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The Mazak INTEGREX j-400 is a technologically innovative machine that provides Multi-Tasking capabilities for processing large and complex components. It performs 4-axis simultaneous machining with 5-axis tool tip positioning, providing significant advantages in productivity, accuracy and flexibility. 


Unlike Multi-Tasking machines with drum-style turrets, Mazak’s INTEGREX j-400 comes standard with a 20-tool magazine (36- and 72-tool magazines optional) for increasing versatility in part production. The machine’s main turning spindle with C-axis control features a 12” chuck mounted on a 30 hp (22 kW), 3,300-rpm integral spindle that generates high levels of torque for even the most demanding jobs.


The INTEGREX j-400 also includes a powerful 30 hp (22 kW), 12,000-rpm milling spindle that can be indexed in 5º (or optional 1º) increments from –30º to 190º, making it possible to perform O.D. machining, as well as turning, facing, grooving and threading with the same flash tool. It also makes it easy to perform incline machining and all other conventional machining processes. Additionally, the milling spindle can be radially indexed and clamped, enabling the same tool to be used for turning in both forward and reverse directions. 


Though the INTEGREX j-400 is compact with a footprint measuring 166.93” x 106.50” (4,240 mm x 2,705 mm), it offers a maximum machining diameter of 19.7” (500 mm) and maximum length of 24.76” (629 mm) with minimum tool interference for large workpieces. Its long axis strokes allow face milling, end milling and drilling to take place above and below the centerline without C-axis indexing. In addition, the machine’s true Y-axis design allows for a larger machine envelope and tool reach, reduced interference and excellent chip evacuation when compared to conventional machines. 


Constructed for high rigidity and featuring new high-response servomotors, the INTEGREX j-400 delivers high repeatability of tool tip positioning. Additionally, the machine incorporates Mazak’s MX Hybrid Roller Guide System that delivers levels of durability and reliability that result in long-term accuracy. The Mazak MX Hybrid Roller Guide System increases vibration dampening to extend tool life, handles higher load capacities, accelerates and decelerates quicker to shorten cycle times, consumes less oil for “Greener” operations, and lasts longer with less required maintenance.


Mazak makes the programming of multiple part surfaces on the INTEGREX j-Series easy with its MATRIX NEXUS CNC control. The control allows for both conversational and EIA/ISO programming, and ensures easy programming for C-axis, Y-axis and angle machining. MATRIX also provides realistic 3D machining simulations, time study analysis and the Mazak Voice Advisor, which assists operators during set up to make initial operations smoother and safer.

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