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Experience as an engineer


Software development in control engineering


  • As an engineer I was primarily involved in software development in
    control engineering in the process industries and in computer manufacturing.
  • Computer operating system programming for process control applications

  • On-site start-up of a computer controlled ice cream factory in Italy - Gelati Motta, Ferentino

  • Programming of computer control system for a large dairy - Toni Molkerei, Zürich, Switzerland

  • Start-up of the Toni Molkerei dairy control system software in Switzerland

  • Programming of computer control system for a large brewery -
    Northern Clubs Federated Brewery in Newcastle, UK

         Evaporator        

   


  • Technical consultant in Switzerland, United Kingdom and France

  • Technical course lecturer

  • General software development activities

  • System programmer for process data processing


       Tank farm      

Conceptual and analytical work in the development of software for the
control of a variety of machines, instruments and plants

  Industrial robot    


Writing control software for production machines and plants

Development of a control system for suspension conveyors for materials handling in a spray shop. The software was implemented on a control computer based on the Z-80 microprocessor using Pascal and a multitasking operating system.
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 Spray shop     

The integration of a spray robot system and its peripheral equipment into the overall control system for the spraying plant. Design of software modules for operating a robot interface and for controlling the feeding arrangement in the spraying plant. The modules were written in Z-80 assembler run on a graph interpreter.
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   Spray robot      

Working on the design of a machine to measure and check the contours
of printed circuit boards, and drawing up the system software for the
entire test system. The system comprised the X-Y positioning of a
table and a vision system.
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   Printed circuit board   


Similarly structured project work on the automation of
a test rig for needle printer heads and engineering an
industrial robot station for keyboard key engraving.
   Needle printer      Computer keyboard  

Software development with MS-DOS and UNIX operating systems
using the programming language "C".

Writing and putting into operation program modules for controlling
a conveyor system for assembling and testing computer monitors.

        Computer monitor


Drawing up software concepts and application programs for use
in a production cell for device nameplates.
         Device nameplate


Organiser and chairman of panels for interviewing candidates applying for full Membership of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK).

The panel interviews candidates in Germany.


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