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 Expert  723463

Expert in Industrial Electronic Control Systems, Servo Systems, Numeric Controls, Robotics

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Florida (FL)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is the sort of engineer who has difficulty describing what field he is in, because the list is so large. He designed and developed a variety of electronic devices, industrial control systems. He has programmed industrial controllers and operator displays and interfaces and developed new mineral separation devices and designed new pumping control techniques.

It is because he has designed such a variety of things that he has become a very capable troubleshooter able to track down the cause of the trouble or the faulty component in hundreds of different machines and processes. He is not restricted to electrical, electronic or mechanical aspects because he can go to wherever the problem is and prove it, and then guide the repair action to restore the machine or process to successful operation.

His experience, knowledge and background also enable him to make suggestions for improvements and changes that can be made to make things better than before. His track record of almost no repeat calls for the same problem speaks well of his abilities to properly identify the real problem, but also his ability to make the correct repairs. His track record of success in troubleshooting makes it a dead certainty he will get things running again.

Expert's Electronic Engineering Degree gave him extensive theoretical support for his very practical abilities and curiosity in how things work. He is very interested in finding out about any new area he gets into and usually picks it up quickly and goes on to develop new designs. He designed the digital interface receivers for the Integrated Light-Attack Avionics System (ILAAS) in 1968 for the US Navy A6A Corsair and his design was also carried over unchanged into the Navy A7 aircraft Heads Up Display (HUD).

He has made significant contributions and patentable processes in mineral beneficiation. His designs for shape separation processing were installed at the Tanner Mine in Arizona 1979.

He designed and proved the new patented multi-field electrostatic separator for the tobacco industry 1982. He designed and developed a self adjusting pump speed control called Flowtracker for the wastewater industry leader EG Pump Controls 1987.

Expert now has his own consulting company, Expert Electronics, Inc., where he provides his talents, experience and abilities to many industrial activities including electronic control design, system design, PLC programming, operator interface design, machine troubleshooting, NC mill and lathe service and repair, new machine installation and high voltage power supply design for separators.

Expert has been entirely successful in all the activities he has undertaken, without exception.


control system


electrostatic separation




industrial control


manufacturing automation


manufacturing troubleshooting


numerical control


process automation



Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Jacksonville, Florida;  Gainesville, Florida;  Deltona, Florida;  and Daytona Beach, Florida.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1967   B.Sc.(EE)   Electronic Engineering   Leeds University, Yorkshire, UK  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1988 to 1991


EG Controls, Inc.,




Product Development Engineer


Responsible for the development of new products, electrical design, specifying components, programming PLC's and operator terminals, new system design and development and installation

1978 to 1988


Carpco, Inc.,




Manager of Technical Services


Direct contact with overseas clients, receiving and testing samples, new process design, new machine electrical design, development and programming, inspection, field installation and commissioning to many countries of the world.

1973 to 1977


Electromate Mfg. Corp


Controls Division


Project Engineer


Electrical controls design, site installation and commissioning

Career Accomplishments:

Member, IEEE

Professional Appointments

President, Expert Electronics

Publications and Patents Summary

He has written 50 articles for a series called "Troubles of the Troubleshooter", published in Industrial Connection 1992 - 2006. One patent for the Multi-Field Separator, mention in several others

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Industrial Connection  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1968 to 1970   US Air Force   Contractors representative   On-site service and of prototype Heads-Up Display for A6 test aircraft, ILAAS project. Secret security clearance
1970 to 1971   US Air Force   Field Service Tech   Troubleshoot failed Heads-Up display units on the production line at LTV Dallas
1971 to 1973   US Air Force   Engineer   Set up and calibrated and performance-characterized rapid turn-around repair facility, Atlanta, Georgia, Tight-Rein project.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • West Palm Beach, Florida; designed the original program that 'dances' the Centennial Fountain, 17 zones in a triangle pattern of jets that rise out of the pavement, to the delight of children and adults who can play in the fountain. Subsequent commissions for additional fountain dancing with music successfully performed, 1994 - pres
  • Jacksonville, Florida; successfully carried out the electronic design, build, programming and installation of 1) Single-Lead bonding machine, 2) dieonized water processing plant control, 3) deionized water flow meter and monitoring panel with leak alarm, 4) "B" pillar alignment machine, 5) Box printing machine, 6) automatic paper turn-up machine for paper plants, 7) New pumping scheme to couple a mercury manometer to variable-frequency drives, 8) replacement of obsolete PLC's with new PLC's and new programs, many locations
  • La Paz, Mexico; trouble-shot bin dumper machine, got manual mode working, but then went on to correct programming problems that prevented automatic operation from working. They never knew they had automatic mode, but they did before Expert left. Client was thrilled
  • Sierra Leone, West Africa; installed, commissioned and trained personnel on an extension to the rutile mine at Sierra Rutile. Expert had previously headed up the whole project from the start, tested mine sample material in the lab, specified the process equipment, designed the mechanical layout in the plant and its extension, and installed it as designed. One year later the mine reported that the line was now producing twice its rated output capacity.
  • Orissa, India, solved all the problems and started up all the wet and dry processes at the new beach-sand processing plant, trained operators. Also startups in Brazil, Italy, Canada, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and others
Recent Client Requests:
  • Iron ore sand expert for consulting on iron ore sand beneficiation.
  • Expert in dry pressing for consulting on Vermiculite base product for sealing applications.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on expert witness.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2005 to 2006   La Paz, Mexico   Trouble-shot their fruit bin-dumper machine the same night I got out there. Got manual mode working, but then went on to correct programming problems that prevented automatic operation from working. They never knew they had automatic mode before. They did before Expert left. Client was thrilled with much more than they asked for
1977 to 1977   Maracaibo, Venzuela   Found six different problems in a 50Kw uninterruptible power supply, supplying the whole of Maracaibo airports radar and communications. Repaired it on the spot and had it up and running in two days.
1992 to 1992   Kiev, Ukraine   sent over there to find out why two programmable atomic-density flow meters would not work. Found errors in programming and internal calculations, corrected the program and got the two machines running, monitoring the flow output of the Ilmenite mine.
1986 to 1986   Belo Horizonte, Brazil   Carried out final inspection of Brazil-built High-Tension Electrostatic Separators. Called up replacement parts and modifications to bring them up to quality standards.
1980 to 1980   Civita Castellana, Italy   Start-up and commissioning of High-Intensity Magnetic Separator. Extensive testing, customer very pleased with results

Market Research:
Direct customer discussions, meetings and visits are normal in this business.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Machine operator training for all machines installed, maintenance personnel training. Troubleshooting Techniques training for service personnel. Slide show of job experience to engineering students, University of North Florida, various years.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Located and has good relationships with all vendors for automation products designed.

Other Skills and Services

Able to walk up to unknown equipment and quickly assess the situation and locate fault or problem. Very professional about all activities, thorough, exacting and demanding of self. Extremely wide knowledge of many machines and processes and How Things Work.


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