Now is definitely the time of the year to be thinking about replacing or repairing your strip curtains to save energy.
You can easily restrict temperature loss and save money with Tru-Strip cool store strip curtains.
The curtains use thermally resistant, heavy-duty PVC to minimise temperature loss or gain, and control air movement at freezer and cool store entry and exit points.
The system is also proven to inhibit airborne pollutants such as dust and fumes, while lowering noise levels by up to 35db.
Tru-Strip curtains come as a pre-cut kitset with all necessary fastenings – simple and easy to install. Safety marker strips are standard features on 200mm and 300mm curtains to reduce forklift damage to door openings.
There are 14 different types of PVC Strip available and it comes in a kitset for ease of delivery to your site.
Call Tru-Bilt Industries on 0800 144 999 or check out tru-bilt.co.nz
Airtights new T1000 series collector is the big brother of the popular T750 dust extractor.
It’s a down flow dust collector with an 11kW fan and offers 30 percent more extraction.
Airtights tubular filter bags have proven to give consistent performance in many industries.
The downward airflow helps to clean the filtering surface allowing consistent extraction rates.
Airtight have a variety of options available including steel bins for dust collection, and weatherproof panelling for outdoor applications.
Airtight have solutions for extracting dust or fumes from a range or processes including wood, metal, plastics, paper, cement, plasma cutting, welding ,and the food industry.
Let Airtight select the right unit for your application.
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What is routine for Silver Fox is exceptional for others. The most recent independent UV ageing tests undertaken by Silver Fox clearly illustrate this point. Whereas, if tested at all, manufacturers will test their pipeline ID tape for maybe 500 hours of accelerated UV. Silver Fox’s Endurance Pipeline Identification tape has been successfully tested for 6500 hours. That is nearly nine months of continual testing, against just 20 days (500 hours).
Identification and labelling is a low priority job for many, but still extremely important. Silver Fox understands this and also understands that once applied, the longevity of the ID tape not only saves time and money on replacements/maintenance, but also supports possible health and safety issues – such as
This is why they use the best material and then extensively and independently test their solutions. 6500 hours of accelerated UV is equivalent to approximately 9.75 – 13 years external use in Northern European conditions, and 5.4 – 6.5 years in Tropical Regions.
The thoroughness of Silver Fox is also demonstrated by the depth of the testing. 32 different colours were tested to monitor and measure the effect of UV on each of the colours over time. The results even after 6500 hours showed all colours were clearly visible and the adhesion of the tape was also excellent.
Silver Fox have also independently tested Endurance Pipe ID tape for H2S, Salt Mist Spray, Moisture Resistance, and both High and Low temperatures. All of these tests have shown the quality of the materials used reflected by the test results.
Silver Fox’s Pipeline Identification tape fully complies with British Standards 1710 and 4800, which are health and safety related. BS 1710 states that all pipes must be marked with the substance transported through them and in some cases, direction of flow. This, along with the accompanying BS 4800 colour chart, defines the colour range that needs to be used. Silver Fox’s Endurance pipeline ID tape also meets the international colour standard ISO14726: ‘Ships and Marine Technology – Identification colours for the content of Piping Systems’ and the ASME (ANSI) A13.1 2007 North American Pipe Marking Standard.
All Silver Fox Pipeline ID tape is bespoke to the customer. They have the freedom to stipulate the requirements needed for their individual needs. The Pipeline ID tape is self-adhesive, so therefore quick to apply, saving customers time.
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Southern Institute and Technology (SIT) recently installed a new Egmont Air dust extraction system to compliment their high-profile joinery workshop facility.
SIT offers a new Joinery training facility that many believe is the best in the country. The large well appointed machine-shop houses high quality, modern industrial machinery required to manufacture kitchens, furniture, doors, windows, stairs and cabinetry.
Students manufacture full-size, quality, practical projects throughout the duration of the program and have the opportunity to use a wide range of traditional and advanced computer controlled machinery. A greater emphasis on including the latest technology in the workshop makes for a real-life situation and experience.
Having experienced numerous performance issues with a previous extract system, SIT engaged Egmont Air to provide a full on-site evaluation, testing and analysis of their dust extraction system and design a new system that would suit the needs of a modern workshop.
