11/7/2019 | 1 MINUTE READ

Machines Sport Several Productivity-Enhancing Features

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Mazak Corporation will spotlight its quick turn 250MSY multi-tasking machine, QT-Primos 100 turning center with GR100 gantry loader and the VCN-570C vertical machining center at SOUTHTEC 2019.

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Mazak Corporation will spotlight its quick turn 250MSY multi-tasking machine, QT-Primos 100 turning center with GR100 gantry loader and the VCN-570C vertical machining center at SOUTHTEC 2019.

The quick turn 250MSY sports several productivity-enhancing features, including a direct-drive turret design, high-torque main spindle, a powerful milling spindle and Mazatrol SmoothG CNC control. The machine has two turning spindles, a rotary tool milling spindle and Y-axis capabilities for single-setup done in one precision part-processing operations. The machine’s 12-position, direct-drive turret eliminates the use of belts for improved part surface finishes and reduced maintenance. It accepts both VDI and bolt-on tooling.

The QT-Primos 100, when paired with the GR100, provides shops with fully automated part loading/unloading for production efficiency. The GR100 is engineered for easy integration with the QT-Primos machine platform, which means it requires no special robot/machine interface and programs easily. For application flexibility, two GR100 workpiece-table configurations are available, as is end-of-arm tooling with three-jaw grippers. All GR100 robots come equipped with a simple-to-configure, D3, two-sided, three-jaw gripping hand. The D3 hand design enables shops to load/unload a wide variety of chuck work. To reduce machine idle time, the GR100 is complemented with a servo-driven automatic door that enables the robot entry into the machine envelope.

The VCN-570C offers advanced technology, performance and value for an expansive variety of metalcutting applications. A wide range of spindle options enables shops to achieve a balance of speed and torque for their particular machining needs and workpiece materials. Contributing to the machine’s productivity is a traverse rate of 1,654 ipm in the X, Y and Z axes. A servo-driven automatic tool changer can be combined with an optional 60-tool magazine to bring even more part-processing versatility through reduced tool setups for more spindle uptime and more productivity.

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