Maximum flexibility without the need for set-up time.
Agility and Productivity
The MMC-R system includes all the advantages of the linear pallet pool (MMC2) while providing additional flexibility with a robot vehicle and a unique fixture plate interface. The MMC-R also allows you to load machines even if they do not have the same pallet size and design. Since fixture plates, not pallets, are loaded in the machine, the MMC-R is able to service many machine platforms including horizontal, vertical, and 5-axis machines. In addition, third-party equipment such as a CMM or a part washer can also be integrated into this agile cell.
What are the Components and Configuration of the MMC-R?
The MMC-R is an automated material handling system that links Makino horizontal and vertical machining centers, inspection, part washing, pallet loaders and operators together. A robot transport mounted on a floor track unit transports material to and from machines with little, if any, operator intervention. This system accommodates 4- and 5-axis work in the same cell with multiple machine platforms.
Competing on a Global Scale by Reducing Labor Cost
When faced with changes in industry pricing realities and customer expectations for a low-cost content strategy, Abipa Canada adapted to aerospace market pressures by investing in an automated 5-axis machining cell from Makino.
Listen as the company's manufacturing leadership team discusses how the Makino MMC-R improved utilization rates.
This improvement enabled Abipa Canada to produce parts at a ratio of more than 3-to-1 compared to previous processes—without incurring additional labor costs—while helping the company obtain a more secure, globally competitive future.