Mike Sturgeon

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Transpower Neighbourhood Engineers Awards

The kids at Christchurch South Intermediate FutureinTech Technology group have been working on their project to help the wider community since late last year. After their successful scooter parking project last year they are now selling the product to other schools. This years’ project has found them spending a day at local company Dynamic Controls as …

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Welcome Mohamed

Mohamed Elwy

Streat Automation welcomes Mohamed Elwy who joins us from The University of Canterbury.  

Speights Building – Old and New

Another update from Speights – The building is looking good old brick next to new glass.

Welcome Ciaran

Our newest staff member Ciaran O’Rourke joins us from Ireland – Welcome to the team Ciaran.
Ciaran takes over from Matt Brown who has moved to Fonterra Darfield after many years with Streat Automation.

Speight’s Dunedin

Lion Nathan Keg

It’s been great working with the team at Speight’s this year – who have been working on a $29 Million upgrade to their brewery in Dunedin following the Christchurch Earthquake.

Marmite – Don’t Freak – It’ll be back

Marmite Jar

It’s getting closer to the day you’ll see that favourite Kiwi spread back on the shelves of your local supermarket. Streat Automation is excited to be part of the team which is bringing back Marmite. We are helping to rebuild the packing automation system (the bit that prepares it to go in the jars). We …

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Where’s my jetpack? Mobile HMI & SCADA


If a jet pack was a safe, reliable and cheap way to travel we would all be using them. It seems that cars are the definitely winning in the transport arena though. Just take a look at how far Google have come with their self-driving race-cars – yes race-cars; they’re developing them with NASCAR. Sure …

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Arduino – Time to Tinker

Arduino Mega2560

What does an Automation Engineer get up to when they aren’t at work? Well anything can happen when you get your hands on a nice little open-source electronics prototyping board like this ATMega2560 based Arduino. Popular requests from friends include a CNC mill or lathe and also a Millenium Falcon. The Millenium Falcon seems to be pushing …

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