About the presentation
Successful implementation of manufacturing automation projects starts with a clear understanding of desired goals, objectives, requirements, and potential short-term and long-term challenges. As with any significant investment, including automation, conducting discovery is critical to defining the scope of a project and identifying solution(s) that’ll be within budget, produced, and installed on schedule, and have the greatest return on investment (ROI). Automation solutions are best when scalable and manageable and have defined operator functions, part processing requirements, and operating environments. Purchasing an automation system with monitoring and feedback functionality will support long-term goals and continuous improvement efforts.
Dave Walton, director of engineering at Makino, has the expertise to help you make the discovery process easier and less daunting. Join him for a walkthrough of an automation blueprint developed over decades of successful implementations. Learn more about essential elements of automation and available tools and solutions.
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Meet your presenter
Dave Walton is the director of engineering operations at Makino Inc., Mason, Ohio. He’s been with Makino for 25 years, working in the areas of factory automation and integrating automation with the Makino machine platform, and later managing the engineering group responsible for executing the Makino automation programs. Walton’s total experience in factory automation spans more than 40 years, including stints with General Motors (GM) and GE Aviation prior to his current employment by Makino.
About the company
The Makino commitment to customers starts with work in metal-cutting and manufacturing technology with horizontal machining centers, vertical machining centers, wire and ram EDM, and graphite machining centers. Helping customers make what matters also means Makino is both a software company and an engineering services company. A service company and a financing company. A turnkey engineering company and an integration services company. An automation systems company and a machine tool supply company. A training company and a process technology company. Makino is the one company you need to machine parts more accurately, productively, and at a lower cost per part. The partner you need to build and sustain a metal-cutting business that thrives by making the best for the customers that matter most.