Automation can enhance your productivity through increased machine tool utilization. However, to reap the significant competitive advantages made possible by automation, you must efficiently and effectively integrate it into your operations.
Mazak serves as your single-source provider for all your automation needs. And to ensure you have the right automation for your facility, we offer a full range of pre-engineered and custom solutions to help you meet your specific production needs.
Bar feeders offer immediate increases in productivity. A basic form of automation, the correct bar feeder will help your shop achieve increased material utilization and gain the highest levels of productivity, throughput and quality from your turning operations.
Gantry loaders provide fast loading and unloading for high-volume manufacturing. They bring more versatility, flexibility and productivity when managing chuck and shaft work by offering a variety of loading stations and robotic hands. Gantry loader systems are easy to install and operate, providing a quick, turnkey system that results in immediate increases in productivity.
Our MPP (Multi-Pallet Pool) System is a compact multiple pallet stocker system ideal for manufacturers who require basic automation to increase productivity and/or have limited floor space that prevents installation of a system with a horizontal pallet stocker. As an expandable system, it offers optimal flexibility by allowing shops to initially incorporate the stocker with a few pallets and grow the system as production needs change.
PALLETECH Automation Systems
PALLETECH Automation Systems
Offering amazing production flexibility, our PALLETECH system brings high levels of efficiency to high-mix, low-volume production as well as high-volume operations. Fully compatible with our range of horizontal machining centers, Multi-Tasking machines and ORBITEC 20 machining centers for large parts, PALLETECH is available in single, double and triple-level pallet stocker configurations. Because of its modular, pre-engineered construction, PALLETECH easily expands along with your growing business, with a range of options that can accommodate up to 16 machines with 240 pallets and 8 loading stations.
A highly advanced alternative to traditional production, articulated robots provide automation for one or multiple machines as well as part transfers to peripheral operations. They also eliminate the challenges that come with handling large, heavy or cumbersome parts. Articulated robots use rotary joints to achieve an increased change of motion. From simple 2-joint robots to complex 10-joint robots, you have the power to choose just how much range of motion is necessary to gain the competitive advantage.
MAZATEC Smart Manufacturing System
A smart factory solution with the highest level of flexibility and customization, the MAZATEC Smart Manufacturing System (SMS) offers manufacturers a wide range of configurations and options to achieve fully automated processes in any facility. In addition to integrating with MURATEC’s manufacturing execution system (MES), the system uses SMOOTH PMC to simplify system management. A high-speed stocker crane, maximum stocker height of 39.4 ft (12 m) and large degree of flexibility make this the ideal solution for automating entire facilities.