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Warmworks helps Cumbernauld company grow

A business in Cumbernauld has been able to grow thanks to a scheme that has already helped 5,000 Scottish households to reduce their energy bills and make their homes more energy efficient.

 

Warmworks Scotland delivers the Scottish Government’s Warmer Homes Scotland scheme to households all across the country, and Omega Electrical is among those 30 installers to have helped transform people’s lives so far.

 

In total, Warmworks, a £224m joint venture between the Energy Saving Trust, Everwarm and Changeworks, has helped create more than 300 new jobs, including 60 apprenticeships, across the country – with all those working to carry out home improvements paid at least the Living Wage.

 

Harvard Technology adds DALI variants to programmable driver range

lighting

Harvard Technology, world leader in the design, development and manufacture of wireless control solutions for lighting, has launched its latest innovations in the CoolLED programmable driver range, adding both a 40W and 50W Dali Low Voltage SELV variant in the CLS case platform to what is a growing programmable range. 

 

The power factor corrected, fully isolated SELV output Dali drivers, are initially available in two variants – 200-700mA and 700-1400mA – delivering up to 40W and 50W of power respectively. 

 

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. 

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. 

Survey shows most customers would recommend their electrician

Survey shows most customers would recommend their electrician

Electrician firms are among the top property-related service providers recommended by word of mouth in the UK, a recent survey has found.

 

The exclusive SellingUp.com survey carried out by the online polling firm Toluna asked 1,000 members of the general public from across the country about their experiences with a range of home-related sectors.

 

Honing in on detail: why aesthetics in wiring accessories are increasingly important

Honing in on detail: why aesthetics in wiring accessories are increasingly important

People have higher expectations when it comes to how things look, and wiring accessories is no exception. Building designers, product specifiers and installing contractors are just as interested in how wiring accessories look on the outside, as how easy they are to install and use. Soft curves, smooth lines and slim plates are some of the features that are desirable, but aesthetics no longer exist for the sole purpose of looking good. Innovative, modern and often minute external details make wiring accessories easier to use and improve safety; critical factors in the commercial buildings market. Success in this area can set an accessory apart from the rest in a competitive playing field.

 

Smooth and slimline

Honing in on detail: why aesthetics in wiring accessories are increasingly important

Honing in on detail: why aesthetics in wiring accessories are increasingly important

People have higher expectations when it comes to how things look, and wiring accessories is no exception. Building designers, product specifiers and installing contractors are just as interested in how wiring accessories look on the outside, as how easy they are to install and use. Soft curves, smooth lines and slim plates are some of the features that are desirable, but aesthetics no longer exist for the sole purpose of looking good. Innovative, modern and often minute external details make wiring accessories easier to use and improve safety; critical factors in the commercial buildings market. Success in this area can set an accessory apart from the rest in a competitive playing field.

 

Smooth and slimline

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.

 

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.

One Alarm For All Fire Types

Alarm in house

It’s common knowledge that the utilisation of smoke alarms helps save lives and homes. However, traditional solutions, such as ionisation and optical smoke alarms, offer contrasting benefits that can make correct specification confusing and difficult. James King, Sales Director at Sprue Safety Products, discusses how SONA by FireAngel is utilisingthe technology used and trusted by the UK Fire and Rescue Service to drive the mains smoke alarm market towards a simplified alternative.

 

The Fire and Rescue Service is called out to approximately 50,000 domestic fires per annum, leading to almost 500 deaths and 11,000 injuries caused by fire. From these statistics it’s quite simple to see the importance of smoke alarms, meaning correct selection is absolutely essential. 

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.

 

Time to teach? College targets industry professionals interested in new career

Teacher training course aims to create new wave of teachers

Reports of a national teacher shortage in continuously hitting the headlines - with some experts declaring it a "crisis". 

Almost three out of four local education authorities in England have admitted to experiencing a teacher shortage in their boroughs.

You may have thought about teaching your area of expertise in a secondary school or a further education college (FE), and you may have even investigated the possibility – but, if the time it takes to train, the high entry requirements, and eye-watering fees are putting you off – perhaps it’s time to think again?

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.

 

New recessed LED module set to improve office environments and reduce glare

LED module AXIS 5695

Tamlite Lighting, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and designers of lighting, is launching the AXIS recessed LED module, which provides excellent glare-free illumination for offices.

The energy saving benefit of upgrading office lighting to LED is widely known, but less emphasis has traditionally been placed on the effect modern lighting can have on staff health and wellbeing. The high-performance AXIS LED module has been designed with the key requirements of the office environment in mind, providing high quality, evenly distributed light and reducing the problem of glare by precise optical control of the light distribution.

Nearly one third of consumers are not registering new electrical appliances

Electrical Safety First has partnered with Beko Plc. UK to explore consumer attitudes around product registration. Research revealed that despite a number of high profile safety notices and product recalls* issued last year, nearly half of all consumers who purchased an electrical item in the last 12 months did not register their purchase[ii].

In 2016 alone, 61 recall notices were issued for electrical products in the UK[iii]. Registration is one of the main ways to contact consumers directly in case of a safety concern, such as a product recall. Without registering, millions of British consumers could be unwittingly putting themselves and their homes at risk if they continue to use a recalled product.