Product Watch

Delta Valves & Controls – New Sole Agents for De Zurik Valves USA in NZ

Delta Valves and Controls are pleased to announce being appointed the sole agency for De Zurik Valves USA within New Zealand. This new product range will enable expansion for the company into water and waste treatment projects, there is also opportunity for pulp and paper / power generation, mining, geothermal and process applications too.

With over 250 years of combined history, DeZurik, APCO, Hilton and Willamette are recognised worldwide for high-quality products, superior performance and innovation. From the introduction of the Eccentric Plug Valve in 1928 to the newest innovations in Knife Gate Valves, AWWA Butterfly Valves, V-Port Ball Valves, Check Valves, High Performance Butterfly Valves, Air vents and check valves they remain at the forefront of technology and provide effective solutions for their customers.

DeZurik has a strong history and reputation worldwide as a quality supplier to the market and says it looks forward to the new opportunities the appointment will bring it as well as the ability to expand the existing installed product base that is in New Zealand.
Delta Valves and Controls Limited has been at the forefront of the Valve and Control industry for over 30 years, a heritage that has resulted in Delta products being recommended by Consultants and used in most manufacturing and production facilities throughout New Zealand; oil and gas, chemical, pulp and paper, dairy, food, steel, power, textiles, hospitals, timber treatment and geothermal plus many more fields and applications.

Contact 09 478 2725 or email  

Crowcon Gas-Pro

Crowcon Gas-Pro is a confined space entry monitoring solution for workers and fleet managers, and is now available with Infra-Red sensor technology. Offering detection of up to five gases in a compact and rugged solution, Gas-Pro has an easy-to-read top mount display combining ease of use and user focused features.

An optional internal pump, activated with the flow plate, takes the pain out of pre-entry testing and allows Gas-Pro to be worn either in pumped or diffusion modes.

NEW! Gas-Pro IR detects potentially explosive gases in conditions where a pellistor-based catalytic sensor may struggle, especially in a low oxygen environment. The infrared measurement gives improved reliability. With little chance of being poisoned, the Gas-Pro IR is inherently safer and saves the need for replacement when used in likely contaminated environments. Key features include:

  • Top mount display – makes it easy to read at a glance.
  • Simple single button operation – reduces training time.
  • Intuitive functionality – can be used whilst wearing gloves.
  • Pumped and diffusion solutions.
  • Reliable lithium-ion battery – provides over 14 hours use from a 7.5 hour charge.
  • Water and dust resistant to IP65 and IP67 – capable of withstanding harsh environments.

Contact 09 526 0096 or email:



Klee Blowers catalogues available to download

Klee Blowers from Compair Technologies Ltd are equipped with the high efficiency IP54 induction motor with a specially designed muffler ensuring quiet operation throughout the range. Klee Blowers are manufactured to high standards providing quality products with a long service life and easy installation for either horizontal or vertical use. All Klee Blowers have Class F motor insulation with long life bearing grease, inlet and outlet silencers.

The units have a range of applications from vacuum to convey powders, dust or granules to paper conveying and pressures applications from simple agitation to water treatment plants. The range of Side channel and Turbo Blowers are available in New Zealand for O.E.M’s and End Users alike.

Full Catalogues in print or in PDF are available.





Taupo Hydraulic Service trailer – a new level of 24/7 service

Hyspecs is proud to announce the recent addition of The Mobile Hydraulic Service Centre – aka The Service Trailer.

Ross McConnon of Hyspecs Taupo has worked in the hydraulics industry for many years. During his time working for Hyspecs in Taupo he found that customers rely heavily on their hydraulic equipment working efficiently. Hydraulic equipment needs regular maintenance and specialised equipment and skills to keep them working. When a piece of equipment fails, often the only solution is to take that piece of equipment away to a specialist workshop for repairs. Ross wanted to reduce the downtime for his customers. Ross’s solution was the Mobile Hydraulic Service Centre.  Hyspecs purchased a trailer, and the Hyspecs Christchurch service team set out to convert this trailer into a workshop. Johan from Hyspecs Taupo then took over with Ross to put in a hydraulic test bench, a hose press, welder, compressor, hydraulic press and parts storage. This trailer obviously cannot have everything but will be able to help in a number of situations.

The trailer has already been of great use attending a tractor in a field where formally this would have been a mission to fix. The tractor would need to have been driven to the workshop or put on the back of a truck taking the tractor away from work for around two days. Instead Hypsecs brought the Service Trailer to the tractor, fixed the hydraulics problems on-site and half a day later the tractor was back into action. Ross McConnon says that this trailer is a huge asset to his branch and already has bookings.

