demm engineering manufacturing May 2008

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing May 2008

Equipment and Materials
A roundup of technology and services designed to increase the
productivity, efficiency, and safety of
New Zealand’s engineering and manufacturing sector. Product of the Month is the innovative Salsnes High Performance Wastewater filter, which has the ability to increase the
capacity of existing treatment plants by up to 50 percent.

Energy Efficiency
A special extended feature that focuses on how manufacturers can
operate in a more energy efficient manner and therefore save on power costs and improve
New Zealand’s environmental performance.
First up is Jenny Baker’s amazing story on New Zealand Aluminium
Smelters continuous business improvement programme, which has resulted in significant energy efficiency gains. Also, read about Viscount Plastics recent energy-saving achievements, and the Electricity
Commission’s bounty on low efficiency motors.

Motors & Drives
An update on this important industry sector – particularly in regard to
variable speed drives and energy efficient motors. And read about a novel type of bushing that is helping to reduce costs on a railway ride at a new European theme park.

Industrial Coatings
A newly restored aircraft hangar floor at the Old Mandeville Airfield near Gore has got the thumbs up from the owners of Croydon Aircraft – a company that specialises in the manufacturing and restoration of vintage aircraft. Discover why Epotread is one of the most cost-effective and versatile floor coatings available.

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

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