Mazak focuses on new machines, CNCs and the environment

New machines, easy controls and a focus on environmentally friendly manufacturing are the headline-makers for Yamazaki Mazak in 2022.

Mazak’s new entry-level vertical machining centre, the VCE-600, is a high-specification machine available at a competitive price, that features a large Y-axis stroke offering maximum space for workpieces and fixturing.

A further entry-level machine is the QTE-300 MSY SG, a compact turning centre capable of high productivity that has been designed to fit into even the smallest machine shop. The QTE has a generous swing diameter of 695mm and is equipped with milling capability, a Y-axis and a second spindle.

The company is also adding to its range of high-performance machines with the new VCN-700 vertical machining centre, the first of a range of performance-line machines that deliver exceptional productivity and the capability of performing dynamic milling operations.

The QTE Series machines on the stand are the first to be equipped with new Smooth Ez, the latest generation Mazatrol CNC control. Featuring a 15 inch portrait touch screen, Smooth Ez (pronounced ‘easy’) combines three features – Ez Machining, Ez Operation and Ez Setup – to deliver outstanding productivity, accuracy and, in turn, profitability.

The company’s environmental protection commitment will be highlighted by its ‘Go Green’ initiative that combines lower machine CO2 footprints with technology that can help machine users record, analyse and optimise their energy usage. This Smooth AX Energy Dashboards enable the precise reporting of energy usage for each part made on the machine.

Finally, Mazak will also be launching its new customer portal, I-Connect, a secure platform that delivers advanced service offerings through digital connectivity. The new portal, accessible to registered Mazak customers, will deliver a host of benefits including remote machine diagnostics, monitoring and maintenance as well as parts ordering and professional training resources.

For further details contact Hi-Tech Machine Tools on TEL: 011 608 0088 or visit