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Happy Holden understands—getting started can be the hardest part. For the past 55 years, he has followed his passion for automation and computers by writing books and white papers, and engineering and managing projects. Each one has always meant one thing: finding the right place to start.
In an upcoming ICT series of eight online sessions, Happy will introduce the topic of “Automation and the Journey to Your Smart Factory” by breaking down the elements this type of journey requires, addressing the five W’s, and encouraging study on your own.
Each session is approximately 60 minutes, and is offered at 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 7 through Oct. 26. The webinars are based on Happy’s books: 24 Essential Skills for Engineers and Automation and Advanced Procedures in PCB Fabrication. Happy Holden is a retired electronics manufacturing technologist, contributing technical editor for I-Connect007, and a member of ICT.
“The hardest step is getting started,” Happy says of his past experiences. “I know; I have done this many times. I have designed and built nearly nine automated PCB factories and a dozen more process factories in my career, all automated by computers and the software that drives them.”
What he’s learned is that your journey to building a Smart factory must focus on who will design it, what they need to learn, how to analyze and plan the automation, how long it should take, when is the right time, and how much it will cost.
To register for these webinars, contact Bill Wilkie.
To read this entire article, which appeared in the September issue of SMT007 Magazine, click here.
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