MA Series

The MA (mill-assist) series is an automated robotic loading and unloading system for enhanced productivity, machine utilisation and ability to increase unmanned running.

Main Benefits of MA  Automation

  • Affordable automation
  • Extended unmanned operation (for lights-out production)
  • Fast reaction to market fluctuations
  • Easy programming (no specialist robot programming knowledge required)
  • Flexible – can be configured for different sized workpieces
  • Quick and trouble-free installation with less field assistance required to get up and running quicker
  • Unhindered access for manual intervention, manual operation and maintenance
  • The MA and machine combination are fully CE marked by Mazak
  • Proven system – (already popular in the market)

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Typical Layout


Mazak mill-assist CNC automation. The MA consists of an industrial robot, gripper control box, gripper head, stocker unit, electrical cabinet, stacker plates and fixed protective fence


Stocker Unit

Gripper System

The MA stocker unit can account for workpieces up to 400mm length and 14kg heavy.


  • Interchangeable workpiece support pillars

The MA-series gripper system consists of a robot arm with clamping force control for grippers, exchangeable clamp gripper and air blast nozzle

  • Layout and setup of pillars guided by GUI

GUI design for robot application - consistent with MAZATROL Smooth control

Graphical User Interface (GUI)

GUI integrated into SmoothX controller

  • Provides seamless interface for the operator with same look and feel
  • 3D visualization in software
  • Simple to use
  • Parametric style entry of data
  • Extremely fast set-up & programming (5 minutes’ set-up time for new workpiece)


Applicable Machines




VCN 430A, 430A HS, 530C, 530C HS, 535C, 700D


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