At the end of November the doors of the Mazak showroom can finally be opened again: from 30 November to 2 December the CNC machine manufacturer traditionally organises its Open House there. As always, this is also done in cooperation with numerous other players in the market. RoboJob is able to attend for the tenth consecutive time.
"That's really something special," says CEO Helmut De Roovere. "We are incredibly proud to be invited every year, and so for this tenth time we have kept something special in mind. Our latest innovation is a smaller Tower, with more features than ever before. We will be showing these for the first time during this event at Mazak."
That automation has become a hot topic since Corona has been known for some time. At RoboJob, we have also seized this period to put extra effort into product development. "Since the Coronavirus struck, the need for automation has increased dramatically, so we're doing everything we can to help our customers out as quickly as possible," says De Roovere. "We've been working on this latest innovation for several years, but Corona has given us a further boost. Now that the latest Tower is completely ready, we would like to introduce it right away."
A few weeks ago, the Belgian CNC specialist already announced that this latest innovation was on the way. It's already now known that the newest Tower is smaller than the existing Tower, but will have more functionality and create more autonomy. With the latest Tower, RoboJob is also focusing on the automation of milling machines. “That's left a lot of customers hungry for it,” says De Roovere. "It’s been said that our solutions are 'top' for turning machines, but not for milling machines. Well, we love a challenge. In recent years, our R&D department has pulled out all the stops to ensure that RoboJob is the best, both in the automation of turning and milling machines. In all modesty, I now dare to say that we have succeeded in doing so."
The new Tower was specifically developed to produce for 72 hours, unmanned and autonomously. Not just serial work, but also single pieces. Everything together: High mix, Low volume. "This allows our customers to prepare the Tower on Friday morning and continue production through to Monday morning. Because it’s only in this way that you can get the most out of the CNC machine."
At the Open House, the latest Tower will be set up on a Mazak Variaxis C-600.