Considerations for Automation Integration

Automated machining systems have become a key component of the success of North American automotive manufacturing. The flexibility afforded by automation enables automakers 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 and exhausting project for even the largest companies to tackle on their own.

To overcome the challenges associated with investments in automation, automotive 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 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 automotive 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 a single point of contact for all project management, project engineering, site supervision and post-installation support, ensuring the most efficient and detail-oriented planning, development and installation of any multi-vendor project. With Makino Integration Services, automotive manufacturers can expect long-term performance, quality and reliability that enable them to confidently quote new orders and win.

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