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 […]

Used cigarette butts offer energy  solution

A group of scientists from South Korea have converted used-cigarette butts into a high-performing material that could be integrated into computers, handheld devices, electrical vehicles and wind turbines to store energy. The researchers have demonstrated the material’s superior performance compared to commercially available carbon, graphene and carbon nanotubes. It is hoped the material can be […]

Robust new Standards system a ‘must have’

“The review of Standards didn’t just happen to turn out ok, and the changes are not a done deal yet either.”   By Bruce Goldsworthy The changes coming up to maintain and strengthen the development and delivery of New Zealand Standards were no accident. The review of Standards didn’t just happen to turn out ok, […]

Beacon lamps set new benchmark

Hi-Optics Rotating Beacons are described as the new benchmark in emergency/warning lighting. Combining exceptional engineering with the latest in L.E.D technology the warning lamps are as powerful as they are reliable and they are now available in New Zealand. The lamps deliver all the performance attributes of traditional rotating beacons with lighting brilliance and the […]

Fuel funnel filters contaminants

A new type of fuel funnel that filters out harmful dirt, particles and water, which could potentially damage any engine, is now available in New Zealand. Just introduced as part of the popular Mr Funnel range, the new Fuel Filter Funnel features space-age filtering technology that traps a wide range of contaminants from entering the […]

Regulation inquiry good news

The Productivity Commission’s inquiry into regulation is good news, says BusinessNZ.  The Commission will review the state and extent of regulation in New Zealand and make recommendations by June 2014 on improving regulatory regimes. BusinessNZ Chief Executive Phil O’Reilly said the business and wider community had been seeking improvement to regulation in New Zealand for […]

Reliable CBN010 insert grade for turning steels

CBN010 is a new, uncoated grade designed to provide excellent performance in continuous to moderately interrupted cuts. Offering an extremely homogenous structure, the new grade provides stable performance and consistent tool life to minimise downtime and machining costs. Similar in composition to the existing CBN10 and CBN100 grades, CBN010 incorporates a newly developed manufacturing process […]

Remote services for resistance welding

Miyachi now offers remote services for high end resistance welding modules, reducing total cost of ownership thanks to maximised uptime and reduced travel cost. Available for the Peco ISQ20 series with programming pendant AWS, AWS3 systems, MG3 standard, as well as most customised resistance welding systems, this new business service is ideal for customers with […]

Weta Workshop sees business expand

 Jordan Thomson from Weta Workshop Ltd in Wellington reflects on their experiences of using Delcam software. Which Delcam software products are you using? Current Delcam software multiple  Licenses of Artcam Pro and Powermill 5 axis with Robot interface as a plugin. Why have you chosen this particular software? We originally purchased 3 sets of Artcam […]

Housing Accord for Auckland a circuit breaker

The Auckland Housing Accord announced today could be just the circuit breaker needed for Auckland to move forward, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says. “The agreement between Minister Nick Smith and Mayor Len Brown makes infinite commonsense,” said EMA chief executive Kim Campbell (left) “It deals with concerns we had about the constraints on Auckland’s […]