RECENT NEWS

10th August2016

A new face at TDI

 

TDI are pleased to annouce that Debora Caravina has joined them for a summer placement to work on some exciting new projects both in the UK and overseas.

Debora is a Brazilian student on placement with Derby University studying for a mechanical engineering degree.

3rd December 2015

TDI student makes the National News.

 

For those that met up with my student from Brasil last year you can see that he has returned to complete his MSc and made a real impact in his native country.

We worked very well together and put forward some great ideas.

We shared many skills and it is great to see him putting them to use.

He is a very talented individual and any potential employer will be surprised at his range of abilities in every aspect of engineering.

16th November 2015

TDI launches new product at A+A Show.

 

TDI are proud to announce the launch of the new connector designd specifically for the operation of exiting a MEWP basket at height. A connector that only allows attachment to one device at the same time preventing the basket being tethered to an external source such as a roof or pylon.

In collaboration with P+P the product is a novel and unique piece of equipment to add to their standard product range. It can be retrofitted to a normal full body harness making it extremely universal.

7th October 2015

TDI Derby offers expertise to Arqiva.

 

TDI Derby was recently asked to provide its expertise to Arqiva, a leading communications infrastructure and media-services company. The organisation needed its optical fibre cable de-wrapper machine upgrading and sought the knowledge and expertise of TDI. These unique machines are purposely designed for the removal of obsolete or damaged helically attached cable.  Being utilised on a high voltage transmission network without power circuit outages they must be extremely reliable and easy to operate.

 

Simon Neve, founder of TDI Derby, and his team create and upgrade innovative tools and systems for the global power transmission industry, where high voltage cables are installed across vast distances to connect communities to the power network.

 

Simon spoke about the project: “We were approached by Arqiva in 2014 having a proven track record in the industry, to upgrade its cable de-wrapper machine as it had become unreliable and caused a number of delays within its construction activities.

“We worked alongside Metmachex Engineering on this project to complete a large number of modifications which included removing the existing radio control unit and replacing it with an up to date simplified system, plus a complete re-work of all the cabling and clutch mechanism. Included in the upgrading was to provide greater protection to the field crew that operate the machinery, to avoid contact with any moving parts.”

Michael Waine, Principle Project Manager at Arqiva said: “I would like to thank TDI & Metmachex for the work carried out on the tugs. The modifications that they have made have greatly improved functionality, operation and reliability of the machines. I look forward to doing more business with them in the future.”

 

The global power industry relies on innovation to install and repair power cables ensuring the upmost safety of its staff, the public and the infrastructure on the ground. This minimises any risk to life and ensures the extensive programmes of work are completed in a cost efficient and timely manner.

 

Simon Neve concluded: “We were pleased to have been approached by Arqiva to provide support and innovative solutions to this project.  We are extremely proud of the finished product and have received excellent feedback on the improvements we have made.”

 

To find out more about the innovations created by TDI Derby view the 'products' page.

 

2nd September 2015

TDI Derby welcomes overseas student placement for the summer.

 

TDI Derby was very happy to welcome an overseas student from Derby University during the summer, to mentor and offer engineering work experience.

 

Brazilian born Guilherme Braga da Costa, was introduced to the founder of TDI Derby, Simon Neve via the ‘Science without Borders’ programme - where students from overseas assist local companies.

 

Simon creates innovative tools and systems for the global power transmission industry, where high voltage cables are installed across vast distances to connect communities to the power network.

 

Simon’s company has been working closely with Derby University offering work experience and internships, he said: “Following a very successful placement last year we were very happy to welcome Guilherme on board. I believe offering work experience is an excellent opportunity for both parties to learn from each other.”

 

Guilherme spoke about the placement: “The opportunity to study and work in other culture was very important and exciting. In this past year I have learnt new methods and techniques.”

The placement was based on five on-going projects at TDI Derby: Tug Unit, Recovery System, Catchblock, Asset Condition, DEC Assets and Alternative Emergency Control.

The global power industry relies on innovation to install and repair power cables ensuring the up most safety of its staff, the public and the infrastructure on the ground.

This minimises any risk to life and ensures the extensive programmes of work are completed in a cost efficient and timely manner.

 

This placement was one of many modules that students studied for one year at University of Derby, sponsored by the Brazilian government throughout the programme.

Guilherme continued: “The placement has helped me to improve my level of English, especially in the Engineering area.

“TDI is a very good place to work, the manager and the college are friendly and helpful. They had the enough patience to teach me how the company works, about English culture and create an excellent work environment.”

Simon Neve concluded: “We were extremely pleased with how Guilherme settled in and got stuck into each project. We were very sad to see him go, but wish him every success with his career in engineering.”

29th June 2015

Innovation to inspire Derby students.

 

Founder of TDI Derby Simon Neve, was delighted to be one of the speakers at the Derby Electrical and Electronic Research (DEER) Showcase Programme on Monday, 29 June 2015.

 

Simon spoke to the electrical students about Brushless Motors for an Industrial Application, which relates to the global power transmission industry, where high voltage cables are installed across vast distances to connect communities to the power network.

 

TDI Derby has been working closely with Derby University offering work experience and internships, Simon said: “Following a very successful placement last year from the Science without Borders programme, where students from overseas assist local companies for up to 12 weeks, we have recently accepted another student for this summer.

 

“Offering work experience is an excellent opportunity for both parties to learn from each other and we are delighted to have an intern working with us now who has just received a 1st Class honours BA in Product Design!”

 

Power Cable Robot technology was the key topic during Simon’s presentation, he said:

“I was very happy to share my innovations with the students, especially the cable robot technology which is essential for the overhead line cable installation companies across the world. It has been in development for over 10 years, with many improvements made along the way responding to user requirements.”

 

The global power industry relies on innovation to install and repair power cables ensuring the up most safety of its staff, the public and the infrastructure on the ground. This minimises any risk to life and ensures the programmes of work are completed in a cost efficient and timely manner.