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mid-sized manufacturers – almost two thirds (64%) of the New Zealand manufacturing businesses surveyed – said they have invested in innovation for their business over the past 12 months, with key areas for investment by this group including new software solutions to manage their business (52%), more automation of manual processes (51%), improving production lines (41%) and tightening or improving supply chain (39%). Those results make for very interesting reading, and those surveyed do not intend to stop the direction that they have embarked upon. “For businesses that want to thrive in any environment, innovation is absolutely key and the manufacturers we surveyed clearly recognise the meaningful impact changing their

business approach and investing in innovation can have on their performance moving forward,” says Jo Tozer of MYOB. Why the new direction? Because their industries are changing whether that be through a need to be more eco-friendly, a gender re-balancing, escalating automation, new staffing ways and much more. As they say, change with the times or get left well behind. But innovation does not necessarily need to be on a grand scale. Often, it’s the small that can make the most difference. Take Brightsite’s new take on delivering its Viafix product with the end-user in mind (p6): it’s a pot hole filler where a packaging size change has occurred simply due to connecting to the people they do business with.

What Brightsite found out was there is now a huge preference for its original 14kg version. This preference has been brought about by change, with more end-users now being women who struggle with the bulky, and heavy, 25kg bag. Connecting – a very simple solution – has meant Brightsite now has the knowledge that its product goes to an industry that has experienced a large increase of women involved in New Zealand road maintenance. Sometimes change is made due to foresight and sometimes due to being forced. But change need not be massive; meaningful will do. Publisher

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BUTTON-FIX: THE EASY PANEL FIXING SOLUTION Hi-Q Components has announced it is now distributing ‘Button-Fix’ which makes panel fixing easy. Designed and manufactured in the United Kingdom, the Button-fix concept is simple: robust buttons are attached to the background structure and the mating fixes are attached to the removable panel. Push on the panel firmly until the button-fixes ‘click’. There are numerous applications for this fast

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FILLER NOW MORE FEMALE FRIENDLY Recently Britesite conducted trials on shipping and packaging methodology of their Viafix pot hole filler, in order to improve service and counter escalating shipping costs. “We learnt a lot, particularly in regard packaging weight, where there is a preference for our original 14 kg bag as opposed to the 25 kg trial Bag,” says Bob Currie, managing director at Brightsite. The lighter bag preference is due to the increasing number of women involved in New Zealand road

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NZ Government delegation experiences Fuso eCanter at Kawasaki headquarters

A delegation of key stakeholders including the New Zealand Minister of Energy and Resources, Dr Megan Woods, was recently given a high-level tour of Fuso headquarters in Japan and provided with an overview of the manufacturer’s zero emission truck and bus program. The Ministerial delegation also included five business partners with expertise in the energy, sustainability and hydrogen sectors, as well as secretaries and advisors. The attendees took advantage of an invitation to Fuso’s headquarters in Kawasaki, where they were hosted by Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation chairman of the Board, Kazuo Matsunaga, and his team of high-level executives and product experts. The delegation was given a factory tour and an in-depth overview of the Daimler Truck and Fuso pathway to a complete range of battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell commercial vehicles. The Fuso eCanter, the world’s first series production fully-electric truck was also front and centre, with delegation members given an opportunity to experience what it is like to drive this zero emission pioneer. Fuso New Zealand managing continued page 10

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Investment in innovation propelling mid-sized manufacturers Off the back of a challenging year to date, a new snapshot looking at the performance and priorities of some of New Zealand’s mid-market manufacturers shows a brighter business outlook and increased economic optimism for the months ahead. Commissioned by MYOB, the latest Mid-market Snapshot reporting on a sample of mid-sized manufacturing businesses, revealed that while 44% of the New Zealand manufacturers surveyed reporting a drop in revenue on a year ago, more than a third (39%) say they’ve seen an increase – and further insights indicate that this upward trajectory is expected to continue. Nearly 7-in-10 local manufacturers polled predict that their revenue will be up in the next 12 months, and more than half (55%) surveyed say they have more work in the pipeline for the next three months than they would usually expect at this time. Jo Tozer, MYOB head of Go-to-Market says the increase in positive sentiment around both business performance and economic outlook is encouraging as we head toward a new year. “While we know mid-market businesses tend have continued to have a slightly more positive economic and business outlook compared to their SME counterparts, the past few years haven’t been without their challenges. “The ongoing repercussions of the

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pandemic, the increased cost of goods, disruptions to supply chain and increases in the cost of their business overheads are all issues manufacturers we surveyed said are impacting their business at the moment and ones they expect to continue to effect things over the next six months,” she adds. “However, with our insights showing many are investing in future-proofing their business, an increase in adaptability, productivity and resilience that comes from doing so will be helping to bolster their confidence as they look to capitalise on increased sales volumes in the months ahead.” In terms of what’s propelling these businesses forward, many manufacturers surveyed have seized the opportunity to do things differently. Almost two thirds (64%) of the New Zealand manufacturing businesses surveyed said they have invested in innovation for their business over the past 12 months, with key areas for investment by this group including: new software solutions to manage their business (52%), more automation of manual processes (51%), improving production lines (41%) and tightening or improving supply chain (39%). Building on this momentum, innovation also remains firmly on the radar for the year ahead with more than 7-in-10 surveyed saying that innovation is a key priority for their business. For these businesses looking to

innovate their operations in the next year, the majority (51%) plan to tighten or improve their supply chain, while almost half (49%) want to improve their production lines, and 44% want to expand their services to customers and clients. “For businesses that want to thrive in any environment, innovation is absolutely key and the manufacturers we surveyed clearly recognise the meaningful impact changing their business approach and investing in innovation can have on their performance moving forward,” says Tozer. In addition to driving their own changes through innovation in their businesses, many local manufacturers appear to be gearing up for changes in the industry more broadly. More than half (59%) of New Zealand manufacturers polled for the Snapshot believe the industry will rapidly change over the next five years. Amongst the biggest changes likely to shape the industry over the next five years, the most common responses from this group included: More competition (85%), more automation (62%), more customisation (62%) and the prospect of bigger businesses buying up smaller businesses (45%). However, change is already upon the sector, with three quarters of mid-sized manufacturers surveyed stating they’ve seen a rise in the need for customisation – a trend which is likely to influence business approaches moving forward.

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The recent Australian Federal Budget allocated more than AU$100 million to critical minerals, leaving New Zealand in its dust, says Straterra CEO Josie Vidal. "The budget includes AU$50.5 million over four years to establish the Australian Critical Minerals Research and Development Hub, and AU$50 million over three years to fund grants to support early and mid-stage critical minerals projects," Vidal says. "In making the announcement the Albanese Government said it is accelerating the growth of the critical minerals sector and supporting clean-energy technologies as part of efforts to reach net zero. This money is in addition to $50 million previously committed to six key minerals projects across Australia. "Meanwhile, the New Zealand Government has been promising to do something about critical minerals since 2019, but we have seen nothing. The contrast between the Australian Government’s support for minerals and the New Zealand Government’s lack of support is stark. "Australia is acting on research from the energy industry, including the International Energy Agency, and preparing for the massive demands on critical minerals to fuel a low emissions future. They also understand the demands for mined minerals will increase as the infrastructure is built to both mitigate the effects of climate change and to create affordable, accessible, readily available energy sources. She says that Australia has signed two international partnerships to develop and secure global supply chains for

critical minerals - with the United States in July this year and with Japan. They are watching the situation in Ukraine and understand how important it is to shore up supply of the minerals that are going to keep the world running. They are not called critical minerals for nothing. "At our conference Alan Broome, who has 40 years’ experience in the metals mining and energy industries, spoke about the role New Zealand can play in the rise of critical minerals. He stressed the importance of having a plan, as they have in ‘the UK, in Germany, in Japan, in Korea, in the United States - everywhere except here (NZ)’. "The money the Australian Government is putting into research makes us envious when in New Zealand, crown research agencies are rejecting research and development grants for the minerals sector because they might cause ‘significant adverse public sentiment’. What is more likely to upset the public is when we have no reliable energy supply, or when sea level rise takes out their homes because we don’t have resilient infrastructure. Politicising research is a disturbing trend. "I know it upsets New Zealanders to think Australia is better than us, but on the move to a low emissions future, they are. They have a plan. "We are supposed to be innovators, world leaders, punching above our weight - but we are totally missing one of the biggest opportunities in the world, securing supply of critical minerals," Vidal says. Straterra is the industry association representing New Zealand minerals and mining sector.

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Kiwi steel construction business marks massive 50-year milestone Auckland-based structural steel contractor D&H Steel Construction notched up 50 years in business in 2022. The privately-owned business has delivered structural steel fabrication and erection services to some of New Zealand's biggest building and infrastructure projects since 1972. Today, D&H prides itself on being one of New Zealand’s most preferred

structural steel contractors. It has earned multiple industry awards and national recognition. D&H Steel managing director Wayne Carson says celebrating 50 years is quite an achievement. “We’re proud of this milestone and we’re looking forward to the next 50,” he says. To mark the occasion D&H is celebrated with staff, clients, partners and

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N E W S storms. The first 50 years of business have seen D&H Steel face significant challenges only to emerge stronger than before – from the early union days and 1987 share market crash to the GFC and Covid-19 pandemic. All the while the company has kept pace with the everchanging construction industry – often enough it has been at the forefront of those changes. Another challenge was educating the market about the value of structural steel so D&H Steel could grow its market share. In the early 1990s, structural steel had less than five percent of the construction market. So, D&H Steel joined the Heavy Engineering Research Association (HERA) and Steel Construction New Zealand to support the work that these industry organisations were doing to educate designers and procurers, and to raise the bar across the entire industry. “Today, structural steel enjoys more than a 50% share of the multistorey construction market nationwide,” says Carson. D&H Steel has been influential in the success of the wider industry. For example, it was D&H in the 1990s that proposed introducing a levy on structural steel. The funds would go on to support the steel industry’s growth, the development of its technical and quality assurance capabilities, and its ability to train consulting engineers. D&H Steel has been behind many of the largest structural steel projects across Auckland, including Westfield shopping

malls, Auckland Airport developments, Lion Brewery, Deloitte Tower, Viaduct Events Centre, Park Hyatt and the Puhinui Station Interchange. Projects outside of Auckland include the Tauranga Cargo Sheds, University of Canterbury Regional Science and Innovation Centre, and the replacement Kopu River Bridge. The steel fabrication industry is changing with advances in technology and D&H Steel aims to keep pace with the times. “As a business, we’ve been focused on keeping ahead of the market and have been early adopters of technology and systems,” says Carson. “New technology is very much on our radar. The use of robotics and advances in manufacturing techniques is something we’re keeping an eye on. We are also embracing the Industry 4.0 pathway, which is about making smarter decisions in real time based on available data. It’s advancing quickly.” D&H Steel is a Kiwi business success story, with people at its heart. The company features many long-serving and multi-generational employees going back 10, 20, 30 and even 40 years. It’s big on family, community, diversity and supporting its staff to grow. The company has grown from being a hands-on and dirty trade to a sophisticated and professional operation with a high level of expertise and knowledge. “We aim to maintain that momentum in the next 50 years,” says Carson.

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Engineering New Zealand chief executive Dr Richard Templer welcomes the release of the revised National Seismic Hazard Model, saying it provides much deeper scientific knowledge about the shaking hazard presented by earthquakes in New Zealand. The model, which has had its first update since 2010, calculates the likelihood and strength of earthquake shaking that may occur in different parts of New Zealand over specified periods. It was released today by GNS Science, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and Toka Tū Ake EQC. “Engineering New Zealand acknowledges the significance of this collaboration in delivering important seismic data for New Zealand. “I’m really pleased engineers were involved in this update. Along with regulators and insurers, we anticipate all New Zealanders will benefit from the new data.” No changes to regulatory settings have

been made as a result of the model’s release. However, Engineering New Zealand and its technical societies are working with MBIE to understand how the new information may be applied and incorporated into future Building Code updates for new designs, and whether the seismic hazard used for seismic assessments for buildings not covered by the earthquake-prone building system should be reviewed. “Engineers and clients should continue to use existing design standards and refer to the Interim Advice on the National Seismic Hazard Model from the Structural Engineering Society New Zealand, New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, New Zealand Geotechnical Society and Engineering New Zealand,” says Templer. “We support MBIE taking a measured and considered approach to any changes to regulation,” says Templer. “Similarly, we encourage engineers to take time with the data and start thinking about what it might mean for future designs.”

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CONCRETE SOLUTION... ECOSURE: CHEWING UP TYRES FOR LOWEST CARBON CEMENT

Fletcher Building pledged its commitment to reducing carbon emissions in 2019 when it became the first building and construction firm in Australasia to set a ScienceBased Target (SBT) for carbon reduction, promising to reduce its emissions by 30% by 2030 – and now it’s releasing EcoSure. Nick Traber, Fletcher Building’s chief executive, concrete says: “We are continuing to make solid progress on carbon reduction with our emissions

for FY22 reduced by 12% from

of construction wood waste, this

products. However, with Fletcher

cement which is called ‘EcoSure’

our baseline year of FY18 while

has allowed us to divert more than

Building’s commitment to 30%

while lower in embodied carbon

fast scaling our circular and waste

80,000 tonnes of waste from landfill,

carbon reduction by 2030 we

at just 699 kgs CO2e/tonne of

management offer.

using it instead to fuel our cement

knew that 20% less was simply our

cement, is still a general-purpose

“We have significantly reduced the

kiln. Importantly, the use of these

starting point.”

cement and performs as strongly as

carbon involved in producing cement

alternative fuels also means the

Gian Raffainer, general manager at

its predecessor ‘EverSure’.”

by using alternative fuels, such as

cement produced at Golden Bay

Golden Bay says: “Due to the very

Kiwis who want to use more

used tyres and construction waste,

is now significantly lower in carbon

high temperature in the kiln, no

environmentally friendly products,

as well as using the latest binder

than the ISCA baseline.”

smoke, odour or visible emissions

that meet New Zealand standards,

technology. Since commissioning the

Traber says how it came about:

result from the process and because

in their projects no matter the size,

project, Golden Bay has used more

“The cement we produce locally in

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will be able to buy it off the shelf and

than three million end-of-life tyres.

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IT’S LIKE ITS NAME, IT’S A…

ONE STOP CUTTING SHOP Kiwi-owned and operated company invests in machinery, expands operation and capacities.

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he investment warranted the visit, and the time spent talking about the new bit of kit. But within minutes of arriving at the impressive and expansive multi-site facility it was clear that this is a company that doesn’t shy away from getting the right tools for the job… or the right tools for the next job. In fact, investment in machinery has been a guiding principle of the business for over 25 years. And although the TruLaser Tube 7000 is the latest new kid on the block for the North Shore business it will be by no means the last. Before we had even finished running through what one piece of machinery would mean for the company

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the conversation turned to how they were making room for more machinery, with a new LVD Easyform-9 320/45 pressbrake already on route. It’s one of many examples of how the company adds greater versatility to its offerings through upgrading machinery; one of the many features of this highly-anticipated machine is sheet assists and the ability for heavier parts to be folded rather than manual-labour lifting of panels. Expand, upgrade, improve – that’s just how they roll.

A HISTORY OF MACHINERY EVOLUTION If there is one thing that One Stop Cutting Shop has been known for since the original

company opened its doors in 1998 is investment; with new systems, updated processes, design services and staff training ensuring that the Silverdale business remains at the forefront of cutting-edge technology. Pete Herd started the small factory operation under the name North Shore Plate Cutting, and even from those early days Herd and the CNC profile cutting team began to seize opportunities and establish the direction of the company that has put it on the right track – invest in the type of machinery to do the job right, the first time. If you don’t have the right machine, get it. Once you get it, expand upon it. It wasn’t until 2014 that the operation started to trade

under One Stop Cutting Shop following an amalgamation of several businesses. By then laser cutting machines, plate cutters, press brakes and more meant that high-tech machinery and equipment littered the landscape and by the beginning of the year the company featured four laser cutters. In 2018 – still continually evolving – two fiber lasers arrived and that new speed and cutting ability “added a new dimension” to the business, says Herd. Today, gas cutting, water cutting and a folding division has meant that OSCS is a true one-stop cutting shop, just as the company name states, that is capable of turning around exceptional high-quality standards of work from scratch,

ONE STOP CUTTING SHOP

WHEN NZ ENGINEERING NEWS (NZEN) VISITED ONE STOP CUTTING SHOP (OSCS) THERE WAS ONLY ONE THING OWNER PETE HERD AND GENERAL MANAGER CRAIG HUTCHINSON WANTED TO TALK ABOUT… MACHINES. WE WERE THERE TO SEE THE COMPANY’S LATEST ADDITION TO THE BUSINESS – A TRUMPF TRULASER TUBE 7000. THE MASSIVE MACHINE FROM HEADLAND MACHINERY IS IMPRESSIVE, TESTING THE LIMITS OF NZEN’S CAMERA LENSES TO FIT IT ALL INTO FRAME.

and in quick time to meet the demands of its ever-growing customer base.

