Equipment & Materials
A roundup of technologies and services designed to increase the productivity, efficiency, and safety of
New Zealand’s engineering and manufacturing sector. Product of the Month is the mepBLITz industrial mobile electro-polishing machine – said to be eight times faster than electrochemical weld cleaning machines and weld pickling machines.
Food Process Industry
This special feature begins with Jenny Baker’s article on Nelson-company Nutrizeal – a specialist in super critical fluid extraction for the natural medicine and food industries. Also in this feature read about food safe machine lubricants, a new bulk pasteurization system, high performance freeze dryers, and much more.
Motors & Drives
Of special interest here is the update on the Electricity Commission’s Motor Bounty Scheme. To reduce the risk of new motor supply shortages, and to ensure stock remains available to replace motors at the time of failure, motor bounties can now be ‘reserved’ for operational motors planned for removal and replacement in the future.
Automation & Control
A selection of new technologies for automation and control applications – including Baldor’s new controller that makes switching to Ethernet drives easy, a compact serial interface valve manifold, plus a new integrated pressure sensor and proportional pressure regulator.
Feature stories here include the new Enviropeel spray-on coating with corrosion inhibitor. Enviropeel is pumped onto areas requiring coating in a hot stream. It cools instantly to provide a perfectly fitting coat over the components, and yet it can be easily cut and peeled off for repeated use if required. Ideal for prolonging the life of components in the field and eliminating the need to store items indoors.
Columns, News & Events
Our regular columns, plus who and what is making the news and what industry events are coming up.