IIoT gateways allow  communication with power grids

IIoT gateways allow  communication with power grids

A new family of Industrial IoT gateways for Smart Grid applications, the Anybus SG-gateways, enable communication between industrial applications and energy protocols. This communication is the very basis for the so called “Smart Grid” where power plants and energy equipment are interacting with industrial applications. The SG-gateways are yet another example of how HMS realizes […]

Energy ministers and business leaders to meet at Resilience Summit

The growing importance of resilience is demonstrated in the calibre of delegates gathering in New Zealand’s capital next month for the Asia-Pacific Energy Leaders’ Summit hosted by the World Energy Council and BusinessNZ Energy Council. Energy resilience is emerging as a clear priority for both the private and public sector. The Asia-Pacific Energy Leaders’ Summit […]

Construction sector forecast to remain a major economic contributor

  New Zealand dwelling building activity to strengthen further post-Christchurch rebuild Driven by strong activity particularly in Auckland Amid housing demand from its population growth and a shortage in housing supply Infrastructure construction to be boosted by Accelerated Auckland Transport Programme  The construction sector in New Zealand is forecast to continue to contribute positively to […]

New innovations for NMW 2016

New innovations for NMW 2016

National Manufacturing Week, Australia’s largest, longest running manufacturing industry event, returns to Sydney (May 11 – 13), with industry ‘firsts’ to help propel the industry into the future. Key to this year’s program are co-located events, high profile industry figures presenting case studies and new ideas, as well as exhibitors from around the world with […]

New sustainable business leader

New sustainable business leader

Abbie Reynolds has been appointed as the Sustainable Business Council’s new Executive Director where she will continue to build its successful work leading sustainable business practices in New Zealand. The Sustainable Business Council has 85 members, including some of New Zealand’s largest companies. Its membership now accounts for about a third of private sector GDP. […]

Plastics economy report blueprint for a circular future

Plastics economy report blueprint for a circular future

Applying circular economy principles to global plastic packaging flows could transform the plastics economy and drastically reduce negative externalities such as leakage into oceans, according to the latest report by the World Economic Forum and Ellen MacArthur Foundation, with analytical support from McKinsey & Company. The New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the future of plastics provides […]

IIoT and design engineers in the future

IIoT and design engineers in the future

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is furthering its reach into engineering and design. Connected machines will give plant engineering operations the opportunity to identify points of inefficiency, improve upon those points, and in turn, improve profitability. To further discuss how IIoT is impacting work for design engineers, Mark Duncan, segment manager of material handling and packaging machinery for Schneider […]

Time for Exporters to Shine

It’s time for exporters to shine and share their success stories. Judges of the Air New Zealand Cargo ExportNZ Awards 2016 – Auckland and Waikato, are looking for exporters from a range of sectors to enter into this year’s awards. Exporting is a vital component of New Zealand’s economy, and the day-to-day work of these […]

Rockwell Automation TechED comes to New Zealand

Rockwell Automation TechED comes to New Zealand

Optimise your production data, increase yield, reduce energy costs, build secure networks and much more in beginner to advanced training.  New Zealand will host the global Rockwell Automation TechED event on 21-23 March 2016 at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland. This not to be missed event is the premier, ‘hands on’ education and networking event […]