Archive | March 2019

Coastguard, Communities throughout New Zealand and America’s Cup to benefit from Lotteries Fund

The Royal New Zealand Coastguard is set to benefit from the Lottery Fund for Community Benefit related to the 2021 America’s Cup to the tune of $9.8 million.

The fund will see a fleet of 26 boats, 24 Rayglass RIBs (rigid-inflatable boats) and two Salthouse powerboats, being built for the on-water operations running the 36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA.

At the conclusion of the America’s Cup Match in March 2021 the fleet will be distributed to Coastguard units throughout the country benefiting the safety of boaties around New Zealand’s vast coastline, major rivers and lakes.

Emirates Team New Zealand CEO Grant Dalton said, “We are delighted this grant from the lottery fund will ultimately benefit Coastguard. They are the unsung heroes of our waters around the country and the timing of the delivery to Coastguard after the America’s Cup is ideal due to the combined fact that we will have no immediate use for the fleet post racing in 2021 but more importantly, a number of the Coastguard boats are due to be decommissioned in the same year.”

The Royal New Zealand Coastguard is staffed by volunteers stationed at 63 units around the country with 82 vessels in its current fleet. Coastguards rescue vessels operate in challenging conditions and although carefully maintained, have a limited working life so by 2021, many will be nearing the end of their operational life.

Coastguard CEO Patrick Holmes said the boats will help Coastguard continue its life-saving work on the water.

“As a charity, fundraising is a big part of what we do to replace boats in our fleet and for the ongoing training of our volunteers, which is vital when it comes to assisting people on the water,” Mr Holmes said. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and one that will be cherished not only by our volunteers but by the public for many years to come.” Lotto New Zealand Chief Executive Chris Lyman offered his congratulations to Coastguard New Zealand, and is looking forward to following the impact these vessels will have in communities all around New Zealand.

“The positive impact these vessels will have on New Zealand communities cannot be underestimated, with each one helping Coastguard save countless lives at sea each year,” says Mr Lyman.

“Lotto NZ exists to generate funding for New Zealand communities and we’re proud that profits generated from our games support initiatives like this that make a real difference in local communities.” Lotto New Zealand’s profits are distributed back into Kiwi communities via the Lottery Grants Board, providing a major source of funding for sport and recreation, arts and culture, environment and heritage and community projects throughout New Zealand.

All of the boats will be constructed in New Zealand, benefiting the wider marine industry, and will be utilised for course marshalling, umpire boats, media and photo boats, as well as Emirates Team New Zealand chase boats to support the on-water operations of the new AC75 race boats. Following the New Zealand hosted America’s Cup in 2003, five Rayglass boats used to support the event were gifted to Coastguard- two vessels are still in operation in Great Barrier and Auckland but overdue for retirement.

Lotto New Zealand’s profits are distributed back into Kiwi communities via the Lottery Grants Board, providing a major source of funding for sport and recreation, arts and culture, environment and heritage, and community projects throughout New Zealand.

The boats to be used by America’s Cup Event Limited will have a logo in recognition of the Lottery contribution to the event and Coastguard.

Emirates Team New Zealand 15 January, 2019.

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DC motor drive systems at 30,000 feet.

The new look edition of maxon’s driven magazine discusses the role DC motor and drive systems play in passenger aircraft.

The new look issue of maxon’s driven magazine focuses on five exciting trends in the aerospace industry and poses the question, “what will travel look like in the future?”. Air travel usage has increased immensely over the years. Prices are at a record low and planes are becoming even more efficient – in part due to electric drive systems, which are replacing outdated hydraulic systems. Several hundred drive systems are installed in every modern long-haul aircraft.

Also discussed are critical features of high-precision insulin pumps and a technical report on sensorless control of brushless DC motors.

To download a free copy visit magazine.maxonmotor.com

driven, the maxon motor magazine, is printed twice a year in three languages and is full of interesting stories, interviews, and news from the world of drive technology. The current issue is now available online and can be ordered in print, free of charge.:

maxon motor Australia tel. +61 2 9457 7477.

Defender and Challenger of Record progress AC36 planning

Source America’s Cup – The plans for the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada are progressing, with clearer guidelines now set for the future.

Following on from meetings held in Auckland last week between the Defender and Challenger of Record, an agreement has been reached to resolve a series of issues in the best interest of the event.

Patrizio Bertelli, CEO of the Prada Group and Chairman of the Challenger of Record met with the Defender, Emirates Team New Zealand, in Auckland and an agreement was reached to resolve a number of pending issues, some of which were already before the Arbitration Panel.

