Mazak iSMART Factory™
If you’ve been to any of our Kentucky events, you know we’re continuously improving and expanding our North American manufacturing plant. So just when you thought it couldn’t get any more advanced—it has.
Those who attend DISCOVER 2015 will be among the first to see the new Mazak iSMART Factory™ concept, which is the complete digital integration of our Kentucky plant with state-of-the-art equipment, automation and advanced manufacturing practices.
The manufacturing plant in Kentucky is the second in the world to incorporate the Mazak iSMART Factory™ concept, with the first being the Oguchi factory in Japan. Eventually, Mazak will designate all 10 of its manufacturing facilities as Mazak iSMART Factories.
The Mazak iSMART Factory™ concept uses advanced manufacturing cells and systems together with full digital integration to achieve free-flow data sharing in terms of process control and operation monitoring. The MTConnect open communications protocol works with process support software and provides connectivity and the capability to monitor then harvest data from all the different production floor machines, cells, devices and processes.
Through PCs and portable electronic devices, such as smartphones and tablets, both management and manufacturing teams can easily access the same real-time manufacturing data to improve overall production efficiency and responsiveness to customer/market changes.
Read what Modern Machine Shop has to say about the concept.
Read how our recent ISO recertification affirms our commitment to manufacturing quality.