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ITS Abmas Innovates CNC Milling to Increase Production of UKM Manufacture

Oleh : enadminukp | | Source : ITS Online
Tim Abmas ITS bersama pekerja UD ACC, UKM manufaktur yang berlokasi di Kecamatan Bulak, Surabaya

ITS Abmas Team and UD ACC workers, a UKM manufacture located in Bulak District, Surabaya

ITS Campus News – In the production process, the majority of Small and Medium Enterprises (UKM) in the manufacturing sector still use conventional methods. In order to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of this production, the Community Service (Abmas) Team of Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) innovated a tool called Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Milling.

ITS Abmas team member, Mashuri SSi MT, said that one of the UKM manufacture in Surabaya is UD ACC. This UKM itself focuses on the fabrication and manufacture of workpieces that are commonly used to make machines. “The machines produced by UD ACC have reached the national market, both inside and outside Java,” he said.

Unfortunately, continued Mashuri, UD ACC often experiences problems such as production capacity that is not in line with market demand. This occurs due to the use of production equipment manually. “This non-optimal production process causes UD ACC to often reject orders from prospective buyers,” said Mashuri.

Based on these problems, ITS Abmas team finally designed a CNC Milling, a machine that can work automatically and is able to improve the production process without needing to add manpower. The Abmas activity itself begins with direct observation to partners. “Furthermore, tool design, manufacturing processes, as well as training and assistance are conducted on the use of CNC Milling machines,” he explained.

Prototipe CNC Milling rancangan Mashuri SSi MT dan tim Abmas ITS untuk membantu meningkatkan produksi UKM manufaktur

The CNC Milling prototype designed by Mashuri SSi MT and ITS Abmas team to help increasing the production of UKM manufacture

According to Mashuri, the CNC Milling has the same basic function as a manual milling machine. However, manual milling machines require human power to continuously operate them. In addition, the quality of the workpiece produced also depends on the work of the machine operator. “In contrast, a CNC machine is able to maintain the stability of the quality of the workpiece produced because the operation comes from the machine,” he added.

The lecturer from Industrial Mechanical Engineering Department added that the CNC Milling works by reading the CNC program or better known as the G-Code. This code has previously been created by programmers through the CNC programming software. Furthermore, the G-Code will be sent and executed by the processor to drive the device in the machine to produce a product based on the program.

With this working principle, the risk of human error can be minimized and production speed can be increased. “We hope that this tool will be realized soon, so that production capacity and the market reached by UKM will increase,” concluded Mashuri hopefully. (ITS PR)

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