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BOFA International Wins Queen’s Award for Innovation

BOFA International Wins Queen’s Award for Innovation

BOFA International, a leading manufacturer of fume and dust extraction technology for the electronics sector, has won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise (Innovation) in its 30th anniversary year.

BOFA has been awarded the prestigious accolade for the development of its Intelligent Operating (iQ) System, which is transforming the way that organisations around the world are able to protect the health of employees and improve production processes through more effective extraction of airborne contaminants in the workplace.

 

Hughes In Dereham Comes To Rescue Of Local Primary School

Hughes In Dereham Comes To Rescue Of Local Primary School

Hughes Electrical in Dereham came to the rescue of a local primary school when it was having problems with its own bake off!

The two ovens in the food technology room at Mattishall Primary School started to cause problems with food being either half cooked or not cooked at all - so teacher Claire Findlay put out an SOS to local firms which was immediately answered by Hughes.

 

"At the school we deem cooking to be an essential part of our curriculum as it has so much to offer children: measuring, speaking & listening, sharing, working together and reading recipes to name a few of the life skills it supports," said Claire Findlay.

Oh what a night at powerBall 2016

Oh what a night at powerBall 2016

The Electrical Industries Trading Company in support of the Charity is thrilled to announce that the most prestigious event in the electrical industry -  powerBall 2016 was a tremendous success raising over £450,000.

 

Over 800 guests across the sector enjoyed the spectacular entertainment from the headline act of the night- the legendary Jersey Boys. The four boys from New Jersey took guests on a journey through the history of pop music featuring their top 10 worldwide hits including Beggin, Bye Bye Baby (Baby Goodbye), Can’t Take My Eyes Off You and Big Girls Don’t Cry.

Hundreds of guests danced the night away to the world-class music of Earth Lights Boogie Band and enjoyed the entertainment from the UK’s leading comic – Bob Mills.

SELECT pushes for legislative change to make “Electrician” a regulated profession

SELECT pushes for legislative change to make “Electrician” a regulated profession

SELECT signals to Scottish Parliament that it intends to push for legislative change to make “Electrician” a regulated profession

SELECT, the campaigning trade body for the electro-technical industry in Scotland, has signalled to the Scottish Parliament that it intends to press hard to make the occupation of electrician a regulated profession in the same way that anyone working with gas is currently required by statute to be regulated.

NAPIT Present Innovative Consumer Unit Manufacturers’ Panel at ELEX 2016

NAPIT are to unveil new and exciting seminars designed directly for installers across all of the ELEX events 2016. A specialist panel of industry and manufacturing experts including representatives from Schneider Electric, Contactum, Hager and Chint to name a few, will offer guidance on the new non-combustible consumer units in accordance with regulation changes.

The ‘Full Metal Jacket’ seminars supported by British Electrotechnical and Allied Manufacturers' Association (BEAMA) and hosted by NAPIT’s Regional Inspections Manager Paul Chaffers, will focus on design including assembly and configuration, installation, locations and containment amongst other issues surrounding the change from plastic to metal consumer units.

Think outside the box for cranes and hoists

When contemplating entering the cranes and hoists market, panel builders and system integrators need to think outside the box - not only laterally but vertically as well. Mainstream horizontal applications like conveyors cannot be shoehorned into the same category as cranes and hoistsTony Young, owner and director of CP Automation explains the complexities of vertical lift applications


The bigger, the better?

In 2009, Northrop Grumman Corporation successfully load tested the most powerful electric motor ever used by the US Navy. The motor is also the world's first 36.5 megawatt high temperature superconductor (HTS) ship propulsion motor, which is double the US Navy's power rating test record. What may surprise you is the motor is less than half the size of a conventional motor, thanks to the use of HTS wire coils that are able to carry 150 times the power of similar-sized copper wire. Sometimes, the best things are disguised in smaller packages.