Lambert Engineering celebrates seventh collaboration with Leeds

MEng students Joe Allison, Matthew Warburton, and Mohammed Patel joined Lambert Engineering as part of the company's seventh successful undergraduate student summer placement partnership with Leeds.

Joe Allison, who is studying for an MEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, worked with Lambert Engineering on part of the company's technology strategy. He developed work for Lambert where they wanted to showcase their ability to remotely connect to automation platforms to display machine metrics.

Joe successfully turned one of Lambert's automation proof of principle rigs in to a typical production line. He also wrote code to simulate typical production losses, such as wear of componentry as well as operator and material efficiencies.

He then demonstrated how through logging on to the cloud, via a smartphone or tablet, he could successfully identify both the immediate status of the system (OEE). Additionally, where specifically within the system the components were not performing as benchmarked. This also included a feature to access historical data, so that further understanding and analysis could be made.

Joe was supported by Tom Pascall within Innovations and Rockwell Automation. These are one of Lamberts key strategic partners supporting their FactoryTalk® Historian and FactoryTalk® VantagePoint systems, which were the foundation of this work.

Joe was also joined this year by Mohammed Patel, who is studying for an MEng in Mechanical Engineering. Mohammed has returned to Lambert for a second time having successfully completed our internal knowledge library Tekipedia in 2016.

Mohammed Patel and Matthew Warburton, undergraduate students in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Leeds

Pictured: Mohammed Patel and Matthew Warburton, undergraduate students from the Faculty of Engineering completing their summer placement at Lambert Engineering.

This year, Mohammed has been working within the Mechanical Design department to develop a new part library for Solidworks 2016. Both these efficiency tools have greatly assisted the technical teams in proposing and delivering the best value solutions. Mohammed will be returning for his final year at the University of Leeds this year.

Lambert Engineering celebrated their partnership with the Faculty of Engineering, expressing their support for the scheme, which they said they hope will expand in the future. Lambert explained their optimisim for additional companies taking the opportunity to invest and support local students.

The company expressed their enthusiasm for providing valuable industrial experience that will complement the academic education of students:

"So, as a nation we can help develop the next generation of engineers, such as Matthew Warburton, who was a placement student last year. He has now joined on our newly established graduate scheme."

Further information

For more information about Lambert Engineering, their success, and their partnership with the Faculty of Engineering, view the latest edition of The Vision publication.