Lights Out Manufacturing
Y-Tec utilizes CNC milling machines that employ broken tool
detection and live (in the spindle) probing.
This technology allows us to operate these machines, on the
appropriate products, in an unmanned mode. We are able to
load fixtures with assets / raw material, assign a priority,
set the cycle in process, and allow the machine to run unattended.
The machine can self-inspect, make the appropriate adjustments
as programmed, and produce parts.
The advantages regarding machine utilization, and reduction
in throughput time and cost, are obvious.