Yamazaki Mazak INTEGREX i-800V 8Yamazaki Mazak says its iSmart factory concept utilises its Industry 4.0 infrastructure, which it claims will enable machine users to make the step-up from automated cell manufacturing to a completely connected I4.0 factory.

This iSmart concept combines the company’s SMOOTH Technology, the new SmartBox, which provides faster data analysis with increased security; and the MT Connect standard communication protocol. All elements combine to facilitate the real-time sharing of manufacturing data between the production floor and offices, says the company.

The company has also launched its INTEGREX i-500 machining centre, which features a modular design concept, and the INTEGREX i-800V/8, which combines 5-axis milling, turning operations and pallet-changing capabilities.