Get the Most Out of Your Machines, Automation and Auxiliary Equipment with Makino as Your Single-Source Provider

Our engineers and technicians understand machine tools, software and manufacturing systems from the inside out. We also know how to work on your behalf with suppliers of the auxiliary and supporting equipment such as robots, part markers and all of the equipment needed to ensure peak ROI on every job.
 
That’s why companies of all sizes engage Makino as the prime contractor to lead the design and integration of every aspect of critical machining projects.
 
Makino takes full responsibility to coordinate all stages of the planning and implementation, including recommending equipment suppliers and managing their work to ensure your machine-tool integration project is implemented on time and at the lowest cost. As a result, Makino can have a major impact on your operations and outcomes. And your best people can remain focused on the areas of your operations where they are most effective.

Integration: A Full-Service Resource
Makino provides complete integration of machining technologies along with automation, auxiliary equipment, application engineering and fixture design. We ensure on-time delivery by leading on-site installation, conducting successful test runs, offering in-shop and online training. We also have post-production support.
 
We share our engineers’ deep knowledge of manufacturing equipment and processes to select and incorporate the appropriate third-party tool measurement, part measurement, vision systems, pallet systems, form control, remote machining and machine tending. 

Machine-Tool Integration 
A successful integration of a Makino machine into your manufacturing environment requires advanced expertise in automated material load/unload, customizing machine operations and auxiliary equipment.
 
Makino offers the following full automation engineering services:

  • Automated machining cell layouts
  • Cell controller programming
  • Development of operator interfaces
  • Robot end-of-arm tooling (EOAT) gripper design
  • Robot programming
  • Material handling systems designs
  • Integration of auxiliary equipment into the automation

 
As part of the service, a Makino cell controller performs a series of automated functions, including displaying an overview of the cell status, control robot start/stop and access to robot work area, gauge cycle counters, cell run-out, part-type selection and part tracking.

Engineering Services
Every integration solution Makino offers encompasses each step of the project, from start to finish, and beyond. To achieve this goal, Makino divides these steps into four components:
 

Project Management
A single point of contact throughout the project, your Makino project manager is the one person you can always count on to answer questions and deliver solutions. The project manager oversees third-party suppliers, coordinates activities between all parties (Makino, suppliers and you), tracks and reports the project’s schedule, and manages project changes.
 
Project Engineering
Mechanical, controls and software include these elements:

  • Specification/design reviews
  • Drawing approvals
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Robot EOAT design
  • Layout design
  • Control engineering
  • Design
  • Programming
  • System runoff support at Makino and at your site
  • Installation/start-up support
  • Final documentation

 
Site Supervision
Managing the installation of the project ensures a smooth, efficient and on-time installation process.
 
Post-Installation Support
Follow-up reporting, analysis and resolution of issues help installations meet targeted goals.


Application Engineering
When you invest in Makino machines, you should also consider our application engineering services that can raise your operations to the highest level of performance.
 
We also understand how important it is to realize return on investment.

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Turnkey Solutions

Our turnkey solutions demystify and simplify your operations with Makino serving as a single project engineering resource. We provide application engineering, fixture design and building, process design, tooling design and building, project management, cost and time guarantees, installation, runoffs, technology transfer and, of course, our renowned high-speed machine tools.
 
Turnkey solutions can guarantee cycle times, production and throughput rates that help grow your bottom line.

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While our systems are automated, our service couldn’t be more personal.
 
As with all Makino solutions, you’ll be provided with a single source of dedicated project management and site coordination, backed by Makino’s manufacturing experts, including mechanical and control engineers.
 
It’s what makes automation from Makino a complete solution.

