The Advanced Machining Factory
It is designed for unmanned automated operation with automated machining lines for castings.Visiting the factory not only robotics at work can be seen but Makino’s parts loader robot will be there. It is the largest robot of its´ kind in Singapore. There are also 3D scanner robots. Smart process automation solutions with a central coolant system and a chip management system contribute to increase productivity, sustainability, cost savings as well as cleanliness.The factory is also designed to improve energy management, increase efficiency as well as to reduce the environmental impact. It is powered by 5,300 solar panels which will cut the carbon dioxide emissions by 1,000 tons annually, this is comparable with removing 200 cars from Singapore roads per year. Also a chilled ceiling system and enclosed air system is utilized, to achieve efficient energy management results in constant ambient temperature at 24 degC +/- 1.5 degC; maintain 65% humidity level throughout the year. Included in the facility is AGF casting transport system. It is a system to transfer finished Castings (ie up to 3,000 kg) from the Machining Factory to the Assembly Factory by Automated Guided Forklifts (AGF).