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Integrating 5-Axis Machining and Smart Manufacturing to Build a Zero-Downtime Factory

Yeong Chin Machinery Industries Co. Ltd. (YCM)

Established in 1954, YCM has accumulated nearly 70 years of professional and technical experience for the manufacturing of machine tools. Through carefully listening to our customers' needs, incorporating technological trends, and understanding market changes, YCM has accumulated extensive knowledge in traditional technologies and integrated this experience into new and innovative machine tool products. Creative innovation leads YCM to successfully create the most value-added machine tools for our customers.

  • Factory Area: 164,160 square meters
  • Main Facilities: Foundry, Machining Facility, Assembly Factory, Engineering Research and Development Center, Application Technology Center
  • Main Products: Vertical Machining Centers, Double Column Machining Centers, Horizontal Machining Centers, CNC Turning Centers, 5-Axis Vertical Machining Centers
  • Certifications: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, AS 9100:2016, CE

Smart Manufacturing Solutions

With the manufacturing industry facing many future challenges, such as short delivery times, mass customization, manpower shortages, and global competition, the development of "Industry 4.0" is imperative.

To face the challenges ahead, YCM has successfully introduced "Smart Manufacturing Solutions" with "Smart Automation", "Smart Machines", and "Smart Management", into its own factories to improve production efficiency and create the best competitive advantages.

i. Smart Automation

Automation is one of the important keys to the development of smart manufacturing. Industrial robots, smart machine tools, self-developed HMI human-machine interfaces, automatic workpiece measurement, statistical analysis and a central control system are combined to form an automated production line. To achieve quality production and one-piece continuous production, man-machine collaboration is essential.

ii. Smart Machines

YCM independently develops smart spindles, monitored detection systems, and controlled communications which can monitor spindle vibration, detect machine collision, record and analyze processing and maintenance history, and perform other functions. Through self-developed i-Pros MX and i -Cube technology smart devices, continuous improvements are made in big data analysis, YCM is moving towards providing factories with zero downtime.

iii. Smart Management

A self-developed MES, i-Direct, smart management system connects the software and hardware of all production line equipment, such as CNC controllers and machining centers, for remote monitoring and management. This retrieved information can indicate equipment utilization rates and overall equipment efficiency (OEE) data, allowing managers to monitor and manage the factory, grasp real-time production status, quickly locate and break through bottlenecks in the production process, and optimize production efficiency.

High-Performance 5-Axis Vertical Machining Centers

NFX400A, with a 6-slide blocks on the X-axis, and high-horsepower, IDD PLUS direct-drive spindle, gives increased speed and extreme machine stability. Various options of tool magazine capacities are available to achieve fast and reliable tool change efficiency, allowing the NFX400A to meet the varying processing needs often encountered in the aerospace, automotive, medical and other industries, where complex and precision parts are often produced. Its 5-axis rotary table, which adopts a trunnion-type support, can process workpieces with a maximum size of ø400 x 310 mm and a load of 200 kg.

Multi-Axis Intelligent Flexible Manufacturing: The Exclusive UV650-FlexCell Debuts

To help our customers improve their market competitiveness, YCM launched the UV650-FlexCell multi-axis, smart, flexible, manufacturing unit. Combining modular, standardized and flexible automation systems, with "Smart Machines" and "Smart Management", UV650-FlexCell realizes Multi-axis Intelligent Manufacturing.

The structure adopts a flexible, automatic, material rack design, and its central control parameter settings can achieve easy and fast line changes. The machine is equipped with a robotic arm and a warehouse system to automatically load and unload materials, reducing floor space, and maximizing production efficiency. Its intelligence modular design, along with practical storage and peripheral functions, can be expanded to meet the needs of diverse machining processes.

The UV650 high-performance, 5-axis, vertical machining center, combines advanced technology with high-precision, simultaneous 5-axis processing. This not only shortens the installation and overall lead time, but also effectively improves the processing accuracy and quality. The UV650's self-made IDD direct-drive spindle, and 17 kW high-power motor, with a maximum speed of 15,000 rpm, enables perfect surface smoothness when machining hard materials. In addition, the UV650 is equipped with a ø650mm B/C-type tilting, large-plate, rotating table, with a spacious processing area that can load up to 300 kg (0°~45°)/200 kg (45°~90°) workpieces. For workpieces with complex contour features, a reliable and diversified tool magazine selection is provided. The standard configuration is 40T, 48T, or 60T which can be selected for different processing requirements.


Future Prospects

YCM's global management channel has subsidiaries in the United States, Germany, and China, as well as a branch office in Vietnam and a Malaysian technical center. YCM maintains networks in countries around the world, and we hope to use localization to deepen our market presence and improve the quality of services.

Over the past 70 years, upholding the concept of "Stable, Practical, and Sustainable Operations," and positioning itself as the "Leading Brand in Machine Tools", YCM has always adapted "Supreme Quality", "Cutting-edge Technology", and "Total Solution Service" as its core values. YCM is "Always Progressing" and constantly developing innovative technology to create maximum value for our customers.


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