Mills CNC, the exclusive distributor of Doosan machine tools in the UK and Ireland, has recently opened a new, state-of-the-art ‘Turnkey & Automation Centre’, located at its Campus facility in Leamington.
The Centre provides Mills with both a dedicated area to demonstrate its latest industrial and collaborative robot automation systems and solutions to customers, and provides a focal point for the company’s successful turnkey and process improvement business which, over the last few years, has grown exponentially.
Mills CNC, established in 1974, is one of the fastest-growing machine tool companies in the UK, selling well in excess of 350 new Doosan machine tools to UK and Irish component manufacturers, year-on-year.
In addition to its highly-successful machine tool business, Mills has been (and is) at the forefront of developing and implementing highly-customised and best-in-class turnkey systems and solutions for customers.
Says Tony Dale, Mills CNC’s Technical Director:
“More and more manufacturers, as a route to improving their productivity and increasing their efficiency and effectiveness, are taking a much more holistic and comprehensive view of their manufacturing operations – and, rather than just acquiring a new machine tool to (say) increase capacity, are investing in turnkey solutions – many of which include advanced automation systems.”
Industrial robot (automation) systems
To help make automation more accessible and attractive to component manufacturers, Mills has developed its own SYNERGi branded automated manufacturing systems.
The SYNERGi Premier, SYNERGi Classic and SYNERGi Sprint systems take the complexity out of automation. All systems are flexible and powerful but, unlike many automation solutions on the market, are also simple to understand, program and operate.
SYNERGi systems can be integrated with Doosan lathes, machining centres and mill-turn machines – improving their productivity and efficiency. All systems are powered by Mills’ (own) proprietary and sophisticated SYNERGi software.
Collaborative robot (automation) systems
Mills CNC is the UK and Irish distributor for leading global cobot manufacturer – Doosan Robotics.
Doosan cobots are proven and popular, and are designed to perform a range of tasks from machine tending, inspection and testing through to packaging, assembly and pick and place operations.
Doosan cobots are versatile, reliable, safe and easy to use and install. And there are three different cobot ranges available (the A-, M- and H-series).
Concludes Tony Dale:
“At a time when many manufacturers were battening down the hatches, waiting to see-out the pandemic – we have been proactive.
“The Turnkey and Automation Centre is now complete and is open for business. We are confident about its success and that it will soon become the ‘go-to’ place for manufacturers looking to maintain their competitive edge.”