Mazak in­tro­duces mi­cro-pre­cise high­speed ma­chin­ing

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Mazak Cor­po­ra­tion is a leader in the de­sign and man­u­fac­ture of pro­duc­tive ma­chine tool solutions. Mazak’s new Ul­ti­mate Die & Mold (UD) 400/5X Ver­ti­cal Ma­chin­ing Cen­ter de­liv­ers in­cred­i­bly pre­cise 5-axis ma­chin­ing in a small foot­print plat­form. Ideal for mould and die com­po­nents in sev­eral in­dus­try sec­tors, the ma­chine sports a rigid base and dou­ble-col­umn sym­met­ri­cal con­struc­tion that al­low its state-of-the-art spin­dle to reach the high­est lev­els of pre­ci­sion and speed.

The in­te­gral 45,000 rpm spin­dle, pow­ered by an 18.5-HP mo­tor, fea­tures tem­per­a­ture-con­trolled cool­ing oil that cir­cu­lates through the spin­dle hous­ing to en­sure sta­bil­ity for even the longest pe­ri­ods of high-speed op­er­a­tion. Ballscrew core cool­ing con­trols the tem­per­a­ture fur­ther, while 16 tem­per­a­ture sen­sors through­out the ma­chine de­tect any other heat build-up. The ma­chine’s ther­mal shield also con­trols for en­vi­ron­men­tal tem­per­a­ture fluc­tu­a­tions.

The ma­chine’s tilt/ro­tary ta­ble ac­com­mo­dates work­pieces weigh­ing up to 264.55 lbs and mea­sur­ing up to 15.75” in di­am­e­ter and 11.81” high, and it gives the ma­chine its full si­mul­ta­ne­ous 5-axis ca­pa­bil­ity. The ta­ble’s B and C axes both utilise di­rect-drive mo­tors that elim­i­nate vi­bra­tion and heat build-up while en­abling rapid tra­verse rates of 60 and 150 rpm in the B & C axis re­spec­tively. Axis trav­els for X, Y and Z mea­sure 15.75”, 21.65” and 13.78”, re­spec­tively. The UD-400/5X also in­cludes high-ac­cu­racy scale feed­back on all its lin­ear and ro­tary axes as well as high­spec­i­fi­ca­tion lin­ear guides for smooth move­ment. Op­tional ma­chine fea­tures such as tool nose con­trol and cut­ting point con­trol en­able fur­ther op­ti­mi­sa­tion and ac­cu­racy, while a 40-tool mag­a­zine sup­ports con­tin­u­ous done in one-part pro­duc­tiv­ity.

Mazak pairs the UD-400/5X with its Maza­trol SmoothX CNC con­trol for a high de­gree of pre­ci­sion and per­for­mance es­pe­cially for ma­chin­ing dies and molds. The con­trol’s suite of smooth tech­nol­ogy func­tions in­cludes Vari­able Ac­cel­er­a­tion Con­trol (VAC) to al­low op­er­a­tors to utilise the high-speed lin­ear axes when pos­si­ble, Seam­less Cor­ner Con­trol (SCC) to op­ti­mise ac­cel­er­a­tion and de­cel­er­a­tion around cor­ners and the Ac­tive Vi­bra­tion Con­trol (AVC) to min­imise vi­bra­tions at the pro­gram level. All of which com­bine to sig­nif­i­cantly re­duce cy­cle times and boost part ac­cu­racy.

The UD-400/5X has won the main prize as “One of the best 10 prod­ucts in Ja­pan in 2017” awards, held by the Nikkan Ko­gyo Shim­bun Ltd., one of the lead­ing in­dus­trial news­pa­pers in Ja­pan. The UD-400/5X is a high ac­cu­racy 5-axis ma­chin­ing cen­ter de­signed for high speed mi­cro-pre­ci­sion ma­chin­ing. The high speed spin­dle pro­vides higher pro­duc­tiv­ity and dou­ble col­umn con­struc­tion en­sures high ac­cu­racy over ex­tended pe­ri­ods of op­er­a­tion.

Mazak iS­mart Fac­tory to be the most ad­vanced and ef­fi­cient in the in­dus­try, pro­vid­ing high-qual­ity and re­li­able prod­ucts through its “Pro­duc­tion-On-De­mand” prac­tice. Mazak main­tains 8 tech­nol­ogy cen­ters across North Amer­ica to pro­vide lo­cal hand­son ap­pli­ca­tions, ser­vice and sales sup­port to cus­tomers.

To­day, Mazak leads the way with its SmartBox and the iS­mart Fac­tory. Its smooth tech­nol­ogy is bring­ing ad­vanced man­u­fac­tur­ing to job shops with prod­ucts like Smooth Link and Smooth MMP, while the line-up of ma­chine tools has ex­panded to in­clude ad­vanced man­u­fac­tur­ing tech­nolo­gies like friction stir weld­ing and mul­ti­laser metal de­po­si­tion. Mean­while, its au­to­ma­tion solutions have dra­mat­i­cally im­proved pro­duc­tiv­ity and de­creased non-cut time for man­u­fac­tur­ers across the coun­try and around the world.

Mazak UD-400/5X

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