Broader R&D strategy needed 

Broader R&D strategy needed 

The Research and Development Survey released last week by Statistics New Zealand showed some good news but falling R&D expenditure as a proportion of GDP is of concern – a broader R&D strategy is needed from Government to improve this, say the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA). NZMEA Chief Executive John Walley says, […]

Thickness gauge has many features

Thickness gauge has many features

The RFG-1000 Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge is packed with features including a large backlit LCD display, auto linear compensation and sound velocity measurement. The full kit includes an aluminium carry case with foam insert, stainless steel calibration block and 10mm 5MHZ transducer with couplant. This item which will serve basic thickness gauging applications very well.

Smart standard drives provide servo dynamics and precision

Smart standard drives provide servo dynamics and precision

Teamed with advanced inverter electronics for smart control functionality, standard asynchronous motors providing IE2 or IE3 efficiency and permanent-magnet IE4 synchronous motors can deliver servo-level dynamics and agility. Based on state-of-the-art frequency inverters for motor-mounting, wall-mounting, or cabinet installation, Nord Drive Systems implement highly precise positioning tasks, safety applications, and sophisticated functions such as synchronisation, […]

Projecta streamlines solar charge controllers

Projecta streamlines solar charge controllers

While solar panels can provide free power it’s necessary to have good quality charge controllers to maintain the performance of the storage batteries. The solar charge controller regulates the power collected by the panels to avoid damage to the battery through excessive charge or discharge at night. The best solar charge controllers can add as […]

 Increasing Number Of Ermaksan Machines Installed

 Increasing Number Of Ermaksan Machines Installed

An ever increasing number of Ermaksan cnc sheetmetal machine tools are being installed in New Zealand engineering workshops. Recently CNC Guillotines have become popular because of the ease of quickly setting the cutting parameters to produce a cut with the minimum of burr and twisting. The blade gap, blade rake, backstop, and cut length are […]

The Interview: Stephen Snedden

The Interview: Stephen Snedden

New Zealand Manufacturer recently asked Stephen Snedden, the inventor, where he finds his inspiration and when it all began. NZM: When did you become an inventor? SS: As a young boy tinkering in my father’s shed with go carts and motor bikes and school projects. Dad was always working out solutions for problems as a […]

Paint colour changes like a Chameleon

Paint colour changes like a Chameleon

Want to add more interest and pizzazz to ordinary household items, hobby projects or even car wheels and accessories? Now there’s a new paint finish that mimics a real life chameleon – it changes colour when viewed from different angles or in a different light. The new Chameleon finishes are part of the Plasti Dip […]

Gauge measures surface variations

Gauge measures surface variations

This gauge is well-known for its accuracy, ease of use and modular design, making it the go-to tool for manual pit inspections. It has 4 extension arms for maximum flexibility. The Jireh Pit Gauge kit is of high build quality and includes 0″ – 0.5″ digital indicator; 3″ base; Blind side base (indicator can be […]

SME growth coming off record highs

SME growth coming off record highs

Growth among New Zealand’s small businesses has levelled off in the last six months with the economy entering a more stable phase, according to a nationwide survey of small business operators. Thirty-two per cent of SMEs saw revenue increase in the 12 months to February – down from a five-year high of 39 per cent […]

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