Free Webinar all about Machine Control - 24th February 12pm

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Machine Control Webinar

Machine Control is a technology that is transforming the operation of construction sites across the UK right now, but what’s it like to work with?

Whether you’re an experienced user or you’ve just heard it talked about and want to know more, this webinar is for you. We’ll hear perspectives varying from company owners to support engineers and operators to give you insight into what it’s really like to use machine control in the field. You’ll learn where the technology has come from, how it’s being used now and how to get the best from it - with honest views on the benefits and the challenges.

In this webinar we’ll draw on the knowledge and experience of leading industry figures with both strategic and practical insights. Ehsan Eklas, CCO and founder of Unicontrol has featured in Forbes’ 30under30 class of 2021 Europe list for his creation and expansion of the innovative Unicontrol business. He’ll give a practical oversight of how machine control works in practice and draw on examples from across Europe and the world of how the system is being used. Then we’ll hear from Paul Tuohy, Digital Plant Manager of Flannery’s - one of the UK’s largest Plant Hire firms - about some of the successes, challenges and opportunities for this technology. And finally, for a view from behind the levers, we’ll have Patrick Quinn of P.Quinn Construction who can tell us not only about using it practically, but also managing his company as he adds to the Machine Control capabilities of his fleet.

Topics to be discussed include:
- How does Machine control work?
- Is Machine Control accurate?
- What is 2D and 3D Machine Control?
- How do I dig gradients?
- How do I get drawings into the system?
- How do I change buckets and navigate?
- What are the benefits of adopting the technology?
- What are the challenges?
- How do you prepare drawings to be used in the system?
- How does it work with telematics?

Their short presentations will be followed by a question and answer session to allow all of our attendees to draw on the unique wealth of knowledge and experience we’ve assembled for this month’s webinar. 

Our Speakers

Patrick Quinn P Quinn Construction

Patrick Quinn of P.Quinn Construction

Pat might already be familiar to you for his exploits behind the levers, whether that be in the Operator of the Year challenge, through pieces on him in Awesome Earthmovers Magazine or perhaps you're one of his nearly 30K Instagram followers. Aside from his work on the machine, Pat runs a well-respected and rapidly growing construction company with his wife Grace, where he has just invested in his second Unicontrol Machine Control system for his new  Hitachi excavator.

About P. Quinn Construction

Established in 2017, P Quinn Construction offer the hire of highly experienced specialist drivers and machinery for a range of types of construction projects, including: golf courses and other sports grounds, civil engineering (both residential and commercial), railway work, quarry work, forestry and landscaping.

Paul Tuohy Flannery Plant Hire

Paul Tuohy of Flannery Plant Hire

Paul Tuohy is the Digital Plant Manager at Flannery Plant Hire, one of the UK's largest and most technologically progressive Plant Businesses, with experience supporting some of the most notable projects in the industry, including from his current location near HS2. Before Flannery, Paul has worked for some of the biggest names in survey including Sokkia, Korec, Speedy Hire, Boels, VP Plc and Sitech. With a broad knowledge of all the different brands on the market as well as hands-on support experience and technical ability, Paul is uniquely placed to comment on Machine Control and the industry as a whole.

About Flannery Plant Hire

Flannery Plant hire is a name that needs no introduction to those working in construction in the UK, but here is their story in their own words:

We’re nothing but proud to have grown our business from one machine (a JCB 3C Excavator) in 1972 to almost 5,000 units in 2022. We now partner with world-leading manufacturers including Cat, Komatsu, JCB, Volvo, Bomag and Wacker Neuson.

From our original base next to the Oval cricket ground, we now operate from a network of nine depots in Aberdeen, Northumberland, Dublin, Manchester, Birmingham, Bicester, Newport, Leighton Buzzard and, of course, our purpose-built Head Office depot next to Wembley Stadium. Starting with Patrick Flannery Senior 50 years ago, we now have more than 1350 operators supporting our clients on projects nationwide.

Ehsanullah Eklas Unicontrol

Ehsanullah Eklas of Unicontrol

Ehsanullah Eklas is the Chief Commercial Officer and Co-founder of Unicontrol, described as an action-driven young and visionary entrepreneur with expertise in user centered business and product- development, cross-functional team leadership and delivering positive outcomes with strong and sustainable gains. With experience in academia, start-ups, machine learning and software development, he will be able to give us an insight into what it has been like to create and launch a successful challenger brand into the Machine Control Market and the global outlook for this technology.

About Unicontrol

Unicontrol3D is the market’s most user-friendly 3D machine control system for excavators, wheel loaders and backhoes. Since 2018, our journey has been full of exponential growth and expansion to 20 countries and 800 3D systems worldwide.  


In collaboration with Danish contractors, we found a need for a user-friendly and straightforward 3D machine control system. We’ve developed Unicontrol3D, a machine control system with a quick introduction, intuitive interface and a reasonable price.


We are here to challenge the industry – machine control can be made simple!


You Can sign up for the webinar for free through this link: GoToWebinar


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