Automating Manufacturing Systems

Automated machining systems have become a key component to the success of North American manufacturing. The flexibility afforded by automation enables companies to meet a variety of unique production requirements, reduce manual labor, and maximize the productivity and efficiency of machining technologies. However, despite its numerous advantages, the complexity of a fully automated manufacturing system can be an intimidating project for even the largest companies to tackle on their own.

To overcome the challenges associated with investments in automation, manufacturers should rely on experienced suppliers to help lead them through the necessary considerations for a seamless integration. These partnerships enable companies to develop a customized automation solution, specifically suited to their own unique production requirements, while keeping internal engineering resources engaged in other areas of operation that are most critical to maintaining peak ROI and customer satisfaction.

Makino Engineering and Integration Services has a long-standing history of supporting manufacturers in their pursuit of automation and process optimization. By partnering with Makino, companies benefit from decades of experience in full automation engineering services, and enjoy a single point of contact for all project management, project engineering, site supervision and post-installation support. This approach ensures the most efficient and detail-oriented planning, development and installation of any multi-vendor project. With Makino Integration Services, manufacturers can expect long-term performance, quality and reliability that enable them to confidently quote new orders and win them.

Case Study: Integration Services Support Pursuit for Perfection at Eagle Manufacturing
In this case study, learn how Eagle Manufacturing, a division of Linamar Corporation, used integration services to seize new market opportunities and increase overall throughput by 25 percent in just two years.
White Paper: Considerations for a Seamless Integration of Automated Systems
Within this white paper, manufacturers can find the necessary insights to confidently plan and prepare for the seamless integration of a new automated manufacturing system. Areas of focus include planning for automation, justifying the investment, selecting integration partners, defining system operations and executing plans for automation.
Webinar: Automation and Integration: Machining to the Max
View this webinar to learn about the fundamentals and advantages of automation as well as key activities performed during the implementation of automated systems and the technologies involved for achieving desired results.
Video: Automotive Part Production on a Fully Automated a81 Machining Cell
For North American manufacturers, automation is the key to lowering cost per part and competing with low labor cost countries. This video from Metal Technologies Inc. demonstrated how highly complex automation systems can be developed to support dramatic production efficiency gains from raw material shipment to finished part delivery.