Global Stainless officially started business in 2004 by current owner Lincoln Raikes, after leaving Robert Stone Engineering (now FNE Engineering) in Hawera. Raikes had started experimenting with spheres back in 1995. He’d always had a dream of starting the business, and his son Bergen gave him the push he needed. Bergen, then 17, was due to leave school and was set on becoming a welder and fabricator like his dad.
Long-overdue is an understatement, but the attention now turns towards the anticipation of a great event, as the EMEX 2022 industry trade show nears.
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.