Manufacturing Technology

When EMEX 2021 comes to town

-Doug Green, Publisher, NZ Manufacturer In the 1860’s – way back then – New Zealand entered the world market as a…

Manufacturing in the age of sustainability

For companies to be truly sustainable, they not only need to limit the impact of the manufacturing process but create products…

Industry 4.0 Adaption to NZ Industry

Dr Mike Edmondson, Founder, Edge Robotics and Automation Ltd One thing I commonly find is the lack of widespread direction and…

HandScanner saves four seconds per scan

Datalogic’s new HandScanner is non-intrusive, hands-free wearable and enhances efficiency and accuracy. The scanner’s low weight allows it to reduce the…

Hydraulink gives wings to hope in the America’s Cup

Hydraulink hydraulic hose and maintenance expertise will go on display to millions of people in 225 countries when the 36th America’s…

What we said when the PM came to visit

– Sarah Ramsay, Chief Executive Officer, United Machinists The Prime Minister was so disappointed she couldn’t make United’s Hawaiian launch party,…

OnRobot 2FG7 gripper for demanding applications

OnRobot has launched the 2FG7, a complete, low cost, easy to use, out-of-the-box, cleanroom-ready parallel gripper. Designed to enable companies of…

X5 FastMig for arc-welding productivity

Kemppi, has released its new X5 FastMig multi-process welding system for MIG, DC TIG and stick welding (MMA) as well as…

Anagenix purchase Vitaco manufacturing facility

Cutting edge nutraceutical ingredients company Anagenix has purchased Vitaco’s Avondale-based nutritional product manufacturing facility.  The seven-figure deal includes all assets at…

The truth about counterfeits

~ Why you can never eliminate the risk of counterfeits entirely ~ According to the latest data from the Organisation for…

Calendar

‘Exceptional enquiries’ at THE Expo

An early morning convoy of shiny rigs into Mystery Creek Events Centre kicked off the third and final day of the Transport and Heavy Equipment Expo 2013. The…

Austech 2013 invites precision engineering firms

Austech 2013, Australia’s precision manufacturing and machine tool exhibition, is inviting small to medium manufacturing businesses to take part in its new and extended Manufacturers Pavilion. The Pavilion…

Excitement high in food and packaging sectors

  With Foodtech Packtech 2012 almost here, those in the food and packaging sectors are gearing up to show the country just how strong the industry is. Event…

EMEX 2012 brought success

By Doug Green EMEX 2012 is done and dusted. A successful trade fair which brought buyers together with exhibitors resulting in business being done and enquiries to be…

EMEX 2012 off to a good start

By Doug Green Under clear skies, the doors opened and visitors arrived early to the first day of EMEX 2012. Drawn to the latest in manufacturing and engineering…

Sheetmetal folding machines at EMEX 2012

Variobend AG offers elegant solutions of up and down bending machines and long length folding machines for manufacturers that need to bend sheet metal. Driven by a passion…

Case Studies

ACPaQ automation technology award winner

ACPaQ automation technology award winner

Swisslog’s ACPaQ fully automated mixed case palletising solution – of which the first installation globally was in New…

Cheers to a good brew

Cheers to a good brew

Sam Wood (left) and Willy Cowper. -Aaldert Verplanke Brewing your own beer is a challenge for most people…

Just the right chemistry

Just the right chemistry

New Zealand family-owned and operated, Chemfreight is a specialised 3PL distributor offering the complete solution of hazardous, non-hazardous…

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Innovators

Filtration face off: Melt-blown fibres versus electrospun nanofibres

New research into the effectiveness of melt-blown fibres and electrospun nanofibres has found nanofibre filter media provides significantly increased protection against bacteria and viruses…

Can we grow our future leaders?

Can we grow our future leaders?

Ian Walsh, Managing Director, Intent Group New Zealand’s fall from grace in the OECD rankings over the past 50 years, and our poor productivity…

Kiwi businesses need to feel the love

Kiwi businesses need to feel the love

Almost 1000 New Zealand-owned and operated businesses have signed on to the ShopKiwi campaign, which today launched a new website. With Kiwi manufacturers reopening…

LEAN MANUFACTURING

Don’t change for Lean’s sake

Change for your own business growth. There is no doubt that lean thinking is driving massive changes in manufacturing processes worldwide. It lies at the heart of measurable improvements…

Pragmatic steps for Lean success

Production benefits found from standing in the circle