Mazak to Feature New CNC at MMTS 2016

MAZATROL SmoothX to be demonstrated on 5-axis and multi-tasking machines.

The Mazak MAZATROL SmoothX CNC. (Image courtesy of Mazak.)

The Mazak MAZATROL SmoothX CNC. (Image courtesy of Mazak.)

Mazak’s MAZATROL SmoothX is designed to ensure the shortest possible machining cycle times, especially in fine increment programs for simultaneous 5-axis operations and free-form die-mold machining.

The new control incorporates a wide variety of advanced programming functions, including:

  • Super High-Speed Mode helps provide maximum interpolation capabilities
  • High Gain Feed Forward Control boosts machining speed and accuracy
  • Fast Rotary Axis Speeds optimize gear skiving and rotary axis threading
  • Variable Acceleration Control calculates optimal acceleration for a combination of axes
  • Intelligent Pocket Milling engages a high-efficiency toolpath when milling part cavities
  • Smooth Corner Control makes cutter path adjustments to help shorten cycle times
  • Orbit Machining allows a machining center with a C-axis to turn complex features on parts
  • Position Controlled Hobbing provides fast, convenient hobbing and skiving operations
  • Real Time Tuning ensures optimal machining balance as workpiece weight changes

The control’s 19″ display presents all of the critical machine data within a single page view, while the tilt control panel allows for optimum positioning based on operator height.

A multi-touch screen, similar to that of a smartphone, enables fast and smooth programming operations. In addition, an SD card allows the CNC to store up to 32GB of data.

The SmoothX is compatible with the following Mazak machines:

  • INTEGREX i-Series
  • INTEGREX e-H Series
  • INTEGREX i-V Series
  • INTEGREX e-V Series
  • VORTEX i-V Series
  • VARIAXIS i-Series
  • VARIAXIS j-5X Series
  • VERSATECH Series

Mazak Canada will be demonstrating the CNC on its INTEGREX i-200 multi-tasking machine and VERTICAL CENTER UNIVERSAL (VCU) 500A 5X machining center at the Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show, May 16-18.

For more information, visit the Mazak website.