RBRacing/Labman Cadwell Park 26th/27th May “King of the Mountain”

Gerry Johnson Just For Fun, RBRacing

The team headed towards Louth on Saturday afternoon hoping for warm weather and exciting racing. The weekend didn’t disappoint on both counts! After settling in Saturday night, Sunday arrived sunny and warm for a change with qualifying fast and furious. First time for Gerry at this very difficult (but very exciting and technical track) with both riders scrubbing new rear …

Hydrothermal Carbonisation Test Rig – Ready For Delivery

Tom Smith Labman News, Projects

We have all been working hard to get one of our latest systems ready for delivery, a Hydrothermal Carbonisation process development test rig for Loughborough University. Hydrothermal Carbonisation turns raw sewage waste into a safe, high quality fuel. The process test rig pumps effluent from a large input vessel through into a sealed pressure vessel. Once in the pressure vessel …

RBRacing/Labman Road Race Team: Snetterton Round – April 27th/28th 2013

Gerry Johnson Just For Fun, Labman News, RBRacing

Next round for the race team was a very long drive with van/bikes/caravan/refreshments to sunny Norfolk to a track we knew very little about (apart from it being very fast). Not having the benefit of doing the test day on the Friday, we arrived Friday evening feeling a little naïve and worried whether we were going to be on the …

LABMAN – A new beginning

Robert Hodgson Just For Fun, Labman News

Having been born and raised in India I decided to pursue my higher education at the University of Leeds in England. When looking for jobs after graduation I came across an opening for an Electronics Engineer at Labman Automation. I had not previously heard of Labman Automation. When I searched on Google, I saw the videos of their systems on the Labman …

INRA Grinding and Dispensing Systems Delivery

Paul Chilton Projects

We have just returned from a week-long visit from 2 sites in France where we have installed 4 systems for INRA Forestry Commission. We had two teams installing systems in both Orleans and Bordeaux. The systems grind wood sample into fine powder which is then dispensed into multiple output tubes for loading onto various analysers and down-stream testing. The visit …

RBRacing Motorcycle Road Race debut @ Donington Park, Easter Weekend

Paul Chilton Just For Fun, RBRacing

This Easter weekend marked the beginning of the 2013 campaign for the LABMAN supported road race team. The team consists of Labman employee Gerry Johnson and his son Richard, riding Honda CB500’s in the Thundersport 500 national championship. Labman Automation are providing some much needed funding towards the team’s efforts this year and the bikes are very professionally turned out …

Labman Base Application – Merlin

Robert Hodgson Technical

All Labman robots are supplied with control software written in C#. Up until recently software for a robot was coded from scratch, with only standard hardware modules being used from previous projects. After reviewing this it was decided to standardise all Labman software and to provide a common base application framework across all systems. This base application would house all …

Igloo Building in Scotland Labman drinks shovels cold ice snow

I am just going outside and may be some time

Robert Talintyre Just For Fun

The plan was to build an igloo and sleep in it over night. The elements had other ideas…….. Our trip began from Labman with a pleasant six hour drive up to Fort William. So we could get an early start for the challenge ahead, Friday night was spent in a local hotel. That evening, over a curry and a couple of scoops, …

Automated Panel Loader

Tom Smith Projects

Our latest Labman gadget is ready for delivery later this week. Large scale automated platforms are our bread and butter but we often find ourselves putting together some nice little small scale systems too. This particular piece of kit is an automatic panel loader for a barcode labeling conveyor. It allows users to load analysis panels onto the input rack, initiate the system and …