Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Local Hydraulics Company Impresses Audience of Engineers

Local Hydraulics Company Impresses Audience of Engineering Peers.


Click for big version.

Engineers and industry participants grabbed a rare opportunity to observe the hydraulic and control capabilities of Manukau company McRaes Global Hydraulics at the final Maintenance Engineering Society Network Evening of 2013.

Around 60 attendees were treated to a bonnet-up look at the Manukau facility, which began life 50 years ago as a jobbing machine shop and has now grown to a cutting edge facility.

The former Global Hydraulics operation is now part of the well respected McRaes group of companies and is rapidly staking a worldwide reputation for excellence in design, manufacture, commissioning and maintenance. From the international super yacht industry in Abu Dhabi to the Lower Hatea bridge project in New Zealand, McRaes have taken the kiwi can-do attitude and applied it as a “think local, act global” success formula.

As engineers will, intense interest was displayed in the smallest detail of control systems capable of applying surgeon like fine hand movements to powerful hydraulic actuators, fluid analysis systems to analyse and treat oils, and design innovations such as the helicopter handling control system used for landing helicopters aboard ships in heavy sea conditions.

As well as learning first hand tips on hydraulic systems and their maintenance, the audience benefited from the opportunity to network with their peers, taking new connections and solutions back to their workplaces.

The Maintenance Engineering Society is active across New Zealand, providing opportunities for maintenance engineers and manufacturing operations to network and share innovations and experiences; both at a national level at their annual conference or at these regional events. The 2014 National Maintenance Engineering Conference will be held at Hamilton in November.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Power Outages, Roads Close: Easter Storm Moving Down Country

The NZ Transport Agency says storm conditions at the start of the Easter break are making driving hazardous in Auckland and Northland and it advises people extreme care is needed on the regions’ state highways and roads... More>>

ALSO:

Houses (& Tobacco) Lead Inflation: CPI Up 0.3% In March Quarter

The consumers price index (CPI) rose 0.3 percent in the March 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. Higher tobacco and housing prices were partly countered by seasonally cheaper international air fares, vegetables, and package holidays. More>>

ALSO:

Notoriously Reliable Predictions: Budget To Show Rise In Full-Time Income To 2018: English

This year’s Budget will forecast wage increases through to 2018 amounting to a $10,500 a year increase in average full time earnings over six years to $62,200 a year, says Finance Minister Bill English in a speech urging voters not to “put all of this at risk” by changing the government. More>>

ALSO:

Prices Up, Volume Down: March NZ House Sales Drop 10% As Loan Curbs Bite

New Zealand house sales dropped 10 percent in March from a year earlier as the Reserve Bank’s restrictions on low-equity mortgages continue to weigh on sales of cheaper property. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Chorus To Appeal Copper Pricing Judgment

Chorus will appeal a High Court ruling upholding the Commerce Commission’s determination setting the regulated prices on the telecommunications network operator’s copper lines. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier:

Cars: Precautionary Recalls Announced For Toyota Vehicles

Toyota advises that a number of its New Zealand vehicles are affected by a series of precautionary global recalls. Toyota New Zealand General Manager Customer Services Spencer Morris stressed that the recalls are precautionary. More>>

ALSO:

'Gardening Club': Air Freight Cartel Nets Almost $12 Million In Penalties

The High Court in Auckland has today ordered Swiss company Kuehne + Nagel International AG to pay a penalty of $3.1 million plus costs for breaches of the Commerce Act. Kuehne + Nagel’s penalty brings the total penalties ordered in this case to $11.95 million ... More>>

ALSO:

Crown Accounts: Revenue Below Projections

Core Crown tax revenue has increased by $1.9 billion (or 5.0%) compared to the same time last year. However this was $1.1 billion less than expected and is reflected across most tax types, continuing the pattern of recent months. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news