MMC-R automation systems are for robotic fixture plate distribution in 4- and 5-axis horizontal and vertical machining centers. MMC-R is perfectly suited for high-product mix, low-volume production runs, enabling manufacturers to increase spindle utilization and reduce setup times through accurate and reliable machine loading, unloading and parts storage.
MMC-R is designed for flexibility, accommodating a wide variety of customized configurations for simple shop floor integration and improved utilization of capital assets. Systems are typically composed of 4- and/or 5-axis horizontal and vertical machining centers, a 6-axis robot transport, work-setting station(s), fixture plate storage rack(s) and fixture plates. An optional 7th-axis floor track can be integrated into the MMC-R to support additional machining and storage capacities.
Fixture plates are steel construction, available in a variety of sizes based on machine size, 4- or 5-axis machining and robot specifications. Delphin interfaces provide secure fixture-plate transfer between the robot gripper and the machine tombstone for accurate and repeatable part production. By transporting fixture plates in place of a complete machine pallet, manufacturers will benefit from reduced part-fixture costs.
MAS-A5 Cell Controller
Additionally, Makino’s MAS-A5 Cell Controller can be incorporated for coordinated production schedules of fixture plate transfers, allowing increased manufacturing efficiency through reduced machine downtime. The MMC-R cell controller monitors the conditions of the robot transport and issues transfer tasks to the robot. A Human Machine Interface (HMI) is included for initial setup and alarm/event messaging to ensure in-progress production security.
Make the most of every opportunity. Learn how Makino Engineering Services adds value at each step of every job for any machine.>>