demm engineering manufacturing May 2009

Demm Engineering & Manufacturing May 2009

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 is the range of Larzep hydraulic equipment, now available in New Zealand through Hytorc. The Larzep hydraulic lineup includes cylinders, pumps, presses, cable-cutters, crimping tools, pipe benders and floor jacks.

Welding & Profile Cutting

This special feature includes Glen McCormick’s comparison of the various profile cutting technologies, as well as news on Tenix Robt Stone’s new orbital welding capability. Then Jenny Baker reports on Dannevirke high-tech sheet metal engineering company Metalform, which has been receiving high honours for its height adjustable electronic wheelchair. Read how the Metalform team took the EziRiser from the drawing board to the floor and about the technology that made it all possible.

Timber Milling & Manufacturing

From overhead cranes, to forklifts and moisture meters – this month DEMM covers news and technologies relevant to New Zealand’s timber milling and manufacturing industries. For timber yards looking for materials handling efficiency the versatile Combilift is proving to be a winner. Combilifts are multi-directional and can work in sideways mode with long heavy loads, as well as operate in very narrow aisles or confined spaces.

Compressors & Pneumatics

Our regular compressors and pneumatics update – this time featuring two new additions to Champion’s V-Series compressors, a new energy management system from Boge, cooling coils from Fresco Australasia for pneumatic conveying systems, and some great advice from Bayteck Systems on what to look for when choosing a new air compressor.

Pumps & Valves

This month’s stories focus on what’s new and what’s creating news. Read about two applications where Sandpiper pumps have literally come to the rescue – at a North Queensland waste management facility and a wood treatment mill in Masterton. There’s also a story on a new self-priming end suction centrifugal pump to New Zealand – the Weir Self-Primer (WSP) pump is claimed to out-perform many other self-priming pumps on the market.

News & Events 
Our regular maintenance column – plus who and what is making the news and what industry events are coming up.

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