Exporting New Zealand agri-technology to Ireland

Exporting New Zealand agri-technology to Ireland

 When Hamilton manufacturer Innovative Dairy Systems (IDS) won a Euro 4.5 million contract to deliver a cheese making machine to a large food manufacturing company in Ireland it encountered a significant challenge. The challenge wasn’t a technical one, even though the buyer wanted a machine with the capacity to produce up to eight tonnes of […]

Renewable energy skills from Canterbury to benefit Bhutan

Renewable energy skills from Canterbury to benefit Bhutan

New Zealand expertise in renewable energy will be put to good use in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan when a University of Canterbury (UC) engineering student returns to her homeland. Sonam Zam is a new graduate of UC’s Master of Engineering Studies (Renewable Energy) programme in the Civil and Natural Resources Engineering department. Her travel to Christchurch […]

ABB powers with manufacturing management technology

ABB powers with manufacturing management technology

 The Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) software suite powers production for increased productivity and profitability, enabling seamless plant orchestration. The new version will offer an extended range of capabilities and new digital applications.  This flexible and secure software platform with a broad suite of industrial applications gives operators, supervisors and plant managers the visibility and insights to […]

Collaborative robots set to change NZ’s manufacturing industry

Collaborative robots set to change NZ’s manufacturing industry

Facteon’s new partnership with Universal Robots to benefit local manufacturers Global factory solutions specialist, Facteon, has announced its collaboration with Universal Robots – an international market leader in collaborative robots (cobots). The partnership, which will make cobots more accessible to the New Zealand manufacturing sector, is the latest move from Facteon and showcases the business’s […]

MaDE2020: Synergies in New Zealand Manufacturing, Design and Entrepreneurship

MaDE2020: Synergies in New Zealand Manufacturing, Design and Entrepreneurship

The Fourth National Conference for Innovation in Manufacturing, Design and Entrepreneurship is brought to you by the University of Auckland’s Innovative Manufacturing and Materials Programme. Dates: Monday 25 – Tuesday 26 May 2020 Venue: Cordis Auckland Abstract submissions are now open to local and international industry representatives and researchers, including post graduate students, who work […]

X-Frame for waste free buildings gets commercialisation boost

X-Frame for waste free buildings gets commercialisation boost

Clip-together modular building design can be rapidly assembled, disassembled and reused, eliminating waste during a building’s lifecycle Victoria University of Wellington PhD candidate Ged Finch is fast tracking the commercialisation of his X-Frame structural frame solution for waste free buildings with support from the KiwiNet Emerging Innovator Programme. The game-changing framing system can be disassembled […]

Invert Robotics partners for better aircraft inspection

The robot is equipped with a high-resolution camera to visualise and document surface conditions.

Invert Robotics partners for better aircraft inspection

NDT Solutions, a long-established USA aerospace non-destructive Testing (NDT) service group, has teamed with innovative Invert Robotics company from Christchurch in a joint venture certain to change the process of aircraft inspection at the In-Service, OEM and Maintenance levels. Invert’s remotely controlled robot employs a patented suction mechanism that adheres and traverses a range of […]

Just the right chemistry

Chemfreight currently distributes close to 2,000 tonnes of freight a week and provides DIFOT reporting to its customers.

Just the right chemistry

New Zealand family-owned and operated, Chemfreight is a specialised 3PL distributor offering the complete solution of hazardous, non-hazardous and separate dedicated food storage and chemical toll blending backed by a national transport network. Started in 1989, it was the brainchild of Harry Price who, having worked in the chemical industry for many years, saw an […]

Real Steel motivated staff drive success

“Our culture is pretty strong, almost self-policing in some ways.”

Real Steel motivated staff drive success

A Lower Hutt manufacturing business, Real Steel, is a finalist in the Humankind 2019 Workplace Awards.   What is interesting about Real Steel is that the business has maintained high employee satisfaction through a period of rapid growth, while also introducing automation. Growing up in Upper Hutt The company, a family run business, has seen […]

Mirage OD mount flange facing machines deliver fast and accurate performance

Each of the 6 machines in the range includes a continuous variable auto-feed.

Mirage OD mount flange facing machines deliver fast and accurate performance

  Enerpac Mirage OD mount flange facing machine Enerpac is introducing a new range of external mount flange facing machines designed for fast installation and accurate machining of large diameter flanges used in applications throughout Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. The new Mirage branded OD mount facers are the perfect choice for machining […]

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