Meet our colleague Laurent Combelas

Meet our production supervisor, Laurent COMBELAS!

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Laurent COMBELAS

Production Supervisor

  • Tell us about yourself in a few words?

I did master’s degree in Bordeaux in GEII (Electrical Engineering and Industrial Computing). At the end of my studies, in 2002, I joined ES LASER being responsible for our contract workshop. I quickly moved on to a position in robotics and software programming. To increase my knowledge, I followed additional training courses specialising in robotics (FANUC, KUKA, STAUBLI, etc.). I currently hold the position of Computer Engineer.

  • Why are you fascinated about robotics?

Robotics fascinates me because we give life to a machine with a few lines of code. It amazes me to see these movements which exist only by our programming and our intelligence. It is a real marvel to see the technical evolution of robots that constantly pushes us to think. Today’s robots have touch screens, on-board cameras and many other technologies. The combination of  a robot, vision system and laser allow high precision and autonomy that is essential for the automation of machines.

  • There are more and more projects integrating complex technologies, what can you say on this subject?

The projects are indeed more and more complex. However, our design offices are very competent. Thanks to our knowledge and robot simulation software, we are able to estimate cycle times, robot footprints and even program the robots before the laser machine is built. The technical challenge is constant with increasingly more advanced programs. Each machine is a challenge that we take up.

  • A few words about the company’s culture?

I have been working at ES LASER for almost 20 years. I like working with the whole team in a company with a family spirit. And for the future, I hope to take on many more challenges on high-tech projects.

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