Universal Robots Seminar

Type: Workshop

Location: Christchurch

The NZMEA is pleased to host a seminar on Universal Robots on Monday 31 July, led by two experts in this field:  Mike Shatford, founding director of Design Energy, and Andrew Pether, Universal Robots technical support at APAC and Universal Robots trainer.

Universal Robots

Universal Robots has reinvented industrial robotics with lightweight, flexible robot arms called Cobots or collaborative robots. Tasks previously thought impossible to automate due to cost and complexity, are now achievable with the user-friendly robots. The Danish company has over 15,000 robots installed worldwide, from the small machine shop to the large auto assembly line; Universal Robots optimize production, relieve employees from strenuous or monotonous tasks, and ensure quality control.

Andrew Pether

Andrew Pether leads Universal Robots’ technical support team in South East Asia and Oceania. Andrew is also one of URs trainers, running advanced robotics training sessions throughout the region, whilst also providing application consultancy services.  As a result Andrew has a wealth of application/technology knowledge and is in touch with the latest happenings in the field. 

The seminar will cover applied automation with reference to the New Zealand manufacturing model, new developments in technology, and collaborative robots.   It will be followed by a demonstration of a collaborative robot, a question and answer session, and pizza and drinks.

Members are encouraged to bring specific production/ product/ process problems, product samples, production KPI's - to encourage discussion and find solutions.

This is a free event for NZMEA Members, however registrations are essential.  Please register below.


Date: Monday 31 July
RSVP: Monday 24 July
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Venue: NZMEA, Level 1, 236 Hereford Street, Christchurch
Parking: On street


Registration Type Availability Price Quantity
Non-Member Non-Member $34.50
NZMEA Member Only -FREE Member FREE