Demco Automation Hosts 2017 Manufacturing Day Event

On October 6, 2017, Demco Automation hosted a Manufacturing Day event celebrating advanced manufacturing. The event invited community members including groups such as students, educators and others to learn about the design and construction of robotics and automation. Attendees saw videos, robots in action, and automated equipment as it is used in advanced manufacturing facilities throughout the United States.

Manufacturing Day is a national effort started in 2012 to promote awareness of manufacturing and its contributions to a 21st century society. In 2016, more than quarter million students and over half a million participants were on-hand to learn about manufacturing, technology, career options, and the overall benefits of the manufacturing sector to our communities and economy.

To see an infographic on how Manufacturing Day statistics and how it impacts the perception of manufacturing, please follow the link at: MFG-DAY-Infographic

For more information about Demco Automation’s Manufacturing Day event, please see our Manufacturing Day page at: Demco Automation 2017 Manufacturing Day Event

Demco Automation Selected for Fastest-Growing Companies List in Eastern PA

Lehigh Valley, PA, September 8 2017Automation’s assembly/integration/test area
Demco Automation has been selected as one of Eastern Pennsylvania’s 45 Fastest-Growing companies in 2017. According to the announcement,

Lehigh Valley Business today named 45 eastern Pennsylvania companies to its Fastest Growing Companies list for 2017 – companies identified as the region’s most dynamic that have made significant contributions to the local economy.

The companies will be honored and their final rankings on the list disclosed at an awards breakfast and ceremony Wednesday, Oct. 25, at DeSales University, Center Valley.

“Demco Automation is excited to receive this award and is honored in being one of the few manufacturers in this year’s rankings. Our team’s commitment to supporting the complex needs of customers coupled with the infrastructure required to produce capital equipment make this accomplishment all the more rewarding. ” said Stephen Maund, President & CEO.

More information about the listing can be found at:

LVB 45 Fastest-Growing Companies

Demco Automation Sponsors 2017 Engineers Week Event

Demco Automation is proud to be a Silver Sponsor for the 2017 Engineers Week event in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. On February 24, the Lehigh Valley Engineering Council  (LVEC) hosted the Lehigh Valley Engineers Banquet that coincided with events by DiscoverE. LVEC is an umbrella organization of engineering societies spreading enthusiasm for the profession among future generations and developing opportunities for enhancing the professional development and recognition of area engineers.

This year’s speaker was Brock E. Barry, P.E., Ph.D., F.ASCE presenting the topic: Did You Really Mean to Say That? Nonverbal Communication in the Workplace.

Awards are presented by the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers (PSPE) for Engineer of the Year and Young Engineer of the Year.

For more information on the LVEC please visit the Lehigh Valley Engineering Council.

For more information on the National Engineers Week please visit Discover Engineers Week.

With Continued Growth, Demco Automation Announces New Facility

new-facility-2January 7, 2017 – Demco Automation has finalized agreements and is in the final phases of completing construction of a new facility. The larger site will support its continued growth as a leading automated systems supplier.

The 35,000-square-foot climate-controlled facility includes expanded manufacturing assembly bays, additional engineering offices, and lab space to support advanced process development activities.

“With our emphasis on developing highly customized processes coupled with the increased global demand for automation and robotics, we have seen consistent double digit annual growth this decade,” said Stephen Maund, President and CEO. “because of this, we are in a situation where a larger facility is needed.”

The increase in assembly and integration areas provide flex space for bigger systems without reconfiguring the manufacturing floor. Maund added, “Our business has expanded in recent years to include larger production lines as well as our existing offerings of smaller scale systems for medical device and other industry sectors.”

“Additions to engineering, applications, and operations support over the past few years filled our office space with no room for expansion in the existing facility.” Maund continued. Current plans are to complete the move by February, 2017.

New Facility Press Release

Press Release PDF

Beyond Bridgeworks: How Incubator Graduates Have Thrived – Demco Automation

img_1100-1024x683September 23, 2016
The year 1989 was an important one for both the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center in Allentown and Demco Automation because it was the year that both were founded. And it wouldn’t be long before the two would be connected – the former as a manufacturing business incubator, and the latter as an incubator program client.

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Scalable Automation a Path to Turnkey Success

Tooled AD16 for medical device industryU.S. TECH MAGAZINE – August 2016
by Stephen Maund President & CEO – Demco Automation

The world of custom automation used in electronics and other industries is a game of which direction to proceed — user-operated benchtop stations, or full turnkey systems. By creating a scalable automation strategy from the beginning, equipment reuse, risk reduction, and incremental implementation can be realized. By approaching an automation strategy in an incremental way, benefits such as the opportunity to prove risky or untested processes before “going all in” on a full turnkey system, a reduction in initial capital outlay at the beginning of a program, and the quick launch of critical processes for production are gained.

Before starting a custom automation project, be sure to do the homework and plan obsolescence out of the strategy. Use the principles of modularity, scalability and flexibility to create a reconfigurable automation system for the production process. In the end, it can extend budget dollars and increase the longevity of equipment in a competitive global marketplace.

To view the entire article, please visit this U.S. Tech Magazine link at Online Article

For a PDF reprint of the article, please follow this link:
Scalable Automation Reprint August 2016

Demco Automation Sponsors Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Event

REG15_wTagDemco Automation is a program sponsor for the Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Man & Woman of the Year event for 2016.   Over a 10 week period, the candidates compete in honor of children who are local blood cancer survivors, the Boy & Girl of the Year, raising funds for LLS blood cancer research.

