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Oct 2017 Cable & Wire | Comments Off on The evolution of manufacturing

The evolution of manufacturing

The evolution of manufacturing

Batch Size 1 and Industry 4.0 may seem like the aspirations of cutting-edge high-tech industry, but according to Richard Shaw, managing director of world leading cable cleat company Ellis, they are both very much of the here and now To appreciate where manufacturing currently stands, it’s worth looking back at the way in which it […]

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Oct 2017 Security Systems | Comments Off on Don’t be left in the dark

Don’t be left in the dark

Don’t be left in the dark

As the long dark nights of winter stretch ahead, home and business owners will be focusing on keeping their properties protected. ESP sales director Neil Baldwin looks at some of the options installers should be considering The longer winter nights may lead to an increase in the number of domestic burglaries and vehicle thefts as […]

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Oct 2017 UPS | Comments Off on Smaller scale, same capability

Smaller scale, same capability

Smaller scale, same capability

UPS protection is increasingly required for smaller environments, where it must offer the same benefits as larger counterparts because the supported loads can be just as critical. Ian Jackson, director at Pure Power Systems, a Kohler company, looks at the available solutions UPS systems have become ubiquitous within data centres and, like the data processing […]

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Oct 2017 Fire & Security, Training | Comments Off on Get fired up about qualifications

Get fired up about qualifications

Get fired up about qualifications

Four new qualifications from the FIA will enable successful learners to call themselves a professional technician, says Ian Gurling, FIA awarding organisation manager The FIA, in conjunction with the new Awarding Organisation for the fire industry, the FIA AO, is going to be releasing not one, but four, new formal qualifications in fire detection and […]

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Aug 2017 Electric Vehicles, Latest News | Comments Off on Government announcement heralds rise in demand for EV charging points

Government announcement heralds rise in demand for EV charging points

Martin Jones, business development manager for services solutions at Rexel UK, has issued a statement in response to the government announcement that Britain is set to ban all new diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040: “With the announcement last week that the government is aiming to ban all new diesel and petrol cars […]

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Aug 2017 Latest News, Legislation | Comments Off on Just one in 16 firms back wiring regulations changes

Just one in 16 firms back wiring regulations changes

Just one in 16 electrotechnical businesses (6%) from across the entire industry ‘absolutely support’ the proposed 18th Edition update to the wiring regulations, according to major new survey findings from the ECA. Nearly three in 10 respondents (28%) said the planned changes were unfavourable’ or were ‘strongly opposed’ to them. Six in 10 firms (61%) […]

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Aug 2017 Fire & Security, Latest News | Comments Off on Successful FIREX launch for FIA qualifications

Successful FIREX launch for FIA qualifications

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has officially launched its new qualifications in fire detection and alarms at FIREX. Three seminars were held on the topic of the new qualifications; one on each day of the three-day fire industry expo. The seminars were given by VIP speaker, FIA general manager Martin Duggan, who delivered presentations about […]

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Aug 2017 Tools | Comments Off on Professional tools make the cut

Professional tools make the cut

Professional tools make the cut

Professional cutting tools have an important role in reducing the risk of injury, says Jasmina Prill, associate product manager fastenings & fixings at HellermannTyton Ask any electrician what their most valuable tool is and they will probably tell you their hands. While the products we install are becoming more technologically advanced, the methods we use […]

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Aug 2017 Tools | Comments Off on Pick the right kit

Pick the right kit

Pick the right kit

Malcolm Duncan, distributor of Klein Tools in the UK and Ireland, looks at how the careful specification of hand tools can greatly improve on-the-job efficiency for electrical contractors, and have a positive impact on safety and costs too Summer is finally here and for those handful of weeks when the weather is warmer and the […]

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Aug 2017 Heating, Ventilation | Comments Off on Breathing new air into ventilation

Breathing new air into ventilation

Breathing new air into ventilation

One way to maintain indoor air quality is to thoroughly ventilate the home. Lee Stones, category manager for Xpelair, explains how mechanical ventilation and heat recovery (MVHR) can help Indoor air pollutants can be detrimental for both the fabric of a building and the health of its occupants. Fresh air can be brought into the […]

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