‘THE BEAST’: TRUMPF TRULASER TUBE 7000 Cross the road from OSCS’s head office and you will find the TruLaser Tube 7000 taking pride of place alongside existing machinery such as a Kinetic K4000XMC plasma cutting system with bevel cutting and a Techni Waterjet CNC water cutter. In today’s world where there is a need to provide staff with the best equipment on offer, tube cutter operator Nick Tanner knows he is a lucky man to have Continued page 16

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his hands on a machine that has an astonishing cut capacity of 254mm (10-inches) – one of, if not the greatest cutting capacity currently in New Zealand. With this machine, he is capable of processing parts not only up to 254mm in diameter but with a wall thickness of up to 10mm in mild steel meaning maximum productivity is on offer. With the Trulaser Tube 7000 fiber, the solid-state laser has a broad processing spectrum. The laser represents fast and flexible processing and Tanner and OSCS has yet another string to the bow with capabailites of nine metre loading with eight metre finished parts. This is a significant productivity advantage for OSCS, particularly

THE HEAVY-DUTY K4000XMC COMBINATION PLASMA CUTTING, OXY-FUEL CUTTING, AND MILLING MACHINE, SAVES THE COMPANY TIME AND INCREASES PRODUCTIVITY.

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in thinner materials. The open machine concept gives the TruLaser Tube 7000 optimal accessibility during loading and unloading. Due to the Central Link interface, the machine is also optimally equipped for Industry 4.0. The open machine concept and intelligent beam guard provide the perfect combination of optimum safety and the best accessibility for the operator. This means that even individual tubes can be loaded efficiently, and parts removed at an ergonomic working height. The machine can process bevel cuts of up to 45 degrees and – thanks to RapidCut – the high feed rates of the solid-state laser come into their own even

on smaller contours. This is a significant productivity advantage, again in thinner materials. With the new technology package for tapping, additional machining processes such as flow drilling and tapping are integrated into the machine. Automation means OSCS and its customers can benefit from reduced parts handling and a smaller chance of errors. The swivel-mounted conveyor system can be used for small lot sizes and special profiles. Step rollers support the tubes while also moving them sideways, and adjust automatically to various diameters. The support rollers position and hold tubes in place without damaging materials and the self-centring clamping

system with continuous sensor monitoring adapts to every tube geometry. The nett result is that the machine provides OSCS with high part precision; second to none.

INCREASING PRODUCTIVITY WITH KINETIC’S K4000XMC PLASMA CUTTING SYSTEM OSCS looks for advantages in every decision-making process and this flows through to the machines it selects to get the jobs done. When it came to the heavy-duty K4000XMC combination plasma Continued page 18

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WITH MULTIPLE FUNCTIONS IN A SINGLE MACHINE, THERE’S NO NEED FOR COMPLEX FIXTURES, MULTIPLE SETUPS, OR MOVING WORK PIECES FROM STATION TO STATION AND THAT’S SOMETHING PLASMA CUTTER OPERATOR JESSE ROELSE APPRECIATES EVERY SINGLE DAY.

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ONE STOP CUTTING SHOP

WHETHER CUSTOMERS HAVE A JOB IN STONE, METAL, FIBREGLASS, GLASS, PLASTICS, COMPOSITES AND MORE, OSCS CAN BE CONFIDENT OF GETTING THE JOB DONE SAYS WATER CUTTER OPERATOR JASON MCISAAC.

cutting, oxy-fuel cutting, and milling machine, saves the company time and increases productivity. With multiple functions in a single machine, there’s no need for complex fixtures, multiple setups, or moving work pieces from station to station and that’s something plasma cutter operator Jesse Roelse appreciates every single day. Thanks to “legendary Kinetic accuracy”, this machine gives OSCS a competitive advantage that will make the business stronger and provides an unparalleled level of flexibility. Roelse says he can “plasma to 50mm, oxy to 100mm, tap to 20mm and drill to 50mm,” with the machine featuring a 3.6m wide x 12m long table and BT40 spindle with 24 tool stations. Automated tool changes can occur in less than three seconds while cutting, milling, drilling and more can happen in the same step.

The unit is feature packed, but what OSCS and its customers truly benefit from is speed and accuracy with “best-in-class” plasma and machining capabilities. The combination plasma cutting, milling and drilling system is in a “class of its own”.

WATERJET CUTTING WITH THE TECHNI WATERJET Water cutter operator Jason McIsaac knows he has the machine needed to accurately cut parts in virtually any material with the Techni Waterjet. With accuracy at the forefront and a “superior edge” saving on time on secondary finishing, this machine is part of the Intec G2 range of CNC waterjet machines. Whether customers have a job in stone, metal, fibreglass, glass, plastics, composites and more, McIsaac can be confident of getting the job done. Continued page 20

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THE ULTIMATE HYDRAULIC PRESSBRAKE: LVD EASYFORM-9 320/45

SERVICES PROVIDED BY ONE STOP CUTTING SHOP INCLUDE: • LASER CUTTING • TUBE CUTTING • PLASMA CUTTING • GAS CUTTING • WATER CUTTING • FOLDING • ROLLING • DRAWING

OSCS will soon have its hands on a new LVD pressbrake, with the company currently making a dedicated area for its housing. The Easy-Form Series is a smart, highly-accurate bending machines through the integration of adaptive bending technology. Any variation in sheet thickness, strain hardening and grain direction will be corrected for in real time, while OSCS will have the added advantage of a bending capacity up to 4.5 metres. Features include: • Advanced Easy-Form laser adaptive bending system

• Servo-controlled hydraulic system • Linear encoders connected to the bed for precise ram positioning • Smart factory - Industry 4.0 compatible Two really significant features – laser adaptive bending and CNC crowning – sets this series and OSCS's machine apart. Easy-Form machines always achieve correct bend angles thanks to the integrated EasyForm laser system. EFL allows the machine to compensate for material variations such as sheet thickness, strain hardening and grain direction. Scanners constantly measure the bend angle and transmit the

information in real time to the CNC control unit that immediately adjusts the punch position. The LVD crowning system is unique in that it is custom-made for each machine. Because the system is engineered and machined specifically for the pressbrake, it ensures that the ram and table are parallel during bending. These are just two more of the many reasons for customers to choose OSCS – a company dedicated to delivering more to its customer base now and well into the future through the right machinery, an exceptional service level as well as staff and machinery operators that are second to none in the industry.

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Craig Hutchinson, general manager of OSCS – a proud Kiwi-owned and operated company.

GATEWAY TO SUCCESS: THE GATES AT OSCS ARE VERY ‘KIWI’! OSCS DESIGNED AND SUPPLIED THE PANELS AND THE FENCE & GATE SHOP IN SILVERDALE DID THE REST. PARTNERSHIPS SUCH AS THIS ARE A FUNDAMENTAL FOR THE BUSINESS.

ON ITS WAY: A NEW LVD EASYFORM-9 320/45 PRESSBRAKE (LEFT) IS ON ITS WAY TO OSCS TO HELP OUT AN OLDER MACHINE THAT IS STILL DOING ITS THING, WELL. DESCRIBED AS THE ‘ULTIMATE’ HYDRAULIC PRESS BRAKE IT IS INDUSTRY 4.0 COMPATIBLE AND FEATURES AN ADVANCED EASY-FORM LASER ADAPTIVE BENDING SYSTEM.

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TICKLED PINK... STEEL BLUE PARTNERS WITH SWEET LOUIS FOR BREAST CANCER SUPPORT

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Safety boot manufacturer, Steel Blue, partnered with breast cancer support organisation, Sweet Louise, earlier this year and donated $10 for every pair of pink ladies fit boots sold in New Zealand.

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irroring its partnership with Breast Cancer Care WA in Australia which has seen Steel Blue raise over $1.6 million in support of breast cancer support services, Steel Blue launched its Australian initiative in 2014 and has since sold 160,000 pairs of charity boots in support of breast cancer care. Commenting on the fundraising initiative, Steel Blue CEO Garry Johnson praised the work of Sweet Louise. “We are investing in lives and helping people in a very practical way through our partnership with Sweet Louise. The work they do to support those with terminal breast cancer and their families is absolutely critical. New Zealand is an important part of the Steel Blue story with the leather from our boots predominantly sourced here and we are glad for the opportunity to be able to reinvest in the community.” Sweet Louise provides practical, emotional and social support to those diagnosed with incurable breast cancer. Their support coordinators are experienced in oncology and palliative care and are there to give individual assistance to those with a terminal diagnosis. All Steel Blue ladies fit range of safety boots comply with Australian and New Zealand Safety Footwear Standard AS/NZS 2210.3, International and European Safety Footwear Certification EN ISO 20345 and American Safety Footwear Certification ASTM F2413. Established in 1995, Steel Blue is Australia’s leading supplier of safety boots and the only one to receive the Australian Physiotherapy Association endorsement.

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Construction April 2021 became a defining moment for TradeZone Industrial group. While Covid may have been shaking up businesses throughout New Zealand it was also a time when the store owners took control of the direction of TradeZone, and from there on things really started to happen for TradeZone. In fact we haven’t looked back. “We joined TradeZone in June 2022 and being able

to purchase a better range, backed up by training

With a member group of and knowledge from other TradeZone Owners is a 28 stores April’s decision to take ownership and form a large part of why we joined” Andy Moir TZ Whakatane Progressive Co-Operative was justified when in the same year, 19 stores achieved record highs, and the group achieved an outstanding overall result! As of today, TradeZone now boast 30 stores across New Zealand with others wanting to join.

“Our decision to join TradeZone group is an important step to further our ability to provide more opportunity for our customers.” Geoff Dillon, TZ Hornby

So what’s changed? – Well what hasn’t changed is the understanding of our market and knowing the role we play. All store owners are invested in their businesses and their communities. What sets us apart is that most owners can still be found either behind the counter, helping a customer with some sound advice or even under a vehicle or in an engineering shop getting their hands dirty. Yes, TradeZone is in fact a ‘People’s Business” and although we deal with some sophisticated technologies and products, nothing earns more credibility than time taken to show a genuine interest with customers, their business and helping!

VISIT OUR WEBSITE AND FIND YOUR LOCAL TRADEZONE OUTLET OR EVEN SHOP ON LINE www.tradezone.co.nz

At the heart of Trade Zone is a real desire to help! What has changed is our focus! Being New Zealand’s largest Independent Industrial Supplier means we have to listen to what’s going on around us, work together, and work a heck of a lot smarter than larger corporates. It’s this coming together that most people will notice.

“I’ve been with TradeZone for just over a year and I love being part of the group with likeminded people, its way harder being an independent store” Steve Flower, TZ Taupo

Suppliers have definitely seen a shift, our external communications are more engaging with the addition of a new website, and digital communication vastly improved – People are starting to take notice.

WE DON’T SELL TOYS “TradeZone brand has been going from strength to strength over the last few years and we at DTD Christchurch are excited to become a part of this group.” Geoff Dillon, TZ Hornby

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without material waste. “it’s ideal for removing thin coatings, corrosion, calcium, food waste and other contaminants from angled surfaces, or simple general surface cleaning.” Industrial cleaning projects require efficient and non-disruptive cleaning techniques to perform effective cleaning without interrupting productivity. “Our system is quick to set up, discrete, and equipped for in-situ cleaning, can work from an elevated platform, vaporize contaminants exceptionally quickly, and produce no media to

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MAINTENANCE 101: WHY AIR FILTER MAINTENANCE IS CRITICAL

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hey’re so small that they are easily overlooked. However, the importance of air filters – and properly maintained air filters at that – cannot be ignored. Explaining the benefits of replacing filters on a factory floor, Robert Taylor, product specialist for SMC Corporation Australia New Zealand says that filter maintenance is essential for the following reasons: 1. Efficient equipment: “Proper filter maintenance ensures that machinery and processes run efficiently and economically.” 2. Goodbye contaminants: Filter maintenance helps keep contaminants out of cylinders, valves, and other pneumatic components. “This guarantees a longer service life and enhanced product reliability.”

Taylor adds that its common for manufacturers to resist the replacement of filters due to dreaded downtime. “For the most part (and depending on the system), this is a general misconception. An air system that runs 24/7 should have a bypass system around the filters, allowing for maintenance downtime to occur without disrupting the air supply,” he says. “And for those manufacturers that shut down a system at the end of the day (or week), this is the ideal time to replace air filters with minimal disruption to operations.” “When it comes to the cost of maintaining filtration,” says Taylor “one needs to carefully consider the cost of the downtime or lost production that occurs when a component fails during production, through air quality issues. “ Taylor explains that air filters are

all designed with a recommended service life. “For SMC’s range, we recommend two years or a 0.1MPa pressure drop as a key indicator for replacement. We have, however, seen shorter time spans in applications demanding longer service hours - so it depends on the environment.” For instance, a dirty or dusty environment will see the filter becoming contaminated more quickly. A few simple signs that one should look out for to know when filters need replacing: “SMC offers a handy visual-cue red and green indicator on the top of the filter that indicates when the pressure drop through the filter is higher than the optimum level. In addition, pressure sensing options can be added to SMC’s modular range for remote monitoring of pressure differentials across filters.”

"AN AIR SYSTEM THAT RUNS 24/7 SHOULD HAVE A BYPASS SYSTEM AROUND THE FILTERS, ALLOWING FOR MAINTENANCE DOWNTIME TO OCCUR WITHOUT DISRUPTING THE AIR SUPPLY."

“If not, look for signs that the machine may be slowing down or not performing as it should be; it will become quite evident in the increase in pneumatic component failures.” In addition, Taylor says that a discolouration in the silencers installed in the valves could also be a dead giveaway. “In the case of very fine oil mist filtration you may start to ‘smell' or feel the oil in the exhaust air.”

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ovula, a subsidiary of AI and Robotics Ventures (ARV), is an expert developer of an end-toend advanced solution platform for subsea inspection, repair, and maintenance (IRM) on offshore oil and gas production platforms. ARV, together with Kongsberg Ferrotech, a subsea robotics company based in Norway, have officially released ‘Nautilus’, described as the world’s first subsea pipeline inspection and repair robotic technology, after its successful pilot trial in subsea IRM services for offshore operations under PTTEP group. Nautilus is now ready to serve customers and partners in both the public and private sectors of the oil and gas exploration and production industry. Recognised by two world renowned innovation awards, Nautilus is slated to take oil and gas exploration and production industry to the next level by increasing IRM operational

efficiency while significantly reducing time and cost of subsea pipeline maintenance. Dr Thana Slanvetpan, general manager of AI & Robotics Ventures says, “Nautilus is our pride. For over four years, Rovula, ARV, and our partner Kongsberg Ferrotech, a leading IRM subsea robotic innovation from Norway, have developed this technology together, intending to increase operational efficiency, reducing time and costs of subsea IRM operation in the oil and gas industry, which traditionally requires specialised skilled divers to board a pressurised submarine diving deep under the sea to perform the tasks which have limited expertise in this field and there is also a life-threatening risk with high operating costs and can take a prolonged period of 7-14 days for each repair operation. With the current subsea IRM operation, there are possibilities for mistakes that can cause accidents or cracks and damages to the pipeline leading to chemical leaks that pollute marine ecosystems and nearby

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communities, which could become an environmental issue of national level.” Christopher Carlsen, general manager of Kongsberg Ferrotech, says: “The Nautilus is designed and developed with performance and portability in mind; Nautilus can confirm the spot of abnormalities by performing Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) scans and can also repair the damaged spot immediately. A major achievement of the development is that we have achieved DNV qualification for a non-metallic repair subsea – even for leaking pipelines. In essence, we are offering state-ofthe art, topside repair technologies – delivered directly on the defect, on the seabed – with minimum leadtime”. The Nautilus IMR robot performs the complete process in a single dive – from removing the existing corrosion coating (eg, 3LPP), defect sizing, surface preparation, coating, leak sealing, and finally – structural strengthening using carbon fiber – all by robotic means, digitally controlled and fully

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maintenance. Throughout four years of development, Nautilus has undergone software and hardware component testing for more than 1,000 hours to ensure the system integrity and quality of the product. Nautilus also gained international recognition by winning the Awards for Breakthrough Technological Project of the Year at the ADIPEC Awards in 2020 and the Spotlight on New Technology Awards at the Offshore Technology Conference Asia (OTC Asia) in April 2022.