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Case Studies

Automated Manufacturing Systems Spur Growth and Confidence at SEW Eurodrive

Automated Manufacturing Systems Spur Growth and Confidence at SEW Eurodrive

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New Dimensions Uses Flexible Manufacturing Systems to Drive Growth

New Dimensions Uses Flexible Manufacturing Systems to Drive Growth

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Axxis Corporation Improves Quality and Delivery with Automated Horizontal Machining Cell

Axxis Corporation Improves Quality and Delivery with Automated Horizontal Machining Cell

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High-Performance Machining Technology Supports Vision for North American Expansion

High-Performance Machining Technology Supports Vision for North American Expansion

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5-Axis Machining Automation Expands Flexibility at Abipa Canada

5-Axis Machining Automation Expands Flexibility at Abipa Canada

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 Medical Part Machining Delivers Precision Results at FPD

Medical Part Machining Delivers Precision Results at FPD

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Automotive Production Expands Through Automation at Metal Technologies Inc.

Automotive Production Expands Through Automation at Metal Technologies Inc.

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Integration Services Help Eagle Manufacturing Seize New Market Opportunities

Integration Services Help Eagle Manufacturing Seize New Market Opportunities

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Automated Machining System Improves Quality and Throughput at Cincinnati Mine

Automated Machining System Improves Quality and Throughput at Cincinnati Mine

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Webinars

Economic Overview of Automated Pallet Handling Systems (Part 2)

Economic Overview of Automated Pallet Handling Systems (Part 2)

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The Complete Solution: Turnkey Engineering Services

The Complete Solution: Turnkey Engineering Services

With more than two decades of successful installations, Makino has delivere...

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Automation and Integration Machining to the Max

Automation and Integration Machining to the Max

Tim Jones, horizontal machining center product manager, and Dave Walton, pr...

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MyMakino Customer Portal: A Valuable Tool to Enhance Your Makino Experience

MyMakino Customer Portal: A Valuable Tool to Enhance Your Makino Experience

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Reliably Tapping into Profits

Reliably Tapping into Profits

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Die Mold Automation: Achieving 80% machine utilization rates through systemic planning, scheduling and management.

Die Mold Automation: Achieving 80% machine utilization rates through systemic planning, sc...

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Maximizing Machine Uptime and Reducing Service Costs with ProVis Remote Diagnostics

Maximizing Machine Uptime and Reducing Service Costs with ProVis Remote Diagnostics

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Developing Statistically Capable Machining Processes

Developing Statistically Capable Machining Processes

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Effective Utilization Of Your Wire EDM Work Zone

Effective Utilization Of Your Wire EDM Work Zone

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Integrating Probing into Your Machine Tool

Integrating Probing into Your Machine Tool

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Manufacturing System Simulation

Manufacturing System Simulation

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Rethinking Processes, Realigning Work Flow Milling and EDM

Rethinking Processes, Realigning Work Flow Milling and EDM

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3 Dimensional Tool Compensation

3 Dimensional Tool Compensation

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Professional 5 M Codes

Professional 5 M Codes

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Non Contact Gauging in Production Applications

Non Contact Gauging in Production Applications

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Advanced Bore Processing and Closed Loop Boring Systems

Advanced Bore Processing and Closed Loop Boring Systems

Smart machining of precision bores utilizing in process gauging and real ti...

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Mold Base and High Precision Plate Work

Mold Base and High Precision Plate Work

Makino will demonstrate how to achieve high precision plate and mold bases,...

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Benefits of Tool Balancing in Production Applications

Benefits of Tool Balancing in Production Applications

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Videos

Automotive Part Production on a Fully Integrated Lean Machining Cell with Gantry Robot

Automotive Part Production on a Fully Integrated Lean Machining Cell with Gantry Robot

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Automated Horizontal Machining Centers with Vision Systems - Makino Horizontal Machining

Automated Horizontal Machining Centers with Vision Systems - Makino Horizontal Machining

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Lean Manufacturing: Automated Robot Loading and Unloading of Automotive Engine Blocks

Lean Manufacturing: Automated Robot Loading and Unloading of Automotive Engine Blocks

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L2 VMC: Made to Automate High-Volume, Small-Part Manufacturing

L2 VMC: Made to Automate High-Volume, Small-Part Manufacturing

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a40 HMC: Made to Automate Aluminum Die-Cast Part Production

a40 HMC: Made to Automate Aluminum Die-Cast Part Production

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Manufacturing Automation Fuels Productivity at SEW Eurodrive

