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. The Stratalign lightweight, portable aluminium gantry crane caught our eye and is Product of the Month for October – a very useful lifting device that has many applications across industry – particularly for maintenance projects.
With many annual maintenance shutdowns just a matter of weeks away, this is a timely look at technologies and equipment that can be utilised by maintenance professionals.
And in a special report, Jenny Baker takes you to the Hastings site of Silver Fern Farms, which has recently undergone a major maintenance makeover to achieve almost 100 percent engineering efficiency.
Motors & Drives
Traditional encoders tend to be expensive and require a high level of control. Not so the latest range of pulse encoders from SEW-Eurodrive. Read all about them in this special motors and drives feature – plus re-discover the unique benefits of planetary gearboxes.
Quarrying & Mining
The latest equipment targeting the quarry and mining industries. Plus an interesting case study on the installation of a new crusher at Winstone Aggregates’ Hunua Quarry and the subsequent crushing efficiencies realised at the facility. It seems all expectations were exceeded.
An increasing number of companies are now turning to long-wheelbase delivery vans in preference to light trucks with box bodies. This special report looks at the benefits provided by the big vans, and compares the models of the ‘big six’ manufacturers.
News & Events
Craig Carlyle’s regular maintenance column – plus who and what is making the news and what industry events are coming up.