THE NAUTILUS IMR ROBOT PERFORMS THE COMPLETE PROCESS IN A SINGLE DIVE – FROM REMOVING THE EXISTING CORROSION COATING (EG, 3LPP), DEFECT SIZING, SURFACE PREPARATION, COATING, LEAK SEALING, AND FINALLY – STRUCTURAL STRENGTHENING USING CARBON FIBER – ALL BY ROBOTIC MEANS, DIGITALLY CONTROLLED AND FULLY DOCUMENTED.

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documented. The environment in the repair habitat is fully controlled throughout the repair process, and all contaminants are collected and brought back to the surface for safe disposal. Nautilus can optimize accuracy, safety, and remove the need for humans to perform underwater where there are risks of both weather conditions and dangers under the sea. The operation time will reduce from 7-14 days to less than 48 hours and save more than 50% on the preparation cost for subsea pipeline

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COLD WIRE TIG WELDING – SMART AND SIMPLE TIG cold-wire components are available now for Fronius iWave. The pioneering innovation lies in its intelligent control. With the patented new TIG DynamicWire welding package, even amateurs can achieve perfect TIG welds with ease. This is because the dynamic wire control always selects the right travel speed. The process adapts to the welder, not the other way around!

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IG welding represents the top tier of welding processes and demands skill as well as years of practice – or does it? “All the new features that we’ve packed into the iWave coldwire components as well as the corresponding software solution make TIG welding significantly easier,” says Manuel Rumpl, head of strategic product management industrial welding solutions, Fronius International GmbH. “Thanks to TIG DynamicWire, welders can focus all their attention on the arc and the welding system regulates the optimal wire speed at all times.” The iWave power categories from 300i to 500i can be upgraded to the TIG cold-wire system. The TIG DynamicWire welding package is ready for use immediately by means of software activation and can also be retrofitted to existing iWave

systems at any time. The innovative advantage, says the company, of Fronius DynamicWire compared to a conventional continuous wire feed lies in its automatic selfregulation. The welding system actively adjusts the wire speed to the welding behaviour, torch position, and current conditions, even automatically compensating for component tolerances of up to 30%. The result? Perfect welds every time, says Fronius.

PRECISE AND USERFRIENDLY

During development of the coldwire system, no detail was too small for Fronius when it came to ensuring that welders could work optimally with minimal steps and adjustments. The wirefeeder is set once and then remains in a stable position.

The ergonomic and flexible tungsten holder is particularly lightweight as it is produced using material-saving aluminium 3D printing. There are also no disturbing vibrations at the torch handle, as – unlike with comparable solutions – the mechanical forward and backward motion of the wire has been dispensed with entirely with the new TIG DynamicWire coldwire welding process.

CHANGE THE TUNGSTEN ELECTRODE AT THE TOUCH OF A BUTTON With the Tungsten Fast Clamp system (TFC), welding expert Fronius is bringing out another new patent. A single touch of the button releases and clamps the tungsten electrode in the spring-loaded clamping sleeve. Like the lead of a mechanical pencil, the electrode is changed in a matter of seconds.

This system can now also be mounted on existing torch bodies.

SELF-REGULATING, TIME-SAVING, AND RESOURCE-CONSERVING In times of skills shortages, iWave complete with cold-wirefeeding and TIG DynamicWire can help all TIG novices and those with less experience achieve a great welding result and fast. Selfregulating parameter settings and characteristics as well as a compensatory active wirefeeder provide the necessary safety and ensure a high level of quality. Since the wire does not continuously move back and forth during intelligent TIG cold-wire welding, even wear parts such as the torch body, torch cap, and clamping sleeve experience reduced abrasion and last longer than comparable solutions.

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THE TIG DYNAMICWIRE WELDING PACKAGE IS READY FOR USE IMMEDIATELY BY MEANS OF SOFTWARE ACTIVATION AND CAN ALSO BE RETROFITTED TO EXISTING IWAVE SYSTEMS AT ANY TIME. THE INNOVATIVE ADVANTAGE, SAYS THE COMPANY, OF FRONIUS DYNAMICWIRE COMPARED TO A CONVENTIONAL CONTINUOUS WIRE FEED LIES IN ITS AUTOMATIC SELFREGULATION.

The TIG cold wire feeder can be easily mounted onto the smart TIG welding torches from Fronius.

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ATLAS COPCO CENTRAL VACUUM STATIONS SUPPLY PACKAGING LINES AT TÖNNIES BEEF

The Tönnies Group has built its bovine animal competence centre in Badbergen, Lower Saxony, Germany. The cuts of beef are vacuum-packed in thermoforming and shrink-wrap machines, a process that has become more efficient than ever following renovations at the site: Now, energy-saving Atlas Copco variable-speed vacuum pumps are used to create vacuum conditions at two central stations.

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hat used to be a mixed slaughterhouse has become a "bovine animal competence centre". For decades, cattle and pigs were slaughtered and butchered at the same time in Badbergen on behalf of other companies. In 2017, the Tönnies Group took over the site and decided to base its entire slaughtering operation in Badbergen – up until that point, this

had taken place at the company's main site in Rheda-Wiedenbrück. In 2020, Tönnies Beef reopened the site after extensive conversion and renovation. The Group invested around 85 million euro in the building and state-of-the-art technology at this site in a small town in northern Lower Saxony, between Oldenburg and Osnabrück. The slaughtering, butchering and finishing processes are based on the latest cooling

technology, machine-based butchering and highly automated picking and shipping lines. Several hundred tonnes of meat leave the site every day and 95% of the animal – practically everything – is utilised.

EFFICIENT SCREW VACUUM PUMPS PROVIDE FORMING, LOW AND FINE VACUUMS "The cuts weigh between 1.5 and

The four Atlas Copco GHS 585 VSD+ variable-speed, oil-injected screw vacuum pumps at Tönnies Beef.

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9 kilograms after butchering," says Waldemar Metzger, technical manager of Tönnies Beef GmbH & Co. KG in Badbergen. The cuts are vacuum-packed for various major customers. For this purpose, Tönnies has installed several packaging lines in the halls: Seven thermoforming roller machines and two robot-operated shrink-wrap packaging machines. Efficient Atlas Copco vacuum pumps are used in the systems to vacuum

THE SLAUGHTERING, BUTCHERING AND FINISHING PROCESSES ARE BASED ON THE LATEST COOLING TECHNOLOGY, MACHINE-BASED BUTCHERING AND HIGHLY AUTOMATED PICKING AND SHIPPING LINES. SEVERAL HUNDRED TONNES OF MEAT LEAVE THE SITE EVERY DAY AND 95% OF THE ANIMAL – PRACTICALLY EVERYTHING – IS UTILISED.

packaging machines then automatically insert the cuts of meat into the tubular bags, which are cut to the correct size under a vacuum bell." Under the hood, all ambient air is then evacuated in two stages until the pressure is around 3 mbar (fine vacuum). "With the forming vacuum – or thermoforming vacuum, as it's also called – the plastic tray is formed by cutting the foil roll," he says. After filling the shell with smaller pieces of meat, the shell is "wed" to the cover film. The tool closes and seals the packaging airtight at 3 to 5 mbar using the fine vacuum. Sorting machines assign the individual trays and tubular bags to larger boxes, which are then used to pick custom boxes for customer orders.

EFFICIENT SPEED REGULATION REDUCES ENERGY REQUIREMENTS Metzger has been working in Badbergen for 20 years and has been part of the planning and execution stages of converting

the mixed slaughterhouse to a purely beef operation from the very beginning. This included the decision to purchase Atlas Copco variable-speed vacuum pumps. "As far as technology is concerned, being able to vary the speed of the GHS vacuum pumps is essential to us and saves energy," says the Tönnies employee. "Compared to fixed-speed machines, you can reliably cut down energy requirements by around a third – perhaps even by half, depending on the diversity factor." The controls on the vacuum pumps have a user-friendly plain text display, which also indicates the running hours and maintenance intervals. Since the Atlas Copco pumps can be connected directly to an exhaust system, it was possible to use air-cooled pumps. According to the manufacturer, this improves the climate of the room; it is no longer necessary to have the additional room cooling often required when using central vacuum systems.

USING THE FINE VACUUM. SORTING MACHINES ASSIGN THE INDIVIDUAL TRAYS AND TUBULAR BAGS TO LARGER BOXES, WHICH ARE THEN USED TO PICK CUSTOM BOXES FOR CUSTOMER ORDERS."

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pack the tubular/shrink bags and thermoformed plastic trays, and to keep the meat really fresh. They work in two stations and supply forming, low and fine vacuums. The thermoforming machines supplied by vacuum station 1. There are four Atlas Copco GHS 585 VSD+ variable-speed, oil-injected screw vacuum pumps that evacuate the air up to 40 mbar (absolute), as well as four small boosters that lower the pressure even further to 3 mbar. One of the screw pumps supplies the forming vacuum for the thermoforming roller machines, which only require around 100 to 150 mbar for the forming process. The other vacuum pumps in this station are connected to the boosters. One of the pumps is redundant at any given time. This is also the case in the second vacuum station, which comprises five GHS 730 VSD+ pumps that remove the air from the shrink bags at the Cryovac lines. "The size of the cuts of meat is automatically detected by our systems," says Metzger. "The

"WITH THE FORMING VACUUM – OR THERMOFORMING VACUUM, AS IT'S ALSO CALLED – THE PLASTIC TRAY IS FORMED BY CUTTING THE FOIL ROLL. AFTER FILLING THE SHELL WITH SMALLER PIECES OF MEAT, THE SHELL IS "WED" TO THE COVER FILM. THE TOOL CLOSES AND SEALS THE PACKAGING AIRTIGHT AT 3 TO 5 MBAR

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BREATH OF FRESH AIR… LAB-TESTED ENVIROKLENZ AIRBORNE VIRUS REMOVAL NEUTRALISES MULTIPLE HEALTH AND DUTY OF CARE RISKS

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from Clean Stream Technologies – which kills virus’ multiple times smaller than the Covid-19 virus – is already proven in service in US health and major hospitality environments responding to the Coronavirus pandemic and to other airborne health challenges, including different virus’, bacteria, pathogens, pollution, and seasonal allergens that affect millions in both countries. “This quality, German manufactured system is engineered as a major step up from mass market air

purifiers,” says Scott Whittaker, general manager of Clean Stream Technologies. “It is highly effective because it goes much further than standard purifiers by combining medically proven ultraviolet UVC germicidal irradiation with safe and effective earth mineral technology originally developed for the US military and still used today to destroy chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals.” It is a top gun product, he says, which is also highly effective against pollution and smoke

intruding from the street or immediate environment. “It also provides a highly visible reminder to customers, visitors and staff that the enterprise whose space they have entered is concerned to protect their health and wellbeing,” says Whittaker. “This can be a strong incentive for customers to prefer your accommodation – or for staff to recognise that you are taking active steps to protect them against multiple health hazards, including hay fever (allergic rhinitis), which affects about 18 per cent of people

THE ENVIROKLENZ AIR SYSTEM PLUS FROM CLEAN STREAM TECHNOLOGIES – WHICH KILLS VIRUS’ MULTIPLE TIMES SMALLER THAN THE COVID-19 VIRUS – IS ALREADY PROVEN IN SERVICE IN US HEALTH AND MAJOR HOSPITALITY ENVIRONMENTS RESPONDING TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC. Ultraviolet UVC germicidal irradiation with safe and effective earth mineral technology.

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in Australia and New Zealand. It is effective against: • Chemicals and odours from cleaning agents, water damage or renovations that cause indoor air quality problems • Mould or mildew from water damage in bathrooms or ductwork in hospitality, commercial and industrial ductwork • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids or from carpets, furniture and other contributors to low IAQ scores • Demand for severe allergy-friendly or allergy friendly accommodation and working environments. “Sometimes the issue is excluding potential carriers of risk factors such as contagious conditions; sometimes the issue is to exclude the risk factors such as vehicle pollution, bushfire smoke and widespread allergens including pollen,” says Whittaker. The compact, self-contained, wheeled unit runs quietly, producing around 55 to 60 decibels, depending on the model. It cleans 93 square metres to 99.9% disinfection in under 18 minutes.

When used in conjunction with a HVAC system, the EnviroKlenz Air System Plus turns over the air around 17 times an hour, which is equivalent to once every 3 minutes and 52 seconds. The US-patented medical grade system has been third-party Intertek laboratory tested to demonstrate its removal of 99.9% of airborne viruses down to 0.025 microns, says Clean Stream Technologies, which is a subsidiary of the longestablished Enware brand, widely respected as a supplier to hospitals, laboratories, health facilities, architects and specifiers for social infrastructure, including schools. The laboratory testing is for a broad spectrum of viruses, including SARS-COV-2, and the size of virus’ against which it is effective are multiple times smaller than the Covid-19 coronavirus. EnviroKlenz is also 99.9% effective in neutralisation of gram-negative bacteria (E. Coli) and 99.9% effective against gram-positive

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A FOCUS ON EFFICIENCY… LANTEK PRESENTS ITS NEW 2022 VERSION WITH ADVANCES IN FLEXIBILITY, MANUAL PROCESSES AUTOMATION

Numerous developments in Lantek’s product families (Expert, Flex3d, MES, Integra and Analytics) have put the focus on efficiency in the user's daily work. Several months of intensive work has resulted in the incorporation of more than 80 new functionalities, as well as other internal and architectural improvements.

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antek, described as a multinational pioneer in the digital transformation of the sheet metal, metal cutting and processing industry, has presented over 80 new improvements and advances in its latest software version, Lantek Global Release 2022. This new update of its product family incorporates significant improvements in flexibility, making it adaptable to the different circumstances of all types of company; usability, for a better user experience and process visibility; and efficiency and automation, to

accelerate the speed of the tasks, reducing manual steps. Several months of intense work, thousands of hours of development, with almost a dozen teams involved, has resulted in more than 80 new functionalities within its portfolio, as well as other internal and architectural improvements that will allow the company to continue guaranteeing the evolution of its products. Juan José Colás, Lantek's chief of sales and marketing officer says, "After more than 36 years of history, at Lantek we continue to move forward and learn with the aim of improving our customers' experience. With this new version,

we aim to have a greater impact on the productivity and visibility of companies, accompanying them on their journey towards digital transformation."

LANTEK EXPERT

The Lantek Expert CAD/ CAM nesting software solution incorporates multiple improvements, so that its users can use them on a daily basis from different areas of the system. It also has a redesigned module that allows automatic tagging technology to be applied, this provides improved configuration options to adapt to any part geometry or cutting quality, thus avoiding possible imperfections in the final result. The new version also facilitates the native interpretation of bending line technology from the import stage, as well as the automatic import of nests created by external systems including the automatic detection of repeated parts. Additionally, new options have been added for the semi-automatic generation and modification of scraps.

LANTEK FLEX3D

Latest Lantek 2022 software version incorporates significant improvements in flexibility.

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The market for machining structural tubes and profiles continues to grow strongly, as does the number of new machines, devices and technologies designed to cut these types of part. Lantek’s new update reflects the latest industry demands as scenarios for greater digital maturity evolve. To meet these requirements, the new machine configuration module has been completely redesigned for

IT HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER TO TRANSPARENTLY OBSERVE THE DATA OF ANY BUSINESS, ALL AGGREGATED INTO MEANINGFUL KPIS. IN RECENT MONTHS, LANTEK HAS INCORPORATED NUMEROUS IMPROVEMENTS INTO THIS CLOUD-BASED BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE MODULE.

faster system start-up on any type of machine where it is implemented. Additionally, its innovative process automation module allows users to easily create unattended or guided workflows, and even use the entire Flex3d architecture as a big "black box", with countless possibilities. Furthermore, Lantek’s new advanced milling technology management supports different tooling and cutting strategies for machines that incorporate this technology, expanding the available machining possibilities.