Together they have agreed all current outstanding issues including a mutually agreed settlement to the America’s Cup Arbitration case filed on the 12th of February 2019 regarding the dispute on the validity of late entries. Under the settlement agreement an amendment to the Protocol allowing the deferred payment of the late entry fee has been agreed and the validity of the three late entry challenges accepted.

The settlement therefore clears the way for the Defender and Challenger of Record to continue to work progressively on planning the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada as well as all associated events between now and the end of the event in March 2021.

“We welcomed Mr. Bertelli and his team to Auckland and appreciated his positive engagement to the event. We share an overarching desire for this event in 2021, as well as all lead up events, to be remembered as the best America’s Cup ever,” said Emirates Team New Zealand CEO, Grant Dalton.

“It is no secret there have been some outstanding issues that needed to be resolved, but the fact that Mr. Bertelli took the time to personally come down to Auckland is testament of the mutual respect between us, which bodes well for the event in general. The path is therefore now clear for the late entries to continue building their respective campaigns to try to participate and the Defender and Challenger of Record will give whatever support they can.”

Mr Bertelli and Grant Dalton also met with the Hon David Parker and Mayor of Auckland, Phil Goff to discuss the plans for the event and presented Mr. Bertelli’s vision for the America’s Cup village which were well received, details of which will be released in due course.

“It was an honour and a pleasure to meet the Hon David Parker MP and Mayor Goff, to share the Challenger of Record’s vision for the Event Village of 36th America’s Cup. This time spent in Auckland was very important for me to understand how to best integrate our event with the New Zealand culture and with its unique waterfront. It sends a strong signal of friendship and cooperation for the months to come,” said Patrizio Bertelli.

Download Amendment 03 to the Protocol of the 36th America’s Cup.

Emirates Team New Zealand March 5th, 2019.

For further information on DC motors for use in underwater and extreme environments please contact maxon motor Australia tel. +61 2 9457 7477.

Strengthening the DC motor controller offering

maxon are phasing out the servoamplifier mmc DES 70/10 4-Q-EC and replacing it with better and more cost-efficient technology.

maxon motors product portfolio range is constantly reviewed. Monitoring of the market, customer requirements and feedback, economic conditions, as well as advancements in technology serve as forces behind the introduction of new products and what is offered. This has contributed to the decision to phase out maxon’s servoamplifier mmc DES 70/10 4-Q-EC DC motor controller. In its place maxon offer similar alternatives with additional functionalities at a lower price. Specific EPOS4 and an ESCON 70/10 DC motor controller are offered in place. For more information please call maxon motor Australia on tel. +61 2 9457 7477.

EPOS4 Compact 50-15 CAN replcmt       ESCON 70-1 replcmnt EPOS4 Compact 50-15 EtherCAT replcmt

Replacement model DC motor controllers on offer © maxon motor

Kiwibank announced as Banking Partner of Emirates Team New Zealand

Emirates Team New Zealand is teaming up with Kiwibank in the lead up to the 36th America’s Cup, to be held in Auckland in 2021.

We are proud to be banking with a New Zealand-owned bank that has Kiwis at its heart,” says Grant Dalton, CEO of Emirates Team New Zealand.

Kiwibank CEO Steve Jurkovich says: “When sailors, designers and boat builders are in partnership – that’s what creates the magic that makes the boat go faster. In the same way, business works best when business bankers and business customers are in partnership.

“Every New Zealander that has followed the journey of Emirates Team New Zealand has seen the ups and downs, the wild successes and resilience they’ve shown. For me, Emirates Team New Zealand is a big inspiration.

“The decision by Emirates Team New Zealand to switch from an Aussie-owned bank to Kiwibank is a demonstration of the momentum we’re seeing right now. More and more Kiwi businesses are making a deliberate choice to support New Zealand Inc by aligning themselves with a bank that keeps profits right here in Aotearoa.

“Emirates Team New Zealand’s drive for results, and their relentlessness to be a bit better every day, aligns with Kiwibank’s attitude and resolve. We strive to marry technology and thought leadership to deliver for our customers but ultimately it comes down to people. In the same way the wider crew behind Emirates Team New Zealand makes all the difference, the people in behind Kiwibank make all the difference too.

