Bottle Fill Line: High Speed Pressure/Leak Detector System

Product used: LAL95 series linear

Problem: The current method for leak detect has been tapping on the top of lid and sensing the pressure. This is difficult technique with low accuracy.

Solution: Sense side of bottle, push with specific force and determining the movement to determine pressure in bottle. This is primarily in bottles pressurized by nitrogen filled bottles (soda, etc) where they are more solid. If there is a leak the spring back is greater. The cycle rate is 20 Hz. Since the SMAC actuator can sense the surface, apply programmable force and monitor position of movement we are a game changing solution, much more accurate than vacuum decay / pressure decay leak testing.

 

 

 

Beyond Bottles: This same in-line inspection solution can be used for soft pouch packaging such as contact lenses or coffee "pods."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We are now looking for a Senior Electronics Engineer to join our Product Development team and play a crucial role in helping us to deliver successful products. The role will be based in our Magor, South Wales office.

Responsibilities:

  • To design cost effective consumer products that meet our exacting technical and quality requirements.
  • To ensure the timely delivery of fully documented working prototypes, schematics, layouts, devices etc. as required, which satisfy the technical and marketing specifications.
  • Technical investigation and promotion of product concepts utilising new technologies particularly those that will/may reduce cost or improve quality in current products
  • Initial development of prototype systems
  • Ensure high design quality and maintainability through good practice, peer review, clear documentation, testing and thorough verification
  • Electrical/Electronics system design and implementation
  • Develop and test product firmware.
  • To provide project leadership as required from concept through to successful handover to our implementation & design teams in Far East – travel to provide onsite support will also be required.
  • Monitor and effectively communicate project status, business issues and any significant developments to senior mgt team
  • Monitoring, support and compliance with internal/external hardware and firmware standards
  • Strive to ensure that designs are reliable and will perform consistently across a range of operating environments.
  • Source and manage external contractors as required.

Qualifications:

  • Electronics degree or equivalent
  • Experience ideally working on consumer related technologies
  • Experience of working in small multi-disciplined teams.
  • Electronic real time system design & implementation
  • Firmware design using 8/16/32bit microcontrollers and associated assembler/C
  • Analogue & Digital circuit design
  • RF Circuit design (2.4 and 5.2/5.8GHz Proprietary, Bluetooth, WiFi standards)
  • Experience of short product life cycles
  • Experience of dealing with Far Eastern manufacturing
  • Detailed technical investigation & promotion of Product Concepts utilising new technologies
  • Methodical, detailed and structured with a strong process driven approach
  • Adaptable and resilient with a positive attitude towards change
  • Self-motivated and works well under pressure without supervision, constantly seeking to learn more and contribute in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Willing and able to travel to Far East
  • Knowledge and passion for video gaming a big plus

We can offer a competitive package determined on skills and qualifications. If you possess the professional talent, think you’ve got what it takes, please send your CV to jobs_EMEA@madcatz.com. Please include the job title in the email subject field.

We are looking for a talented web developer to join our Product Development team and play a crucial role in helping us to deliver successful products.

The role will be based in our Magor, South Wales office. The ideal person will possess a broad area of expertise, as the role has potential to expand in several directions depending on the skills and interests of the successful candidate.

This position represents an excellent opportunity for a confident individual who enjoys working in a fast changing environment with the opportunity to deliver on many levels. Responsibilities of the position include:

  • To assist with the design and development of website solutions to continually improve Mad Catz’s overall web presence
  • web site development and maintenance
  • code creation
  • database creation and maintenance
  • implementing and maintaining a robust development environment

If you have the following skills and experience, we would like to hear from you:

  • two years’ experience building and maintaining complex websites/web applications
  • PHP
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • SQL and MySQL,
  • Solid jQuery experience (or other JS libraries)
  • IIS and apache server management experience useful
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good problem solving skills

We can offer a competitive package determined on skills and qualifications. If you possess the professional talent, think you’ve got what it takes, please send your CV to jobs_EMEA@madcatz.com. Please include the job title in the email subject field.

