• Lamenting job losses while adding costs to business

    Politicians’ lamenting the latest job losses while at the same time proposing to pass a law that imposes more costs on business – by Mondayising Waitangi and ANZAC Days – does not make sense, says the Employers...

    • Posted September 27, 2012
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  • Wi-Fi sensor reduces installation costs

    A new dedicated sensor for Wi-Fi network monitoring that eliminates the need for Ethernet cabling, and reduces the cost by up to two thirds in situations where cable installation is restricted from a time, cost or logistics...

    • Posted September 27, 2012
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  • More milling options for FeatureCAM

    A new series of options for three-axis milling and enhancements in five-axis machining have been added to FeatureCAM feature-based CAM software. The 2013 release also includes improvements in the turning and mill-turn modules. FeatureCAM was the world’s...

    • Posted September 27, 2012
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  • Innovative hand-held ‘Palm’ light

    A recent innovation is a compact hand-held L.E.D light that fits neatly in the palm of the hand and has a handy foldaway hook/stand. It is ideal for a multitude of uses around the home, at work...

    • Posted September 24, 2012
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  • Changing the face of respiratory protection

    The face of personal breathing devices in the workshop is changing with the launch of the small and light powered respirator, the PAFtec CleanSpace. The state of the art motorised facemask is accredited to Australian Standard AS/NZ1716,...

    • Posted September 24, 2012
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  • Mobile generator solar powered

        The Solar Power Generators, have developed a mobile generator for industrial use that is powered 100% by solar energy. This unit is available as a 12,000 Watt single phase 240V ac Sinewave or 3 phase...

    • Posted September 24, 2012
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  • Iconic company has tough decision to make

    By Doug Green Fisher & Paykel, the Kiwi company with the fantastic Kiwi can do attitude, has been around since 1934 starting out selling surplus fridges in Auckland’s Queens Arcade. When high import tariffs arrived in 1938...

    • Posted September 24, 2012
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  • The manufacturing heartland is New Zealand

      Job Destruction is the title given to a category by Department of Statistics when they record job losses around the country. On the positive side, they also have a category called Job Creation. When we look...

    • Posted September 24, 2012
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  • No benefit’ from a trans-Tasman currency

    Australia  and New Zealand are unlikely go down the European path and create a single currency. A study looking beyond 30 years of close economic ties between the two countries has found there would be no benefit...

    • Posted September 18, 2012
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  • Auckland strategy workable if resources are available

      Auckland Council’s strategy for economic development launched today is commendable and seems achievable – as long as the resources are made available to carry out the planned actions, says the Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) chief...

    • Posted September 14, 2012
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