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Mazak Optonics Partners with Tekmag, an Italian Automation Manufacturer


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Elgin, Illinois, November 2013 – Mazak Optonics Corp. has announced a new partnership with Tekmag, an Italian automation systems manufacturer specializing in customized storage solutions. The new partnership will add to a continuing 12+ years of providing automation systems for clients of Mazak Optonics’ sister company, Mazak Europe.

Located in Milan, Italy, Tekmag was founded in 1999 with the aim to offer innovative storage solutions for a diverse and growing customer base. Throughout the years, Tekmag has collaborated with its clients to develop precisely customized automation systems, in addition to its full range of standard products.
Mazak Tekmag automation paired with an OPTIPLEX 3015 laser-cutting system.
Tekmag’s standard product line includes a broad collection of automation and storage solutions ranging from sheet load/unload systems to automated storage/retrieval systems. Each product operates with Mazak Line Controller software which offers a significant increase in efficiency by minimizing machine downtimes.

Tekmag also carries compact vertical systems which are able to automatically and quickly move large volumes of material while occupying minimal space. On display at FABTECH is a Tekmag 8-shelf Compact FMS designed to expand up to 24 shelves. The system will be demonstrated with an OPTIPLEX 3015 Fiber laser-cutting machine.

The OPTIPLEX 3015 4kW Fiber laser is designed to process reflective materials with greater thicknesses and at greater speeds than its CO2 counterpart and can cut up to 0.750” in stainless steel and 0.625” in aluminum with impressive accuracy. The fiber design can also significantly reduce operating costs for applicable material types and thicknesses.

About Mazak Optonics

Mazak Optonics Corporation is a major supplier of laser-cutting systems, offering 50 laser models and leading the industry in the implementation of emerging laser technologies. The company’s 50,000 sq. ft. North American Headquarters are located in Elgin, Illinois, and feature a 30,000 sq. ft. laser technology center housing up to 18 machines for demonstrations and training. Mazak Optonics is part of Yamazaki Mazak Corporation (Oguchi, Japan), the global leader for the manufacture of machine tools and systems for the precision machining of metal parts, including CNC turning centers, horizontal and vertical machining centers, Multi-Tasking machining centers, turnkey cells and software solutions. The North American Headquarters for Yamazaki Mazak are located in Florence, Kentucky. For more information on Mazak Optonics’ products and solutions, visit, email or call 847.252.4500.

Published Date : 1/22/2014

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