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Automation and Motion Control

Embarking on a journey of innovation since 1978, John Brooks has been a pioneering force in engineering automation services, constantly pushing the boundaries of what's possible. Our commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency has propelled us to the forefront of our field, capturing the attention and imagination of engineers across New Zealand and Australia.

In the early days of our automation venture, we achieved a groundbreaking feat at the Balclutha freezing works, successfully synchronizing two motors in a wet environment—a remarkable achievement for the times. Crafting our own IP65 encoders, we set a precedent for ingenuity and resilience, hallmarks that continue to define our work today.

Discover our range of Automation and Control parts and products here.

Our journey through the decades has seen us leave indelible marks across various industries:

Aircraft Engineering: We've crafted service platforms for Boeing 737 and Airbus 320 aircraft, using Servomech linear actuators and Trio Motion controllers to ensure precision and ease for airline service engineers.

Produce Packing: In a feat of engineering mastery, we designed a kiwifruit tray packing machine for a leading Te Puke operation, achieving a packing speed 400% faster than manual rates using 36 axes of control—a New Zealand first.

Corrugated Cardboard Production: Our rapid motion folder and cutter for Carter Holt Harvey has revolutionized the production of cardboard boxes, thanks to the integration of Brushless servo motors, Trio motion controllers, and drives.

Plastic Film Printing: We’ve synchronized three-color printing on both sides of plastic film using Baldor Servo motors, amplifiers, and innovative tension control technologies.

Food Processing: Our water jet technology machine, developed in conjunction with DSIR, expertly removes pin bones from fish fillets, showcasing our capability to blend precision and innovation.

Stainless Steel Polishing: Our unique solution for polishing inside a 90° stainless steel bent tube is a testament to our engineering acumen, achieving remarkable material removal rates and various patterns in record time.

At John Brooks, we are more than ready to tackle your automation and motion challenges. Our teams in John Brooks AucklandJohn Brooks Wellington, or John Brooks Christchurch offices are poised to provide solutions that not only meet but exceed your expectations. Join us as we continue to forge the future of sustainable and efficient engineering.

Contact us now, and let’s make strides together towards a greener, more innovative world.