Automation: The Key to Plating Efficiency

Automation: The Key to Plating Efficiency

Across all industries, the process of selective plating has become a trusted method of meeting the high demands placed on surface coatings – ensuring consistent quality and performance to protect critical components in even the harshest operating environments.

But as industry becomes even more competitive, efficiency is crucial. That is why more and more companies are investing in automation. Fully customized machines can be designed for repair or OEM applications to apply engineered deposits with minimal need for operator intervention – changing the perceived notion of a once highly manual operation. This webinar will highlight the key benefits of automating the selective plating process including safety, ergonomics, eliminating or reducing operator error, improved process consistency, data capturing and reporting, part traceability, optimized solution management, minimized emissions, and space savings.

During this webinar you will:
• Understand why you should consider automating your selective plating operation.
• Learn about your automation options – from programmable power packs to fully automated selective plating systems.
• Hear real world examples that demonstrate successful implementations of various automated selective plating projects.

Derek Kilgore is the Mechanical Design and Project Engineer for SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts in Independence, OH. He is a graduate of the University of Akron, in Akron, Ohio with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and has over 10 years of experience in the field. Derek has worked on projects in the surface finishing, food packaging and automotive industries such as: automated selective plating systems, metal stamping, blow molding, injection molding, thermoforming, rubber manufacturing, and more.