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Makino (Mason, Ohio) is maximizing shop floor productivity at toolmakers with its MMC-R automation system for robotic fixture plate distribution in four- and five-axis horizontal and vertical machining centers.

IMM Staff

March 3, 2010

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Robotic fixture plate system ups machining productivity

Makino (Mason, Ohio) is maximizing shop floor productivity at toolmakers with its MMC-R automation system for robotic fixture plate distribution in four- and five-axis horizontal and vertical machining centers.

These systems are typically composed of four- and/or five-axis horizontal and vertical machining centers, a six-axis robot transport, work setting station(s), fixture plate storage rack(s), and fixture plates. An optional seventh-axis floor track can be integrated into the MMC-R to support additional machining and storage capacities. Delphin interfaces provide secure fixture plate transfer between the robot gripper and the machine tombstone for accurate and repeatable component production. By transporting fixture plates in place of a complete machine pallet, toolmakers will benefit from reduced part fixture costs.—[email protected]

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