LANTEK MES AND LANTEK INTEGRA

Lantek MES and Lantek Integra handle workshop management, accurately track resource loading, orders, delivery dates, quality and stock levels, maintaining traceability and flexibility to react to changing circumstances. To improve traceability, the capabilities for recording information on downtime and reasons for parts scraped during production has been improved optimising their subsequent analysis. The operator will also have the ability to record changes made to the sheet format ultimately used during the production of a nest, maintaining traceability for any

change within the software system. In this new version, multiple improvements have been made to the Power Sync integration engine, in order to export production information from your MES to external systems, both for cutting processes and for any type of operation. Quoting has become one of the key processes for many of Lantek's customers, with new needs as their businesses evolve. Better integration of Lantek MES and Lantek Integra with Lantek Flex3D allows new options for importing, nesting, and time and

cost calculation in the tube/profile parts quoting module. Support for assembly quoting has also been improved, thanks to a new, intuitive ability to browse the entire assembly structure of components and the operations involved in the calculation of costs and prices for a quote. Finally, Lantek Integra perfects material planning, thanks to the ability to "pre-reserve" sheets or profiles in sales orders. This is fully integrated with the Warehouse and Purchasing modules, so the right material can be used later during the nesting process.

LANTEK ANALYTICS

The commercial launch of Lantek Analytics in 2021 saw the incorporation of the first SaaS (Software as a Service) application to Lantek's product portfolio. This business intelligence application collects relevant business data every day. It can be accessed from any device at any time and allows users to see what is happening in the factory with more than 70 predefined KPIs and dozens of metrics and dimensions available. It has never been easier to transparently observe the data of any business, all aggregated into

meaningful KPIs. In recent months, Lantek has incorporated numerous improvements into this Cloudbased Business Intelligence module. These allow the creation and visualisation of customised widgets and KPIs, as well as stability and performance improvements. All these innovations and additions will allow Lantek to position its products at a new level, with the aim of providing its customers with great visibility and control, facilitating and speeding up production, says Colás.

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Robotics Plus, a New Zealand-based agritech company, has launched its autonomous multi-use, modular vehicle platform for agriculture designed to carry out a variety of orchard and vineyard machine tasks – to alleviate ongoing labour shortages and transform the industry. The multi-purpose Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) can be supervised in a fleet of vehicles by a single human operator. The vehicle uses a combination of vision systems and other technologies to sense the environment – to optimise tasks and allow intelligent and targeted application of inputs such as sprays. Growers will be able to rotate multiple tools on the highly adaptable and configurable agriculture platform, depending on the day’s work – for jobs such as spraying, weed control, mulching, mowing and crop analysis. Continued page 40

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Steve Saunders, Robotics Plus CEO.

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Robotics Plus, described as a specialist in the design and build of robotics, artificial intelligence and autonomous machines, unveiled its demonstration vehicle at FIRA USA 2022, a California-based event dedicated to autonomous agriculture and agricultural robotics solutions for the North American market. Steve Saunders, co-founder and CEO of Robotics Plus, says its world-class team worked alongside growers, researchers and best-inclass technology suppliers to deliver the unique modular architecture for its multi-purpose UGV, which can operate in a range of environments. “We’ve created a flexible agricultural platform with the power to adapt to different crop types with tools for various applications, providing year-round automation benefits and maximising machine utilisation. “To adapt and thrive in a changing world and create a sustainable and competitive future in the agricultural and speciality tree crop sector – growers and orchardists need automation that solves real-world problems, reduces reliance on increasingly costly and hard-to-find machine operators and provides data-driven insights for informed decision-making.” Saunders says that for automation to be adopted, it must also provide a good return on investment. “Our multi-purpose vehicle replaces tractors and other tools. But, it does much more than just replacing labour – it’s loaded with intelligence to improve efficiencies,” he says. The first application for the technology is intelligent spraying. The system intelligently varies the flow rate to ensure spray efficacy whilst reducing inputs. Spray rates and airspeed is controlled in zones and responds as the sprayer moves along orchard or vineyard rows. The highly manoeuvrable UGV has a small footprint and unique steering configuration, incorporating electric steering and independent motors, which increases productivity – allowing significantly more ground to be covered than machines which turn on every second row or greater, depending on row configuration. The UGV can be deployed in a range of applications in various crop types with a minimum row spacing of 1.8M/6ft. Dr Alistair Scarfe, co-founder and CTO of Robotics Plus, says its hybrid electric diesel UGV delivers

outstanding performance in the field. “Electric drive motors give superior torque and control, whilst a Tier 4 diesel generator means the vehicle can operate for extended periods. Fuel consumption is minimised by electrically driving all systems, including tools. Regenerative braking and high-capacity batteries also extend efficiency and range. “In addition, the vehicle’s lightweight design and intelligent all-wheel-drive system, with independent wheel motors to ensure grip and control – while significantly reducing ground compaction to protect the soil,” he says. The vehicle has been designed from the ground up to be modular and easy to service. With no hydraulic, gearbox or differential fluids to be managed, operators can easily keep their vehicles running if a part fails by simply swapping out modules when needed. All of this is designed to reduce downtime and complexity for growers. Robotics Plus has partnered with best-in-class technology suppliers, including Yamaha Motor Company, Autonomous Solutions Inc, and Croplands, to significantly increase the robustness and support for the product in a demanding environment such as agriculture. Saunders says by taking a partnership approach, Robotics Plus has created a best-in-class platform for the agriculture industry. “We’ve benefited from our partner’s deep knowledge and access to high-quality technology components. In addition, growers can deploy Quantum sprayers with configurations adaptable to various crop types, growing formats, and heights.” Robotics Plus has developed multiple autonomous systems for use in agriculture and automation for intelligent fruit-packing to address significant industry issues, including global labour shortages, rising costs, and yield security. In addition, its robotic automatic log scaling machines are transforming port logistics with improved safety and productivity. Robotics Plus’ fast-growing team developed the modular platform UGV at its Tauranga base, with extensive testing in New Zealand and the US in various environments and applications. Robotics Plus investors include Yamaha Motor Company and New Zealand’s ACC Impact Fund.

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Environment

TOMORROW’S MOBILITY FROM TODAY’S WASTE PRODUCT The world is drowning in plastic waste. The huge piles in landfill sites are growing fast. Some of this plastic ends up in the ocean, enters the food chain, and becomes a danger to marine, animal and human life. Therefore, it is most urgent to move away from the traditional linear economic model and migrate to a fully circular economy. To help this transformation, igus the motion plastics specialist has been developing and investing in ideas for recycling plastics for many years. The company recently presented a world first: The concept of a robust, durable urban bike made entirely of plastic, from frame to bearings to toothed belt. One special feature of this new bike is that the recycled version will be primarily made of reused plastics originally “single use”. “The plastic in rubbish dumps around the world is becoming a valuable resource,” explains Frank Blase, igus CEO. He first had the idea of a bicycle, now known as the ‘igus:bike’, on a beach while on holiday. In conversations with employees of a bicycle rental company on the beach, he found out about their major problems with beach bikes. These were continuously exposed to sand, wind and saltwater and sometimes only lasted three months before they had to be replaced.

Maintenance and replacement are often expensive and timeconsuming in this industry. The igus:bike is easier to own than any other bike. Owners can leave the single-speed bike outdoors in all weather and clean it in seconds with a garden hose. “As all components are made of plastic, no part of the bike rusts, even the gears – bicycle gears made of plastic were unthinkable for a long time,” says Blase. Lightweight, lubrication-free highperformance plastics are used in all parts of the bicycle, from two-component ball bearings in the wheel bearings to plain bearings in the seat post, brake levers and pedals. All of these components have integrated solid lubricants and ensure lowfriction dry operation – without a single drop of lubricating oil. This ensures that sand, dust and dirt cannot accumulate. These igus tribo-plastics have been used successfully for a long time and are currently used in more than 70 industries: in automobiles, tractors and robots. And they have also had many fans in the bicycle industry for decades. They have been proving their worth there for a long time in such applications as mountain bikes and e-cargo bikes. Continued page 43

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SPEAKING OF ROBOTICS PLUS…

• Robotics Plus designs and builds technologies that give you the power to adapt. Technologies that adapt to your environment and help you adapt as needs change. • The company’s Āporo fruit packer gained huge attention and is designed to improve reliability and accuracy in packing. From the infeed to the orientation of the fruit, contained within a robust stainless-steel frame – the apple packer does this effortlessly and is a single belt unit or double configuration. • Robotics Plus also introduced the world’s first robotic log scaling machines, available as

a fixed or mobile scaler. Previously, log scaling and other checks were a slow, sometimes dangerous, manual process. Now, every log can be scaled accurately by machine, as they arrive at the port, without the risk to workers. • The company started in a small shed surrounded by orchards and farms allowing it to test products and prototypes that solved real word problems and now has its head office in Tauranga. • ACC’s Impact Investment Fund took a share in Robotics Plus to improve the wellbeing of those working in some of New Zealand’s most dangerous industries.

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In the igus development laboratories, eight developers are currently working on all moving components of the all-plastic bicycle. Ball bearings, brakes, sprockets, gears and drives are being coordinated by Andreas Hermey, the development manager for energy chains and in close cooperation with the bicycle start-up MTRL from the Netherlands. Tried and tested existing developments from igus were adapted to the new application. The result is smooth-operating, quiet, durable plastic components that give suppliers all over the world the opportunity to benefit from the igus:bike platform. The new igus:bike platform offers bicycle manufacturers

all over the world the opportunity to jointly advance this technology. The platform continuously shows the status and progress of all components and explicitly invites market players to participate. “We want to enable the bicycle industry to produce plastic bikes,” says Blase. The platform is intended to become a contact point for manufacturers who want to build a plastic bicycle and for all manufacturers of suitable components, such as plastic frames, wheels, drives, and pinions. The platform is already hosting initial corporate collaborations. One example is Helix.eco for recycled plastics. Many more will follow. Another partner is MTRL,

a Dutch a start-up that has successfully put 400 bicycles with plastic frames and wheels onto the Netherlands’ roads. “Founders Johannes and Benjamin Alderse Baas are partners who share our vision completely,” says Blase, who is himself an investor in MTRL. “Together, we are refining the all-plastic bicycle.” The bicycle start-up will begin production and sale of a children’s model and an adult bicycle for cities by the end of this year. The German launch will be in early 2023. Other versions, such as an e-bike, have also been planned. In the future, the all-plastic bicycle is to be available both in a variant made of new plastic and in one made

entirely of recycled material. The first prototypes, successfully produced and tested, were made of material from old fishing nets, for example. MTRL is planning manufacturing facilities near plastic landfills around the world. “From ocean plastics to motion plastics – the igus:bike concept has what it takes to become a high-tech ecological product,” says Blase. “We have lots more ideas, such as installing condition monitoring using igus smart plastics. That would let you use your smartphone to see how many more thousands of kilometres the bike can take. That will hopefully convince many people who are still sceptical about plastic.”

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Industry Training NEW PARTNER SEES ALUMNI SUCCESS AS KEYSTONE TRUST’S BEST ADVERTISEMENT Executives say that Keystone Trust alumni in critical roles across asset management, contract management and site engineering were the catalyst for Fulton Hogan to become the organisation’s newest sponsorship partner. Keystone Trust provides education and career support for students working towards qualifications in Aotearoa’s property and construction sectors.

Keystone’s general manager Amanda Stanes says the trust has enjoyed a rewarding relationship with Fulton Hogan. “We have seen how working together can change the lives of individuals, especially young people, and look forward to a richer partnership as Fulton Hogan comes onboard as our newest sponsorship partner,” Stanes says. Under the partnership, Fulton

Hogan will tailor an annual scholarship to the developmental needs of the student recipient, who will have been a successful applicant of the Keystone Trust’s scholarship programme. Fulton Hogan’s chief operating officer – infrastructure, Simon Dyne, says the partnership is a natural progression of an existing relationship, and the two organisations have many shared

values. “We are thrilled to extend Fulton Hogan’s support of young people training to join the industry. “There’s everything to like about the Keystone philosophy and its track record in helping capable and talented young people reach their potential in the property and construction sectors,” he says. Dyne points to the value Keystone Trust has provided to Fulton Hogan

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through current team members; Adam Humphries, Rick Gardner and Maria Garcia, each of whom are previous recipients of Keystone Trust scholarship awards. Fulton Hogan’s Australian-based New South Wales site engineer, Maria Garcia, says she is pleased the business has offered resounding support to the trust as a sponsor. “Receiving a Key Partner Scholarship gave me a lifechanging pathway into the industry – through the trust and the support of its affiliates, I gained opportunities to meet industry leaders, receive mentorship,

and broaden my knowledge through workshops, site visits and networking events. “The trust also provided me with the opportunity to undertake a summer internship with TSA Management which was a key stepping stone in my career,” Garcia says. Fulton Hogan’s East Coast (NZ) Contracting Divisional Manager, Rick Gardner, fondly remembers his experience as a student with Keystone. “It was bloody amazing,” he says. “The financial input was significant, but I benefitted hugely from networking opportunities which

were so valuable for an 18-year-old lad from Gisborne. Those meetings and conversations with industry professionals really opened my eyes. “I remember the interview process so well. I had to borrow a tie from a teacher at school because I had never worn one before. There were applicants from flashier schools from Auckland and Christchurch, and I remember thinking – I don’t stand a chance here. “But I won a Keystone Trust Study Award, which supported me while I worked at Fulton Hogan and studied to achieve a diploma in civil engineering at the Waikato Institute

of Technology (WINTEC),” he says. For Adam Humphries, Fulton Hogan New Zealand’s national asset manager, the partnership’s true value is in supporting the next generation of talent to realise their potential within the industry. “Capacity constraints and skill shortages have been welldocumented across the building and construction sectors, and we are 100 percent behind any initiative or avenue that helps to mobilise young people and provide them with pathways into rewarding careers that benefit the industry and the broader community,” he says.

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Future Innovation OVERTUBE: A GREAT PLAN OR AN ENGINEERING ABOMINATION FOR AUCKLAND? Auckland Mayoral candidate Ryan Pausina has designed a theoretical extruded tube as a potential solution for a second bridge crossing. Pausina has become interested in the engineering issues faced by Auckland and has felt a second crossing is one thing that is missing. He says he also understands the process of wealth loss heading out of Auckland due to fuel purchase from cars that needs to be targeted. Generally, cars consume fuel at a cost of about $100 to $200 per week from someone’s pay packet, which is money that is then extracted out of the Auckland region. Therefore, reducing fuel use is a profit-making exercise. “Can a large tube extruding machine be constructed? Would it be able to make continuous bends in the lengths? Can

extrusion of a second bridge crossing be carried out on a barge to float a kilometre long section on top of the water and then to sink some of the chambers to submerge the structure into place?” says Pausina. Big questions to ask, however the gains are large, he says. Dredging a trench for the tube he says is a low-cost construction method for a second crossing, an exercise that could cost 0.3B as opposed to 3.0B of other methods. It is certain that going under the harbour is the only solution as it is an energetic advantage and a shorter distance to travel. Going over would require a climb of almost 50 metres vertically above the mast of yachts and then back down again, going under would only require a distance of going down 14 metres and then up 14.

“An extruded tube with internal sections creates a very stable lattice requiring less bracing. There is no waste of materials with extrusion and no assembly costs as what comes out is the finished product.”

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“If possible, the winnings are large, an extruded tube with internal sections creates a very stable lattice requiring less bracing. There is no waste of materials with extrusion and no assembly costs as what comes out is the finished product.” The tube in theory would be called the OverTube and be used all throughout Auckland city to serve a completely new transport system and labyrinth. With the tube being elevated up on columns three metres above the pavement is a new idea, also with placement at times along the centrelane of the road, above the streams and estuaries to connect the city with a network of OverTubes. “The advantages are for the taking. Tamaki Drive and many pavement areas have fallen into disarray while attempting to accommodate alternative transport that we call E-modem along with more space for cycles. Accommodating pedestrians, motor vehicles, cycles and E-modem on the same plane is an impossibility no matter which way we design or colour code the pavement. The roads are getting smaller in proportion to provide surface area, now are too small. The pavements are filled

with traffic barriers every 100 meters or less. These include constant intersections between cycles and pedestrians, road intersections and traffic lights that stop all: bikes, walkers and cars altogether. Other obstacles for cycles and E-modem are numerous and include storm water drains, storm water channel, curb stones and yellow blind walker judder bumps that almost throw people off.” The solution is to make a new OverTube transport network above the street. Bicycles are a proven technology, being completely unchanged in design for around 100 years makes them a completed technology. The same can be said about E-bikes, they are extremely successful and are a permanent fixture of the future both as modem and from an energetic perspective. Removing joggers, cycles and all E-modem from the street level is a giant win and is a solution to some big issues like Auckland’s traffic congestion and carbon neutral targets. “What are the positives? The overTube is transparent, letting light through the structure, avoiding light being lost it wouldn’t shade the street level below. It would also not require its own lighting system, as it would receive light from street lighting. It would serve as rain covering for pedestrians below like how shopfronts awnings do. It is a network completely free of roading and traffic obstacles. saving large amounts of time lost at traffic lights that completely stall flow. It provides elimination of oncoming collisions with the opposing direction of E-bike traffic with a dividing barrier that also serves as a main structural element. The OverTube also eliminates collision with cars, walkers, dogs and cats, reversing cars from driveways, light poles, manholes, rough road chip surfaces, earthworks events, tree roots, hazards and foul weather. “ Is the OverTube the logical solution for Auckland? Can it be used by a wider group of people, younger than the minimum driving age that is required for the road? Food for thought. We’d love to hear your feedback.

