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Podcast for the automation Industry including robotics, motion control, machine vision and advanced manufacturing. Our partners are A3 the Association for Advancing Automation and Painted Robot.

Robot Nation Jim Beretta in partnership with A3 Association for Advancing Automation

    • Technology
    • 4.5, 8 Ratings

Podcast for the automation Industry including robotics, motion control, machine vision and advanced manufacturing. Our partners are A3 the Association for Advancing Automation and Painted Robot.

    3D Technical Animation 3DEEIT

    3D Technical Animation 3DEEIT

    Phil Szczepaniak is one gifted animator. Based in British Columbia working in 3d technical animation for over 20 years, Phil has been in the industry probably for as long as the industry has existed. He is a highly sought after resource for marketers creating educational, customizable content for his worldwide client base.



    Phil's website for his company 3deeit is the home of his stunning, industry-leading animations. In this podcast I ask him about the animation process and how he got started in technical animations, the timelines and costs. We have worked together on many projects over the last dozen or two years.



    You can learn more about Phil on LinkedIn.



    Enjoy the podcast!



    Jim

    • 16 min
    Dave Henderson Interview

    Dave Henderson Interview

    I met Dave Henderson at The Assembly Show and The Quality Show in Rosemont as he was launching a new product for the automation industry. In this episode we are going to talk about the new product, called Q-SPAN. It is an end of arm tool for the Universal Robot chassis. We will discuss the launch and some of the challenges in launching a product during a pandemic. Dave is a very smart man, is a leader and innovator and I am disclosing that Dave has become a client in my marketing practice. Dave is an expert in many things, but especially micro motors.



    CEO and Founder @ New Scale Robotics and New Scale TechnologiesDavid is a technology innovator, experienced business leader, and proven team builder. He has more than 30 years of experience in engineering, new product introduction, worldwide market development, and profitable business operations. David’s technical expertise is in mechanical and precision systems engineering. He has published or presented numerous papers and holds several patents including the patent for the SQUIGGLE motor.



    Before founding New Scale in 2002, David was director of the positioning product division of Burleigh Instruments (now EXFO), where he achieved 300% revenue growth with 20% EBITA from 1994 to 2000. He has prior experience as a program manager and mechanical engineer with Contraves USA.



    David has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and MBA from Carnegie Mellon University. He serves as chairman of the New Scale Technology board of directors.



    Enjoy the podcast,



    Jim

    • 20 min
    Simon Drexler Interview

    Simon Drexler Interview

    I caught Simon doing a presentation at ATX Anaheim show and I tracked him down to talk about collaborative technologies in automation.



    Simon recently rejoined ATS in April of 2018 to lead the growth of the SuperTrak brand in the global market.At Clearpath Robotics he helped establish the OTTO product line of indoor self driving targeting autonomous material handling in the industrial market. In his role he built and oversaw a team leading market strategy, product development, product design, and program execution.Prior to Clearpath, Simon held multiple progressive roles at ATS Automation, overseeing the execution of multi-faceted automation programs for some of the world’s largest companies with revenues exceeding $30 million / year and project teams exceeding 70 people operating 24/7. Project experience spans multiple industries, including solar, packaging, consumer electronics, and medical devices with installations of over 750 systems in North America, Europe, and Asia.Simon earned Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Design Engineering, with an option in Management Sciences, from the University of Waterloo as well as an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University with a specialization in Strategic Management and International Business Operations, earned on a part-time basis.



    Enjoy the podcast. Jim

    • 25 min
    Joe Gemma Interview

    Joe Gemma Interview

    In this interview, we have a conversation about innovations from industry expert Mr. Joe Gemma.

     

    Joe has 35 plus years of experience working in the automation industry, 12 years working for a System Integrator and the last 20+ years working for a Robotics OEM.

     

    He is a strong supporter of the industry. He participates on the RIA Board of Directors and as past Chair and currently serves on the Board of the Association for Advancing Automation. He has served on the Board of the IFR and past President for International Federation of Robotics. Joe recently joined Calvary Robotics as the Global Vice President. Previously he spent 5 plus years as the Chief Regional Officer for KUKA Robotics Division - Americas. Spending 18 years at Stäubli, Mr. Gemma was CEO the Stäubli Group North America. Until 1997, he worked for the US enterprises, Advanced Technology Systems, Crellin Technologies and Corner & Lada, working in engineering, project management, business development and sales management.Mr. Gemma currently serves on various committees of the Robotic Industries Association, which covers the North American automation industry. Joe is committed to working to get broader visibility of the automation industry in general.

     

     

    • 31 min
    COVID19 Peter Wright

    COVID19 Peter Wright

    A couple of disclosures here. Peter is a great planner and we have done many projects together for clients across North America. We both have professional relationships with A3, The Association for Advancing Automation. If you are looking for a strategic planner, I highly recommend Peter Wright.

     

    In this podcast we spoke about the challenges for the automation sector dealing through the COVID-19 pandemic.

     

    The Planning Group is dedicated to providing business planning expertise, strategic advice and facilitation to organizations through the practical application of strategic and operational planning. From the largest corporations and associations, to medium sized regional players, Peter helps his clients understand where they want to be and come up with a solid plan of attack to get there. Since 2002 he have provided these services to clients worldwide.

     

    Fun fact: We live very close to each other in the city of Cambridge, Ontario.

     

    Enjoy the podcast.

     

    Jim

    • 39 min
    Carol Leaman Interview | Axonify and Microlearning

    Carol Leaman Interview | Axonify and Microlearning

    Carol Leaman is president and CEO of microlearning company, Axonify of Waterloo, Ontario. In this epsidode of Robot Nation podcast we learn how a simple change in a daily routine can make an entire company, smarter, safer and more valuable.

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