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, […]

Projecta streamlines solar charge controllers

Projecta streamlines solar charge controllers

While solar panels can provide free power it’s necessary to have good quality charge controllers to maintain the performance of the storage batteries. The solar charge controller regulates the power collected by the panels to avoid damage to the battery through excessive charge or discharge at night. The best solar charge controllers can add as […]

 Increasing Number Of Ermaksan Machines Installed

 Increasing Number Of Ermaksan Machines Installed

An ever increasing number of Ermaksan cnc sheetmetal machine tools are being installed in New Zealand engineering workshops. Recently CNC Guillotines have become popular because of the ease of quickly setting the cutting parameters to produce a cut with the minimum of burr and twisting. The blade gap, blade rake, backstop, and cut length are […]

The Interview: Stephen Snedden

The Interview: Stephen Snedden

New Zealand Manufacturer recently asked Stephen Snedden, the inventor, where he finds his inspiration and when it all began. NZM: When did you become an inventor? SS: As a young boy tinkering in my father’s shed with go carts and motor bikes and school projects. Dad was always working out solutions for problems as a […]

Paint colour changes like a Chameleon

Paint colour changes like a Chameleon

Want to add more interest and pizzazz to ordinary household items, hobby projects or even car wheels and accessories? Now there’s a new paint finish that mimics a real life chameleon – it changes colour when viewed from different angles or in a different light. The new Chameleon finishes are part of the Plasti Dip […]

Gauge measures surface variations

Gauge measures surface variations

This gauge is well-known for its accuracy, ease of use and modular design, making it the go-to tool for manual pit inspections. It has 4 extension arms for maximum flexibility. The Jireh Pit Gauge kit is of high build quality and includes 0″ – 0.5″ digital indicator; 3″ base; Blind side base (indicator can be […]

Continued expansion

Continued expansion

The services sector continued to show healthy expansion for February, according to the BNZ – BusinessNZ Performance of Services Index (PSI).  The PSI for February was 55.6.  Although this was 2.2 points lower than January, it represents ongoing growth in the sector (A PSI reading above 50.0 indicates that the service sector is generally expanding; […]

Back in the game

Back in the game

The manufacturing sector experienced improved levels of expansion during February, according to the latest BNZ – BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI). The seasonally adjusted PMI for February was 55.9 (a PMI reading above 50.0 indicates that manufacturing is generally expanding; below 50.0 that it is declining).  This was 5.2 points higher than the previous […]

Do stakeholders really care about corporate social responsibility?

Do stakeholders really care about corporate social responsibility?

A public lecture in Wellington by a visiting Professor of Marketing will focus on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and whether it matters to stakeholders. There is worldwide consensus that a company’s commitment to maximising long-term societal and environmental well-being through its business practices is a strategic imperative, says Professor Sankar Sen, Professor of Marketing at […]