FLORENCE, Ky., June 30, 2016 – Mazak Corporation will offer approximately 25,000 technology innovators a glimpse into the next phases of its Mazak SmartBox at Cisco Systems Inc.’s Cisco Live event in Las Vegas on July 10-14. In its next phases, the Mazak SmartBox cyber-secure Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform – developed in collaboration with Cisco – will offer the power of Mazak iSmart Cloud connectivity, machine learning and predictive maintenance capabilities, in addition to process analytics at the edge.
As a launch platform, the Mazak SmartBox allows manufacturers to access and use real-time manufacturing data to improve overall productivity and agility along with responsiveness to customer and market changes. Mazak iSmart Cloud connectivity evolves the Mazak SmartBox into a truly advanced IIoT platform. Shops gain the information and insight to identify machine issues before they escalate into costly machine downtime. The Mazak SmartBox with such cloud connectivity encompasses integrated services such as secure file transfer, remote access and machine history.
Mazak will be a special guest at the Cisco event, and Daniel Janka, executive vice president of Mazak will participate in panel discussions and present on Mazak’s use of the SmartBox technology within its own Mazak iSMART Factory™ in Florence, Kentucky. Working in tandem with MTConnect, the Mazak SmartBox gives real-time analytics that unlock insights and value from factory floor data at the edge of Mazak’s internal network.
Billed as the one of the industry’s largest such events, Cisco Live will incorporate a focus on process analytics as well as ideas and technologies to optimize factory floor performance and production. More than 1,000 sessions will take place and cover various topics involving the IIoT, analytics and manufacturing.
After the Cisco event, Mazak will next showcase the enhancements of its SmartBox at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2016 in Chicago. The company will also demonstrate the user-friendly programming capabilities and processing speed of its MAZATROL SmoothX and MAZATROL SmoothG CNC controls that are part of the SMOOTH Technology platform, which has transformed the way Mazak equipment performs, especially in terms of 5-axis and complex contouring operations.
Also at IMTS, Mazak will showcase over 20 highly advanced manufacturing cells and systems. Among these will be the company’s latest developments in multi-tasking and 5-axis machine tools with enhanced single-setup, DONE IN ONE® part-processing capabilities crucial for tomorrow’s smart factories. Additionally, the company will unveil the next generation of its HYBRID Multi-Tasking technology, along with new software and accessories that give such multi-tasking machines even more functionality and multiple-process power.