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Dotmar Engineering Plastics is the leading NZ supplier of engineering plastic materials and machined components. We stock the widest range of conventional and high-performance engineering plastic materials, including a wide variety of food grade materials (FDA and EU), and can offer materials to medical, pharmaceutical and aerospace standards. Dotmar support our customers by offering material selection, design, drawing and reverse engineering services, from a team of highly skilled and experienced staff. Those services are backed up by our own modern, high quality machine shops offering CNC and conventional machining. Dotmar is also the sole NZ distributor of System Plast conveyor chains, belts and associated conveyor line components. We can compliment our System Plast products with manufacture of full sets of new or replacement change parts for filling and labelling machines. Dotmar provide NZ wide coverage with Auckland, Palmerston North and Christchurch branches. 28 Crooks Road, East Tamaki, Auckland 2013, New Zealand. PO Box 64503, Botany, Auckland 2163, New Zealand PHONE: 09 579 8300 MOBILE: 021 434 208 FREE PHONE: 0800 650 750 FAX: 09 579 7200 EMAIL: [email protected] www.dotmar.co.nz

element14 is part of the Farnell group of businesses, a global technology leader with over 80 years in the high service distribution of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, production, maintenance and repair. element14 uses this experience to support its broad customer base, from hobbyists to engineers, maintenance engineers and buyers as ‘global distributor of electronic components, products and solutions’, working with leading brands and start-ups to develop new products for market, and supporting the industry as it seeks to develop the current and next generation of engineers. element14 continues to invest in services and product range to make sure you are ready for tomorrow: Dedicated account management, Contract pricing, Quoting on volume requirements, Flexible scheduled orderingNot in catalogue sourcing, Exclusive buffer stock arrangements, Same day dispatch, fast delivery, 950,000+ products available online2,000 leading manufacturers, Easy to access eProcurement tools, Free technical support FREE PHONE: 0800 908 080 EMAIL: [email protected] nz.element14.com CONTACT: Regional sales director - Australia and New Zealand, Luke Grigg, Regional sales manager - Australia and New Zealand, Madeleine Alvarado, Account manager, Kiranjit Kaur, Marketing executives, Tess Turner / Brianna Benstead

BRANCHES/AGENTS Christchurch 111 Wrights Road, Middleton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand Phone: 03 338 0525 Mobile: 021 667 810 Contact: David Winward, regional manager Email: [email protected] Auckland 28 Crooks Road, Auckland 2013, New Zealand PO Box 64503, Botany, Auckland 2163 Phone: 092653261 Mobile: 021 434 208 Contact: Robert Evitt, regional manager Email: [email protected] Palmerston North branch 10 Bennett Street, Cloverlea, Palmerston North 4412, New Zealand Phone: 06 354 4250 Mobile: 021 627 619 Contact: Gary Dickons, regional manager Email: [email protected]

BRANDS Chemfab, Gehr, Hippe, Makrolon, Orkot, Polystone, Rochling, Sustadur, Sustaglide, Sustapeek, Sustaplast, Sustarin, System Plast, Tetron, Uniboard

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BRANDS 3M, Amphenol, Arduino, BBC Micro:bit, Beagleboard, Bitscope, Bourns, Brady, Bulgin, Chemtools, CK Tools, Cree Led, Cypress, Desco, DF Robot, Digilent, Diodes, Electrolube, Fluke, Hakko, Harting, Harwin, Hirschmann, Honeywell, Infineon, ITT, Multicomp Pro

EMAIL: [email protected] www.emex.co.nz CONTACT: Exhibition sales and event manager, Aad van der Poel

Engel Injection moulding machinery and automation Injection moulding machinery – from 25 tonne to 5,500 tonne clamp force – hydraulic, hybrid, fully electric, automation all from a single source – Techspan New Zealand. Techspan New Zealand has represented Engel since its inception in 1979. The company’s Auckland premises house a showroom, warehouse, sales offices and technical service centre. Techspan New Zealand is part of the Techspan Group, a 100% privately-owned company, supplying quality industrial products since 1979. For further information call 0800 603 603 or visit our comprehensive website. 1 Portage Road, New Lynn, Auckland 0600, New Zealand. PO Box 15262, New Lynn, Auckland 0640, New Zealand PHONE: 09 827 6567 FREE PHONE: 0800 603 603 FAX: 09 827 6567 EMAIL: [email protected] www.engel-injection.co.nz CONTACT: General manager, Dave Fastnedge, Sales/marketing manager, Tim Fastnedge, Finance director, Jon Fastnedge

EMEX is New Zealand’s largest trade show for the engineering, manufacturing, technology and electronics sectors. EMEX 2022 brings together the latest technological advancements, including applications of the Internet of Things and an exceptional line-up of speakers, show features, new products and new suppliers. With 200+ exhibitors already booked and over 4,500 visitors expected, the show is looking to be one of the busiest to date. EMEX will reunite thousands of people in the sector. Many professionals in the industry won’t have seen each other for three to four years and the opportunity to catch-up with colleagues and technology makes this the most anticipated show ever. If you wish to exhibit then please contact the team today and for anyone in the industry wanting to visit you can register to attend for free at www.emex.co.nz. EMEX runs from 31 May to 2 June 2022. 217 Green Lane West, Epsom, Auckland 1051 PO Box 9682, Newmarket, Auckland 1149, New Zealand PHONE: 09 976 8350 MOBILE: 021 314 199 FAX: 09 379 3358

BRANDS Alre, Benning, Carel, Duspol, E+E, Eaton, Giovenzana, Grayess, Mac3, Opris, Orbis, Riko, Testo, Texelco

BRANDS Clearmelt, Coinjection, Coinmelt, Combimelt, Decoject, Duo, E-Cap, E-Connect, E-Connect.24, E-Connect. Monitor, E-Duo, Elast, E-Mac, E-Motion, Engel, Engel Automation, Engel Injection, E-Speed, E-Victory, Flexseal, Flomo, Foammelt, Foilmelt, Gasmelt/Waterm

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New Zealand. PO Box 13347, Johnsonville, Wellington 6440, New Zealand Phone: 04 499 3591 Mobile: 021 896 674 International: Fax: 04 499 3696 Contact: Greg Mayson, instrumentation sales engineer Email: [email protected] Sydenham 30A Carlyle Street, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand. PO Box 7108, Sydenham, Christchurch 8240, New Zealand Phone: 03 366 0017 Mobile: 021 423 888 Fax: 03 365 6357 Contact: Rohit Prasad, South Island instrumentation sales engineer Email: [email protected] Auckland 750 Great South Road, Penrose,Auckland 1001, New Zealand. PO Box 14543, Panmure, Auckland 1741, New Zealand Phone: 09 579 1990 Mobile: 021 401 999 Fax: 09 525 334 Contact: Tom Aldridge, electrical and instrumentation business unit manager Email: [email protected]

Eurotec is a leading New Zealand supplier of technology solutions for the HVAC, electrical, industrial, refrigeration and food manufacturing, pprocessing, distribution and retailing sectors. With over 30 years’ experience in these industries Eurotec and our people have a reputation second to none when it comes to delivering the right solutions for your engineering and maintenance applications. Our solutions to the maintenance and industrial sectors include the Testo range of handheld measuring instruments, data loggers and thermal imaging cameras, in-line thermal imaging cameras and pyrometers, and comprehensive range of refrigerant and toxic/ hazardous gas detection systems from MSA & Manning (Honeywell Analytics). 750 Great South Road, Penrose, Auckland 1061, New Zealand. PO Box 14543, Panmure, Auckland 1741, New Zealand PHONE: 09 579 1990 FAX: 09 525 3334 EMAIL: [email protected] www.eurotec.co.nz CONTACT: Marketing contact, Chris Farmer, Sales/marketing manager, Chris Farmer

BRANCHES/AGENTS Ngauranga 9/2 Tyers Road, Ngauranga, Wellington 6035,

Filtercorp International Limited Filtercorp is the pre-eminent provider of filtration product and services enabling a cleaner tomorrow. Experts in dust management, ventilation systems, flexible connectors, liquid filtration – and now teamed up with a Twin City Fans, world leaders in industrial and commercial fans. Our range of fans will blow you away! And we now have the Nordfab Ducting products and seal clamps with their innovative Quick-Fit products. 17-21 Kawana Street, Northcote, Auckland 0627, New Zealand PHONE: 09 481 9999 FREE PHONE: 0800 481 9999 FAX: 09 483 4355 EMAIL: [email protected] www.filtercorp.co.nz CONTACT: General manager, Rhys Williams, Sales/marketing manager, Matt Tonkin, Technical manager, Graham Pike

BRANCHES/AGENTS Northcote 17 Kawana Street, Northcote, Auckland 0627, New Zealand Phone: +64 481 3133 Contact: Angela Hogan, key account customer service leader Email: [email protected] Bromley 17 Expo Place, Bromley, Christchurch 8062, New Zealand Contact: Tracey Manaena, customer service

BRANDS Armoutex, BFM Fitting Connectors, ClearAir, Filtalon, HFS (Home Filtration Systems), Liquaform, Nordfab Ducting, Twin City Fans

Trading As: Dimond Structural Dimond Structural manufactures steel purlin and composite flooring products for the construction industry. All our products are manufactured in New Zealand to the highest of standards. Decking systems are fully tested by independent laboratories in New Zealand and overseas to be compliant with local design requirements. Dimond Structural is widely regarded as industry experts. With a dedicated technical team for engineers and specifiers and a full range of CAD details, we’re here to help whether you’re working on a new building or additions and alterations. FREE PHONE: 0800 773 273 EMAIL: [email protected] www.dimondstructural.co.nz

BRANCHES/AGENTS Through its offices in the US, Mexico, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, the company supports thousands of manufacturing facilities in over 25 countries and more than 30 industries.

BRANDS Global Shop Solutions ERP software

information for businesses within the targeted sectors, and adapt this information and dialogue into specific mediums to suit the audience: print, digital media and online marketing; always with the set purpose of providing a valuable contribution to clients businesses. 8/48 Maki Street, Westgate, Auckland 0814, New Zealand. PO Box 84345, Westgate, Auckland 0657, New Zealand PHONE: 09 486 0077 EMAIL: [email protected] www.hayleymedia.com CONTACT: Operations director, Lisa Harris, Sales/marketing manager, Keith Falloon

BRANDS FTDmag, Machineryseller, New Zealand Construction News (NZCN), New Zealand Engineering News (NZEN), New Zealand FoodTechnology News (NZFT)

31 Andrew Baxter Drive, Airport Oaks, Auckland 2022, New Zealand. PO Box 259025, Botany, Auckland 2163, New Zealand PHONE: 09 271 0800 FREE PHONE: 0800 482 000 FAX: 09 271 0801 EMAIL: [email protected] www.htc.co.nz CONTACT: General manager, Daniel Brice, Marketing contact, Paul Heagerty, Sales manager, Brad Osment, Branch manager, Ben Peters

BRANCHES/AGENTS Christchurch 31 Epsom Road, Sockburn, Christchurch 8042 PO Box 11065, Christchurch 7443 Phone: 03 341 0040 Fax: 03 341 0043 Contact: Stephen King, Branch Manager

BRANCHES/AGENTS Auckland Christchurch

BRANDS DHS, Hibond, Weldwell

Fletcher Steel Limited Trading As: Easysteel Supplying the building, construction and infrastructure sector with the world’s leading steel products. Proud to be trusted in New Zealand for over 95 years, Easysteel is your ideal partner, delivering quality steel products to companies working in the building, construction and infrastructure sector. FREE PHONE: 0800 327 978 EMAIL: [email protected] www.easysteel.co.nz

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BRANDS Weldwell

Global Shop Solutions We simplify your manufacturing. Global Shop Solutions ERP software provides the applications needed to deliver a quality part on time every time from quote to cash and everything in between including shop management, scheduling, inventory, accounting, quality control, CRM and 25 more. Available in the cloud or on premise, our manufacturing customers benefit from real-time inventory accuracy, improved on-time delivery, lower administrative costs, increased sales and improved customer service. Through its offices in the US, Mexico, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, the company supports thousands of manufacturing facilities in over 25 countries and more than 30 industries. PHONE: 09 216 5914 EMAIL: [email protected]

Global Stainless Limited Manufacturers of dished and flanged dome heads for tanks and pressure vessels, also formed and knuckled cones for tank tops and dome end caps for pipes and small tanks. Domes are made from mild steel, boiler plate, stainless steel, and aluminium from 1.5mm to 12mm thick. Experts in fabricating spheres and hemispheres for pressure and vacuum vessels, aerospace rocket fuel tanks, plastic moulds, and for the world’s leading art collectors. New Zealand’s largest range of stainless steel long radius sweeping bends either rolled or fabricated sizes from diameter 19mm dairy tube to 500mm diameter. Knuckling services offered for other fabricators’ cones or expansion bellows or flat discs, with a range of knuckle rollers available from 10, 20, 30, 40, 60, 80, 100, 127, 150 and 200mm radii, on thicknesses from 1.5mm to 12mm thick. PHONE: 06 272 8544 MOBILE: 021 228 2942 EMAIL: [email protected] www.globalstainlessindustrial.com CONTACT: Managing director, Lincoln Raikes, Sales engineer, Radcliffe Raikes, General manager, Kerry Fowler, Development engineer, Bergen Raikes

BRANDS Global Stainless dished and flanged heads, Global Stainless hemispheres, Global Stainless long radius bends, Global Stainless mirror polished spheres, Global Stainless pressure vessel heads, Global Stainless spheres, Global Stainless torispherical domes

Hayleymedia Ltd Trading As: Hayley Media Hayley Media publishes quality trade magazines for specific industry sectors within New Zealand. Whether it’s helping engineering businesses learn of the latest technology and machinery or keeping food processing and packaging firms up-to-date with the latest food technology and processing systems, Hayley Media’s leading business information publications are the critical source of knowledge and connections. Hayley Media focusses on providing up-to-date

Hi-Q Electronics Ltd Trading As: Hi-Q Components We are a stocking importer/exporter and distributor of electronic and plastic components. We are a 100% New Zealand owned 40 year old business. We have a very wide customer and product range that includes: electronic, electrical, engineering, marine, automotive, construction, hydraulics, protection and safety display. 28 Tarndale Grove, Rosedale, Auckland 0632, New Zealand. PO Box 302015, North Harbour, Auckland 0751, New Zealand PHONE: 09 415 3333 EMAIL: [email protected] www.hiq.co.nz CONTACT: Managing director, Richard Higham, General manager, Matt Higham

HTC Limited HTC has been creating specialised tooling solutions for New Zealand industry for 40 years. Specialists in 700 bar hydraulics, HTC sources and supplies solution-based tools and equipment for electrical contracting, railway, construction, engineering and drainage industries. From branches in Auckland and Christchurch, HTC offers equipment sales, service, repair, calibration and tool hire.With world leading suppliers, HTC offers solutioncreating equipment for sale and hire, as well as a fully equipped service and repair workshop. HTC suppliers include Hytorc bolting equipment, the Original Portable Winch, Hubbell Chance Lineman tools, Riken hydraulic tools, Tohnichi torque equipment, Izumi electrical crimping tools, Durapac lifting equipment, Stanley hydraulic tools and Geismar rail maintenance tools. HTC repair, calibrate and certify torque wrenches, either in our on-site lab, or at worksites with our mobile labs. Talk to HTC today about your next project. The team at HTC is passionate about making the hard jobs easier for our customers. Call us today to see how we can help with your next project, Robb Huskinson, owner/director.

