Vector: Features

2017

In every issue of Vector there are four main sections namely:

  • Lighting design & application
  • Switchgear & drives
  • Mechanical technology
  • Installations & contracting

January

Lighting: Lighting design, manufacture, installation, testing and verification; industrial, commercial and domestic luminaires, light fittings and accessories.

Switchgear & drives: Fixed speed direct-on-line, star-delta, liquid rotor resistance, metal grid rotor resistance, reactor and Korndorffer motor starters and controlgear; electronic reduced voltage soft-starters.

Mechanical technology: Power transmission; mechanical soft starters, fluid couplings and eddy current couplings; solid and flexible couplings; belt and chain drives; gearboxes and combination motor/gearbox drives.

Installations & contracting: Energy efficiency technologies, equipment, regulations and standards; LV electrical installation regulations, standards, product authorisation and certificates of compliance.

February

Lighting: Innovative lighting and lighting design; developments, techniques and practices in lighting energy efficiency; LED lighting, fiber optic lighting, solar powered lighting.

Switchgear & drives: Single and multi-motor fixed and variable speed drives, motors, power transmission and mechanically driven equipment in the iron, steel and metallurgical industries.

Mechanical technology: Metal heating, melting and smelting; arc furnaces; mains, medium and high frequency induction furnaces; casting, forging, milling and drawing; pumps, valves and regulators.

Installations & contracting: On-site and factory maintenance and repair services for LV motors, transformers, switchgear, drives and mechanically driven equipment; lightning and surge protection; earthing.

March

Lighting: Design and application of luminaires for area floodlighting, stadiums, mines, factories and plants; high-bay and bulkhead luminaires for mines, plants and factories; downlights, HID lamps and other specialised luminaires.

Switchgear & drives: LV distribution switchgear, panels, enclosures and components, including isolators, fused isolators and fusegear, ACBs, MCCBs and MCBs, earth leakage units, pushbuttons, lamps, relays, timers, etc.

Mechanical technology: Heating, cooling, ventilation and air conditioning; dust extraction, collection and pollution control; manufacturing and production engineering; ERP, CAD, CAM and automation.

Installations & contracting: Electrical and mechanical construction; cabling, ducts, racks, glands and cable installation accessories; busbar trunking and ducting; construction tools, equipment and safety issues.

April

 Lighting: Energy efficient lighting design and controls; motion and occupancy sensors; dimming systems for LEDs; lighting installations, tools and accessories; testing and measurements in lighting.

Switchgear & drives: Fixed and variable speed drives, motors, power transmission and mechanically driven equipment in surface and underground mining industries; infra-red thermal imaging and measurement.

Mechanical technology: Mine winders, hoists, elevators, winches and cranes; mechanical shovels, draglines, stacker reclaimers; materials handling and logistics; conveyors and locomotives; mine voice and data communication.

Installations & contracting: Domestic and commercial electrical installation hardware; LV plugs, sockets, switches, conduit, wire and all other installation hardware and tools; lightning and surge protection; earthing.

May

Lighting: Electronic ballasts and lighting controlgear; lighting automation, control communication technologies including DALI and wireless, for factories, buildings, commercial and domestic applications.

Switchgear & drives: Fixed and variable speed drives, motors, power transmission and mechanically driven equipment in the water, waste water and sewage industries.

Mechanical technology: Pipelines; pumps, valves and regulators; mass, flow and pressure transmitters; seals, bearings, sleeves and bushes; condition monitoring, maintenance and lubrication.

Installations & contracting: LV substations, switchgear and distribution boards; maintenance, testing and safety issues; intrinsically safe and flameproof instrumentation and switchgear for hazardous environments.

June

Lighting: Flameproof luminaires; lighting design and application for hazardous areas, including fiery mines, petrochemical industries, refineries and plants.

Switchgear & drives: LV motor starting switchgear and controlgear, MCCs, panels, enclosures and components, including isolators, fuses, MCCBs, contactors, protection relays, pushbuttons, lamps, relays, timers, etc.

Mechanical technology: Conveyor belts, pulleys and drives; conveyor control, monitoring and protection; belt slip, speed, tension and blocked chute detectors; emergency stop pull-rope devices and cranes.

Installations & contracting: Underground cables, overhead lines and aerial bundled conductors; cable reeling and festooning equipment; line, cable and wiring accessories, tools and safety equipment.

July

Lighting: Design and application of street lighting systems, luminaires, poles, masts, towers and gantries; traffic lights, traffic control displays and warning beacons; solar power and emergency lighting technologies.

Switchgear & drives: Fixed speed direct-on-line, star-delta, liquid rotor resistance, metal grid rotor resistance, reactor and Korndorffer motor starters and controlgear; electronic reduced voltage soft starters.

Mechanical technology: Mechanical driven equipment; pumps, fans, compressors, refrigeration machines, crushers, mills, conveyors, etc.; mixers and blending systems; automatic batch processing and controls

Installations & contracting: UPS, batteries and chargers; diesel generators and standby power supplies; genset controllers; lightning and surge protection; earthing.

August

Lighting: Existing, new and emerging light-source and lamp technologies, developments, applications and controls, including LED lighting, fiber optics, organic LED systems, etc.

Switchgear & drives: Flameproof drives, motors, switchgear, enclosures and accessories for hazardous areas and other arduous environments in the mining, chemical and petrochemical industries.

Mechanical technology: Coal mining machinery and mining automation; mechanical shovels, draglines, continuous miners, longwall systems, loaders, haulage systems and conveyor systems.

Installations & contracting: Test and measurement products, systems and services for electrical and mechanical installations; infra-red thermal imaging and measurement.

September

Lighting: Energy efficient light sources, lamps and luminaires; electronic ballasts and controls; energy efficient designs and control systems; stage lighting; light fittings and accessories.

Switchgear & drives: Small and medium power LV variable speed drives, switchgear, motors and mechanically driven equipment for industrial, factory, manufacturing and other applications.

Mechanical technology: Robotics and automation in manufacturing, assembly and packaging; electromechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic grippers, actuators, cylinders, valves and controls; rotary and position encoders.

Installations & contracting: Power tools; protective safety equipment; UPS, batteries and chargers; diesel generators and standby power supplies; genset controllers.

October

Lighting: Specialist lighting applications – airports, stadiums, display areas, etc.; emergency lighting and battery technologies; UVGI luminaires (for germicidal sterilisation).

Switchgear & drives: Large variable speed drives, motors and mechanically driven equipment in process, chemical and petrochemical industries; infra-red thermal imaging and measurement.

Mechanical technology: Ball, roller, thrust, magnetic, fluid and white metal bearings; condition, temperature and vibration monitoring; shaft alignment and displacement monitoring; lubrication and maintenance.

Installations & contracting: LV electrical wiring and cabling; cable glands, joints, enclosures and accessories; plugs, sockets and switches; installation and construction power tools and safety equipment.

November / December

Lighting: Design and application of domestic, commercial, architectural and stage lighting luminaires; lighting control systems and communications technologies, including DALI and wireless.

Switchgear & drives: Single and multi-motor fixed and variable speed drives, motors, power transmission and mechanically driven equipment in the pulp and paper industries.

Mechanical technology: Saw mills, wood chippers, boilers, digesters, paper machines and associated mechanical equipment in the wood, pulp and paper industries; mass metering, load cells and weighing systems.

Installations & contracting: Solar power installations and solar water heating; installation design systems, services and tools for consulting and project management; installation and construction tools and hardware.