SYNERGi Automated Manufacturing Cells

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Versatile and flexible automated manufacturing cells enabling Industry 4.0 and the factories of the future.

Mills CNC, in collaboration with a number of selected technical partners, have designed and developed our SYNERGi automated manufacturing cells, powered by our own (proprietary) SYNERGi software.

Our SYNERGi solutions are industrial robots integrated into flexible automated manufacturing cells to revolutionise conventional industrial processes, allowing you to increase your productivity and achieve higher quality with lower costs.

 


Advantages of industrial robotics



Safety

  • Remove workers from unsafe conditions and hazardous work environments

  • Avoid complacent from repetitive and boring work

Quality

  • Reduce defect rates

  • Increase consistency of manufacturing processes

  • Better hold positioning tolerances

Productivity

  • Increase uptime and overall output

  • Reduced turnover and rehiring/ retraining costs

  • Less scrap from human error

Unlike collaborative robots, which are designed to work alongside humans, industrial robots in automated cells (owing to their potential size, power and nature of application) often operate behind safety fences/cages or, increasingly, behind virtual, sensor-based barriers.

Mills CNC Automation, in collaboration with a number of  selected Technical Partners, has designed and developed its own SYNERGi automated manufacturing cells powered by its own (proprietary) SYNERGi software. 

SYNERGi automated manufacturing cells comprising either a Doosan lathe, a Doosan machining centre or a Doosan mill-turn machine integrated with an industrial (Fanuc) robot, an innovative loading system, a powerful and intuitive HMI and integrated safety systems are designed to help manufacturers maintain their competitive edge.

There is an obvious and direct correlation between SYNERGi automated manufacturing cells and Mills CNC’s rich pedigree in designing, developing and implementing productivity-enhancing turnkey and process improvement solutions for customers.

With both the emphasis is on delivering collaborative manufacturing solutions that are technically excellent, cost-effective, reliable, safe and easy to understand and use.


About SYNERGi Automated Manufacturing Cells



SYNERGi is the generic brand name of our flexible, automated manufacturing cells. There are two different and distinct ‘product series’ in the SYNERGi automated manufacturing cell hierarchy.

SYNERGi Premier

SYNERGi Premier series
SYNERGi Premier

SYNERGi Premier systems can be integrated with a Doosan lathe, machining centre or mill-turn machine. They can also be integrated with more than one Doosan machine. 

All systems feature a Fanuc industrial robot, a five (two-way) drawer system for part loading/unloading and a 17” touchscreen with onboard SYNERGi software. 

In addition, they also feature an inspection and parts’ ejector conveyor, an air blast end-effector, locating plates, pneumatic 2- or 3- jaw grippers, integrated SICK safety systems, industrial robot fencing and an optional part turnover station.

Find out more about SYNERGi Premier.

SYNERGi Sprint

SYNERGi Sprint

SYNERGi Sprint cells are more compact than SYNERGi Premier and are ideal for the automated manufacture of smaller parts. 

SYNERGi Sprint cells have a loading pattern (tray) system (900mm x 900mm) that uses grid plates for exact part positioning and location. Recommended maximum weight per gripper is 10kg. Find out more about SYNERGi Sprint.

Each series can be customised and adapted, designed and built to meet your individual and specific application requirements.

Why choose SYNERGi?

SYNERGi is designed to help you maintain your competitive edge. We make this possibility a reality because are SYNERGi systems are:

Easy to install

Our flexible manufacturing cells are easy to install and set up. Automation needn’t be a headache to apply to your business or integrated into your work practices. 

Easy to operate

Powered by our own (proprietary) SYNERGi software, SYNERGi is designed to take the complexity out of automation. At the heart of every SYNERGi cell is a sophisticated and intuitive HMI (Human Machine Interface). This HMI is user-friendly and secure, designed to be clear and straightforward to ensure that it can be operated productively and optimally with limited training.

Versatile

SYNERGi is versatile and scalable and can be integrated with new Doosan lathes, machining centres and mill-turn machines. They can also, depending on the model of the machine and year of manufacture, be retrofitted to your existing Doosan machines. They can also be custom-designed and built to meet your specific application requirements.

Safe

Our SYNERGi automated and flexible manufacturing cells remove your workers from unsafe conditions and hazardous work environments. They take on the repetitive and ‘boring’ work so that your workers don’t have to. Not only this, but SYNERGi comes with integrated safety systems to keep your workforce protected.

Highly productive

SYNERGi is designed to revolutionalise your processes and make you and your workforce highly productive. SYNERGi will reduce your defect rates and employee turnover and increase the consistency of manufacturing processes and your overall uptime and output. You can enjoy less scrap from human error, and technology with better hold positioning tolerances.

Low footprint

Opt for the SYNERGi Sprint cells for a more compact option with a smaller footprint than SYNERGi Premier. Ideal for the automated manufacture of smaller parts.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is an automated manufacturing cell?

Automated manufacturing cells can take on many forms, as they are designed to be a flexible approach that enables the cost-effective automated production of low and medium-volume products. They can consist of one or more industrial robots performing the handling duties that make everything work together smoothly.

Is SYNERGi expensive?

At Mills CNC, we pride ourselves on making our automation solutions affordable. We believe that automation should be within financial reach for businesses of all sizes, giving everyone the opportunity to maintain their competitive edge. Prices will depend on your requirements and needs, so please contact us for a quote.

Will SYNERGi reduce my business costs?

Applied in the right environment, SYNERGi certainly has the potential to reduce your business costs. Its main advantage is the speed at which they can perform and the payloads that they can handle. They also relieve workers of repetitive and ‘boring’ tasks, positively impacting employee turnover. With its high levels of efficiency and accuracy, SYNERGi can make an enormous impact on a company’s business costs. 

Which industries are best suited to SYNERGi?

Due to the flexibility and versatility of SYNERGi, it’s suitable for a huge range of industries. These include but are not limited to automotive and defence, pharmaceutical, food and drink, electronics, packaging, healthcare, warehouses and logistics.

Will my SYNERGi System need servicing?

Over time, your SYNERGi System will need servicing. At Mills CNC Automation, we offer our customers best-in-class and competitively-priced servicing for your Doosan machine. We provide two different machine tool servicing options: Mills CNC Servicing Agreements and Fixed-Price Servicing. Find out more about our servicing agreements here.

Do Mills CNC offer spare parts?

Mills CNC holds over £1.4m of OE parts at our Technology Campus facility which, alongside our sophisticated service & logistics operations, ensures fast same-day or next-day delivery of parts to our customers.

Whilst you won’t need replacement parts very often with Doosan machines, Mills are on hand to provide immediate assistance if you do. Find out more about our spares and parts service.

If you are looking to embrace unmanned and lights-out operations, SYNERGi automated cells are the ideal and proven high-productivity and high-efficiency manufacturing solution.

To find out more about how SYNERGi can benefit your business, please get in touch with Mills CNC Automation on 01926 736736 or visit our contact page.

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