We are currently looking for a tester to join our Product Development team. Ideal for a passionate gamer the main focus of the role will be to carry out the testing of our innovative products in different operating environments to ensure our customers get the best possible experience when using our products.

Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Compatibility testing between our products and operating environments particularly Windows 10
  • Product testing within gaming environments on PC, console, mobile devices
  • Testing of prototype products against detailed specifications.
  • To track bugs and implement negative testing as appropriate
  • Repetitive testing as necessary
  • To produce test reports which accurately detail errors and bugs
  • To assist with escalated technical queries passed on by our technical support team

If you have the following skills and experience, we would like to hear from you:

  • Methodical approach and high level of accuracy
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills /li>
  • Games enthusiast
  • Good general knowledge of PC maintenance
  • Knowledge of WHQL testing advantageous
  • Enthusiastic and positive
  • Organised and efficient
  • Problem solver
  • Able to effectively prioritise workload and keep to deadlines

We can offer a competitive package determined on skills and qualifications. If you possess the professional talent, think you’ve got what it takes, please send your CV to jobs_EMEA@madcatz.com. Please include the job title in the email subject field.

We are looking for an experienced Software Developer to join our team and help us deliver successful consumer products. Based in our Research and Development Offices in Magor (South Wales) you will help ensure that Mad Catz remains at the leading edge of its market place, by developing software, drivers, plugins, development test tools to support our innovative products.

This position represents excellent potential for a confident individual who enjoys working in a fast changing environment with the opportunity to deliver on many levels.

Responsibilities of the role include:

  • To be an active and effective member of a multi-disciplinary team, developing high and low level software including a hands-on role in system specification and design, prototyping, testing, and release to production.
  • To ensure the timely delivery of fully documented working prototypes, assist in the development and support of system SDKs, etc. as required, which satisfy the technical and marketing specifications.
  • To work on the design and development of high quality graphical user interfaces for Mad Catz products.
  • To provide full documentation of all software and control of software releases.
  • To monitor external software developments and provide detailed advice on the impact for Mad Catz
  • Design and development of software,drivers and game plug-ins to support Mad Catz products running on Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux and Gaming Consoles.
  • To ensure close liaison with the Software, Firmware, Electronics and Mechanical teams
  • Technical investigation and promotion of product concepts utilising new technologies particularly those that will/may reduce cost or improve quality in current products
  • Ensure high design quality and maintainability through good practice, peer review, clear documentation, testing and thorough verification
  • Monitor and effectively communicate project status, business issues and any significant developments to senior mgt team
  • Develop and test product development and testing software tools.
  • To liaise with development staff in games software companies as required.
  • To work with external contractors/games software companies when necessary.
  • To work on one off projects for research purposes as and when necessary.
  • Monitoring, support and compliance with internal/external hardware and software standards
  • Strive to ensure that designs are reliable and will perform consistently across a range of operating environments

If you have the following skills and experience, we would like to hear from you:

  • Good Software/Computing/Microsystems degree or equivalent
  • Experience of working in small multi-disciplined teams.
  • Knowledge and experience of the complete software life cycle
  • Real time system design & implementation
  • C++
  • Objective C, AnsiC, PHP, JavaScript, HTML useful
  • C# desirable
  • Driver experience desirable
  • WPF desirable
  • WHQL experience desirable
  • Previous experience of user interface implementation desirable
  • Experience of interacting with HID devices useful
  • Windows SDK and Windows programming experience necessary.
  • Unix/Linux experience beneficial.
  • No language/OS/hardware prejudices and experience of repositories
  • Experience of short product life cycles desirable
  • Methodical, detailed and structured with a strong process driven approach
  • Adaptable and resilient with a positive attitude towards change
  • Self-motivated and work well under pressure without supervision, constantly seeking to learn more and contribute in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Knowledge and passion for video gaming a big plus
  • Willing and able to travel overseas, mainly Asia and USA if and when required.

We can offer a competitive package determined on skills and qualifications. If you possess the professional talent, think you’ve got what it takes, please send your CV to jobs_EMEA@madcatz.com. Please include the job title in the email subject field.

 

 
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