Mazak will spotlight two small-footprint machines that are big on providing precision, productivity and profitability to shops across all industry segments in booth 349 at the Precision Machining Technology Show (PMTS) 2013 in Columbus, Ohio (April 16-18). Throughout the show, PMTS attendees will experience real-world cutting demonstrations on the highly efficient HYPER QUADREX 150MSY Multi-Tasking Turning Center and high-value VERTICAL CENTER UNIVERSAL 400-5X 5-Axis Vertical Machining Center. Mazak personnel will also be available to provide attendees with technical advice on how to improve throughput and shorten lead times using these machines.
The HYPER QUADREX 150MSY and VERTICAL CENTER UNIVERSAL 400-5X both feature Mazakʼs new MATRIX 2 CNC control that uses advanced technology to provide extremely fast processing speed, excellent cornering, superior part surface finishes and reduced cycle times.Furthermore, the CNC control brings unbeatable accuracy and increased productivity to highly complex applications requiring Multi-Tasking operations; full, simultaneous 5-axis machining; and the incorporation of automation.
The MATRIX 2 CNC control is a Level 3 control in Mazakʼs 3-4-5 “The Next Level of Productivity” manufacturing solution. The 3-4-5 solution is the industryʼs most comprehensive grouping of manufacturing resources and one that encompasses 3 Levels of Control, 4 Levels of Automation and 5 Levels of Multi-Tasking. 3-4-5 allows manufacturers to effectively identify the right level of technology needed for improving their specific operations and advancing productivity to the next level.
Because it easily pairs with bar feeder system and workpiece unloader as well as a gantry robot loader, the HYPER QUADREX 150MSY enables shops to achieve long periods of unmanned operation over breaks, nights and weekends. Such automation places the machine in automation Levels 1 and 2 of the 3-4-5 solution. The VERTICAL CENTER UNIVERSAL 400-5X accommodates articulated robots, placing it in automation Level 4 of the 3-4-5 solution. Articulated robots are a highly advanced alternative to traditional production and enable shops to fully automate the machineʼs load and unload operations.