Todd Prestidge from Egmont Air says: “We quickly identified that the primary issue was created by the existing extractor unit. The filters were clogging quickly, sometimes within days, creating excessive back-pressure and poor suction at the machines.”
Of course this had a knock-on affect, dust levels in the workshop areas were excessive where health and safety was a priority for Southern Institute and Technology. A lot of time was spent cleaning up rather than working on projects.
“It is critical that the design of a dust extraction system is balanced,” says Prestidge. “The filter, fan and ducting are all inter-related and must be sized correctly to provide on-going reliable performance.”
High-performance computer machinery such as CNC routers, speed-sanders, dimensioning saws etc, require extra-high levels of extraction to cope with fast cutting speeds, angular cutting angles, and a combination of fine particle board dusts.
The design of any dust extraction starts with the machinery. Each machine must be separately evaluated based on hood design, capture velocity, hours of use, dust volume created to specify the airflow and suction that will successfully capture the dust before it reaches the operators breathing zone or spread throughout the workshop.
As each machine is connected to the centralised ducting system, the main duct grows in diameter allowing full capacity of the extraction system to be shared and balanced between machines. A small discrepancy in ducting size can cause a large compromise in extraction if this fundamental design principle is ignored.
Egmont Air re-designed the system from scratch, while much of the existing ductwork was re-used; some critical parts were up-sized to allow proper conveying velocities and airflow distribution.
New Egmont high-efficiency fans were specified and installed to provide optimum suction levels. Each workshop area was fitted with its own fan unit and non-return valve, operating independently, so that any area could function without respect of the other. Both fans were ducted into a single Egmont Modular Filter to provide central collection of dusts.
The Egmont Modular Filter system is fitted with high filter-surface area, automatic cleaning, decantation chamber and rotary-valve for discharging high volume of dust.
Russell Finlay, programme operations manager at Southern Institute and Technology, comments how happy he is with the design of the new Egmont Air system, “its performance is exactly what we had hoped it would be, the tutors are happy and I am relieved.”
“Egmont’s extract system made an incredible reduction in airborne dust in the workshop environment,” says Finlay. “We took before and after video recordings of the dust clouds on the previous system and when compared to Egmont Airs new system the difference is dramatic.”
The Egmont Air offer a huge range of duct and flex, fans, filter and cyclones for wood-working applications and provide solutions for many timber processors, kitchen makers & joinery shops.
Egmont Air’s experience and expertise prove popular for diagnosing issues on existing dust extraction plants.
Egmont Air provides a free consultation and professional advice for any dust or fume extraction issue. Contact Egmont Air on 0800 781 200 or +64 6278 1200 or visit their website: www.egmontair.co.nz for more information and a free catalogue.
Industrial Air Systems’ range of Pneutech RSCRDV oil-free series rotary screw compressors bring the highest and most reliable source of food-safe compressed air to the to the industry.
Ranging in sizes up ton 250Kw, including VSD models, the Pneutech RSCRD range of oil-free compressors can be relied on to deliver a consistent flow of high quality, clean and economical Class-0 compressed air.
The Pneutech RSCRD-V series industrial rotary screw compressors are designed for heavy duty and demanding applications. This industrial rated oil-free compressor features a direct driven transmission, driving a world-renowned two-stage air-end, and spinning at low RPMs.
The low operating temperatures, low wear, and consequently low service requirements, results in minimal maintenance costs, over the lifetime of the machine. With a 100 per cent duty cycle, the Pneutech RSCRD oil free series compressors, promise high performance, long life and solid reliability, which makes them ideally suited to so many 24/7 production situations in the oil-free industry.
The state-of-art German-machined and coated rotors lead to a high oil free air delivery and lower energy costs when compared with many other compressor models. The rotor casings feature generously-sized liquid cooling passages for even heat dissipation, enabling closer tolerances to be used for high compression efficiency. Non-contact, non-wearing labyrinth seals prevent bearing lubricant entering the compressor chamber.
The Pneutech RSCRD-V variable speed series rotary screw compressors offer substantial energy savings with the ability to supply a varying compressed air volume to suit the work demand. With today's increasing cost of electricity, the RSCRD-V compressors bring up to 40 per cent savings in power usage over the conventional single speed screw models.
The significant additional benefit of the directly coupled motor/air end configuration, leads to further energy savings with efficient direct transmission, low rotation speed and low heat generation.
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