Quarterly Report


Message from Stuart

The last quarter at AtSource has been interesting, to say the least… Our new Service Engineer, Michael, arrived, and he has been all over our beautiful country servicing systems of all kinds – touching the most Eastern point as well as the most Western! Some of you in the far South will have met him already, and he’ll be making his way to the far North sometime soon! I think he is wondering what he’s got himself into…

We appreciate him helping us achieve our nationwide servicing commitments, and assisting at our stand at the recent SouthMach Show in Christchurch.

There, AtSource  exhibited Nederman Hose and Cable Reels, Nederman Extraction products and systems, plus our new Pronomar Drying Systems.

This is an exciting opportunity for us as well as our clients, and a continuation of our philosophy of providing safe and comfortable working environments. We now provide clean, safe and dry work environments!

We do a lot of work that supports our Emergency Services and Military Personnel throughout New Zealand.  The provision of systems that dry their specialist protective clothing is a logical extension to our range of products, and is being well received throughout New Zealand – with many systems in place already, and word is spreading! Like the heat through their protective clothing… (sorry, couldn’t help ourselves!)

It’s not just Michael who is keeping busy – every staff member has been busy with travel, engineering, estimating, project managing, inward-shipping and dispatching, accounts, and all that goes into a business.

We are embracing both new opportunities, and also many examples of repeat business with satisfied long term clients.

Those repeat business experiences are particularly rewarding. It is very special to deal with people where there is a long standing mutual friendship and trust – business at its best!

Product News

We recently launched our new Pronomar work wear drying systems at SouthMach, and they have been very well received. No more wet gear for the next shift – we have systems to accommodate all kinds of PPE including jackets, overalls, boots, gloves and more. Get in touch to find out how you can keep your people warm, dry and healthy!

Frequently Asked Questions

If you’ve been keeping an eye on us on LinkedIn or Facebook you’ll see that we are regularly updating our website with answers to Frequently Asked Questions. Have a read to find out how our systems work, and what your legal requirements are, as well as more specific industry related content.

Let us know if you have any burning questions – you can email us or ask on our Google Business Profile.

Nanofiber Filtration

With the advancement and availability of nanofiber technology, our filters are now able to collect more – and smaller – particles than ever before, while at the same time lasting longer, using less fan and compressed air energy, and requiring less maintenance than their predecessors.

Nanofiber itself is a synthetic polymer fiber, typically smaller than 200 nanometers and commonly found smaller than 100 nanometers in diameter, that is applied through a spraying process to the top of a filter media to enhance its filtration properties; higher efficiency and better cleanability.

The advantages are many, including:

Easier cleaning – cleaning dust off the surface of the filter, as compared to pushing out of the depth of the media, is easier and faster. Less dust on the filter means lower operating pressure drop, increased airflow at capture points, less cleaning cycles and less compressed air usage reduces operating cost and increases system efficiency.

Smaller dust collectors – sizing of dust collectors is based on dust size, quantity of dust, and airflow. When filters are easier to clean because dust remains on the surface, more airflow per cartridge can be realized. This results in smaller collectors, less filters, and overall, lower cost to purchase and lower cost to operate and maintain.

Energy reduction – with surface loading, better cleanability of the filters, and no dust trapped in the depth of the media, pressure drop across the filter remains lower. Using a VFD to maintain constant airflow; energy to run the fan is saved, reducing the system operating cost.

Reduced maintenance – when filters clean easier and pressure drop stays lower, longer; the result is filters that last longer.  With less time needed for filter changing, less filters to purchase, and less disposal costs, maintenance and operating costs are a real savings for the facility.

Find out more at Nederman.com

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