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Automated Machine Tending

Our expert panelists will be answering your questions on automated machine tending. Find out which machine tending applications are most suitable for robots? What are the safety challenges, and how does the robot and Machine communicate.

The webinar will cover key topics such as:
• The most suitable applications and machines to Automate.
• Safety considerations
• Control interface
• Robot tooling
• Work holding

Watch the full webinar below.

Webinar Chair

Gail Hunt

Consultant, Automate UK
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Gail Hunt has been writing about manufacturing technologies across several trade publications for over 30 years. She has worked as a business-to-business journalist with such titles as Food Manufacture, Fine Food Digest, Artisan magazine, The Grocer, British Baker, Builders Merchants Journal and DIY Week. While editor of Packaging News she won several awards and for the last 13 years she has been editor of Machinery Update, the machinery-only journal published by Automate UK. She stepped down from the magazine at the end of 2023 to work on projects for Automate UK including being the facilitator and host of the new UK Automation Forum.

Panellists

George Thompson

BARA Chairman | Güdel
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George was elected to the BARA Council in 2020. He is an experienced account manager and sales engineer with a background in mechanical and industrial engineering, specialising in robotics and automation. George is also skilled in electrical wiring, troubleshooting and repair of electronic circuits, continuous improvement programmes and manufacturing engineering.

Ben Fisher

Schunk
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Carl Patrick

Machine Tool Automation Expert, Fanuc
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Specialising in machine tools and robotics, Carl has held key roles in both MTDs and OEMs over 20 years. His background has equipped him with experience in traditional manufacturing practice whilst embracing a forward-thinking approach to automation. His current role as Sales Manager at FANUC UK harnesses his knowledge to increase machine tool automation in the UK.

Matthew Thompson

Cobots online
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Andrew Mason

BARA: General Member Sales Manager | RARUK Automation
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Andrew was elected to the BARA Council in 2013. With a background in Mechanical and Production Engineering, Andrew currently holds the position of Sales Manager at RARUK Automation – a specialist supplier of innovative automation products, from industrial robots, linear axis systems and feeding solutions. He is also a member of The Institute of Engineering Technology (IET).