Apprentice program benefits Rachael Smith

Apprentice program benefits Rachael Smith

The TGM Creative team (Rachael Smith positioned second-from-right and Andrea Leadbetter positioned middle). New Plymouth-based TGM Creative has made a rewarding entry to PrintNZ training programmes, with its print specialist/graphic designer Rachael Smith being named as one of five finalists in this year’s Apprentice of the Year Awards. With judges now in the throes of […]

AGGAT Global Conference at end of month

AGGAT Global Conference at end of month

After four years of effort and support by a lot of different people in industry and academia, HERA has finally reached the stage where they can showcase the work they have been doing in the Above Ground Geothermal and Allied Technologies (AGGAT) programme with the first AGGAT Global Conference to be held at the Sky […]

How are you going for serious news?

How are you going for serious news?

-Doug Green This latest noise going on about Campbell Live has, quite rightly, a lot of people up in arms. The show is a bastion of strong support for community and political issues and of John Campbell keeping an eye out for the little guy. The program has never pretended to be anything else and […]

Innovation funding a boost to competitiveness

Innovation funding a boost to competitiveness

Incentives for firms to invest in innovation are welcome, says BusinessNZ. An $80 million increase in funding for Growth Grants announced today will provide more incentives for companies to increase their research and development, BusinessNZ Chief Executive Phil O’Reilly said. The Growth Grants, administered by Callaghan Innovation, are allocated to firms that spend at least […]

Sustainable development for a sustainable world

Sustainable development for a sustainable world

PICTURE:Sustainability concept in chemistry involves replacement of toxic chemical components with bio-compatible analogues in attempt to produce environmentally friendly materials and technologies. Principles of Green chemistry and Sustainability concept have largely influenced research and development in chemical sciences. These principles include convenient degradability and minimised toxicity. It is a well-known fact that common chemicals are […]

Octopus inspired robot

Octopus inspired robot

It has the ability to morph (change shape), propel itself and turn quickly in water (i.e. super-manoeuvrability) efficiently and silently, lending itself to future possibilities in surveillance and inspection. Scientists in Singapore have developed a new octopus-inspired robot which can zip through water 10 times its body length within one second, in an ultra-efficient manner. […]

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, […]