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Tusker Rolls Out Rolec’s EV Charge Online Network

Tusker Rolls Out Rolec’s EV Charge Online Network

Tusker, one of the UK’s leading car benefit companies, recently installed a substantial number of Rolec’s AutoCharge electric vehicle charging pedestals at its Watford HQ.

 

Each of the AutoCharge pedestals were equipped with Rolec’s EV Charge Online pay-to-charge system, allowing EV drivers to use their mobile phone to pay to charge using Visa, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal.

 

These new charging points are the latest additions to Rolec’s UK-wide EV Charge Online network, and expand upon the hundreds of online charging points already operating on the network. 

 

SWA – Celebrates 30 Years!

SWA – Celebrates 30 Years!

The story of SWA is quite remarkable.

 

There were a couple of ways SWA could have celebrated reaching their 30th anniversary year. They could have produced a special brochure patting themselves on their collective backs while blowing their own trumpet (not easy to do). Or they could have printed a 300 page special issue brochure charting their history.

 

Instead, they’re focusing on the products and people who have shared this history with them, and without whom they’d have never made it to 3 years, let alone 30.

 

Security will be key for the new Smart Home revolution

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  • Smart security systems will lead the Smart Home revolution – 37% of the population would buy one if money were no object

  • Smart TV’s, laptops and tablets are already being used to introduce smart technology in the home

  • AO.com predict Smart Home technology will spread out of the living room via home security and heating, to embrace many areas of the home

Home security is a top priority for homeowners investing in Smart Home technology, a new census reveals.

Apprentice hunt for Britain's best - conducted by Berkeley Group

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The search is on for the top apprentices working in construction. The Berkeley Group has launched a call for entries at the start of its second annual Apprentice Awards campaign. With housebuilders needing tens of thousands of new recruits over the next decade, Berkeley is calling on schools and FE colleges to help champion careers in construction.

  • Right now, 98% of young people believe that more can be done in school and colleges to help students become an apprentice
  • The Berkeley Group is committed to having at least 1,500 people in apprenticeships or training by April 2018

EV GridSMART Online – Rolec’s Answer To Keeping The Lights On

EV GridSMART Online – Rolec’s Answer To Keeping The Lights On

EV charge point manufacturer Rolec EV has launched a new innovative electricity management solution, ‘EV GridSMART Online’, designed to monitor and manage power demands placed on the grid by Electric Vehicles (EVs).

EV GridSMART Online enables the current electrical infrastructure to be used as efficiently as possible on a domestic, local, regional and national level by supporting the balancing of traditional electrical loads with the new demands being placed on the grid by EVs.

Rolec’s Managing Director Kieron Alsop commented: “With record EV sales throughout the UK, as well as legislative changes to encourage EV uptake, the need to support the country’s electrical infrastructure has taken on a new urgency.

Volvo Install 50 Rolec WallPod EV Charging Units

Volvo Install 50 Rolec WallPod EV Charging Units

Following Volvo’s recent announcement that all of its new cars, launched from 2019 onwards, will be partial (PHEV) or full electric vehicles (EVs) the company has installed 50 Rolec WallPod EV charging points at its showrooms.

 

These bespoke blue and cream WallPod Mode 3 fast charging units have been installed in the showrooms to promote safe and reliable home charging solutions to Volvo customers.

 

WallPod was chosen by Volvo due to its adaptability, reliability and the fact that it is one of the very few charging units in the world that has been certified by the British Standards Institute (BSI) as compliant and safe to use in and around the home.

Battersea Project Rolls Out 100 New Rolec Smart Charging Points

Battersea Project Rolls Out 100 New Rolec Smart Charging Points

The £9billion Battersea Power Station project in central London has recently taken delivery of 100x Rolec Smart EV charge points.

 

These charging points will provide electric vehicle charging facilities for residents, as well as the thousands of visitors and business users of this new iconic development. 

 

Kieron Alsop, Rolec’s Managing Director, commented: “We were delighted to have been chosen to design and provide the EV charging infrastructure for this prestigious project.  

Battersea Project Rolls Out 100 New Rolec Smart Charging Points

The role of women in engineering

The role of women in engineering

According to the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), less than ten per cent of engineering professionals in the United Kingdom are women, the lowest figure in Europe. Latvia, Bulgaria and Cyprus are leading the way, with female engineers making up almost 30 per cent. Here, Helen Marston, engineer at specialist resistor manufacturer, Cressall, discusses the role of women in engineering throughout history.
 
