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

 

Join Our Team!

Automation’s assembly/integration/test areaDemco Automation is a leading supplier of automated assembly systems for the medical device, electronics, pharmaceutical, automotive, and consumer/industrial industry sectors.

We are currently searching for talented individuals to join our team. If you are interested in technical creativity and innovation with experience in our industry sector, we look forward to hearing from you.

 

For more information about our openings, please follow the following link(s):

Machine Builder – Join Our Manufacturing Team

Demco Automation™ Celebrates 25 Year Anniversary

DEMCO 25 Year Logo2015 marks the 25th year since Demco Automation was officially incorporated.  As a leading supplier of automated manufacturing systems, the company touches many product areas including commercial-industrial, medical device, pharmaceutical, electronics, and other technology-based industry sectors.

“Our steady growth and high level of customer satisfaction validates the commitment we have to providing quality, state-of-the-art technologies for industry today.  Our success is a result of our employees desire to create the best solution for our customers.” says Stephen Maund, President & CEO.

For a letter from the President and a timeline outlining the highlights of the past 25 years, please visit 25 Years of Technology Excellence

Demco Automation Sponsors Cancer Respite Foundation Event

For_Petes_Sake_LogoDemco Automation was pleased to be a Silver Sponsor for the 2nd Annual Dave Duemler Memorial Golf Outing. The event raised over $24,000 to benefit “For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation”, a non-profit organization that assists adult cancer patients, their care-givers, and loved ones a break from cancer in a secure and comfortable environment.

This year, the foundation expects to serve 120 families, and over the past 15 years, more than 1,000 patients have been impacted by their dedicated efforts.

For more information about the foundation, please visit http://www.takeabreakfromcancer.org

From the Publications Archive

10-Station rotary dial with one tooled process stations (Wedge stations)Assembly Magazine

“…assemblers may want to give rotary indexing dials a second look. Machine builders have used new control technologies and some creative engineering to overcome the old limitations of dial systems. Assemblers may find that today’s rotary dials are more flexible than they once thought.”

“For example, Demco’s Wedge® system consists of preconfigured workstations that slide interchangeably into standard rotary or linear base machines. The base machine is run by a small PLC, which doesn’t control the stations, but rather acts as a traffic cop, coordinating their activity.”

To read the complete article, please visit Automated Assembly: The Rotary Club

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