July 2018

Tour of Zaber Technologies

Hosted by the Vancouver Branch

Status: Advanced registration is now closed or the event is sold out. To be added to the waiting list, please contact Tim Verigin at [email protected] with subject line "Waiting List: Tour of Zaber Technologies". Thank you.
Date: Thursday, July 26, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM–1:00 PM
Location: Zaber Technologies Inc., #2 - 605 West Kent Avenue N., Vancouver, BC
Credit: 1 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $9.52 + GST = $10.00

Non-Member Price: $9.52 + GST = $10.00

Student Member Price: $9.52 + GST = $10.00
Contact: If you have questions, please contact Travis Nguyen at [email protected].
Join the Vancouver Branch for an introduction to the basics of precision motion control. Important considerations that should take into account when designing a solution will be illustrated. Zaber Technologies will present application examples and demonstrate the control of some sample systems. Attendees will also tour Zaber's office, where their devices are designed and built.

Join the Applications Engineering team at Zaber Technologies for a personalized tour through its corporate headquarters where they design and manufacture all devices in-house. During the workshop, the basics of precision motion control and cover considerations to keep in mind when planning your applications will be introduced. Examples of applications using precision motion control will be showcased and discussed, and some demonstrations will be given. Finally, a hands-on portion will give attendees the chance to speak with Zaber's application specialists one-on-one while testing the company's products. Light refreshments will be served.

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 motion control. Possible applications include photonics and optics, life sciences, microscopy, and industrial automation.


Albert David, B.Eng.

Applications Engineering team, Zaber Technologies Inc.

With a B.Eng. in electrical engineering from the University of Victoria (UVic), Albert’s areas of specialization include vacuum applications, microscopy, and life sciences.

Nancy Chu, B.ASc.

Applications Engineering team, Zaber Technologies Inc.

Nancy graduated from the University of British Columbia (UBC) with a B.A.Sc. in mechanical engineering.


  • Please register by Monday July 23, 2018 to help us predict our catering needs.
  • Dress code: Casual – there are no clothing restrictions or protection equipment required.
  • Office dogs: There are several friendly dogs that are often at Zaber. They will be kept close to their owners during your visit, but please feel free to approach them if you are comfortable.
  • Guest/Non-member registration: If you are not a member of Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia, 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.


  • Driving: there may be some parking spots available in the company parking lot. If not, there is free parking up Ash, Cambie, and Yukon and there is also paid parking available below Marine Gateway.
  • Transit: the closest skytrain station is Marine Gateway and is an 8 minute walk from our office.


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  • Alcohol Disclaimer: This event is intended for responsible adults of legal drinking age. Please drink responsibly and do not drink and drive.

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