MC Machinery Systems Officially Opens New Headquarters
Last week, MC Machinery Systems Inc. officially opened its new, larger headquarters in Elk Grove Village. Cynthia Kushtush from sister publication Moldmaking Technology was there to cover it. Here is a small sampling of what she saw.
On June 30, 2016, MC Machinery Systems Inc., a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation, announced its plans to build a new, larger facility in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. The announcement came with company representatives and partners from The Opus Group, Elk Grove Village and Heitman Architects overturning that first shovelful of dirt and, according to a few who were there, virtual reality headsets showing how the building would look when built. Well, last week they found out. MC Machinery Systems hosted an official ribbon-cutting ceremony with employees, partners and press (myself included) on hand.
"All of our competitors are located along Interstate 90 here," said Patrick Simon, marketing and corporate planning manager, during the opening ceremony. "You come out of O'Hare and this is the first building you see." He went on to explain that a gentleman from Ohio flew in to visit a competing EDM supplier, saw the MC Machinery signage on the building, and decided to stop in. "We did a demo for him, and I think we may have sold a machine."
Above is a slideshow of highlights I put together after touring the new building. Mr. Simon said an open house event is in the planning stages for customers and others to visit, tour and see demonstrations of Mitsubishi EDM and laser, milling and turning, press brake and other machines. Take a look.
Introduced at IMTS 2008, this communications protocol for CNC machines and other manufacturing equipment is already helping shops and plants implement effective machine monitoring systems. Although these "early adopters" are motivated by the long-term promise of enterprise-wide efficiency gains, their experience with pilot projects shows that benefits derived in the short term are substantial and worthwhile.
Siemens produced this attractive video to illustrate what it sees as a likely representation of the machining facility of the future.
A database guru combined off-the-shelf technology with an elaborate proprietary shop management software to drive efficiency throughout all areas of a machine shop.