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Epson to showcase extensive label range at the ED&I Expo 2017

Label works

NEC, Birmingham, September 6 – 7 2017, Stand 7

Epson will be demonstrating its complete LabelWorks range of printers at the inaugural ED&I Expo which takes place next month at Birmingham’s NEC.  

 

Epson’s LabelWorks handheld label printers are ideal for electrical and IT engineers, maintenance contractors, builders and plumbers.  Together with the Epson Label editor application on your mobile phone you can quickly and easily produce high visibility safety signage, magnetic labels and heat shrink wrap for tagging electrical equipment including, network comms cables, audio visual cables, pipes and machinery.

 

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. 

 

Workplace Lighting

Recent Survey Suggests Indifferent Attitudes Towards Workplace Lighting

 

Lamp Shop Online has recently carried out research into attitudes towards lighting in the workplace.

Two separate surveys asked 500 people the following questions:

1. Would you know how to replace a fluorescent strip light in the workplace?

2. Have you or a colleague ever changed a fluorescent strip at work?

 

Learning from the Grenfell Tower Tragedy

Frank Bertie

The tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire highlighted the deep issues faced by social housing in the UK and sparked an outcry of discussion. In particular, the causes of the fire have spurred intense debate, as it was revealed by police that the fire started in a fridge freezer due to an electrical fault. 

 

This, coupled with the fact that the tower had been blighted with electrical issues for many years, raises serious concerns about the state of electrical safety in rented housing across the UK. NAPIT have long campaigned for electrical safety and are intent on raising awareness by outlining key ways of ensuring electrical safety in order to prevent future disasters.

Electrical training specialist powers ahead with growth phase

Electrical power training specialist, The Faraday Training Centre Ltd continues its growth phase with the launch of a new course.

The Faraday Training Centre Ltd has launched a new three-day Wind Farm HV Cable Termination course, which will train electrical engineers on how to correctly prepare HV cables for wind farm applicable termination.

The course will also provide insight into how a cable is constructed and the function of individual components as well as topics such as: electrical fields and stress control, electrical connections and cable testing.

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.

Security will be key for the new Smart Home revolution

security1
  • 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

Wireless lighting can help cut corporate lighting costs by half

Wireles lighting

As much as 20% of building operations costs could be saved simply by reducing the time that lighting is left on when no-one is there.

Lighting accounts for around 40% of building operation costs, and this can be a huge financial drain for companies. 

Data shows that 50% of this lighting is actually wasted due to lights being on when they are not needed or when an area is unoccupied. However, this can be mitigated against through the use of wireless lighting.

Recent developments in wireless lighting technology allow companies to have custom control of the work environment by remotely managing the lighting levels and timings throughout the entire facility. 

NAPIT Training Tackles Skills Shortage

Training

The construction industry has recently been hit by a skills shortage which has seen pressure mount on the industry to employ and train more people than ever before.

NAPIT Training are preparing to help tackle the issue by offering high quality training services to train and qualify tradespeople, ensuring competence and compliance across a range of trades in the building services sector.

The demand for registered, skilled labourers is ever increasing in the construction industry. 

Planes, Trains and Automobiles.. And Electronics!

EC Electronic

Across the UK there is a booming electronics industry comprising numerous firms engineering electronic components for the automotive, aeronautic and marine sectors.

 

EC Electronic’s technology is in Volvo cars, Jaguar Land Rover, JCB tractors and rail control systems for Bombardier Transportation. They work with many engineering firms who supply technology solutions to the transportation industry, supplying often very small components that make planes, trains and automobiles (and boats) work effectively.

 

JLR Order Portable EV Charging Points

JLR Order Portable EV Charging Points

Rolec have supplied Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) with 40 of its 1way and 2way portable EV CubiCharge units.

These specialist Rolec units are designed to offer temporary 16amp and 32amp Mode 3, Type 2 fast charging facilities for locations such as exhibitions, events, showrooms, test centres, temporary parking facilities, etc.

 

CubiCharge can be manufactured to charge up to four EVs at a time from a single unit and can be individually designed to suit the customer’s corporate colours and branding. 

 

Carshalton College offers electrical courses

Training

Carshalton College offers fantastic state of the art facilities for their electrical courses with over 250 students on Full Time, Part Time and Apprenticeship courses.

 

Technology, Engineering and Construction (TEC) Centre

All electrical courses are held in our Technology, Engineering and Construction (TEC) Centre, opened in June 2016. 

 

The TEC Centre was the result of a large construction project to consolidate the construction, engineering and motor vehicle curriculum areas into one single central location for over 900 students. This striking modern building provides state of the art workshops to deliver the bricklaying, carpentry, electrical, motor vehicle, plastering and plumbing lessons.