“Both Kiwibank and Emirates Team New Zealand are 100 percent committed to New Zealand and its success. This is a show case of the very best New Zealand has to offer on a global stage. We are really pleased to play our part in what will again be an immense challenge,” Mr Jurkovich said.

Grant Dalton said: “We are really excited to have Kiwibank, yet another great Kiwi brand onboard, supporting the team as we work toward defending the America’s Cup in 2021. The event will be huge for the New Zealand economy. It is something all Kiwis can get behind and it is great to have Kiwibank standing shoulder-to-shoulder with us as we welcome the world to New Zealand.”

Emirates Team New Zealand 13 March, 2019.

 

For further information on DC motors for use in underwater and extreme environments please contact maxon motor Australia tel. +61 2 9457 7477.

History on the water, history in the making

Emirates Team New Zealand is proud to have Steinlager return as an Official Sponsor and Official Beer Partner of Emirates Team New Zealand for the defence of the 36th America’s Cup – here on home waters in Auckland in 2021.

Steinlager has been a long time supporter of Emirates Team New Zealand dating back to New Zealand’s first attempt at America’s Cup glory in 1987 in Fremantle.

Grant Dalton, Team New Zealand’s CEO, says: “Steinlager is a truly iconic Kiwi brand that has always stayed strong and believed in Emirates Team New Zealand and our quest for the America’s Cup. They’ve been on the boat for every win we’ve had, and we had Steinlager in our hand when we grasped the Cup in Bermuda in 2017 – a ritual we plan to keep alive in March 2021. Although it is always about the end result when we’re on the water, Steinlager helps to remind us to enjoy the journey.”

Rory Glass, Lion NZ Managing Director, says: “We are really excited and honoured to be back on the boat again. Steinlager has a long and proud history with yachting and with Emirates Team New Zealand, dating back to their first tilt at the Cup in 1986/87. 2021 will be our 35th year of support as the team endeavour to keep their hands on the oldest trophy in international sport.

We will be revealing more plans later in the year on how we will bring our sponsorship to life off the water as well – with epic environments for fans to support Emirates Team New Zealand across the country.”

In 2021, it will be over two decades since Team New Zealand successfully defended the America’s Cup on home waters. History now has the chance to repeat itself at one of New Zealand’s most iconic sporting events and Steinlager will be there on the boat again, and as the cold one that crew and fans can celebrate with when the hard work is done.

Let’s make history again!.

Emirates Team New Zealand 21 February, 2019.

For further information on DC motors for use in underwater and extreme environments please contact maxon motor Australia tel. +61 2 9457 7477.

New fast brushless DC motor with diameter of 6mm from maxon

Introducing the new configurable ECX SPEED 6 M brushless DC motor that accelerates from 0 to 100,000 rpm in 5 milliseconds.

The ECX SPEED 6 M is a new brushless DC motor from maxon. With an ironless winding suitable for speeds up to 100,000 rpm and available in 3, 6 or 12 V nominal voltage.  With the option of two power ratings, the High Power version delivers approximately 25% more torque than the standard version. The brushless motor is offered with Hall sensors or as a sensorless version. It is configurable and can be combined with matching gearheads and encoders.

This particular DC motor is useful in applications with space constraints that require high precision positioning tasks such as those found in medical and lab automation and robotics industries.

For more information please contact maxon motor Australia tel. +61 2 9457 7477.

maxon motor new Innovation centre is now open

In November 2018 after 2 years of construction, a new centre for the manufacture of microdrives in the medical technology industry officially opened in Sachseln, Switzerland.

To keep up with demand maxon motor built a new Innovation centre for continued collaboration of various R&D departments as well as state-of-the-art cleanrooms to produce microdrives for use in the medical technology industry. These DC motor drives are used in insulin pumps, medication delivery systems or surgical robots and the cleanrooms enable maxons’ continued fulfilment of highest quality standards.

The new building is the fifth building at maxon headquarters. A solar panel system on the rooftop provides up to 180 megawatt-hours of energy every year. More than 1200 employees currently work at maxon headquarters. The Innovation centre cost approximately CHF 30m and represents an important part of maxon’s growth strategy. “With this step, we are strengthening our Swiss headquarters and our ability to focus even more on individual markets worldwide,” says maxon CEO Eugen Elmiger. The measures include establishing a global R&D team and continuous expansion of the eight production sites. With more than 2600 employees worldwide, the company is set to focus on complete drive systems and their integration into a wide variety of applications.

For more information on drive system solutions particularly in the medical field please contact maxon motor Australia tel. +61 2 9457 7477.

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