An Automation Game Plan for the New Way Forward

May 26, 2021 |

By integrating the right machining and automation technologies, manufacturers can drastically increase both production levels and revenues.

In today's environment, manufacturers are being challenged at every turn to deliver products faster, better and more competitively than their industry counterparts. While working harder can deliver some results, working smarter more often provides the needed competitive edge. By integrating the right machining and automation technologies, manufacturers can drastically increase both production levels and revenues. Join Wade Anderson of Okuma and John Tuohy of FANUC America to discuss practical solutions and technologies for today's manufacturing challenges.

Agenda:

  • Considerations for bringing automation to your shop
  • Bulletproofing your process for automation
  • Insights on workholding
  • Enhancements in robotics

Presenter 1:

Wade Anderson

Product Specialist Sales Manager

Wade is a machinist by trade who started programming machine tools in 1992. His early years were spent working for companies machining large, heavy equipment components. Wade became an applications engineer for a machine tool builder, where he spent eleven years developing super-abrasive aerospace and medical processes with an emphasis on five-axis grinding. He did a lot of five-axis programming and machine tool troubleshooting—even building machine tools from the ground up. Wade joined Okuma America Corporation in 2005 as an applications engineer and moved from there to inside sales, sales engineer and regional manager. He was recently promoted to product specialist sales manager and tech centers manager, where his diverse background enables him to help Okuma's distributors and end users go beyond their manufacturing challenges.

John

Presenter 2:

John Tuohy

National Account Manager

John has dedicated his career to the manufacturing industry and assisting customers with enhancing their processes by utilizing technologies and automation systems. John's problem-solving expertise within the robotics industry showcases his deep knowledge of applying the latest technologies to enhance customers' profits, quality control and output.