demm engineering manufacturing August 2008

Demm Engineering & Manufacturing August 2008

Equipment and Materials
A roundup of technologies and services designed to increase the productivity, efficiency, and safety of
New Zealand’s engineering and manufacturing sector. Product of the Month, in keeping with our materials handling focus this month, is Rotec’s ingenious new pallet dispenser.

Quarrying & Mining
Much is happening in
New Zealand’s quarrying and mining industry, and we start this feature off with an in-depth look at the state-of-the-art Pike River Coal project on the South Island’s West Coast. In Jenny Baker’s special report you’ll learn that it’s a project with a number of best practice initiatives designed to reduce the environmental impact and minimise ecological disturbance.

Materials Handling & Packaging
From all-new pedestrian powered stackers to the very latest in shelving systems – this feature showcases a wide range of new technologies and products specific to the materials handling and packaging industries. Of note is a new range of bulk bag unloading equipment catering for bulk bags up to 2000 kilos; a new strap chopper for companies wanting recycle their strapping; the Cyclone non-contact gripper; and turnkey decentralised control technology for materials handling solutions.

Fastenings & Adhesives
An update on specialised fastening and adhesive solutions, including a look at the latest threaded insert technology from EDL Fasteners. The Tappex insert range includes more than 20 standard variations, for use in all grades of thermoplastic, thermoset, structural foam and composite material.

Columns, News & Events
Our regular employment and maintenance columns, plus who’s making news and what events are coming up!

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