  NEW WASTEWATER SOLUTIONS”

UNDER THE METAL: UNDERSTANDING NEW INDUSTRY

Automation trailblazers – collaborative robots, or cobots – are unleashing their potential across an array of applications commonly carried out on the factory floor. The top five applications for collaborative robots are a guide to know how they can help manufacturers and suppliers. Cobots can be used to automate millions of tasks – from detailedContinue reading “UNDER THE METAL: UNDERSTANDING NEW INDUSTRY”

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”

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”

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”

New H-Glide structural bearing sets deliver 1600-tonne capacity

New structural bearings capable of supporting more than 1600 tonnes of compressive load per set are being introduced by Hercules Engineering for extremely high stressapplications. The latest Herculon HLD-FF 8000 sliding bearings – which can be used in sets of two – incorporate a sliding layer of globally proven fibre-reinforced and incompressible H-Glide engineering plasticContinue reading “New H-Glide structural bearing sets deliver 1600-tonne capacity”

Irene Kaur – a much needed Kiwi role model for STEM industries

Growing up Kiwi electrical engineer Irene Kaur wished she saw more female role models within the engineering industry. She hopes that she will inspire others to try this more traditionally male dominated path. Part of the attraction that is needed is to create a culture and ethos that are welcoming to women, and although KaurContinue reading “Irene Kaur – a much needed Kiwi role model for STEM industries”