June 2017

Tour of Zaber Technologies

Organized by the Vancouver Branch of APEGBC

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. For space availability or to be added to the waiting list, please contact Tim Smiley, Tour Coordinator, at [email protected] or 604-396-7333 with subject line "Tour of Zaber Technologies". Thank you.
Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: #2 - 605 West Kent Avenue N., Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Various applications specialists will be present to guide tour attendees.
Credit: 3 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $9.53 + GST = $10.00
Contact: If you have questions, please contact the Tour Coordinator, Tim Smiley.
[email protected]
Note: Please wear closed-toe shoes.
Join the application specialists at Zaber Technologies for a personalized tour through Zaber Technologies’ corporate headquarters where they design and manufacture all devices in-house. During the workshop, they will introduce the basics of precision actuation and cover considerations to keep in mind when planning your applications. They will showcase and discuss examples of applications using precision actuation and demonstrate some of them on their devices. Finally, a hands-on portion will give you the chance to speak with their application specialists one-on-one while testing their products. Light refreshments will be served.

Please see below for more information.

About Zaber Technologies

Zaber Technologies designs and manufactures precision motion control devices with optional integrated controllers and encoders. This tour and workshop will be of interest to engineers working with motion control and applications at the micrometer scale, but also to anyone who is interested in learning more about precision actuation. Possible applications include photonics and optics, life sciences, microscopy, and industrial automation. View website >

Tour Hosts

Mike McDonald, B.A.Sc.
Application Specialist, Zaber Technologies

Mike has been doing technical support at Zaber for over five years. He specializes in industrial automation, robotics, and high-load applications. He has a B.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from UBC.

Sofia Moreno, B.A.Sc.
Application Specialist, Zaber Technologies

Sofia graduated from UBC with a B.A.Sc. in Engineering Physics, and has been at Zaber for three years. Her areas of specialization include photonics and optics, imaging applications, and metrology.

Albert David, B.Eng.
Application Specialist, Zaber Technologies

With a B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering from UVIC, Albert has been with Zaber for two years. His areas of specialization include vacuum applications, microscopy, and life sciences.

Nancy Chu, B.A.Sc.
Application Specialist, Zaber Technologies

Nancy is the newest application specialist at Zaber. She graduated with a B.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from UBC.


  • To help us predict our tour needs, please register by June 1, 2017.
  • Due to space limitations, registration will be limited to 36 attendees.
  • Guest/Non-member Registration: If you are not a member of APEGBC, you can register online by quickly creating a 'non-member' account. After clicking on the 'Register' link, you will be brought to a login screen. Towards the bottom, there is a ‘Create new account’ link. Click this link and follow the prompts to create your account and then you will be able to register online with this new account. Thank you and we look forward to having you join us.
  • Photography and Video Disclaimer: APEGBC will take photographs and video at this event and may use those in APEGBC news or promotional material in print, electronic, or other media, including the APEGBC website. By attending this event, you grant APEGBC the right to use your name, video, and photograph for such purposes. Should you not wish to be photographed or filmed, please notify an event volunteer at the onsite event registration desk.


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