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Intelligent Manufacturing and Testing | Sodick and Friends Webinar

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Intelligent Manufacturing and Testing through Advanced Process Monitoring with Piezo Sensor Technology

The Kistler Business Development team will be discussing how measuring force, pressure, acceleration and other variables with piezo sensor technology provides valuable data to not only optimize single steps of production but the manufacturing process as a whole. Production monitoring with solutions from Kistler make processes transparent and contributes to zero defect solutions and higher satisfaction of end customers. Naturally, this way of quality assurance could be applied to nearly all layers of the value chain: From primary forming processes like injection molding and stamping to joining components and manual assembly to highly automated assembly systems – and of course the testing of the resulting end product.

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Our Guest Speakers - Florian Pichl, Jay Sklenka & Stephen Vogal

Florian is Strategic Business Development Manager at Kistler Group within the business unit Plastics. He studied mechanical engineering with a focus on plastics engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany). For his master thesis he was then appointed and active as a research scholar at the Polymer Engineering Center (PEC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA). Before he joined Kistler in 2017, Florian accomplished his MBA at University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) while previously gaining international project management experience working for an automotive steering system supplier. At Kistler Group, Florian focuses on the development of the strategic business field Plastics, which targets to support companies with Kistler’s process monitoring equipment enhancing the quality of molded plastics components. In his free time, Florian enjoys hikes in nature and likes biking, as well as gardening.

Florian Pichl Global Business Development Manager Plastics

Jay Sklenka studied manufacturing technologies and plastics at Waterbury State Technical College. Jay has 25 years of Manufacturing and Injection Molding experience with the last 15 years in Medical Device Space. Prior to joining Kistler worked for Flextronics, Forum and Jabil as Process Development Engineer and Project Manager for Medical OEM programs. He joined Kistler in 2016 as Field Sales Engineer Plastics - Northeast Region. In 2019 he was promoted to Business Development Manager for Medical Device Manufacturing in North America

During his free time, Jay enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, flyfishing, hiking and playing golf.

Jay Sklenka Business Development Manager Medical

Stephan Vogel studied industrial engineering. He would then go on to work across the globe at companies such as Madison Filters in Auatralia, Daimler Chrysler in Brazil, Bosch ATMO Germany. He also worked as a Product manager for GEZE GmbH.

Stephan has been with Kistler since 2011 where he joined as a Product Manager for Torque sensors, moved on to be a BD for Automative and Medical Device Manufacturing. Currently, he is the Global Business Development Manager for Advanced Manufacturing.

Stephan enjoys spending time with his twin boys or playing sports (volleyball & skiing) and music during his free time.

Stephan Vogel Global Business Development Manager Advanced Manufacturing



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As a leading precision injection mold machine manufacturer, Sodick continues to pave the way in providing premier injection quality and repeatability. Our proprietary technology relies on a continuous plasticizing heat profile, constant material viscosity, as well as steady filling volume and holding pressure.

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