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Dan Nadolny | Director of Engineering

Machine Vision Group

Dan Nadolny - Machine Vision Group ManagerCredentials
Dan Nadolny received his Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology and his Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology from the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

  • 10+ years of machine vision, automation and integration experience at EPIC Systems
    • 9 years as Project Engineer
    • Promoted to Machine Vision Group Coordinator January 2013
    • Promoted to Machine Vision Group Manager August 2014
  • Cognex Certifications
  • ControlLogix training
  • 2009 EPIC Way Award

Specific experience in

  • Cognex Insight Systems
  • PLC Logic Programming
  • Labview Programing
  • Electrical Design
  • Mechanical Design
  • DVT Vision Systems
  •  Sick Vision Systems 2D and 3D
  •  Keyence Vision Systems
  •  Dalsa Smart Camera Systems
  • HMI Programming
  •  PLC Logic Programming
  •  Integration Design

Most Challenging Vision System Project
In-Case Cap Detection System 

“Our team created an overhead camera system to detect cocked and cross-threaded bottle caps while in their case.  The tightly packed bottles were stacked four, six or eight to a case and needed a vision sensor to trigger the camera. We solved the problem using precision alignment and laser illumination. In the end, the system checked for cross-threaded and tilted caps off by as little as 2mm.”

Professional Motivation
Dan works best solving difficult imaging and controls concepts with simple designs that are easy to maintain.

“I want to design new systems to be simple and maintenance free. This means making the software smart enough so the plant’s personnel can easily maintain and manage the system.”

About
Dan is a valuable asset to EPIC. He won the EPIC Way Award in 2009, an award given to those employees who exemplify outstanding performance.  The previous year he was awarded the Anheuser Busch Training Excellence Award. Dan brings to the workplace a vast amount of real world manufacturing experience. Outside of work, Dan likes to spend time with his wife and three young children. In his spare time, he likes to exercise, is involved in his local church, and enjoys archery league with his friends. If there is any time left, he might be found in some garage working on a project.

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