Industrial Technologies Ltd Industrial Technologies Ltd is a member of The ConTech Group which is a NZ owned company with over 20 years’ experience in distribution of specialised industrial products. Industrial Technologies offer a total package that supports manufacture, repair and maintenance industries. The highly rated Weicon product range of products includes special adhesives and sealants, technical sprays, high-performance assembly pastes and greases along with a wide selection of plastic metal repair sticks and epoxy resins. The Weicon range is widely used in the marine, energy, food, pharmaceutical, electrical, mechanical, transport, shipping, plastic, oil, gas, chemical and mining industries.Industrial Technologies are now the NZ distributor for the highly rated manufacturer of solder products from Interflux Electronics. Providing a solution to your challenges is our daily motivation. Bldg A, 59 Marsden Street, Melling, Lower Hutt 5010, New Zealand. PO Box 39340, Wellington Mail Centre, Lower Hutt 5045, New Zealand PHONE: 04 569 3465 EMAIL: [email protected] www.industrialtechnologies.co.nz CONTACT: Managing director, Lewis Woodward Finance manager, Leanne Severin

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Instrumatics Instrumatics represents world-leading brands of process instrumentation and gas detection equipment. Services include repairs, calibration and engineered solutions for instrumentation installation and commissioning. In addition, control panels are manufactured in-house to provide customised control of processes via supplied instrumentation. 19 Beasley Ave, Penrose, Auckland 1061, New Zealand. PO Box 22-671, Otahuhu, Auckland 1640, New Zealand PHONE: 09 526 0096 MOBILE: 021 670 962 FAX: 09 526 0097 EMAIL: [email protected] www.instrumatics.co.nz CONTACT: Sales manager, Ben Hall

2 Waiouru Road, East Tamaki, Auckland 2013, New Zealand. PO Box 276079, Manukau City, Auckland 2241, New Zealand PHONE: 09 271 7234 MOBILE: 027 215 2341 FREE PHONE: 0800 142 3269 FAX: 09 271 7237 EMAIL: [email protected] www.machineryhouse.co.nz CONTACT: General manager, Miles Donald, Technical sales, Darren Sharpe

BRANCHES/AGENTS Christchurch 85 Falsgrave Street, Christchurch 8011 Phone: 03 741 6241 Mobile: 021 721 552 Contact: Stefan Pram, branch manager Email: [email protected] Website: http://www.machineryhouse.co.nz/ Contact: General manager, Miles Donald, Technical sales, Darren Sharpe

BRANDS Arkon, Crowcon, LTH, Quadbeam, Status, Vega

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LINAK New Zealand Ltd LINAK is the world leader in providing linear actuator solutions for a range of applications. Danish designed and manufactured, LINAK provides heavy-duty industrial work solutions that focus on reliable and precise movement. Our product is designed to meet your needs and specifications even in the most extreme conditions. The first TechLine solutions were installed in heavy agricultural and construction machinery in 1980. Continuous research and innovation has established the TechLine name in a great variety of different applications in the industrial and agricultural sectors. Unit G, 61 Hugo Johnston Drive, Penrose, Auckland 1061, New Zealand. PO Box 112390, Penrose, Auckland 1642, New Zealand PHONE: 09 580 2071 FAX: 09 580 2072 EMAIL: [email protected] www.linak.co.nz CONTACT: General manager, David Johns, Marketing contact, Nirma Ledford, Sales manager, Dave Johns, Country manager, Dave Johns

Machineryseller is regarded as one of the most authoritative and comprehensive industrial sales spaces in New Zealand. The Machineryseller website lists new and used machinery and equipment from trade, manufacturing and industrial businesses including workshops and factories. No auction fees, just low listing fees for sellers. Listing categories: Manufacturing machinery, processing, packaging and materials handling equipment, composites, robotics and woodworking equipment and more. The Machineryseller classified newspaper is included with every copy of New Zealand engineering News. A total of 8,000 copies are delivered every month except January, plus 9,000 digital links emailed every month – that includes new and used engineering and industrial machinery listings. 8/48 Maki Street, Westgate, Auckland 0814, New Zealand. PO Box 84345, Westgate, Auckland 0657, New Zealand MOBILE: 027 235 7580 EMAIL: [email protected] www.machineryseller.co.nz CONTACT: Sales/marketing manager, Megan Tregunno

BRANDS TechLine

Machinetech Ltd

Machineryhouse NZ Pty Ltd MachineryHouse is one of the largest new machinery dealers in NZ. We carry an extensive range of engineering lathes, milling machines, bandsaws, drills, sheet metal fabrication, presses, measuring equipment, tools and machine accessories, grinding and linishing, workshop equipment, lifting, storage systems, welding, compressors and woodworking machinery. We have four technicians on hand at all times, pre-run and test every machine that goes out our door. We also have over five technical sales staff that can help you find the right machine for the right job.

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Phillip, at the helm of Machinetech for more than 25 years and backing some of the biggest brands in the plastics industry, and backing it up with stock and spare parts kept here in NZ. Water chillers, cooling towers, and plastic recycling are also very strong products of Machinetech and its marketing brand Cooltek. Be supported after the sale. Phone Phillip, Brendon and Nisha for selecting the correct piece. 112A Mays Road, Penrose, Auckland 1061, New Zealand. PO Box 12899, Penrose, Auckland 1642, New Zealand PHONE: 09 633 0071 MOBILE: 027 527 5275 FAX: 09 633 0072 EMAIL: [email protected] www.machinetech.co.nz CONTACT: Managing director, Phillip Cashmore

MasTec Ltd Thirty years as one of NZ’s premier high-tech distributors with 150 manufacturers/brands. New products: Home and small commercial solar power systems with lithium battery packs, lithium battery small to medium size UPSs, lithium battery medical grade UPSs, lithium medical grade inverters, high-powered DC loads with Regen three-phase. IIOT, PACs, PLCs and PID, industrial computing and tablets, embedding and wireless, automation, test and measurement instruments, meters, data acquisition, loggers, comms, sensors, gauges, encoders. Industrial, alternative and medical power systems. UPS, UPM, PDUs, inverters, frequency converters, transformers, conditioners, programmable AC and DC power sources and loads, three-phase systems, AC and DC solid state relays. Medical and laboratory products. Medical test and calibration instruments, medical computing and tablets, microscopes, all types of lab instruments, teach products, medical power. 1/7 Torrens Rd, Burswood, Auckland 2013, New Zealand PHONE: 09 273 4200 FAX: 09 273 9500 EMAIL: [email protected] www.mastec.co.nz CONTACT: General manager, Loyal Noronha, Marketing contact, Renee Donald, Sales/marketing manager, Rob Maskell

BRANDS Aaeon, Acces IO, Adlink, Advantech, Alpha Power, Ametek Powervar, Antaira, Arbor, Artila, Asian Electron, B&B Electronics, BC Group, BCM, BEE Instruments, BEI, Belotti, Bright Alliance, C&D Automation, Centec, Commell, Cosview, Cotek, CPDAS, CS Power, CWT

Modern Maintenance Products NZ Ltd Trading As: Rustoleum Industrial Coatings Rustoleum Industrial Coatings have been applied in New Zealand now for over 26 years, and can be found is many of our severe corrosive environments. We have a large number of approved applicators positioned all around the country, and our range of high performance anti-corrosion coating systems, are distributed from our Auckland warehouse, direct to them or others, to be applied in accordance with a prepared specification that we can implement if requested. We predominantly specialise in industrial maintenance, specifying and supplying anti-corrosion protective coatings in our severe coastal environments which include steel bridges, large storage tanks, steel towers, and other steel structures. We also encapsulate thousands of square meters of rusty iron, asbestos, Butynol and bituminous roofing substrates in conjunction with other waterproofing products.Rustoleum, a US-based company, also produce a range of high performance floor coating systems that can withstand exposure to the most corrosive materials. 5/33 Elizabeth Knox Place, Mt Wellington, Auckland 1074, New Zealand. PO Box 18243, Glen Innes, Auckland 1074, New Zealand PHONE: 09 570 1461 MOBILE: 027 494 4312 FREE PHONE: 0800 180 677 EMAIL: [email protected] www.mmpcoatings.co.nz CONTACT: General manager, David King, Marketing contact, David King, Sales/marketing manager, David King, Manager, David King

BRANDS Noxyde, Rustoleum

Metal Spray Suppliers NZ Ltd MSS – the thermal spray experts. For over 35 years we have supplied equipment and materials to the thermal spray anti-corrosion and engineering industries. We stock the largest range of Zinc wire with stock in both Auckland and Christchurch. Our highly qualified staff provide coating specifications and inspection, project management, equipment servicing and training in all aspects of thermal spray coatings. Arc spray, flame spray, Plamsa, HVOF, laser cladding, PTA, powder welding. Our range also includes welding electrodes, TIG rod, welding wire, metal powders, tapes, sealers, Stellite, PPE and more. Unit D, 400, Great North Rd, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021,New Zealand. PO Box 47-409, Ponsonby,Auckland 1144, New Zealand PHONE: 09 376 0463 FREE PHONE: 0800 86 00 16 FAX: 09 378 1509 EMAIL: [email protected] www.metal-spray.co.nz CONTACT: General manager, Jacques de Reuck, Marketing contact, Mark Pearson, Sales/ marketing manager, Matthew Vercoe, Office manager, Mark Pearson

BRANDS Kennametal, Lastek, MEC, Metallisation, Starck, Stellite, Thermoin, TMS

Monocrane 2010 Limited Trading As: Monocrane We are a one-stop solutions shop that can design, manufacture, install and service the full range of standard and specialised customer specific lifting solutions. At Monocrane we are committed to providing you with the highest levels of professional service to ensure you get the best solution for your particular application. PHONE: 09 426 7636 EMAIL: [email protected] www.monocrane.co.nz CONTACT: General manager, Tim Lynch, Accounts manager, Kathy Blaber, Director, Hitesh Shah

BRANCHES/AGENTS Auckland 16 Tavern Road, Silverdale, Auckland

BRANDS Giovenzana, JDN Monocrane, Reid Lifting, REMDeviceControl, STAHL Crane Systems

Moulding Excellence is a technology solutions and training provider for injection moulding industries in the Oceania region. The company provides hot runner systems and temperature controllers for injection moulding applications in various market segments including healthcare, packaging and industrial. Our point of difference is both budget and premium solutions under one umbrella, technically supported by over 25 years of domain experience. If you are looking for specialist engineering knowledge and expertise in injection moulding projects, talk to us first.On the services front, we offer Moldflow Analysis of plastics parts, training in process engineering/ scientific moulding and overseas sourcing of injection and LSR moulds. Our unique instructor led training in moulding process optimisation is available online as well as in-person and is specifically designed to improve profitability of moulding operations of any scale.Moulding Excellence is an associate member of Plastics New Zealand. PHONE: +61 412 499 157 MOBILE: 021 292 6455 EMAIL: [email protected] www.mouldingexcellence.co.nz CONTACT: Sunil Parol, Majeed Aariketty

BRANCHES/AGENTS New Zealand Postal Address: PO Box 84024 Westgate, 0657 Auckland Australia Postal Address: Doat Tech PTY Ltd, 1/3 Olive Grove Keysborough, 3173 Victoria

NZ DUCT+FLEX - NZIC (Eurasia) Ltd Trading As: NZ Duct+Flex Dust and fume extraction specialists including the safest and most energy efficient filter in the world from Danish JKF Industri. Modular filters ex stock, ATEX approved Jet and Blower filters to order. European Fume Arms, longer lasting metal tubes and hood, external hinging, easy to maintain. Fan range material handling and clean air. In house installation team for cost effective solutions.Largest stock of duct, modular Liplock ducting: galvanised Swedish steel, stainless and 2mm powder coated. Smooth pressed bends, connectors, transitions, blastgates. Quality German flex with industry leader Anti-static Poly 25mm to 508mm, specialist Weldflex , FDA approved Foodgrade. 13 F Saleyards Road, Otahuhu, Auckland 1062, New Zealand. PO Box 87 241, Meadowbank, Auckland 1742, New Zealand PHONE: 09 276 8020 FREE PHONE: 0508 69 38 028 FAX: 9 276 89070 EMAIL: [email protected] www.nzduct.co.nz CONTACT: General manager, Geoff Ebdon, Sales/marketing manager, Alison Campbell, Marketing contact, Alison Campbell

OKUMA New Zealand Limited

Page & Macrae Limited

OKUMA New Zealand is 100% owned and operated by OKUMA Corporation Japan who produces world leading technologies and machines in its modern and highly automated Nagoya factories. We aim at the leading edge of ‘full service’ distribution and lifetime support for OKUMA machines and computer numerically controlled (CNC) systems. OKUMA New Zealand’s expertise includes long standing and experienced engineers who deliver accurately and successfully against every customer’s requirement on time, every time. With first installations in New Zealand in 1975, OKUMA machines are among the longest serving tools out there of which the majority are still running today. 47F Mt Wellington Highway, Mt Wellington, Auckland 1060,New Zealand. PO Box 87225, Meadowbank, Auckland 1742, New Zealand PHONE: 09 570 7025 MOBILE: 021 740 739 EMAIL: [email protected] www.okumanz.co.nz CONTACT: General manager, Fred de Jong, Sales/marketing manager, Fred de Jong, Marketing contact, Fred de Jong

Trading As: Page Macrae Engineering Since 1955, Page Macrae Engineering has provided a wide range of engineering solutions through innovative thinking and design. Our people, workshops and equipment are geared to manage projects of almost any size and complexity. Our experience in heavy fabrication, pipe spooling, API storage tanks, stainless steel fabrication, maintenance, refurbishment, on-site installation, project management and working in high hazard environments will ensure your project is managed successfully from concept to completion. Page Macrae Engineering is also a world leader in the design, manufacture and engineering of dust-controlled, bulk materials handling equipment. We design, fabricate, implement and maintain our materials handling equipment and a range of other engineering solutions for various ports and other facilities around the globe. As we head into the future, we are developing new concepts around environmental measurement and control and enhanced efficiency, while engineering data capture and product analytics into our solutions, for the commercial benefit of our customers, their clients and the planet. Page Macrae Engineering - “Engineering a Better Tomorrow”. 61 Aerodrome Road, Mt Maunganui 3116, New Zealand. PO Box 4050, Mt Maunganui South 3149, New Zealand PHONE: 07 575 5079 FAX: +64 7 575 5994 EMAIL: [email protected] www.page-macrae.co.nz CONTACT: Marketing contact, Kaydi O’Connor, Sales/marketing manager, Peter Swan

BRANDS JF Berns spindle liners, Kitagawa, LNS, Okuma, Tsudakoma

BRANDS Geovent, JKF Industri, OscarAir, Schauenburg

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A global leader in the supply of quality industrial vibrators and flow aids, Oli is now one of the most preferred vibrator supply companies in the Australian and New Zealand market. Oli Vibrators are engineered and built to the highest European standards, with a competitive price to performance ratio and an enviable reliability factor. Built to last in the harshest of environments, the extensive range of electric vibrators are manufactured from the highest quality materials and are available from 4kg force up to 26,000kg of force. High level of customer service guaranteed through 20 Oli trading subsidiaries, 36 local warehouses and three manufacturing plants worldwide. As a global player in industrial vibration technology, the key centrepiece of Oli’s business strategy is rapid stock delivery, any time, any place in the world. Excellent customer service is of pivotal importance: the company guarantees quick order processing and any worldwide customer can enjoy access to the same high quality product and services guaranteed. Contact us for your NZ stockist. 7 Jellico Drive, Scoresby, Victoria 3179, Australia. PO Box 9088, Scoresby, Victoria 3179, Australia PHONE: +61 3 9764 9988 FAX: +61 3 9764 1188 EMAIL: [email protected] www.olivibra.com.au CONTACT: General manager, Mark Thompson, Marketing contact, Mark Thompson, Sales/marketing manager, Sean Brewer, Sales executive, Sean Brewer

BRANDS Covibra, Oli, OWC mounts, Visam

BRANDS Page Macrae Engineering, Page Macrae Loflifter, Skate Table

PFS Engineering PFS pride ourselves as a talented and driven team who engineer solutions with industry leading expertise in mechanical/piping/structural steel-based design, manufacturing, installation and maintenance. Based in the heart of the Waikato, employing over 100 staff and delivering client satisfaction all around New Zealand. Quality, safety and project management at the highest level set PFS apart from the rest, our clients have come to recognise PFS as the benchmark in performance and value for critical path projects. PFS tailor a team to the job, we have a large network of business partners who support our vision, share our values and deliver excellence in industries such as construction, dairy, forestry, infrastructure, water, waste, oil and gas, power, energy etc. 175 Riverlea Road, Hamilton 3216, New Zealand PO Box 350, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand PHONE: 07 856 6225 MOBILE: 021 554 016 EMAIL: [email protected] www.pfsengineering.co.nz CONTACT: General manager, Cameron Murray, Marketing contact, Sales/marketing manager, Business development manager, Adam Rickit

