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Connect, automate and create with ANCA’s Integrated Manufacturing System (AIMS). AIMS is ANCA’s holistic solution for connecting tool manufacturing steps for greater efficiency and quality. Integrated manufacturing delivers new levels of automation and data management.

With its flexible modular solutions, you can start small to think big, and find the best solutions for your manufacturing challenges. AIMS offers functionality that is adaptable to each factory’s needs; from smaller scale, data-based options to the full AIMS setup across a series of machines with endless possibilities.

Central to any AIMS system is the AIMS Server that manages data flows between the elements of the AIMS system and established IT platforms, such as your ERP system. Building on this, customers can choose from a suite of “auto” solutions for reducing production costs, resolving labour challenges and integrating systems to improve product and process quality.

From transferring tools between operations with AutoFetch robot options; fully automated tool measurement and process compensation using AutoComp; and managing data via the AutoSet hub - AIMS delivers streamlined manufacturing, with connected tool production processes integrated to IT systems that takes tool production to the next level. Discover smart automation and connect tool production processes, for continuous improvement.

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Larry Adams is a Chicago-based writer and editor who writes about how things get done. A former wire service and community newspaper reporter, Larry is an award-winning writer with more than three decades of experience. In addition to writing about woodworking, he has covered science, metrology, metalworking, industrial design, quality control, imaging, Swiss and micromanufacturing . He was previously a Tabbie Award winner for his coverage of nano-based coatings technology for the automotive industry. Larry volunteers for the historic preservation group, the Kalo Foundation/Ianelli Studios, and the science-based group, Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST).