Okuma AMPS, Pallet Systems
May 7, 2012
In today’s competitive manufacturing environment an idle CNC machine spindle is an ugly thing. Yet the typical stand-alone machining center runs only about 1/3 of the time, while patiently waiting for setup, programming or workpiece loading and unloading. All of which means less cutting time and lost productivity.
That’s why Gosiger recommends the Okuma Automated Modular Pallet System (AMPS). This unique, flexible manufacturing system (FMS) optimizes throughput by managing your production schedule and level loading your machining centers. In addition, AMPS enhanced production lines can often be managed by a single operator, thus reducing labor costs.
Okuma offers two versions of these flexible manufacturing systems. AMPS C is a complete system designed to specifically work with Okuma CNC machining centers, and is installed in a container. Each AMPS C includes all of the equipment necessary for automating pallet storage and handling in a compact and safe package. The system is expandable to meet future requirements, and can be configured with up to 2 containers, 2 Okuma CNC machining centers and 2 load stations in any combination. It provides 2-level storage to minimize floor space and maximize storage capacity. Each system is pre-assembled and factory tested prior to shipment to minimize installation and start-up time.
AMPS M is a standard flexible manufacturing system for one or more Okuma machining centers. It includes a high-speed stacker crane, 2 or 3 levels of pallet storage and easy-to-use load stations and controller. The system’s modular design allows greater layout flexibility, requires zero setup time and is ideal for unattended operation.To learn more about the productivity enhancing Okuma AMPS flexible manufacturing systems, contact Gosiger today.