We Are Hil-Man Automation

Your Dedicated Integration Team

We Are Hil-Man Automation

Your Dedicated Integration Team

We Provide Turnkey Robotics Solutions

Located in West Michigan, our expert team provides turnkey automation solutions. On time.

We have the commitment, versatility and creativity to give you a concept to completion turnkey program, or build from your design. Our skilled engineering and manufacturing teams have experience in designing and building complex specialized machines and work cells as well as simple automated fixtures. Our manufacturing experts are available to visit your facility at your request. We can evaluate your current operations, identify cost reduction opportunities, increase throughput, and improve efficiency.

We Provide Turnkey Robotics Solutions

Located in West Michigan, our expert team provides turnkey automation solutions. On time.

We have the commitment, versatility and creativity to give you a concept to completion turnkey program, or build from your design. Our skilled engineering and manufacturing teams have experience in designing and building complex specialized machines and work cells as well as simple automated fixtures. Our manufacturing experts are available to visit your facility at your request. We can evaluate your current operations, identify cost reduction opportunities, increase throughput, and improve efficiency.

Objectives

  • Boost Manufacturing Productivity
  • Decrease Manufacturing Costs
  • Improve Quality and Output
  • Create Safer Working Environments
  • Continue Innovating in Automation
  • Maintain Competitive Edge

Specialties

  • Priming, Bonding & Curling
  • Carbon Rod Soldering
  • Molding Encapsulation
  • Machine Programming
  • Controls Design & Build
  • Vision System

Industries

  • Automotive & Aerospace
  • Customer Products
  • Office & Healthcare Furniture
  • Fabricated Metal
  • Material Handling
  • Plastic Molding

Objectives

  • Boost Manufacturing Productivity
  • Decrease Manufacturing Costs
  • Improve Quality and Output
  • Create Safer Working Environments
  • Continue Innovating in Automation
  • Maintain Competitive Edge

Specialties

  • Priming, Bonding & Curling
  • Carbon Rod Soldering
  • Molding Encapsulation
  • Machine Programming
  • Controls Design & Build
  • Vision System

Industries

  • Automotive & Aerospace
  • Customer Products
  • Office & Healthcare Furniture
  • Fabricated Metal
  • Material Handling
  • Plastic Molding

Our History

These are the milestones that brought us here:

1996 – Hil-Man Automation was started by Rick Mannes as PC Systems

2003 – Acquired Regent Machine. Moved to the old Chris Craft building in Holland, MI

2003 – Regent Machine and PC Systems were combined and renamed Hil-Man Automation

2011 – Moved to current location at 260 Roosevelt in Zeeland with 8 employees

2018 – Rick sold the business to co-owner / Former Employee, Tim Boeve, the current owner

2019 – Launched Precision Dispense Technologies (PDT) to support customers needs

2020 – Expanding our knowledge and skill, evolving with the needs of customers and preparing for a bright future

Our Future

This is what we’re looking forward to:

Hil-Man Automation continues to grow as new and current customers recognize the value and reliability of our turnkey solutions and our team. We are now more than 20 strong and growing every day.

We work hard to keep Hil-Man Automation at the cutting edge of automation equipment to ensure that our systems deliver the best possible outcomes to our customers for the right value. Our success stems from our commitment to providing quality products and personal service to our customers.

About PDT / Precision Dispense Technologies

Precision Dispense Technologies (PDT) partners with manufacturers and integrators around the world to provide dispensing equipment, solutions for robotic, and manual applications of adhesives and primers. Our full line of meter mix and dispensing products accommodate both one and two part dispensing, can be configured for many different applications, such as potting and encapsulation, bonding and sealing, molding and more. Our engineers work with customers to design complete systems according to their exact volume and pressure requirements to ensure accuracy and repeatability

PDT is fully supported by Hil-Man Automation. Our expert team is known for delivering quality solutions that meet our customer’s individual needs, from simple manual dispense units to complex, fully automated dispensing systems. With our standard product offerings or ones customized for your application, we will work with you to find a solution that meets your specific needs in a timely and budget concious manner.

COMPREHENSIVE DISPENSING SOLUTIONS
  • Single or Two-Component Material
  • High or Low Viscosity
  • Filled or Non-Filled Materials
  • High or Low Flow Rate
  • Long or Short Open Times
FULL CAPABILITIES & EXPERT SERVICE
  • Mechanical Design, Fabrication and Build
  • Electrical Design and Build
  • Robot Programming and Integration
  • PLC Programming and Integration
  • System Start-Up and Support
  • Spare Parts and Service

Vision

  • Expansive Automation Knowledge
  • Fostering Growth of Highly Skilled Workforce
  • Becoming a Leading Automation Supplier
  • Actively Supporting Our Community

Values

  • Commitment and respect to our customers
  • Incorporating QUALITY into ALL we do
  • Relentlessly Growing and Refining Our Skills
  • Birnging Tangible Value to Our Community

Vision

  • Expansive Automation Knowledge
  • Fostering Growth of Highly Skilled Workforce
  • Becoming a Leading Automation Supplier
  • Actively Supporting Our Community

Values

  • Commitment and respect to our customers
  • Incorporating QUALITY into ALL we do
  • Relentlessly Growing and Refining Our Skills
  • Birnging Tangible Value to Our Community

Meet Our Customer Service Team

Our expert sales and customer service team is here to answer all your questions, and make sure you get the system that best suits your needs.

Nick Boeve

Sales Engineer & Account Manager

Thinking outside the box to find creative yet practical solutions is just how Nick operates.

Scott Reynaert

Sales Engineer & Project Manager
Precision Dispense Technologies (PDT)

Scott is programmed to think on his feet and to know his products and applications inside and out.

Tim Boeve

Owner, President

Not only does the boss know his stuff, but he also knows how to build and elevate a proficient team – and to trust them to do their jobs.

Doug Williams

Account Manager, Glass

Doug is a seasoned product engineer with extensive experience in design, product development and program management in the OE automotive glass manufacturing industry.

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Our Community

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