Yamazaki Mazak Corporation has announced the start of the sales of the MPP 500（Multi Pallet Pool 500）compact multiple pallet stocker system. The MPP 500 was first shown during IMTS 2016 held in Chicago, U.S.A. starting from September 12th and will be exhibited at JIMTOF 2016 held at Tokyo Big Sight from November 17th.
The MPP 500 is a compact multiple pallet stocker system that meets the increasing demand for automation. This new system is designed with small floor space requirements – a system with 12 pallets is 50% smaller than a normal linear stocker system with 2 levels. The stocker can be expanded up to 18 pallets after the initial installation of a MPP 500 with 6 pallets in response to increased production requirements.[youtube]XtjcR3b9zNc[/youtube]
The operation and management of the MPP 500 is performed by the new Smooth MPP software which is based on the system used for the MAZAK PALLETECH FMS system. Over 2,500 of these systems have been installed worldwide, and it is highly regarded for its ease of operation and high productivity. If connected to a network (prepared by user), machine utilization data are accessible on office PCs, tablets and smart phones for convenient production monitoring.