L-A-C Conveyors & Automation have recently strengthened its automation design team with Moses Bradley and Dmytro Taranets joining the company. With L-A-C’s order book continuing to flourish, the enhanced automation department will help them meet the new customer orders.
L-A-C is finding that a multiple number of factors are influencing companies across a broad spectrum of industries to explore how automation might help them, including productivity gains, lack of labour resources, and Brexit concerns.
Moses is the companies latest Electrical Design Engineer and brings with him an enormous amount of enthusiasm and several years of real-time experience as an electrical design engineer.
Originally from Iceland, Moses believes that his journey into engineering happened because of his passion for physics and mathematics at school, leading him to enrol as an apprentice in electrical engineering at Central College in Nottingham where he eventually gained an HND in the subject.
Moses has found that the scope and range of work at L-A-C is challenging him, broadening his experience, and helping to develop him both professionally and personally. One of the key points that anchor his work is the control philosophies developed by his manager Richard Woolley. Moses believes that these philosophies provide a great working template to make even the most complicated tasks manageable.
Within the first few weeks of joining, Moses has put together the entire electrical design for control panels, wiring, PLC’s, and safety systems for a robotic grape punnet pick and place case packer including modular belt conveyors. These are similar requirements for a de-stacker for one of the UK’s largest poultry processors with variable frequency drives and the controls for a suite of 26 conveyors for a major parcels carrier.
Looking to the future, Moses would like to learn and develop skills as a programmer of control and machine set-ups and get enhanced automation experience, all of which will be possible with this role. Outside of work he has an active lifestyle, enjoying distance running, bouldering, as well as playing music.
Dmytro Taranets brings a wealth of experience as a Control Systems Engineer having worked across a varied range of industries.
Hailing from Ukraine, Dmytro graduated from university with a degree in control engineering before moving into work where he developed his skills across an assortment of businesses in Ukraine and the UK.
Dmytro thinks that he can help enhance L-A-C’s potential by developing a software hybrid industrial platform and create a library of debugged software elements in a modular system that is scalable as well as create a first formal understanding of the principles set by Richard Woolley, these can then be used as an enhanced template or foundation for control work going forward.
Dmytro’s ambitions include progressing into a senior management role and look to enhance L-A-C’s offering to its customers. Dmytro understands that the creation of enormous amounts of data can prove to be useless unless you know how to develop, analyse and interpret the correct critical information and make sense of it to help improve the companies offering.
Away from work Dmytro has an interest in radio-controlled helicopters, astronomy, and attending trade shows such as the Hannover Messe in Germany.