Through programs like Man & Woman of the Year, The LLS has invested more than $1 billion in research to advance breakthrough therapies. Almost half of the new anti-cancer drugs approved by the U.S. FDA from 2000 through 2013 were originally designed to treat blood cancers.

For more information on the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, please visit http://www.lls.org/

 

Demco Automation Sponsors 2016 Engineers Week Event

2016_Engineers_Week_Logo_VerticalDemco Automation was a Gold Sponsor for the 2016 Engineers Week event in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. On February 26, the Lehigh Valley Engineering Council  (LVEC) hosted the Lehigh Valley Engineers Banquet that coincided with events by DiscoverE (formerly the National Engineers Week Foundation). LVEC is an umbrella organization of engineering societies spreading enthusiasm for the profession among future generations and developing opportunities for enhancing the professional development and recognition of area engineers.

This year’s speaker was Andrei G. Jablokow, PhD presenting the topic: Think Like an Engineer, Speak Like a Leader.

Awards are presented by the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers (PSPE) for Engineer of the Year and Young Engineer of the Year.

For more information on the LVEC please visit the Lehigh Valley Engineering Council.

For more information on the National Engineers Week please visit Discover Engineers Week.

Join Our Team – Mechanical Engineer – Machine Design

Demco Automation is a regional leader in designing and constructing automated assembly systems for the medical device, electronics, pharmaceutical, automotive, and consumer products industries. We are located in Quakertown, PA, and searching for a Mechanical Engineer-Machine Designer to join our team:

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Design and document various machine elements within custom automated assembly systems including areas such as assembly mechanisms, tooling, robotics, safety systems, machine frames, and pneumatic/motor-driven actuators.
  • Specify commercial components, materials, coatings, and other pertinent design information.
  • Create and update Bill of Materials, Assembly Drawings, As-Built Drawings, and set-up procedures.
  • Occasionally visit customer sites for design meetings, service calls, retrofits, or other activities.
  • Communicate with customers and suppliers to relay design information.
  • Coordinate and lead projects through Engineering, design, manufacturing release, fabrication/assembly, test/debug, conditioning, FAT, and installation/service.
  • Create and/or maintain project schedules as necessary.
  • Work in an Applications Engineering role as required to develop technical descriptions costing, proposals, and other sales related activities.

Experience & Requirements:

  • BSME
  • 3-5 years minimum experience in equipment/machine design with a proficiency in 3D design tools such as SolidWorks Autodesk Inventor or AutoCAD 2007 3D or higher version.
  • Design mechanisms, tooling, and processes for automated assembly systems.
  • Create and modify CAD drawings and material lists including machined parts, assemblies, pneumatics, and other items related to automation system.
  • Work in a team environment with Engineering, management, and manufacturing personnel to provide innovative solutions.
  • Experience and working knowledge of pneumatics, bearings, slides, sensors, mechanical adjustments, dies, tooling, etc. Experience and working knowledge of drafting standards, tolerances,
  • machined parts, etc.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize.
  • Good analytical, writing, and communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and perform outside of job description.

Send resume to:   hr@demcoautomation.com

 

Join Our Team – Machine Builder

Precise, quick change out toolingJob Description
Demco Automation is a regional leader in designing and constructing automated assembly systems for the medical device, electronics, pharmaceutical, automotive, and consumer/industrial industry sectors.  We are located in Quakertown, PA, and searching for a Machine Builder to join our team:

Roles & Responsibilities:
• Machine and/or fabricate various machine elements within custom automated assembly systems including areas such as mounting brackets, assembly mechanisms, robotic grippers, safety guarding, machine frames, pneumatic/motor-driven actuators.
• Assemble mechanical sub-assemblies, assemble guarding, and basic debugging of equipment.
• Perform machine adjustments, alignments, and other equipment setup-related tasks during project construction.
• Perform other duties as requested from time to time to fulfill corporate goals and objectives.

Experience & Requirements:
• 3-5 years minimum experience in conventional machining technologies including vertical milling machine, lathe, and surface grinder
• 2-4 years minimum experience in assembling mechanical sub-assemblies, mechanisms, or other systems
• Machining experience in various materials including but not limited to carbon steels, stainless steels, tool steels, and plastics
• Machine components to tolerances of +/- 0.005” (application specific) and below
• Proficient in reading machined part drawings with little or no assistance
• Familiarity with bearings, cams, linkages, pneumatic cylinders, ball screws, sensors and other equipment-related components
• Assemble mechanisms, machine frames, safety guarding
• Fabricate machine guarding and framing from aluminum extrusion, polycarbonate sheet, and basic thinner gauge sheet metal fabrications
• Operate fork truck and/or pallet jack equipment as needed
• Have the ability to lift 75 pounds
• Ability to stand for 8 to 10 hours a day
• Able to work in a fast paced, changing environment
• Work in team environment with Engineering, Management, and Manufacturing personnel to provide innovative solutions
• Regular Use of measuring instruments (caliper, micrometer, gauges, etc.)
• Working knowledge of pneumatics, bearings, slides, sensors, mechanical adjustments, dies, tooling, etc. is preferred but not required
• Experience in operating CNC vertical machining centers is preferred but not required
• Detail oriented
• Ability to prioritize and organize
• Good math and communication skills
• Ability to multi-task

Send resume to:   hr@demcoautomation.com

 

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