Manufacturing Automation Fuels Productivity at SEW Eurodrive

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Build-A-Mold Transforms Operations with Automated Mold Manufacturing

Build-A-Mold Transforms Operations with Automated Mold Manufacturing

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Advanced Aerospace Machining, Engineering and Automation Solutions

Advanced Aerospace Machining, Engineering and Automation Solutions

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Axxis Corp. Cranks Up Productivity with Automated Horizontal Machining Cell

Axxis Corp. Cranks Up Productivity with Automated Horizontal Machining Cell

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Automated Small Part Production on the N2 HMC

Automated Small Part Production on the N2 HMC

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High-Performance Horizontal Machining Increases Competitiveness at DV Systems

High-Performance Horizontal Machining Increases Competitiveness at DV Systems

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Automated 5 Axis Machining Cell Secures Future for Abipa

Automated 5 Axis Machining Cell Secures Future for Abipa

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Makino Turnkey and Integration Services Bay in Mason, Ohio

Makino Turnkey and Integration Services Bay in Mason, Ohio

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Woller Precision Improves Profitability with Automated Horizontal Machining

Woller Precision Improves Profitability with Automated Horizontal Machining

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Extreme Precision Expands Capabilities with 4- and 5-Axis Automation

Extreme Precision Expands Capabilities with 4- and 5-Axis Automation

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Automated Manufacturing System with Robotic Deburring and Vision System

Automated Manufacturing System with Robotic Deburring and Vision System

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Wire EDM Cleaning Maintenance

Wire EDM Cleaning Maintenance

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Makino Professional 5 M Codes

Makino Professional 5 M Codes

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Press Releases and Articles

Metal Technologies Inc. Embraces Automation

Metal Technologies Inc. Embraces Automation

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Automation Improves Capacity Productivity and Consistency at Cincinnati Mine Machinery

Automation Improves Capacity Productivity and Consistency at Cincinnati Mine Machinery

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Enabling Engineering Services

Enabling Engineering Services

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Makino Expands SST Consumables Business in Merger with Global EDM Supplies

Makino Expands SST Consumables Business in Merger with Global EDM Supplies

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Makino Reveals New a120nx Horizontal Machining Center Built for Large, Heavy Part Production

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Makino Q1 2017 Online Seminar Schedule Highlights Advancements for Improved Productivity

Makino Q1 2017 Online Seminar Schedule Highlights Advancements for Improved Productivity

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Makino Unveils ProNetConneX: The IIoT Interface for a New Era of Industry

Makino Unveils ProNetConneX: The IIoT Interface for a New Era of Industry

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Makino at IMTS 2016: Where Human Ingenuity Meets Automation

Makino at IMTS 2016: Where Human Ingenuity Meets Automation

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Makino Technology Expo 2015 to Feature Speakers, Cutting Demonstrations and Techniques for Die and Mold Manufacturing Automation and Improvement in Machine Utilization

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Makino’s 2015 Automotive Technology Days Aimed to Support Machining Operations Through Cutting Demonstrations and Technical Presentations

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Makino Joins Siemens PLM Software Solution Partner Program as a Software and Technology Partner

Makino Joins Siemens PLM Software Solution Partner Program as a Software and Technology Pa...

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Makino Announces Online Seminar Schedule for 2015

Makino Announces Online Seminar Schedule for 2015

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Makino ProVis Remote Diagnostic Technology Maximizes Machine Uptime

Makino ProVis Remote Diagnostic Technology Maximizes Machine Uptime

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Makino Demonstrates New Technologies and Systems at IMTS 2014

Makino Demonstrates New Technologies and Systems at IMTS 2014

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Makino Receives 2013 Outstanding Sales Growth Award from FANUC Robotics

Makino Receives 2013 Outstanding Sales Growth Award from FANUC Robotics

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Makino’s Announces Online Seminar Schedule for 2014

Makino’s Announces Online Seminar Schedule for 2014

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Makino’s 2014 Automotive Technology Days Offer Improved Efficiency and Profitability for Machining Operations

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Makino Technology Expo 2013 to Feature Speakers and Demonstrations on Techniques That Enhance Manufacturing Productivity

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