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Phoenix Metal Recyclers Ltd Trading As: Phoenix Metal Recyclers + Metalman Phoenix Metal Recyclers + Metalman offer metal recycling, waste and demolition services to commercial, industrial, trade, general public and residential customers. Proudly New Zealand owned and operated. We recycled 99.987% of all material we accumulated last year (2020). MOBILE: 021 832 798 EMAIL: [email protected] www.metalman.co.nz CONTACT: Managing director, Eldon Reeve, General manager, Richard Harrison

BRANCHES/AGENTS Auckland Takanini, West Auckland, Penrose, East Tamaki, Otahuhu Kamo Whangarei Hamilton Christchurch Kaiapoi

Prosoft Ltd Prosoft Ltd specialise in the sale and support of the worlds leading CADCAM Software ‘Mastercam’ providing proven CAM products for all machining applications covering wire, lathe, mill and router. Starting from basic levels on to the higher end including multitasking mill turn, robots and multi-axis options. Providing an easy to advance natural step ladder upgrade mechanism, ideally suited to the needs of both new and established New Zealand businesses. • Training onsite or through the ever popular online training curriculums in ‘Mastercam University’ which allow the trainee to learn at his or her pace ending in achieving a qualification with a world recognised certificate. • Applications support is unparalleled in value and benefit providing online applications support to all current maintenance customers. Mastercam currently has over 1,500 partners with more wanting to associate with Mastercam driven by its world leading position. Mastercam partners with top CAD/CAM software integration experts in the manufacturing industry, it means more ways to improve your processes so you can choose from complementary software tools, hardware, and more to boost your bottom line with a complete manufacturing solution. Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand MOBILE: 021 798 175 EMAIL: [email protected] www.prosoft.co.nz/ CONTACT: Managing director, Roy Parlane

BRANDS Cimco, Mastercam, Postability, Verisurf

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Roadrunner Manufacturing NZ Ltd Roadrunner is the exclusive New Zealand distribution partner for OMAX Corporation, leaders in the manufacture of precision abrasive waterjet systems. Together with OMAX we are committed to providing expert sales, service and technical support for OMAX, MAXIEM, GlobalMAX & ProtoMAX Abrasive Waterjet Systems. These systems feature precision motion control, fast cutting speeds, taper removal and highangle bevel cutting. All machines come loaded with Windows 10 operating system and IntelliMAX state-of-the-art controller software that makes cutting parts simple and fast. OMAX is the only waterjet company that designs, manufactures and assembles all their waterjets at one state of the art manufacturing facility in the US. We are a proud New Zealand owned manufacturer and distributor of a large range of innovative, high quality products and service, we also specialise in the manufacture of quality aluminium fuel tanks, hydraulic oil tanks, combination fuel tanks, air tanks, toolboxes, field service boxes. 53 Bridge Street, Bulls 4818, New Zealand PHONE: 06 322 1575 MOBILE: 027 424 5624 FAX: 06 322 1351 EMAIL: [email protected] www.roadrunnerltd.co.nz CONTACT: General manager, Nick Webster / Matt Avery, Marketing contact, Gemma Avery, Sales/marketing manager, Matt Avery, Director, Matt Avery

SAECOWilson SAECOWilson, a division of Motion New Zealand Ltd. SAECOWilson are the largest supplier of bearings, power transmission products, engineering consumables and industrial gearboxes in New Zealand with 22 sites from Kaitaia to Invercargill for 24/7 service. Automotive, industrial, linear bearings, slewing rings, belts, pulleys, chain, sprockets, oils, greases, tools, power tools, abrasives, safety, welding, lifting and more. Qualified in-house engineers to assist in design along with condition monitoring. 88 Hastie Avenue, Mangere Bridge, Auckland, New Zealand. PO Box 22256, Otahuhu, Auckland 1640, New Zealand FREE PHONE: 0800 338 833 EMAIL: [email protected] www.saecowilson.co.nz CONTACT: General manager, Christopher Smith, Marketing contact, Riaan le Roux, Sales/marketing manager, Riaan le Roux

Supply Services Limited Supply Services Ltd is a leading supplier of engineering plastic materials, conveying and drive chains, sprockets and attachments for a wide variety of New Zealand industries. To provide additional support to our customers we offer design, draughting and reverse engineering capabilities, fully supported by our own conventional and CNC machine shops. Welding and fabrication services are also available. For complete New Zealand coverage, we are located in Auckland, Mt Maunganui and Christchurch.We stock the full range of engineering plastics such as PTFE, PEEK, PVDF, PSU, PPSU, PEI, PPS, PBI, PAI, PI, Nylon, Acetal, Polycarbonates, UHWMPE, HMWPE, HDPE, LDPE, PVC, ABS, PPE, Acrylic, Polyurethane and Polypropylene. Our chain selection includes roller chain, conveyor and wood processing chains, engineering class drive chains, bottling and packaging chains, sprockets and chain wheels, engineered plastic parts, specialty wear plates, roller chain and conveyor accessories. 67 Newton Street, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand. PO Box 4002, Mount Maunganui, Mount Maunganui 3149 PHONE: 07 575 0125 FREE PHONE: 0800 102 112 EMAIL: [email protected] www.supplyservices.co.nz CONTACT: General manager, Neil Miller

BRANDS Acoustic Research Labs (ARL), Anritsu, C.Scope, Casella, CHK Power Quality, Crystal Engineering, DPM, Druck, Dynatel, EMC, Escort, Fitel, Flire, Fluke, Graphtec, Greyline, Haltech, Hioki, HV Diagnostics, ISC, Krautkramer, Kyoritsu, Leica, Megger, Metrel

BRANCHES/AGENTS Penrose Unit 23, 761 Great South Road, Penrose, Auckland 1061, New Zealand Phone: 09 589 1705 Mobile: 021 197 3315 Contact: Vaughan Banfield, regional manager - Northern Email: [email protected] Mount Maunganui 67 Newton Street, Mount Maunganui, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand. PO Box 4002, Mount Maunganui 3149, New Zealand Phone: 07 575 0125 Mobile: 021 999 625 Contact: Craig Reekie, regional manager Central Email: [email protected] Wigram 11-15 Dakota Crescent, Wigram, Christchurch 8042, New Zealand Phone: 03 341 7200 Mobile: 021 193 4114 Contact: Fraser Gallagher, regional manager Southern Email: [email protected]

Techspan New Zealand Techspan New Zealand Limited supply high technology industrial products recognised for very high quality and innovative design. Our market leading products provide our customers with technological and economic advantages. Our product range includes: plastics machinery, plastic welding equipment, ultrasonic equipment cleaning and welding equipment and process heating equipment. Techspan offer precision engineered products for the highest possible functionality and reliability. Wherever possible our machinery products are modular, providing a flexible and logical solution for our customer’s requirements. Precision engineering and innovative design can be seen in our products every day, from the Engel tie-bar-less injection moulding machines, to our FEA computer designed ultrasonic sonotrodes. 1 Portage Road, New Lynn, Auckland 0600, New Zealand. PO Box 15262, New Lynn, Auckland 0640, New Zealand PHONE: 09 827 6567 FAX: 09 827 6596 EMAIL: [email protected] www.techspan.co.nz CONTACT: General manager, Dave Fastnedge, Sales/marketing manager, Tim Fastnedge, Finance director, Jon Fastnedge

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BRANDS Alemlube, Ampro, Bonfiglioli, CRC Dodge, Dow Corning, FAG, Gates, Hikoki, Kincrome, Klingspor, Koken, Loctite, Makita, Martin, NSK, NTN, OCM, Perma, PIX, Powerbuilt, Pulsarlube, Rocol, SY, THK, Timken

Generic categories we rent/hire instruments in include electrical power, environmental, OH&S, general industrial, fibre optics, data logging, electronic, thermal imaging, nondestructive testing, physical measurement, air flow/quality, liquid flow, process calibrators, PAT testers, electrical power loggers and fault finders, cable/pipe testers and locators and many more.Techrentals is also an IANZ accredited Calibration Laboratory providing both IANZ endorsed and traceable calibrations (for electronic test equipment) in the following general areas: electrical, medical, pressure, temperature, humidity, mass flow, airflow, vibration and light (lux). 101A Station Road, Penrose, Auckland 1061, New Zealand. PO Box 12032, Penrose, Auckland 1642, New Zealand EMAIL: [email protected] www.techrentals.co.nz CONTACT: General manager, John Thurston

TechRentals Techrentals has been providing short and long term rental/hire of test and measurement equipment and associated technical support to NZ businesses for over 35 years. Our experienced application engineers will assist you select the right instrument for your application - you know your needs and we know our instruments. We offer NZ wide overnight delivery or collect from our Penrose location.

Acim, BAK-AG, CR Clarke, Dohle, DynaPurge, Elma Ultrasonic, Elmet, Engel, Eurac, Gandus, Janser, KLN, Leister Technologies PRC, Marabu, Mig-O-Mat, plastic welding tools, Polystar, Radyne, Rinco Ultrasonics AG, Staubli, Sunnex, Techspan plastic welding ro

Trading As: TotalEnergies TotalEnergies New Zealand is the country’s third-largest oil company, and the exclusive importer and distributor of lubricants from leading global energy producer, TotalEnergies. Service excellence is the driving force in our business. Our network of warehousing and distribution throughout new Zealand, supported by the best technical brains in the business and TotalEnergies’ industry power, gives TotalEnergies New Zealand the leading edge in service delivery, and our customers high-quality products. Batch tested at blending plants, our product range adheres to international quality regulations and is ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001 rated. With operations in more than 130 countries, TotalEnergies engages in all aspects of the energy industry – oil and gas, renewable energies and bio-energies. From discovery and production to processing, community projects and marketing. We share TotalEnergies’ commitment to respecting the environment and protecting New Zealanders’ health and safety. 56 Whakatu Road, Whakatu, Hastings 4180, New Zealand. PO Box 13049, Mahora, Hastings 4155, New Zealand PHONE: 06 871 5325 FAX: 06 870 4890 EMAIL: [email protected] www.totaloilnz.co.nz CONTACT: General manager - sales, Grant Simpson, Sales/marketing manager, Grant Simpson, Marketing contact, Sharni Wakeman

BRANCHES/AGENTS Whangarei 227 Port Road, Whangarei 0110 Phone: 09 974 8858 Mobile: 027 286 5498 Contact: Kevin Reade, sales manager Email: [email protected] Auckland 27 Crooks Road, East Tamaki, Auckland 2013 Phone: 09 279 7452 Mobile: 027 280 6142 Contact: Bevan Killlian, Business manager Email: [email protected] Rotorua 8 Tallyho Street, Rotorua, 3015 Mobile: 027 557 4030 Contact: Lucan Daniels, sales manager Email: [email protected] Mount Maunganui 138 Newton Street, Mt Maunganui 3116 Phone: 07 574 6712 Mobile: 027 248 2331 Contact: Gareth Allen, business manager Email: [email protected] Taupo 8 Curlys Way, Tauhara, Taupo, 3378 Mobile: 027 557 4030 Contact: Lucan Daniels, sales manager Email: [email protected] Nelson 1 Braeburn Lane, Stoke, Nelson 7011 Mobile: 027 444 1457 Contact: Ange Cotton, sales manager Email: [email protected] Christchurch 9 Edmonton Road, Hornby South, Christchurch 8042 Mobile: 027 550 4425 Contact: Carl Gourdie, business manager Email: [email protected]

BRANDS Cargo, Chemz, Elf, Enirgi, Total

Transmission House Limited Transmission House Ltd (THL) are specialists in the field of conveyors and industrial power transmission, with brands such as Motovario, Uni chains, Tuffy belting, Mafdel, Cog-veyor. THL can offer the complete package in plastic modular, synthetic, homogeneous belting from concept through design to commission of the new system. Along with our industrial power transmission products such as geared motors, transmission chain, sprockets, couplings, timing belts and V belts drives. 47 Vickery Street, Te Rapa, Hamilton 3200, New Zealand. PO Box 10340, Hamilton 3241, New Zealand PHONE: 07 849 9445 FAX: 07 849 9456 EMAIL: [email protected] www.thl-nz.co.nz CONTACT: General manager, Todd Robbins

Trimate Industries Ltd Official country partner to Demag Cranes & Components, Donati Crane Equipment. NZ agents for Conductix-Wampfler, TKD-Kabel, Zeca, AL-Lift. We can supply crane kitsets, wire rope hoists, chain hoists, geared brake motors, slewing jibs, wheels, rubber and hydraulic buffers, manipulators, lifting attachments, radio and infrared remotes, busbar systems, festoon systems, slip-rings, spring and motorised cable reels, hose reels, energy chain, safety switches, flexible cables, cable glands, vacuum lifting devices. For all your lifting, travelling and mobile electrification requirements we can assist. 5/B Tarndale Grove, Albany, Auckland 0632, New Zealand. PO Box 303411, North Harbour, Auckland 0751, New Zealand PHONE: 09 415 0163 MOBILE: 021 939 802 FAX: 09 4150164 EMAIL: [email protected] www.trimate.net

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Trotec was founded in 1997 and has grown to become a world leader in laser technology headquartered in Austria, and part of TrodatTrotec Holdings. Trotec has been supplying and supporting laser machines for marking, cutting and engraving solutions in New Zealand since the local Australian and New Zealand subsidiary was established in 2008. Designed and engineered in Austria and Germany, we offer the world’s most diverse range of laser solutions, specifically designed to maximise workflow, quality and profitability for industrial applications and manufacturing. Our solutions range from the Speedy, SP and SpeedMarker series right through to individual custom-built machines. Supported by factorytrained staff with training and development centres across Australia and New Zealand, with warranties up to 10 years and training and support, Trotec is your ideal partner in industrial manufacturing. FREE PHONE: 0800 876 832 EMAIL: [email protected] www.troteclaser.com CONTACT: Managing director, Reece Moore, Sales director, Simon Moore, NZ sales representative, John Bishop, Marketing director, Angela Perkiss

Windsor Engineering Group embraces Kiwi ingenuity to provide proven designed equipment and services to solve your problems. From biomass fired thermal energy plant, industrial boilers, industrial heating and cooling coils, indirect air heaters, thermal oil heaters, industrial boiler servicing and spare parts, industrial air filtration, air pollution control, fans and blowers, timber drying kilns, air heaters, cooling towers, noise control, combustion engineering through to bespoke engineering solutions, if you’re looking for specialist engineering knowledge and equipment, talk to us first. Unit 1/23 Druces Road, Manukau, Auckland 2104, New Zealand. PO Box 98046, Manukau, Auckland 2241 PHONE: 09 262 4474 FAX: 09 262 4219 EMAIL: [email protected] www.windsor.co.nz

BRANDS Rayjet, Trotec

Vortex Engineering Ltd Air pollution control and materials handling experts. NZ owned, with global reach. We provide comprehensive turnkey solutions, extracting dusts and fumes from industrial processes, at scale. Our engineers have specialised in the needs, analysis and design of systems that work reliably, for many years. For over 30 years we have been supplying local and international mineral and food and timber processors, mines, councils, wood pellet users, chemical manufacturers, and more. Our Christchurch factories fabricate bespoke APC and materials handling components, in addition to fans, valves, heat plants, biomass boilers, structural steel, three waters infrastructure, hazardous materials containment, and stainless steel fabrication. We project manage, install, commission, and offer excellent after-sales support. Location: 31 Te Rama Place, Christchurch 8061 PHONE: 03 366 8255 MOBILE: 021 190 2829 www.vortexeng.co.nz CONTACT: General manager, Brett Hawkes

BRANDS Airtight, Dantherm, Fowlerex, Nederman, Norres, Taurus, Taylors, Vortex, Votec,

BRANCHES/AGENTS Sockburn Unit 1, 33 Watts Road, Sockburn, Christchurch 8042. PO Box 6096, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8442 Phone: 03 366 1411 Fax: 03 366 1456 Email: [email protected] Porirua 3A Broken Hill Road, Porirua, Wellington 5022 PO Box 13 348, Johnsonville, Wellington 6440 Phone: 04 232 8080 Fax: 04 237 4722 Email: [email protected] Napier Level 2, 6 Albion Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand Phone: 06899 5050 Email: [email protected] Manukau Unit 3 / 23 Druces Road, Manukau, Auckland 2104, New Zealand Phone: 09 262 5043 Email: [email protected] South Dunedin 5 Braemar Street, South Dunedin, Dunedin 9012 Phone: 03 366 1411 Email: [email protected]

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BRANDS Activ 8, AL-lift, Delachaux, Demag, Donati, Hevi-Bar, Insul 8, Kiepe, Motic-8, Safelec, Zeca,

