With the attitude of modern society towards energy conservation, there is a significant focus on the consumption and the efficiency of buildings. Buildings account for around 40% of energy usage in developed nations, and up to 30% of that can be consumed purely by our desire for artificial light.

Yuasa, the world's leading battery manufacturer will put on a powerful display at this year's Data Centre World by displaying a state-of-the-art dual chemical battery system. The exhibition at Excel, London on 21/22 March will be the first time the system, which utilises both Lithium-ion and Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) battery technology, has been on show in the UK.

Rittal has been developing its Hygienic Design range over many years. Its customers have benefitted from better protection of their electrical and electronic equipment, as well as less time spent washing down, and cleaner manufacturing environments.

Foremost Electronics, the Essex based distributor of electromechanical components, is pleased to announced the availability of the MARL 671 Series of High Voltage LED panel mounted indicator suitable for fixed and portable equipment and is internally potted making it suitable for high vibration applications.

igus has introduced a unique strain relief system for energy chains that replaces the cable tie-wraps that are commonly used in industry. Cables and hoses are simply inserted into a honeycomb, called the CFU, and then closed. Compared to cable tie-wraps or other strain relief solutions, the engineer can save about 80 percent assembly and engineering time.

ESP continues to develop its Aperta range of door entry products and following the success of its Wi-Fi Door Stations launched earlier this year, the company has now introduced a battery-powered version - making it quicker and easier than ever to install a security solution, without the need for cabling.

Leading manufacturer of uninterruptible power supplies, MPower UPS, part of the CENTIEL Group, has announced it is working with FEC Heliports Equipment marketing a UPS system to help protect pilots. FEC Heliports Equipment is a complete one-stop-shop, supplying equipment for every type of helipad installation and now as a reseller, will offer the Flexipower Single Phase UPS 5KVA, designed and built to protect electronic equipment from power fluctuations.

Swiss-based UPS manufacturer, Centiel has announced the acquisition of MPower UPS in a move which will significantly increase its UK market share. Earlier in 2017 MPower joined forces with Centiel to market its UPS products and has now become a subsidiary company.