At EMO 2017 Yamazaki Mazak debuted two machines from its acclaimed Integrex series of Multi-Tasking machines.
The first machine the Integrex i-500 is specifically designed to further extend the capacity of its highly successful i-series, and meet the growing demand for larger workpiece sizes. The i-500 features a large machining envelope and boasts increased X- and Y-axis capacity. Benefitting from a new compact-designed 24kW 12 000rpm mill spindle, complemented by a 37kW 2 500rpm main turning spindle, the i-500 also delivers improved ergonomics which allows the operator closer access to the workpiece. The machine features a tailstock and optional second spindle, is controlled by Mazak’s SmoothX.
Another machine shown for the first time on the global stage, the Integrex i-800V/8, combines full 5-axis milling, powerful turning operations and pallet-changing capabilities, the machine has the ability to quickly process large, highly complex workpieces on a vertical platform, such as marine propeller parts or commercial jet engine components. Equipped with a tilting high power 10 000rpm 37kW main spindle, capable of machining a wide range of 5-axis applications. The i-800V/8 also benefits from a 45kW turning table powered by a direct drive motor for a complete DONE-IN-ONE solution and is controlled by SmoothX CNC.
Mazak Integrex i-400ST
Mazak Integrex i-500
The Integrex i-800V/8 is equipped with Renishaw’s Sprint™ on-machine contact scanning system to further increase the level of real-time data analysis available to operators. With the ability to record a constant stream of accurate 3D points across the part surface, and analyse this data in real-time through the SmoothX CNC controller, it has the potential to provide a further step-change in automated in-process control.
The Integrex i-400S machining center has been enhanced with two new specifications. Benefiting from Mazak’s SmoothX CNC, the i-400S features Mazak’s new Smooth Spindle Analytics, which provides instant spindle vibration analysis and feedback that can be quickly accessed via the control panel on the shop floor. Crucially, this increases both accuracy and productivity, facilitating full traceability of component manufacture, while also incorporating preventative maintenance techniques to reduce downtime. The machine can handle workpieces up to 1 519mm in length with a swing capacity of Ø658mm.
Mazak Integrex i-800V
Mazak Integrex j-200S
The i-400S is ideally suited to the automotive market as evidenced by its second new function, Mazak’s Smooth Gear Cutting software, which combines advanced multitasking machines and Mazak’s latest developments in gear manufacturing processes, including Smooth Gear Skiving, Smooth Gear Milling and Smooth Gear Hobbing. The software allows the operator to develop complex gear machining programmes easily by entering the gear data via a user-friendly dialogue on the CNC, further reducing set-up times.
The Integrex j-200S is the perfect entry-level machine for those looking to take their first steps in multi-tasking. The machine’s high rigidity fully-cast structure delivers outstanding machining results thanks to the integral 5 000rpm, 11kW main and second turning spindles. The Integrex i-200S includes high-power coolant and a large capacity tool magazine.
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