Vector: Features

2018

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 and daylight harvesting.

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

Mechanical technology: Metal heating, melting and smelting; arc furnaces; mains, medium and high frequency induction furnaces; casting, forging, milling and drawing; valves and regulators; gas metal arc welding; arc welding; oxy acetylene welding; PPE for welding, and welding machines.

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

March

Lighting: Design and application of luminaires for area floodlighting, security lighting for 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 and timers.

Mechanical technology: Heating, cooling, ventilation and air conditioning; dust extraction, collection and pollution control; manufacturing and production engineering; filters; air filtration; gas detection; 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 and lighting for aviation and trains..

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; 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, domestic and automotive 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; axial flow, booster, slurry, submersible and diaphragm pumps; valves and regulators; mass, flow and pressure transmitters; flow meters; seals, bearings, sleeves and bushes; condition monitoring; maintenance; lubrication and industrial coatings.

Installations & contracting: Maintenance, testing and safety issues; intrinsically safe and flameproof instrumentation and personal protective equipment (PPE); prepaid meters.

June

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

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

Mechanical technology: Conveyor belts, pulleys and drives; monitoring and protection; belt slip, speed, tension and emergency stop pull-rope devices and cranes; hydraulics and pressure gauges.

Installations & contracting: Underground cables; overhead lines; 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: Pumps; fans; compressors; refrigeration machines; crushers; mills and conveyors; mixers and blending systems.

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

August

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

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; loaders, haulage systems and conveyor systems; laser cutting; gear, vane, piston and centrifugal pumps.

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; lighting for theaters and entertainment; 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; UPS, batteries and chargers; power tools and personal protective equipment (PPE).

October

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

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: Condition, temperature and vibration monitoring; shaft alignment and displacement monitoring; lubrication and maintenance; cylinders and gas detection.

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; lighting for mines.

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; waste management.

Installations & contracting: Solar power installations and solar water heating; installation and construction tools and hardware; LV plugs, sockets, switches, conduit, wire and all other installation hardware and tools; lightning and surge protection; earthing.

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