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At John Brooks, we've cultivated a deep-rooted partnership with the Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) in Auckland for over two decades. The combined efforts of research-centric institutions and industry pioneers have resulted in training initiatives, housed both at the MIT premises and within the walls of John Brooks.

Our core focus is on sharing knowledge in the domains of Industrial Automation, Power Transmission, Energy Saving, Sustainability and championing best practices in factory engineering maintenance.

Dipping into our history, back in 1990, we carved a path for engineering apprentices at MIT. The foundational blueprint centered around hands-on exposure to distinct engineering products, guiding them on optimal selection and installation protocols. As the winds of change and innovation continue to blow, these practical courses undergo periodic revitalization, ensuring alignment with the latest industrial trends and product advancements.

Presently, MIT's Engineering Department acquaints budding engineers with the intricacies of chains, Vee Belts, couplings, gearboxes, bearings, and cutting-edge automated lubrication apparatus.

Fast forward to 2002, an added feather in our collaborative cap emerged with the MIT Electrical Department's venture into Motion Control. John Brooks's role extended beyond just advisory; we actively sculpted the course's trajectory and content. Leveraging the Trio multi-axis motion controller and software suite, a fascinating world opens up for students — the realm of Mechatronics, where mechanical design synergizes with electronic finesse.

Mechatronics is not just theory; its applications are expansive. One notable project led by John Brooks encompassed harnessing motion control, servo motors, and amplifiers to revolutionize commercial meat processing by automating sheep carcass boning, a venture in tandem with Ruakura's Meat Research Institute.

In the Mechatronics toolkit, one finds a plethora of engineering marvels, including Trio Motion Controllers, Baldor Servo Motors, Tramec epicyclic gearboxes, IMS stepper motors, and Teco AC Inverter Controls, among others. These tools, backed by our extensive support network, are key in driving New Zealand's sustainable engineering vision forward.

Institutions such as MIT and Massey University in Palmerston North have integrated 3 Trio axis X,Y,Z gantries, offering students a canvas to mesh practical applications with motion software. Auckland Hospital's recent addition of Teco AC inverter controls in diverse departments underscores our versatile installation capabilities.

Pioneering the future, John Brooks introduced the Sawyer Collaborative robot, integrating into student-led #Makeathons. This robot aids in conceptualizing innovative manufacturing processes, creating bespoke end-effectors, and streamlining object movement.

To embark on a journey merging education, engineering, and sustainability, reach out to John Brooks Auckland office. Together, we can shape the sustainable engineering landscape of tomorrow.