Australia’s first use of wireless remote monitoring and testing of galvanic cathodic protection installations. David Celine, managing director at cathodic protection specialist Omniflex, discusses the latest use of using remote monitoring technology to monitor and test a galvanic cathodic protection (CP) system in Australia and the benefits it brings.
Kiwis are more tuned into the impact of failing infrastructure and the effects it has on their lives than ever before. This is not just a New Zealand phenomenon, it is a view shared worldwide says Pete Renshaw, director of business development for Pultron Composites, particularly in countries where there have been ongoing struggles with aging infrastructure, corrosion, and failures caused by the extreme effects of climate change.
Well lubricated gears mean cranes can perform efficiently, with considerably reduced wear and tear over time. To keep crane oil at optimum levels and to integrate oil changes efficiently into maintenance schedules, Konecranes is introducing its new oil analysis service to Australasia and the Asia-Pacific.
Excavator accessory manufacturer Robur Attachments from Mt Wellington in Auckland, improves the air quality of its large factory, with a solution allowing it to dig itself out of any changes or increases to production in the future.
Climate-tech startup Aspiring Materials has raised $1 million to further expand its carbon capture technology for reducing industrial carbon emissions.
In an absolutely ‘win:win’ situation, Kaishan Australia has recently appointed Secair New Zealand to distribute and service its range of world class air compressors and ancillary system components to the NZ market.
Rising temperatures, flooding and wildfires – the climate challenge is becoming more and more evident, and with it the necessity for many industries to move to more sustainable practices. The engineering sector is no exception and while some resist, others are leading the way.
One-third of manufacturers say they will accelerate investments into automation tools, according to a recent survey. But how will this apply to the difficult business of machining composite materials? Here, Aaron Howcroft, global product manager at Sandvik Coromant explains how its own CoroDrill 863-O cutting tool could help manufacturers rethink their approach to machining composites – thanks to chemical vapor deposition (CVD) technology.
Sometimes they may look pretty familiar and insignificant – but seals and gaskets are rapidly advancing fields of technology that perform functions vital to safety, testing, manufacturing, mining, energy and liquid and gas reticulation operations.
The theme for World Green Building Week 2021 was ‘Building Resilience’ and local structural steel contractor Red Steel has a story of resilience to tell that stretches back 90 years, to the Napier earthquake of 1931.