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Dunedin 343 Kaikorai Road, Kenmure, Dunedin 9011 Mobile: 021 411 506 Contact: Anthony Henderson, sales manager Email: [email protected] New Plymouth 9 Moturoa Street, New Plymouth 4130 Mobile: 027 227 2562 Contact: Ian McKinstry, sales manager Email: [email protected] Wellington C/O Cable Price, 41 -51 Bell Road South, Gracefield, Lower Hutt 5010 Mobile: 027 550 6651 Contact: Cole Johnson, sales manager

AUTOMATION Actuators Cheal Consultants Ltd Dotmar Engineering Plastics Eurotec Ltd Hi-Q Electronics Ltd Linak New Zealand Ltd SAECOWilson Techspan New Zealand Air supply systems Cheal Consultants Ltd Filtercorp International Limited Windsor Engineering Group Ltd

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Analytical instrumentation Eurotec Ltd Instrumatics MasTec Ltd TechRentals Total Oil New Zealand Automated data collection Connection Technologies Ltd ENGEL MasTec Ltd Automated materials handling systems Aurora Process Solutions Autoline Automation Ltd Control Devices New Zealand Limited Design Energy Ltd Global Shop Solutions Page & Macrae Limited Transmission House Limited Trimate Industries Ltd Automation & control systems Aurora Process Solutions Autoline Automation Ltd Caliber Design Connection Technologies Ltd Control Devices New Zealand Limited Design energy Ltd element 14 Pty Ltd ENGEL Eurotec Ltd Global Shop Solutions MasTec Ltd Techspan New Zealand Transmission House Limited Barcoding equipment Codemark Limited Trade Scales Limited Circuit boards element 14 Pty Ltd MasTec Ltd Coding & Marking Codemark Limited Element 14Pty Ltd Trade Scales Limited MasTec Ltd Conveyor components Autoline Automation Ltd element 14 Pty Ltd Data acquisition equipment element 14 Pty Ltd Eurotec Ltd Global Shop Solutions MasTec Ltd TechRentals Total Oil New Zealand Digital readout equipment Control Devices New Zealand Limited element 14 Pty Ltd MasTec Ltd Electronics Connection Technologies Ltd element 14 Pty Ltd Hi-Q Electronics Ltd MasTec Ltd Electronics test equipment element 14 Pty Ltd

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MasTec Ltd TechRentals Total Oil New Zealand Instrumentation & controls Control Devices New Zealand Limited element 14 Pty Ltd Eurotec Ltd Instrumatics MachineryHouse NZ PTY Ltd MasTec Ltd TechRentals Total Oil New Zealand Measurement & control Control Devices New Zealand Limited element 14 Pty Ltd Eurotec Ltd Global Shop Solutioms Instrumatics Linak New Zealand Ltd MasTec Ltd Metal Spray Suppliers NZ Ltd Monitors & analysers Instrumatics MasTec Ltd PLCs (programmable logic controllers) element 14 Pty Ltd MasTec Ltd Monocrane 2010 Limited Process controls Aurora Process Solutions Caliber Design Control Devices New Zealand Limited element 14 Pty Ltd Linak New Zealand Ltd MasTec Ltd TechRentals Total Oil New Zealand Process instrumentation Control Devices New Zealand Limited element 14 Pty Ltd Eurotec Ltd Instrumatics MasTec Ltd TechRentals Total Oil New Zealand Remote control systems Autoline Automation Ltd Control Devices New Zealand Limited MasTec Ltd Monocrane 2010 Limited Trimate Industries Ltd Robots & robotics ABB Limited Aurora Process Solutions Autoline Automation Ltd Caliber Design Design Energy Ltd ENGEL Techspan New Zealand

DESIGN 3D Printing ARM Limited element 14 Pty Ltd CAE Plastic Flow Analysis Caliber Design Cheal Consultants Ltd Moulding Excellence Limited Prosoft Ltd CAE Stress Analysis Caliber Design Computer assisted design (CAD) A & G Price Ltd ARM Limited Autoline Automation Ltd Caliber Design element 14 Pty Ltd Global Stainless Limited Monocrane 2010 Limited Moulding Excellence Limited PFS Engineering Control design and integration Caliber Design Global Shop Solutions Controllers element 14 Pty Ltd ENGEL Designers ARM Limited Caliber Design PFS Engineering Industrial design ARM Limited Autoline Automation Ltd Caliber Design element 14Pty Ltd Global Stainless Limited Monocrane 2010 Limited Page & Macrae Limited SAECOWilson Injection Mould Design Caliber Design ENGEL Moulding Excellence Limited Techspan New Zealand Machinery designers Autoline Automation Ltd Caliber Design Design Energy Ltd Monocrane 2010 Limited Press Tool Design Caliber Design ENGEL Tool Design Caliber Design ENGEL

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Sensors & sensing equipment Control Devices New Zealand Limited element 14 Pty Ltd Eurotec Ltd MasTec Ltd

Air filtration Airtight Solutions Ltd Filtercorp International Limited Vortex Engineering Windsor Engineering Group Ltd

Switches and switchgear Control Devices New Zealand Limited element 14 Pty Ltd Eurotec Ltd MasTec Ltd Techspan New Zealand

Cleaning equipment & systems Elliott Scott Ltd Industrial Technologies Ltd Techspan New Zealand

Systems integration Aurora Process Solutions Autoline Automation Ltd Caliber Design ENGEL Global Shop Solutions Trotec Laser Pty Ltd

Cooling Towers Windsor Engineering Group Ltd Dust control equipment Airtight Solutions Ltd Elliott Scott Ltd Filtercorp International Limited MachineryHouse NZ PTY Ltd NZ DUCT+FLEX - NZIC (Eurasia) Ltd

Page & Macrae Limited Vortex Engineering Windsor Engineering Group Ltd Energy efficiency products ABB Limited Elliott Scott Ltd ENGEL Eurotec Ltd MachineryHouse NZ PTY Ltd NZ DUCT+FLEX - NZIC (Eurasia) Ltd SAECOWilson TechRentals Total Oil New Zealand Windsor Engineering Group Ltd Environmental equipment & services ENGEL Instrumatics MasTec Ltd NZ DUCT+FLEX - NZIC (Eurasia) Ltd TechRentals Total Oil New Zealand Vortex Engineering Windsor Engineering Group Ltd Fans Airtight Solutions Ltd element 14 Pty Ltd Filtercorp International Limited NZ DUCT+FLEX - NZIC (Eurasia) Ltd Vortex Engineering Windsor Engineering Group Ltd Filters Airtight Solutions Ltd Codemark Limited element 14 Pty Ltd Filtercorp International Limited NZ DUCT+FLEX - NZIC (Eurasia) Ltd Trotec Laser Pty Ltd Vortex Engineering Windsor Engineering Group Ltd Filtration Airtight Solutions Ltd Filtercorp International Limited NZ DUCT+FLEX - NZIC (Eurasia) Ltd Trotec Laser Pty Ltd Vortex Engineering Windsor Engineering Group Ltd Health & safety equipment Autoline Automation Ltd Element 14 Pty Ltd SAECOWilson TechRentals Total Oil New Zealand Heating & ventilation MasTec Ltd Techspan New Zealand Windsor Engineering Group Ltd Noise control ARM Limited TechRentals Total Oil New Zealand Windsor Engineering Group Ltd Recycling Phoenix Metal Recyclers Ltd Safety equipment Autoline Automation Ltd element 14 Pty Ltd Monocrane 2010 Limited SAECOWilson TechRentals Total Oil New Zealand Security systems element 14 Pty Ltd

MACHINERY Air compressors Applied Machinery Australia Pty Ltd Elliott Scott Ltd MachineryHouse NZ PTY Ltd SAECOWilson

Benders and shears Applied Machinery Australia Pty Ltd MachineryHouse NZ PTY Ltd Bending machines A & G Price Ltd Applied Machinery Australia Pty Ltd Techspan New Zealand Boring machines A & G Price Ltd Applied Machinery Australia Pty Ltd MachineryHouse NZ PTY Ltd Bulk handling machinery Aurora Process Solutions Autoline Automation Ltd Caliber Design Page & Macrae Limited CNC equipment Applied Machinery Australia Pty Ltd

Conveyors Autoline Automation Ltd Caliber Design Codemark Limited Design Energy Ltd Dotmar Engineering Plastics ENGEL MachineryHouse NZ PTY Ltd SAECOWilson Techspan New Zealand Transmission House Limited Cutting and slitting machinery Applied Machinery Australia Pty Ltd Caliber Design Fletcher Steel Ltd Techspan New Zealand Cutting tools SAECOWilson Trotec Laser Pty Ltd Drilling machinery A & G Price Ltd Applied Machinery Australia Pty Ltd Control Devices New Zealand Limited MachineryHouse NZ PTY Ltd SAECOWilson Electrical & mechanical equipment Caliber Design element 14 Pty Ltd MasTec Ltd NZ DUCT+FLEX - NZIC (Eurasia) Ltd TechRentals SAECOWilson Transmission House Limited Total Oil New Zealand Trotec Laser Pty Ltd Windsor Engineering Group Ltd Engineering machinery A & G Price Ltd Applied Machinery Australia Pty Ltd Autoline Automation Ltd Caliber Design Cheal Consultants Ltd ENGEL MachineryHouse NZ PTY Ltd Moulding Excellence Limited Page & Macrae Limited Trotec Laser Pty Ltd Windsor Engineering Group Ltd Flow Meters Cheal Consultants Ltd ENGEL Eurotec Ltd MasTec Ltd TechRentals Total Oil New Zealand

Gas flares Windsor Engineering Group Ltd Grinders & grinding accessories Calmack Engineering Ltd MachineryHouse NZ PTY Ltd NZ DUCT+FLEX - NZIC (Eurasia) Ltd SAECOWilson Grinding Applied Machinery Australia Pty Ltd Guillotines A & G Price Ltd Applied Machinery Australia Pty Ltd MachineryHouse NZ PTY Ltd Hoists Caliber Design Monocrane 2010 Limited Trimate Industries Ltd Hydraulics Caliber Design ENGEL Industrial Boilers Vortex Engineering Windsor Engineering Group Ltd Injection moulding machines Applied Machinery Australia Pty Ltd Autoline Automation Ltd Caliber Design ENGEL Moulding Excellence Limited Techspan New Zealand Large Capacity Machining A & G Price Ltd Applied Machinery Australia Pty Ltd Global Shop Solutions Lasers Applied Machinery Australia Pty Ltd Codemark Limited Trotec Laser Pty Ltd Lathes A & G Price Ltd Applied Machinery Australia Pty Ltd MachineryHouse NZ PTY Ltd Lifting equipment MachineryHouse NZ PTY Ltd Monocrane 2010 Limited Page & Macrae Limited SAECOWilson Trimate Industries Ltd Machine clamps ENGEL Techspan New Zealand Machine tools Applied Machinery Australia Pty Ltd ENGEL MachineryHouse NZ PTY Ltd Moulding Excellence Limited Machinery A & G Price Ltd Applied Machinery Australia Pty Ltd Caliber Design ENGEL MachineryHouse NZ PTY Ltd Meters MasTec Ltd Milling machinery A & G Price Ltd Applied Machinery Australia Pty Ltd Control Devices New Zealand Limited MachineryHouse NZ PTY Ltd Pipe and cable fastening clamps SAECOWilson

Pipe and tube benders Applied Machinery Australia Pty Ltd Global Stainless Limited MachineryHouse NZ PTY Ltd Pipe and tube cutting equipment Applied Machinery Australia Pty Ltd Elliott Scott Ltd MachineryHouse NZ PTY Ltd Plasma cutting machinery Applied Machinery Australia Pty Ltd Autoline Automation Ltd Fletcher Steel Ltd MachineryHouse NZ PTY Ltd Press brakes A & G Price Ltd Applied Machinery Australia Pty Ltd Global Stainless Limited MachineryHouse NZ PTY Ltd

Metal Spray Suppliers NZ Ltd Modern Maintenance Products NZ. Ltd Belts and chains Dotmar Engineering Plastics Industrial Technologies Ltd SAECOWilson Transmission House Limited Bulk handling machinery Trimate Industries Ltd Cast iron A & G Price Ltd Industrial Technologies Ltd Castings A & G Price Ltd Composites Dotmar Engineering Plastics Industrial Technologies Ltd

Production engineering machines A & G Price Ltd Autoline Automation Ltd Caliber Design Design Energy Ltd ENGEL MachineryHouse NZ PTY Ltd Oli Vibrators Pty Ltd Trotec Laser Pty Ltd

Corrosion control systems Metal Spray Suppliers NZ Ltd Modern Maintenance Products NZ. Ltd

Pumps ABB Limited Caliber Design

Materials handling Autoline Automation Ltd Control Devices New Zealand Limited Design Energy Ltd Global Shop Solutions Oli Vibrators Pty Ltd Page & Macrae Limited Techspan New Zealand Transmission House Limited Trimate Industries Ltd Vortex Engineering

Sheetmetal equipment Applied Machinery Australia Pty Ltd Caliber Design Global Stainless Limited MachineryHouse NZ PTY Ltd NZ DUCT+FLEX - NZIC (Eurasia) Ltd Sheetmetal machinery Applied Machinery Australia Pty Ltd Caliber Design Global Stainless Limited MachineryHouse NZ PTY Ltd Steam Turbines Elliott Scott Ltd Variable speed drives (VSDs) Eurotec Ltd

MANAGEMENT ERP Software Global Shop Solutions Financial Services Abbott Insurance Brokers Internet services HAYLEYMEDIA LTD Marketing services HAYLEYMEDIA LTD Recruitment Caliber Design Training and education services ENGEL Global Shop Solutions Metal Spray Suppliers NZ Ltd

MATERIALS Alloys A & G Price Ltd Global Stainless limited Industrial Technologies Ltd Metal Spray Suppliers NZ Ltd Aluminium Autoline Automation Ltd Industrial Technologies Ltd Metal Spray Suppliers NZ Ltd Anti-corrosion coatings Industrial Technologies Ltd MasTec Ltd

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CNC machiners A & G Price Ltd Applied Machinery Australia Pty Ltd Combustion Equipment Windsor Engineering Group Ltd

Folding machines A & G Price Ltd Applied Machinery Australia Pty Ltd Caliber Design MachineryHouse NZ PTY Ltd

Flow meters TechRentals Techspan New Zealand Hydraulic hoses & fittings Hi-Q Electronics Ltd

Materials handling equipment Aurora Process Solutions Autoline Automation Ltd Control Devices New Zealand Limited Design Energy Ltd MachineryHouse NZ PTY Ltd NZ DUCT+FLEX - NZIC (Eurasia) Ltd Oli Vibrators Pty Ltd Page & Macrae Limited Transmission House Limited Trimate Industries Ltd Plastic hardware ARM Limited Dotmar Engineering Plastics Powder & powder coating Hi-Q Electronics Ltd Spraying equipment Metal Spray Suppliers NZ Ltd Tubes and tubing Hi-Q Electronics Ltd Vacuum Technology Global Stainless Limited

SERVICES Abrasive blasting Global Stainless Limited PFS Engineering Calibration Cheal Consultants Ltd Eurotec Ltd Instrumatics TechRentals Trade Scales Limited Total Oil New Zealand Calibration services Aurora Process Solutions Eurotec Ltd TechRentals Trade Scales Limited Total Oil New Zealand

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The CoroMill® Dura high-performance multi-material concept is designed for trouble-free machining. The wide assortment of end mills guarantees you willTradeZone Morrinsville Plug and play? No problem. Though most important is the new WhisperKut smooth, secure and silent.

Why choose between quality and cost per component when you can have both?

WhisperKut™ technology

• Advanced unequal helix concept, where each flute is oriented at

• On every level of the cutting edge, each flute is unequally spaced • The design enables very good stability and effectiveness in eliminating vibration

• The result: silent, safe and efficient machining For more info, contact: [email protected] www.sandvik.coromant.com/coromilldura

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CoroMill® Dura

High-performance versatile end mills

The CoroMill® Dura high-performance multi-material concept is designed for trouble-free machining. The wide assortment of end mills guarantees you will Plug and play? No problem. Though most important is the new WhisperKut smooth, secure and silent.

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Why choose between quality and cost per component when you can have both?

WhisperKut™ technology

• Advanced unequal helix concept, where each flute is oriented at a different helix angle

• On every level of the cutting edge, each flute is unequally spaced from the others, reducing the constant harmonics typically produced with conventional end mills

• The design enables very good stability and effectiveness in eliminating vibration

• The result: silent, safe and efficient machining For more info, contact: [email protected] www.sandvik.coromant.com/coromilldura

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