Five minutes with Peter Moore, Commercial Manager, Guidance Automation

Can you please share a little about yourself with our visitors?

For the past 3 years I have held the Commercial Manager position at Guidance Automation a UK company established over 30 years ago and one that pioneered the development of autonomous vehicle technologies. Prior to that I have  nearly 30 years’ experience in developing , validating and implementing high integrity process control, mil-aerospace, automotive solutions and now travel the world helping clients to apply automation technologies to logistic applications and achieve process improvement goals.

Can you please tell us why you chose to exhibit at Robotics and Automation 2017?

For us the show is about showing what our technology can do and engaging in  discussions with visitor regarding how we can help achieve process improvement and efficiency goals and ultimately get the desired results from automation implementation. It is of course nice to attend a show close to home too!

What will you be sharing with visitors to the exhibition?

We will be presenting our Guidance, Navigation and control, technologies and our pick to light solutions. The display will show 2 autonomous mobile conveyor vehicles working on a co-operative schedule in order to pick and place tote box from one conveyor location to another. The pick to light solution will help the picker fill the boxes with the right products (some visitors might like to try the picker role!). The vehicles will be guided by navigation technology that use the natural features “features as seen by the eye” to navigate the exhibition area.

Key products used in the display;

Automation Engineering services:

We use our experience gained over 30 years to help our clients  either develop new or convert existing vehicles for autonomous operation

Robots/Autonomous Vehicles:

A modular core robotic vehicle design that can be adapted for many applications

Core components (as in leaplet):

Traffic Management and Scheduling

Monitrav

Vehicle Control

Kingpin

Navigation

SCENE

BEACON

SURFACE

Pick to light systems

What do you feel are the biggest challenges facing the industry at the moment?

Robotics/automation is the future. It simply will not be possible to meet the throughput demands without automation. Well implemented and appropriate automation facilitates lean and efficient processes and cost effective operation. Growing populations and the demand for the immediate, faster continue to drive the need for increasing use of automation. I feel the future will see increasing intelligent and agile/adaptable technologies