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Contributor: Medianet International
Tuesday, February 09 2021 - 16:54
ANCA announces a new era of automation: intelligent solutions for maximising productivity 24/7
MELBOURNE, Feb. 10/Medianet International-AsiaNet/ --

The first to market ANCA Integrated Manufacturing System (AIMS) ( 
uses smart automation and IT integration to connect tool production processes 
and systems.

ANCA’s new product AIMS ( 
connects the sequential processes in tool manufacturing so that cutting tool 
makers can realise the many benefits of automation and integration. The 
interconnected grinding technology solution eliminates wasteful manual 
handling, reduces machine downtime between batches and takes away the need to 
have operators constantly monitoring and adjusting production machines.

This new solution answers the market needs with over 70% of ANCA customers now 
seeking machines with robotic functionality. In fact ANCA automation has been 
utilised to reduce production costs by 50% as well as improve product quality 
and boost productivity.

"ANCA is here to provide tool manufacturers with solutions to support 
production that work across all industries and applications and expand to 
complete tool production needs. This is a new landscape for interconnected 
technology, working end to end," said Chris Hegarty, ANCA Group CEO.

"Integration and automation solutions provide infrastructure to manufacture 
tools with increased productivity and higher quality. ANCA has the 
industry-leading software and control capabilities to deliver a system for 
production management that tackles time, cost and labour inefficiencies where 
it counts."

"We are delighted to be accelerating into the fourth industrial revolution with 
advanced, smart factory solutions for cutting tool makers – intelligent 
automation for connecting processes and data management."

AIMS offers modular functionality that can be adapted to each factory's needs; 
from smaller scale, data-based options to the full AIMS setup across a series 
of machines. The system delivers a connected tool production process - 
transferring tools between operations with the AutoFetch robot; fully 
automating tool measurement and process compensation using AutoComp and 
managing data via the AutoSet hub.

Central to any AIMS system is the AIMS Server that manages data flows between 
the elements of the AIMS system and established IT platforms, such as an ERP 
system. Customers can choose from a suite of “auto” solutions to reduce 
production costs and integrate systems to improve product and process quality. 

Connect, automate and create with AIMS(

AIMS Project Lead, Duncan Thompson said: "Automated options that can be applied 
in the real world and tailored to a machine shop's challenges, mean that tool 
manufacturers can reap the advantages of integrated processes and systems in a 
practical way."

"Our customers continue to look for custom solutions for increased automation 
in their operations and AIMS is ANCA’s holistic response; a tangible option for 
a smarter factory. Automation that works best is targeted to repetitive 
processes that can occur alongside value-adding individual skills. AIMS slots 
in to seamlessly automate routine processes."

"Seeing this level of integration in action is pretty amazing. AIMS can be 
deployed to a single process or across an entire production line, towards end 
to end tool manufacturing."

For complete tool production, AutoMark X offers automated laser tool marking
The new AutoMark X is ANCA’s tool marking solution designed particularly for 
the needs of cutting tool production. AutoMark X is capable of automated pallet 
loading and takes care of the tool laser marking process, freeing up operators 
to perform more value-adding tasks. AutoMark X is designed for integration with 
AIMS, being able to automatically receive and dispatch pallets from AutoFetch, 
while connectivity to the AIMS Server provides details of the message to be 
marked on the tools.

Product Manager, Jan Irzyk said: "This machine is efficient and compact - but 
more than that, it can be integrated with your ERP and AIMS, so that technology 
can work together. Removing the need for manual handling, our new laser marking 
solution pushes tool marking capabilities into lights-out production."

"For full production, flexibility is important. This system accommodates a 
variety of tool sizes as well as mixed batches. With an easy to use interface 
and customisable marking, it is a complete solution that boosts labour 

With over 45 years' experience delivering CNC grinders to customers around the 
world, ANCA carries a reputation for delivering customer-focused innovations 
that meet market needs. Products that use smart automation for every day 
applications offer increased productivity and profitability. Integrated 
manufacturing, and machines that work together for complete tool production 
provide comprehensive options for manufacturers across multiple industries.

Interview opportunity:

Duncan Thompson, project lead is available and is fluent in Japanese.

For further information, please contact:
Johanna Boland,
Group PR and Communications Manager, 
M: +61 407799779


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   Caption: AIMS connects sequential tool manufacturing processes - to manage 
production and data

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