Makino's MMC2 is a modular, customizable Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS) to meet the needs...
Reduce Steps and Waste
Like everything we offer, the MMC2 (Makino Machining Complex 2) is designed to help you get quality products to market faster. Our MMC2 system will allow you to eliminate the impact of part setup time and reduce your non-value-added costs by providing a constant flow of parts to the machines to keep the spindles cutting.
A standalone machine is equipped with only two pallets. However, the MMC2 offers a linear pallet pool system which allows a pool of up to 200 pallets that are capable of going into any machine in the MMC2 system. With this pool of pallets and the machines running, set up time can be eliminated. This means no one job has to be dependent on one machine or one pallet for production operation, offering flexible production management.
“If you’re not making chips, you’re not making money!”
Schultes Precision is a 3rd generation family owned business in Buffalo Grove, IL. See how they partnered with Makino to design a "frozen process" using a51nx HMC machines in an automated cell.
Shultes had about 40% uptime on seven machines because of the amount of set-up. The new cell is expected to increase to over 80% uptime on two machines.
What components make up the MMC2?
The MMC2 is a modular, automated material handling system that links Makino horizontal machining centers, pallet loaders and operators. A servo-controlled vehicle transports material to and from machines, with little, if any, operator intervention. Each system is completely flexible and can be designed for your facility using standard components. Because of this modular flexibility in layout design, future expansion is always possible.