The Mazak Integrex AG series, integrating multi-tasking machines with gear cutting, has won the One of the Best Products in Japan in 2018 awards. This is the 61st time the awards have been held and they are organised by Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun Ltd, one of the leading industrial newspapers in Japan.
The One of the Best 10 Products in Japan awards are presented by the Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun Ltd to products that contribute to the advancement of industrial development and strengthening Japan’s international competitiveness, chosen from products developed and introduced each year by participating companies. 63 products were submitted by 63 different companies for the most recent competition.
The Mazak Integrex AG series is a hybrid multi-tasking machine series, which integrates Done In One processing with gear cutting and measurement functions to the Integrex machines. Three types of gear machining methods (skiving, hobbing and endmilling) can be performed for high-mix, small volume production to large volume production to meet your production requirements. This process integration realises high accuracy gear machining and significant reduction of in-process time.
Mazak’s optional Smooth Gear Check software/hardware integration uses a built-in probe to measure tooth profile, trace, and pitch, and to conduct phase detection in preparation for automated deburring or the use of additional machine features. Like the other Smooth Gear features, Smooth Gear Check uses conversational on-screen programming to set up scanning operations. With this optional combination of Hybrid AG hardware and software for gear measurement, shops can limit and even eliminate the need to move workpieces among a number of machines to measure and refine them, increasing production accuracy and efficiency.
With Done In One® capabilities, specialised software and refined hardware Mazak Hybrid AG machines take the guesswork out of cutting gears. Shops that used to turn away from jobs involving some gear cutting can now make easy work of the task and expand the processing capabilities they offer customers.
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