By NZHJ June 19, 2020 New Products

A round-up of some of the latest new products across all categories.

Style meets function

PDL by Schneider Electric’s new PDL Iconic switches and sockets allow homeowners and designers to personalise every aspect of a home’s design – all with just a click. Once the back-end is safely installed by an electrician, home owners can change the style of their power switches and sockets themselves. The PDL Iconic range of dimmers, timers and other electrical components includes decorative skins and translucent edges, optional function pictograms, Bluetooth low-energy configuration for timers, dimmers and time clocks through an app, LED indicators, USB charging and sensor light/night light options.

PDL by Schneider Electric,, 0800 568 888

Stockee eases the load

Industrial components and tools supplier RS Components has developed a low-maintenance, supermarket-style inventory system that measures stock in real-time. The Stockee Smart Shelf system is super easy to incorporate into a business and will notify suppliers immediately when stocks are close to depletion. Stockee Smart Shelf automates old Kanban systems and measures available stocking in real time via the total weight of the bin. Quantity information is transmitted to the Stockee server in the cloud and, as stock runs low, an automated re-order email is sent, improving MRO practices to reduce time lost in managing and delivering essential supplies for projects.

RS Components,, 0800 888 780

Value-add with shower walls & trays

Englefield’s Slipsafe Extra Low-Profile Shower Trays are made of sanitary grade anti-microbial acrylic, with a textured surface and are fully compliant with anti-slip surface standards (AS/NZS 4586:2004), the equivalent slip resistance to requirements for swimming pool surrounds. SlipSafe is available square and round in 1000x1000mm and 900x900mm sizes and there are matching, textured waste lids available.

Also new, Englefield’s Side-Recessed Shower Walls use the cavity within the framing of the bathroom wall to create extra storage space without losing showering elbow room. Comprising 2mm thick Duracryl sanitary-grade acrylic, the wall features three vertical moulded recesses and are available in two- and three-wall configurations, from 900x750mm to 1200x900mm.

Englefield,, 0800 100 382

Insulates and brightens concrete ceilings

Kingspan’s new Kooltherm K10 White Soffit Board is a rigid white aluminium-faced thermoset phenolic insulation board designed to insulate concrete ceilings and suspended concrete slabs. Typical applications include carparks where boards are used to clad the exposed concrete and provide an attractive, thermally efficient, protective barrier between levels. With a fibre-free, closed cell insulation core, K10 is resistant to the passage of water vapour, rated Group 2 fire performance for interior lining applications, uses no CFC or HCFC in manufacturing, has an Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) of zero and low GW and is NZBC and AS/NZS 4859.1 compliant.

Kingspan Insulation,, 0800 123 231

Pandemic mitigation for retailers

Designed to help retailers meet COVID-19 physical distancing requirements and detect fevers, the EasyGate SG 1000 from Centaman Entrance Control is available as a fixed or mobile solution, single or multi-lane, for use at retail store entrance points. The gate automatically counts the number of people entering and exiting a facility and prevents the gate opening if a set level is reached. As well as a hand sanitiser mount, an optional thermal camera can also be mounted to detect the temperature of people entering a facility and prevent the gate opening if visitors show signs of a fever.

Also new from Centaman is the Easyscreen countertop screen. Available as a single or triple panel installation, it’s designed to help prevent the spread of viruses but still allows for the transfer of items or payment of transactions. Both versions feature a sturdy “no-tip” design that is easy to set up and clean and simple to store away when not required.

Centaman Entrance Control,, 00612 99 06 75 22

Supply chain and product tracking

An IT tool that’s well established overseas but fresh to New Zealand is designed to mitigate supply chain risks. The Roambee tracking device offers live monitoring and automated shipment management and alert systems to provide end-to-end visibility of products. Roambee offers real time insights that enable planning of shipments based on live inventory data at various nodes and in transit while it provides also a means of monitoring high value inventory that may be unattended in transit or remote locations or building sites, especially in conditions where the risk of theft is high.

Kaptura,, 021 955 669

Staying safe in-store

With safety top of mind both on-site and in-store, Aerofast Racking Safety Nets have been specifically designed to improve workplace and store safety. Designed to conform to Worksafe New Zealand guidelines, Racking Safety Nets use an innovative slide system, which allows for quick access to stock. Each net can be individually tensioned to guarantee a neat and tidy appearance in-store. The nets are made in Aerofast’s Christchurch factory and can be fully customised to suit specific racking dimensions and requirements.

Staffy sanitiser and masks

As we move ever closer to our new normal and more frequent and closer personal contact, Staffy has managed to source this Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel in a decent sized 200ml tube which fits perfectly into a pocket and is very well priced. Gentle on sensitive skin and perfect for frequent use, it contains Aloe Vera and Vitamin E and a low Ethanol content of only 62.5%.

Staffy has also sourced Class 1 and KN95 masks. Class 1 comes in boxes of 50 (minimum order 100) and KN95 (minimum order 50).

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