AMADA expanded the Fujinomiya Plant by adding a third factory dedicated to laser machines and a development center. Situated at the base of Mt. Fuji, these facilities serve as a "source of innovations" with a total area of 760,330.5 ㎡and have been renamed the Fujinomiya Works.
Fujinomiya Works is an environmentally friendly, energy saving and high efficiency factory that was built on the concept of "Circulation." There, products are developed and manufactured based on the 3S+E concept (Safety, Security, Surroundings and Energy) and from the customers' viewpoint.
At the Development Center, 200 development staff members are resident for theme-based design and development. There are four "Innovation Rooms" where the latest design systems and video equipment are installed, so customers and Amada's development staff can use the rooms as creation space for developing the cutting-edge metalworking machines. Since modular designs created on 3D CAD allows them to verify the manufacturing from the design stage,high-quality modules have now become available.
At Fujinomiya Works, three factories (the First to Third factories) produce metalworking machines with their up-to-date facilities.
Third factory (laser-machine-dedicated factory), which is one of the world's biggest factories, produces up to its production capacity, 140 units/month of laser machines with the latest booth-stand production system.
The First and Second factories
First factory handles the processing, welding and coating of frames, processing of turrets, and even assembly of turret disc modules based on the "Table Manner" method, and second factory produces punching machines and bending machines according to the booth-stand production system.
The core facility of our corporate service operation includes an information network linking the large historical service records with global inventories and demands. With a capacity of 1.3 million parts in 80,000 different codes, we are currently stocking 930,000 parts in 60,000 codes making this the largest parts center in the machine tool industry.
The parts center was established with the aim of providing a global, 24 hour parts supply operation. Our target is 98% shipment within one day domestically and two days for international use
Fujinomiya Works uses a production control system unique to Amada, AM-HIT'S, that tells the factory production status at a glance.
Booth-stand production system
The booth-stand production system produces customer-satisfying products at best quality, cost and delivery levels. The machines are designed in modules based on the front-loading development concept. Then, they are manufactured using parts procured just in time at "booth stands" where production takes place. With this system and an IT-based production control system, clean and digital manufacturing is realized. Each booth has an area of about 80㎡, and the supply of gas, air, water and electrical power as well as the collection of dust from each booth are centrally installed to maintain a clean environment.
MAF production system
This is a large system for processing a punching machine frame called “bridge frame”. The system provides screw holes for fitting parts at high speed onto frames in size of 2.5×5.5m at maximum and in weight of 9 to 13 tons, in a continuous automatic operation during the nighttime. Its digital technologies such as auto-programming and virtual simulation using 3D CAM and the monitoring using a web camera are contributing to increased safety at higher speed and with higher accuracy.
Turret disc processing line
This is a system for processing the punching machine “turrets” at high speed and high accuracy.
The system can process turrets at high accuracy since it processes them in the same state as that fitted onto the punching machine. Its digital technologies such as auto-programming and virtual simulation using 3D CAM and the monitoring using a web camera are contributing to increased safety at higher speed and higher accuracy.