Mazak’s VC-500A/5X vertical machining center

Mazak’s VC-500A/5X vertical machining center features a trunnion-style rotary/tilt table for precise, cost-effective five-axis machining of intricate work and a Mazatrol SmoothX CNC for easier programming and faster part cycle times.

The VMC comes standard with a robust, high-performance CAT 40, 12 000 rpm spindle that delivers high metal removal capabilities in common materials including steel, aluminium and cast iron.

Now with 60-tool capacity, the new tool magazine reduces setup time, allows for redundant tooling and enables more unmanned uninterrupted operations, the company says. An accompanying automatic toolchanger (ATC) speeds tool changes and reduces non-cutting time, while tool monitoring helps detect problems early.

XYZ axis travels measure 505 x 505 x 510mm respectively, accommodating part sizes ranging to 500mm in diameter and 305mm high. Rapid traverse rates now reach 30 mpm.

The trunnion-style rotary/tilt table is made with high-speed roller gear cam drive technology for high torsional rigidity and positioning accuracy. The table tilts ±110 degrees in the B axis, rotates 360 degrees in the C axis and accommodates workpieces weighting as much as 200 kilograms.

The Mazatrol SmoothX CNC eases programme generation for highly complex parts, the company says. It has several advanced functions that help to reduce machining cycle times, especially in fine-increment programmes for simultaneous five-axis operations and free-form die/mould machining.

For more information contact Hi-Tech Machine Tools on TEL: 011 608 0088