Appliances

Electrorad introduces its new and revolutionary smart panel heaters

Drawing on its vast experience and expertise in electric radiators, Electrorad has launched Smartpanel; a new and innovative range that bears all the looks of conventional radiators but at panel heater prices.

Smartpanel is one of the first panel heaters to be fully compliant with EcoDesign Lot 20 - the new and impending legislation which dictates that all local space heaters must feature both intelligent timers and controls in order to comply with minimum efficiency standards. Feature-packed, this sleek and modern range offers the ideal solution for house builders, developers, and specifiers who want a low-cost heating solution that will meet all energy efficiency requirements.

Smart meters and their impact on the contact centre

Smart meters and their impact on the contact centre

Written by Matthew Bryars, Co-Founder and CEO at Aeriandi

In today’s society, data protection is increasingly a concern for many consumers.  Data breaches appear in the news all too frequently.  The 2015 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, which looked at more than 2,100 data breaches, found that more than 700 million records were exposed for the year 2014 alone.  Businesses are now prioritising the safety of customer data, with a particular focus on payment information.

Makita's New Factory Service Centre & Training Academy In Glasgow Has A National Role

Makita's New Factory Service Centre & Training Academy In Glasgow Has A National Role

Makita UK has opened their first regional Factory Service Centre (FSC) & Training Academy in Glasgow’s Govan commercial district to support the rapidly expanding market penetration of Britain’s number 1 professional power tool range in Scotland and Northern England.  Whilst this new facility is already providing a valuable regional role the FSC has already been awarded the national responsibility for the secure environment of servicing Makita’s comprehensive range of dust extraction machines.

The benefits of interconnectivity in the workplace

smart buildings

From the crumbling walls of an 18th century mansion, to a living-lab of interconnected technology, IBMs '21st century innovation in an 18th century house' is a prime example of Internet of Things (IoT) technology. Hursley House now uses smart digital tracking to monitor the building's physical and functional characteristics. 

 

Here, Adrian Kimberley, Regional Manager at industrial automation software expert, COPA-DATA UK, explains why you should take this same smart-approach in the workplace — to make it smart, highly efficient and interconnected. 

 

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Everything you need to know about maintaining and cleaning your stainless steel equipment

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In this post, Cleveland Containers, offer some top tips and advice on cleaning stainless steel equipment in the electrical sector.

We work with steel on a daily basis, as we clean and reuse old steel shipping containers into many different weird and wonderful creations, from pop-up shops to garden sheds and everything in between. Essentially, we know a thing or two about keeping it looking its best. Hailed as the saviour of all materials, it’s highly regarded due to its resistance to corrosion, staining and reaction – something which sets this alloy apart from its counterparts.

Five fires per day caused by white goods in England

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Electrical Safety First calls on government to provide extra protection against electrical fire risks in tower blocks

Last year, 1,873 fires[i] were caused by domestic electrical white goods such as dishwashers and fridge freezers in England, the equivalent of over five fires per day[ii].  Following confirmation from the Metropolitan Police that a fridge freezer was the initial cause of ignition at Grenfell Tower, Electrical Safety First (ESF) is calling on government to  provide free mandatory electrical checks for homes in tower blocks.  According to ESF, access to these free checks is essential to ensure that tenants in tower blocks are safe from electrical fires.  

V-ZUG launches Combi-Steam MSLQ oven

Combi-Steam MSLQ oven

Many of us want to lead healthy lifestyles, but often find our hectic lives can make it difficult to do so. By combining the speed of a microwave with the benefits of cooking with steam, homeowners can now combine both technologies in one appliance. Therefore, as a leader and pioneer in combi-steam technologies; we’ve been determined to create solutions that answer this need.  Our new Combi-Steam MSLQ oven does just this as it helps people to cook healthy meals, yet quickly and easily.  It is time saving as the microwave function knock off a third of cooking times, plus it has 65 pre-set inspiring recipes.  Whilst being time saving, it’s also proven to preserve essential nutrients by tests carried out by the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, so there’s no compromise.

Liebherr revolutionises refrigeration design with BluPerformance

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With smart technology dominating the appliance market, it is clear that the market will only become more saturated with new products that offer the latest in smart technology. For us, our new BluPerformance models have been designed with interconnectivity in mind to fulfil the demand for smart appliances in the kitchen. 

The Premium BluPerformance models have an optional SmartDevice box which allows simple integration into smart homes via WLAN, facilitating convenient remote control of appliances from mobile devices, both in and outside the home. This means homeowners can now control their appliance even when they are away from their home, perfect if they have forgotten to change the function of their fridge-freezer whilst on holiday. 

Charity's call to cull counterfeiters via digital economy bill

Hair straighteners

With 64% of fake electrical goods now being sold online[1] – and 44% of MPs surveyed[2] believing counterfeit electrical goods are a problem in their area - Electrical Safety First is asking stakeholders and other interested parties to support its call for increased consumer protection in the Government’s Digital Economy Bill. 

Although the Bill is primarily concerned with broadband connectivity, the Charity believes it offers an opportunity to address major concerns regarding loopholes around selling counterfeit electrical goods online.

Gripple trapeze range now the fastest way to install M & E services

With the launch of the Gripple QT Trapeze Plus the company has provided the fastest and easiest method of installing suspended pipe and electrical services.

The QT Trapeze Plus enables quick twist attachment to a Gripple Universal Bracket.

The latest addition to the popular Gripple Trapeze Plus range also integrates an easy-to-use adjustment button to ensure perfect levelling and a locking screw whichprovides ultimate security. 

Furthermore, a fail-safe clip is also incorporated to secure the new Trapeze to the bracket and prevent unexpected movement. 

In common with other members of the Trapeze Plus family, the QT single install method also ensures consistent, accurate installation as well as peace of mind. 

CCTV…Don’t make aftercare an afterthought

CCTV

Whether it’s budget, location, ease of use or positioning; with so many options available in a packed market, buying and installing your own CCTV system has never been so simple. And that’s a concern says Toby Metcalf from Zycomm, the communications group….

Surveillance and vigilance are on the agenda more than ever before. It’s no coincidence thenthat anyone can buy a complete CCTV kit from 101 retailers and install it that day. Job done, right?

Whether it’s a commercial or residential installation, too many of us underestimate the importance of CCTV maintenance. Here’s just a few reasons why aftercare shouldn’t be an afterthought…

Prevention

QUADSAW: The Tool That Drills Square Holes

QUADSAW

The world’s first tool that can drill a square hole has been launched. 

For years, electricians have struggled with rulers, pencils and handsaws to cut holes in walls for electrical sockets and other boxes. This method lacks accuracy, creates mess, and can take over five minutes to cut a single hole (including ‘making good’). 

QUADSAW solves this problem thanks to its unique four-blade technology, which enablesusers to cut square holes in seconds, with minimal dust and absolute precision.

No marking up or measuring is required when using the QUADSAW as it has built-in spirit levels and a height gauge for ease of use. It is the ideal addition to any toolbox for both professionals and DIY users.