Advanced Machining Factory
This factory is designed for unmanned automated operation with automated machining lines for castings. Visitors to the factory can not only see robotics at work but also Makino’s parts loader robot, which is the largest robot of its kind in Singapore, and 3D scanner robots as well. Smart process automation solutions with a central coolant system and chip management system contribute to increasing productivity, sustainability, cost savings and cleanliness. The factory is also designed to improve energy management, increase efficiency and reduce the environmental footprint. It is powered by 5,300 solar panels that will cut CO2 emissions by 1,000 tons annually, the equivalent of removing 200 cars from Singapore roads each year. Also, a chilled ceiling system and enclosed air system deliver efficient energy management that results in a constant ambient temperature of 24° C. (+/- 1.5° C.) and a 65% humidity level that is maintained throughout the year. Another feature of the factory is an AGF casting transport system, which transfers finished castings (i.e. up to 3,000 kg) from the Advanced Machining Factory to the Assembly Factory via automated guided forklifts (AGF).