Get ready for $2.16 trillion opportunity New Zealand exporters

ExportNZ says today’s announcement that New Zealand has the green light to enter the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) is a great opportunity for Kiwi exporters. It congratulates the Government on such a positive result following two years of negotiations, and looks forward to seeing New Zealand’s accession to the Agreement. […]

Orica invests $35m at Mt Maunganui

Picture: (From left to right) Andrew Larke (Global Head of Chemicals for Orica), Matt Cawte (General Manager of Orica NZ), Stuart Crosby (Mayor of Tauranga). A $35 million state-of-the-art upgrade has taken place at of Orica’s manufacturing facility at Mt Maunganui. The investment is a response to growing demand for Orica’s products. The upgrade resulted in […]

World’s first cloud-connected cable certification tool

Now with LinkWare Live, the Versiv family of certification testers lets cable installers upload, analyse and manage copper and fibre test results—anytime, anywhere. Fluke Networks has unveiled LinkWare Live, the first cloud-based service that lets contractors, cable installers and project managers using the Versiv family of certification testers to upload, manage, and analyse certification test […]

Projecta clamps down on voltage

Testing electrical current in buildings, vehicles, equipment or marine applications has been taken to the next level with the introduction of the new Projecta DT910 test meter in New Zealand. Superceding Projecta’s popular DT900 digital clamp meter, the new DT910 is an all-in-one test meter that retains the vast array of applications of its predecessor, […]

HAMMAR Refines Empty Container Transport

HAMMAR has refined a solution to the costly task of transporting empty or lightly-filled containers and flats without tying up large sideloaders or large, expensive prime movers.  It’s the all-new HAMMAR 140 series, a versatile lightweight sideloader/crane ‘clip-on’ system, still with an impressive 16-tonne SWL, which works with smaller trucks and can be temporarily fitted […]

Precious metal and alloy XRF analyser

Non-destructive testing (NDT) of manufactured materials by X-ray fluorescence (XRF) is a crucial tool in many industries. The latest handheld XRF analyser from Olympus, the Delta Element, is ideal for scrap metal sorting, positive material identification (PMI), alloy QA/QC, and precious metals analysis. The Delta Element is the most affordable hand-held XRF analyser produced by […]

Rising stocks

The manufacturing sector experienced its fourth consecutive increase in expansion levels during September, according to the latest BNZ – BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI). The seasonally adjusted PMI for September was 58.1 (a PMI reading above 50.0 indicates that manufacturing is generally expanding; below 50.0 that it is declining). This was 1.1 points higher […]

NZ employment confidence edges up to six-year high in third quarter

New Zealand employment confidence rose to a six-year high in the September quarter as sentiment in Canterbury bolstered the nation’s outlook on jobs, according to the latest Westpac McDermott Miller Employment Confidence Index survey. The index rose to 111.5 in the September quarter from 109.9 in the June quarter, in a measure were a number […]

First on-machine switch simplifies network design

Rockwell Automation has announced the launch of the Allen-Bradley ArmorStratix 5700, its first on-machine switch. Built with ruggedised IP67 protection, the Layer 2 managed industrial Ethernet switch can be mounted directly onto a machine or application, reducing the overall size and cost of a control cabinet, and shrinking the machine footprint. In many applications, cabinet […]