If you would like to talk to Ross about servicing on-site, call 027 455 5919.





Height access game changer

Whatever industry you’re in, at some stage it seems we all need to get to something higher than we can reach. Ever stood on the office chair to change a light bulb? 

Most of us resort to a trusty ladder we have tucked away somewhere, and these are also used for more frequent tasks, servicing machines in workshops, picking stock in stores, maintenance, painting, etc.

The Safety Authorities, however, now view the standard ladders as unsafe to work from, and as a result, all manner of ladder/platform/handrail arrangements are appearing on the market as alternatives.

The biggest frustration is that the platform ladder works fine for one height job, but what about the others? Back to working off the side of the ladder that leads to the platform?

The scale of this problem was identified by Equiptec back in 2010 at a Queensland Mining Company. Their yard was full of fixed height platforms of all shapes and sizes and their frustration was clearly conveyed... “Every time we purchase a new machine we need yet another size platform to work safely from. What we need are platforms that can vary in height, but not change in footprint.” It was a hard ask at the time, but Equiptec set to, and developed the VRS. The result? All platforms (the whole lot) where replaced with just two models! The Mining Company was completely blown away.

VRS, an acronym of Vertical Rise Steps, has now grown to answer multiple challenges in many more industries. A diverse fleet in three different ranges now covers almost any application from 700mm to 5m platform heights, from workshops to stores to construction sites.

The Giraffe series (models from 1.4m-5.0m) was the original. These popular large staircase/cantilevered platforms are now a vital part of many companies plant. They are often preferred to scissor lifts as they offer continual access to ground.

The Monkey series was next. Steps instead of stairs give this range a smaller footprint, and even greater maneuverability. Awesome adjustability (0.9m to 3.1m in two models) means these are very popular in transport/equipment workshops, warehouses and factory applications. This was confirmed recently when a nationwide earthmoving equipment supply/maintenance company ordered VRS Monkey Platforms for all their workshops.

Finally the new baby. It’s a squirrel! Nimble, quick and agile, as you’d expect a squirrel to be. From 0.7m to 1.44m, compact and lightweight, these fit through doorways and into lifts with ease, redefining height Access efficiency in both construction and industrial applications.

And there’s much more to come. Watch this space!

Whatever your height issue, take an efficient step forward… contact Equiptec.

0800 84 00 00,,






HYGIENIC VALVES - Aurora can handle it

LIAG™ arc valves and LIAG™ pigging valves have been designed to meet the high demands of process engineering applications to ensure a high hygienic standard. Suited for viscous products with a totally clear passage, they provide optimum conditions for a wide range of sterile pigging processes. 

  • No dead pockets - free draining
  • Totally clear passage, no pressure loss
  • EHEDG, 3A and FDA certified
  • CIP/SIP capability - hygienic design
  • Piggable
  • Minimum components & wearing parts

0800 55 77 33 | |






Keep cool and save with Tru-Strip

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





Extract those fumes and dust

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.
Call now 0800 AIRTIGHT     0800 247 844





Labels that survive the sun

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
visible marking.

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.


Contact 09 579 1990, email





Portable hydraulic lifting you can take anywhere

A portable self-contained Pow’R-Lock hydraulic jacking system rated for lifts up to 181 metric tonnes has been released by Enerpac. It features full-time automatic load holding protection for optimum safety in operation.
The portable lifting system with full-time locking capability is purpose-built to provide safe and secure lifting for heavy off-highway machinery including trucks, tractors, civil engineering machinery and implements.
It accomplishes its load-holding protection by using a control system that maintains the position of a rotating locking collar near the cylinder base, providing a mechanical lock regardless of cylinder movement and control cycle.
The system integrates into a rugged mobile cart with a high capacity and compact 700 bar (10,000 psi) hydraulic cylinder and an air-driven hydraulic pump unit with complete valving and control systems.
The units, the two versions of which feature strokes of 356 and 622mm (14 and 24.5in), are ideal for companies where time and safety are paramount.
Pow’R-Lock provides safe, efficient, mobile lifting and load-holding for the toughest applications, backed by Enerpac’s extensive product support.
This support includes national and worldwide networks of local distributors and authorized service centres as well as regional customer and technical service centres.
For more information contact Neville Stuart on 0800 363-772, or email