In 1914, the National Council of Women was created, with the aim of getting women into work as men joined the armed forces to aid in the war effort. These women changed the face of engineering forever, being highly praised for their skills and expertise.
 

Asbestos Training - The Wrekin Housing Trust

Asbestos Training - The Wrekin Housing Trust

The word asbestos can strike fear and alarm into the hearts of social housing landlords but knowledge and understanding can bring peace of mind, so appropriate training is the answer. The Wrekin Housing Trust has been providing cost-effective training solutions to landlords and their tradespeople throughout the UK.

 

It’s true that asbestos is a killer. It is responsible for 40 lung cancer deaths each week and is the single greatest cause of work-related deaths in the UK.

 

Incorrect handling of asbestos can be a costly matter. Hefty fines running into tens of thousands of pounds are not unusual for landlords failing to comply with HSE regulations when dealing with asbestos. 

 

CEF raising the roof for the Electrical Industries Charity

CEF raising the roof for the Electrical Industries Charity

City Electrical Factors (CEF) is set to Raise the Roof for the Dickinson family as part of the Electrical Industries Charity’s Challenge for a Cause campaign at CEF LIVE 2017.

 

Back by popular demand, CEF LIVE returns to Birmingham’s NEC Arena on the 8th - 9th June, 2017. Hosted by CEF, the UK’s expert supplier of electrical products and services, this year’s event runs across two days and will feature industry leading brands, exclusive on-the-day offers and vital information about upcoming industry changes. 

 

FIREX International and Autonomous FM add another phenomenal inspirational speaker to the 2017 June Keynote programme

FIREX International and Autonomous FM add another phenomenal inspirational speaker to the 2017 June Keynote programme

London, 17th May 2017:  Following the announcement last month of FIREX International’s best ever keynotes; rock star physicist Professor Brian Cox OBE; double Olympic gold medallist, Dame Kelly Holmes; and Falklands War veteran, Simon Weston OBE, FIREX International and Autonomous FM are thrilled to reveal a fourth inspirational speaker for this year’s event. Nigel Owens MBE, acknowledged as the best referee in rugby union, will join these phenomenal speakers on stage to discuss operating at peak performance and making tough decisions.

How to check if Cooling Output inside Enclosures is Sufficient

How to check if Cooling Output inside Enclosures is Sufficient

By Jason Swann, Rittal Product Manager for Climate

 

Manufacturing automation systems are delicate and very expensive pieces of kit, which perform vital functions for the businesses they serve. 

The enclosures that protect them must have strictly controlled internal environments with interior temperatures that are carefully maintained within a few degrees.  If not, the impact can be harmful to the inverter drives, power supplies, contactors, PLCs and other electrical and electronic components operating within them.  This requires careful control of the climate within the enclosure. 

Case Study: Cooper Weston’s Modern Office Refit in Shoreditch

Case Study: Cooper Weston’s Modern Office Refit in Shoreditch

The art of bespoke featured lighting

In recent years professional offices have become part of a new design culture where the spaces become aspirational and stylish, with the aim of being memorable and welcoming to both staff and guests. For any business operating in the competitive environment of London, an office is a signifier of success and a vehicle to attract highly skilled employees and big budget clients.

Rolec EV Introduces EV Charge Point Grant Funding

Rolec EV Introduces EV Charge Point Grant Funding

As a government approved EV charge point manufacturer and installer, Rolec EV are able to offer grant funding of up to £6,000 towards EV charge point installations under the new Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS).

 

Kieron Alsop, Rolec EV’s Managing Director, commented: “The Workplace Charging Scheme was introduced by the Government and is being managed by the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) to encourage and support workplace locations to install and provide electric vehicle charging points to cater for the EV charging requirements of their own staff as well as visitors.

 

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Fläkt Woods Reduces Energy Consumption Through Innovative Plug Fan Upgrade

Fläkt Woods Reduces Energy Consumption Through Innovative Plug Fan Upgrade

Fläkt Woods, a leading manufacturer of ventilation and air movement products, has helped a prestigious archives & records building reduce energy consumption across its buildings through upgrading from belt driven centrifugal fans to highly efficient plug fans.

 

 

The buildings archive, containing 1,000 years of history with records from parchment and paper scrolls through to digital files and archived websites. Crucially, the site is visited by thousands of visitors each year, and as such, the quality of the air circulated within the buildings must achieve sufficient comfort and air quality levels, whilst cutting energy and carbon too.

 

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.