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Our second technology-focussed event was hosted by Festo at their Automation Centre in Northampton, UK.

The venue was most impressive, and our hosts provided demos of their technology, some of their real-life systems in build, tours around their facilities, as well as a competition on their ‘Air Motion Ride’ a 6-axis racing simulator powered by Festo pneumatics. Barry Weller of Mitsubishi won the prize for the fastest lap … a bottle of bubbly and a very cool Festo watch !

The talks focussed on ‘Progression into New Technology’ and featured bionics / biomechanics, software, vision control,  robot scientists, as well as looking at specifying and managing robotic installations. Speaker details, abstracts and downloads are available via our ‘Previous Events’ tab.

Our supporting vendors filled the exhibition with all their latest kit, and created a real ‘buzz’ around the room.

Around 100 delegates attended, drawn from laboratory equipment manufacturers, system developers and integrators, universities, and pharmaceutical research companies. Feedback from delegates and exhibitors alike was very positive :
“Really Good : thought of everybody – Thanks”   –  Jo Batey, Labman Automation.

At each ELRIG event we award a Technology Prize, voted for by the delegates as the most innovative new technology on show at the event. Congratulations to PolyPico, who scooped the award this time, for their Micro-Dispensing technology.

Rob Hughes of GSK won the Feedback Draw Prize : a Kindle Fire HD.

Huge thanks to conference director Malcolm Crook, to Festo for being such great hosts, to all the supporting exhibitors for making it possible and paying for a terrific lunch, and to the speakers and organising committee for your time, energy and enthusiasm !

Another great ELRIG event : don’t miss the next one !

Our Technology Prize was won by PolyPico voted for by the delegates for their Micro Dispensing Technology.   Alan Creen, Elisabetta Fineschi, Gabriel Leen & Ed Quazi celebrate.

Our Technology Prize was won by PolyPico voted for by the delegates for their Micro Dispensing Technology.
Alan Creen, Elisabetta Fineschi, Gabriel Leen & Ed Quazi celebrate.

The Feedback Survey Prize of a Kindle Fire HD was won by Rob Hughes of GSK.  Presented by Malcolm Crook, ELRIG conference director.

The Feedback Survey Prize of a Kindle Fire HD was won by Rob Hughes of GSK.
Presented by Malcolm Crook, ELRIG conference director.

Fastest Lap on the Air Motion Ride was won by Barry Weller of Mitsubishi.   He had a winning time of 1:27:20 beating all the other contestants by a huge margin.

Fastest Lap on the Air Motion Ride was won by Barry Weller of Mitsubishi.
He had a winning time of 1:27:20 beating all the other contestants by a huge margin.

A tuned-in audience

A tuned-in audience

Keen interest on the exhibition floor

Keen interest on the exhibition floor

Delegates reflect on the new technologies on display

Delegates reflect on the new technologies on display

... and does the mouse survive ?

… and does the mouse survive ?

 

See our full photo gallery of this event on our Previous Events tab.

 

 

 

 

 

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