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.
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
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.
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:
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.
Mechanical, controls and software include these elements:
Robot EOAT design
System runoff support at Makino and at your site
Managing the installation of the project ensures a smooth, efficient and on-time installation process.
Follow-up reporting, analysis and resolution of issues help installations meet targeted goals.
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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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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