Mazak’s CV5-500 entry-level 5-axis machining center

Mazak’s CV5-500 entry-level 5-axis machining center has been designed to combine high-speed precision machining with ease of operation. The bridge construction design of this 5-axis VMC with a fully supported trunnion table provides uncompromising levels of rigidity for precision machining, defining a new standard for exceptional value 5-axis machine tools.

Mazak’s CV5-500 entry-level 5-axis machining center

From a technical standpoint, the CV5-500 has a fully supported trunnion table with roller gear cam on the B/C axes and roller linear guides on the X, Y and Z-axes to provide a stable and robust machining platform. The rolling motion of the cam gear delivers enhanced torque whilst eliminating backlash. This results in high performance and precision with its ability to contour or index in 0.0001 degree increments.

Offered with a 12 000rpm 18.5kW spindle as standard or with an optional 18 000rpm high-speed spindle, the CV5-500 incorporates a 30 tool magazine with a lightning-fast 1.3 second tool-to-tool ATC, a compact footprint and the Mazatrol SmoothX CNC system. With an X, Y and Z-axis stroke of 730mm by 450mm by 470mm and a BT40/CAT40 interface, the new machine can accommodate components up to 500mm diameter by 320mm high with a maximum table load of 200kg. The spacious work envelope and table capacity give the CV5-500 the ability to produce everything from small to relatively large components.

The CV5-500 also incorporates a multitude of features that underpin the power and precision that are the cornerstones of this machine. This includes the thermal shield automatic temperature compensation system that maximises accuracy to retain perfect precision during ambient room temperature changes.

The CV5-500 entry-level 5-axis machining center equipped with automation

Additionally, the machine has been designed with a compact spindle nose to minimise workpiece interference, maximise rigidity and prolong tool life whilst tools can be changed without returning the table to its home position, shaving valuable seconds off cycle times. Mazak has designed the CV5-500 with full consideration given to automation and incorporates the ground breaking SmoothX CNC control that makes the utopia of ‘done-in-one’ machining a reality for 5-axis newcomers.

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