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Expert in Solenoid Design

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

United Kingdom
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Expert has been designing solenoid based products and control systems since the early 1980s and is still doing so. He is currently working in the field of solenoid operated valves for the oil and gas industry. Solenoid design experience also includes mining, aerospace and automotive sectors. He has several patents relating to electromechanical systems and devices including a linear actuator and proportional solenoid with integrated feedback.

direct current solenoid coil




electromechanical actuator


electromechanical design


electromechanical product development


iron-core coil


miniature valve


solenoid actuator


solenoid coil


solenoid design


solenoid device


solenoid valve


electromagnetic actuator

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Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1969   BSc   Electrical Engineering   Cardiff University   11B

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2004 to








Product design

2000 to 2004


Electromagnetic Technology




Operations Director


All technical, quality and manufacturing issues. Business folded in 2004 as a direct result of customer insolvency

1994 to 2000


Expert Associates





Consultancy work, project management, business management

1975 to 1994


Longwall International




Director Control Systems


Responsible for all aspects of system design and contract management for electrohydraulic control systems

1973 to 1974


Smiths Industries




Project Enginer - Electronics


Product design of ground test and in-house test equipment.

1969 to 1973


Hawker Siddeley Aviation


Test Department


Test Engineer


Product design and test. Defect investigation.

Career Accomplishments:

former MIEE - Lapsed


former C.Eng

Professional Appointments

Director and General Manager - Dowty Mining Electronics; Managing Director Meco Electronics Ltd; Director Control Systems - Longwall International; Operations Director Coils UK / Electromagnetic Technology.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has over 10 Patents in related fields and has contributed articles to a number of hydraulic and mining publications.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He was responsible for the design and development of an automatic yarn tensioning system for a client in the textile sector. This involved the production of a low inertia electromagnetically braked spool and yarn tension sensor together with the closed loop control system.
  • The design and prototyping of a non contact brake wear sensor for the automotive industry
  • The design of a miniature crankshaft position sensor whch was small enough to be integrated into the crankshaft seal
  • Redesign of solenoid air valves for lumbar support systems. End users included Bentley, Audi, BMW and VW
  • Design and manufacture of armament firing solenoid for the Saracen armoured Vehicle.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Linear Glide Bearings for EM Solenoids & Actuators.
  • Expert for consulting on Soleniod Valve project has encountered problems.
  • Solenoid expert for consulting on Techinal troubleshooter for outsourced solenoid part.
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 defective starter solenoid.
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.

Market Research:
He is familiar with current technology trends in the oil and gas control sectors.

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:

He has presented a number of seminars on mining control systems to audiences in the UK, China, Australia and old Eastern Europe.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has experience of supplier selection in the electronic manufacturing and contract machining sectors. He is also a qualified QS9000 auditor and has produced vendor rating and product acceptance documentation in the above fields.

Other Skills and Services

As Operations Director for Electromagnetic Technology he led the company through QS900 Quality Accreditation with UL and turned the business from a coil winding operation into an electromagnetic product based operation.


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