Increase utilization and throughput. Lower cycle times and labor content. Improve part consistency and quality while remaining flexible for the future.

To compete where it matters most, manufacturers must continually look for ways to reduce costs and increase throughput while enhancing the quality of the parts they produce. They are the fundamentals of a solid ROI. To ensure that your company has the ability to adapt quickly to a continually shifting marketplace and still enjoy solid returns, no other manufacturing process gets you there as surely as automation. And no other company offers you the experience in machining automation solutions as Makino.

Since the mid-1990s, Makino has developed automated solutions for manufacturers around the world. Today no one is better positioned to provide you with the equipment, skills and resources for integrating the automated systems that can keep you ahead of the rapidly evolving global marketplace.

Our extensive automation and integration experience, coupled with our production machining solutions and applications engineering support, make Makino the only company you need for an effective automated production system solution.

 

What automation experience brings to the shop floor
For many manufacturers, the process of automation and the steps needed to achieve its real benefits can seem daunting. That’s where the experience of Makino makes the biggest difference. Makino Engineering Services can help with everything from a simple cell consisting of a single machine and a robot loader to large systems composed of Makino machining centers, parts conveyors, robot and gantry loaders, automated assembly and inspection equipment, parts washers, part marking and more.

 

The benefits of automation solutions
Automated cells reduce the cost of machining a part in ways that reach beyond one particular machining application.

Makino’s automated systems deliver these benefits:

• Higher utilization rate of machining
• Higher throughput
• Reduction in labor content
• Process consistency associated with automated part load
• Flexibility to redeploy for future production needs

 

The role of Makino
Makino automation solutions coordinate all operator controls, providing a common human-machine interface platform and nomenclature. As part of a Makino integrated services solution, the completed system guarantees a tightly integrated manufacturing environment with startup/shutdown procedures, alarm recovery, mechanical interface and part tracking.

And while the solution is automated, the 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 staff, including mechanical and control engineers. It’s what makes automation from Makino a complete solution.

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Case Studies

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Chicago Faucets Becomes More Globally Competitive Through Flexible Automation System

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MacKay Manufacturing Uses Flexible Machining Cell to Become a Lean Operation

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Sandy Bay Uses Flexible Manufacturing System for Faster Cycle Times and Unattended Machining

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Quincy Uses Flexible Manufacturing Cell to Compress Lead-Times

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Flexible Manufacturing System Ramps Up Part Production at Precise Tool & Die

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Automotive Production Expands Through Automation at Metal Technologies Inc.

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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

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Automation and Integration Machining to the Max

Automation and Integration Machining to the Max

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

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5-axis Automation

5-axis Automation

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Manufacturing System Simulation

Manufacturing System Simulation

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Simple Automation

Simple Automation

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A new concept in simple automation for horizontal machining centers

A new concept in simple automation for horizontal machining centers

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Utilizing Vision systems with machine automation

Utilizing Vision systems with machine automation

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The Evolution of Lean

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Automated Die Mold Manufacturing

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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

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Dynamic NC Adds Hard Metal Machining Flexibility with T1 5-Axis HMC

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Automated Small Part Production on the N2 HMC

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Woller Precision Improves Profitability with Automated Horizontal Machining

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Press Releases and Articles

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Enabling Engineering Services

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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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New a51nx-5XU 5-Axis HMC Brings Next-Generation Productivity for Small-Part 5-Axis Machining

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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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Makino Automotive and Part Production Technology Event Offers Engineering and Technology Solutions for Improved Profitability

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Cast Technologies Transforms Their Business With Makino Automation

Cast Technologies Transforms Their Business With Makino Automation

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Exacta Aerospace Expands Capacity and Capabilities

Exacta Aerospace Expands Capacity and Capabilities

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