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Welcome to Attwood Electronics. We specialise in servicing and supplying Industrial Electronic Equipment throughout New Zealand. Our core specialty is in Motor Drive Equipment and Machine Control Systems. We strive for quality and integrity in all we do.

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We are a business that strives for quality and integrity in all that we do.

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Don't worry, its not far. We were in our previous building for 16 years and we grew to the point where we were short on workspace, storage space and carparks

Our new address is 51B Allens Road, East Tamaki.

We're in the same complex, just on the other side and back a bit. We have double the floor area and more than enough space to swing the proverbial cat. Our other contact details have not changed.

It was a very big job, but we now have much better facilities from which to serve you.

Many industrial buildings have less than ideal conditions for the machines they house. Roofing might be uninsulated, air becomes laden with moisture, lubricants and product. Machines that need compressed air may also receive doses of condensate.

Cooling systems draw this brew through filters and circulate it around sensitive places on each machine. Filters are not always maintained or appreciated for the protection they can provide.

Over time we see debris built up on circuit boards, particularly on warm surfaces. It absorbs moisture and can lead to corrosion. Corroding copper tracks turn black underneath the protective solder-mask on circuit boards. In time we know these tracks will fail.

There are preventative measures that will help, but, even if it seems like a good idea, NEVER EVER PUT DAMPRID IN OR NEAR A MACHINE.
DampRid does a superb job at what it is designed to do. It absorbs lots of moisture. Unfortunately, it has a serious drawback that will kill your machine much faster than moisture will.

Why? DampRid’s active ingredient is Calcium Chloride (CaCl2) which reacts with two molecules of water (2H2O) and produces heat. The resultant ‘brine’ contains Ca(OH)2 + 2HCl, that is Calcium Hydroxide and Hydrochloric Acid.

The official DampRid Safety Data Sheet states “This material is classified as hazardous under OSHA regulations”. The really serious clue is actually in the Fire Fighting Measures section. “Do not sure water directly on the material. Avoid breathing corrosive vapors; keep upwind.” Guess what, those corrosive vapours come from hydrochloric acid.

So, if you’ve been using DampRid to keep your machinery dry it would be prudent to get it out quickly and dispose of it safely. Call in someone you trust to thoroughly check the machine and circuit boards for corrosion. In all but the most serious cases we are able to recover damaged boards and have them operational again.

Where moisture is likely to be an issue, we recommend placing fresh bags of silica gel in machines to keep it under control. Replace the gel bags and air filters before they become ineffective.

Photo above shows circuit board damaged by fumes from DampRid. Note the green protective solder-mask has flaked off the copper, and the corrosion on the transistor (left side).

Having come through Covid-19 restrictions we are back to operating at full capacity.

Though we've come through it Ok, we have become very aware of the effect the lock-down had on our customers. We do feel for those who have suffered through loss of trade or ability to travel freely.

For now, we still have a QR code at the entrance for those with the NZ Covid App as well as the clip-board for contact tracing.

Our key suppliers are able to supply us with most parts we need to complete jobs, though we still have occasional issues with freight times.

If you have any queries or concerns, please contact us at the office on 09 271 0280 or email to info@attwood.nz.

Kind regards, 

The Team at Attwood Electronics Ltd

Technical Support

+64 9 271 0280

Email Address

info@attwood.nz

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri 8:00am to 5:30pm
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