Mazak’s newly developed fully simultaneous 5-axis machining center targeting your first investment in 5-axis machining

Yamazaki Mazak’s newly developed fully simultaneous 5-axis machining center, the CV5-500 has been designed specifically for customers engaged in, or aspiring to 5-axis machining. The machine, which is being brought to market at a competitive price point, has a high-rigidity bridge construction with a fully supported trunnion table.

A newly developed 12 000rpm spindle, capable of a peak performance of 18.5kW and 119.4Nm, makes the machine suitable for a wide range of materials. The machine benefits from a compact footprint, and it can be easily automated with a side-loading door and robot interface. Mazak’s CV5-500 is equipped with SmoothX CNC, the 5-axis version of the company’s Smooth technology.

Alan Mucklow, managing director – UK and Ireland sales division, says: “The CV5-500 is set to become one of our flagship machines. Crucially, customers were heavily involved in the R&D process, to ensure the end product is equipped to deliver stand-out performance across a range of vertical markets, including both the subcontract and motorsport sectors.”

“Ultimately, we feel this is the most compact fully simultaneous 5-axis machining center on the market, with a price point that offers a real opportunity for those with the ambition to move into more complex machining processes,” he continues.

“From grassroots racing to Formula One teams, the motorsport sector is one of the UK’s most varied industrial subsets, and presents those working throughout the supply chain with some incredibly demanding engineering challenges. For many in this sphere, however, shop-floor space is often at a premium. In these instances, the CV5-500 represents a versatile machine that can tackle these engineering challenges head on, from an ultra-compact footprint,” adds Mucklow.

“High-mix work – both in terms of component type and sector – remains the order of the day for many subcontract markets in 2020. However, we feel that more and more companies are looking to either expand or commit to their first investment in 5-axis machining over the coming months. The CV5-500 is perfectly placed to meet this appetite.”

The CV5-500, a bridge construction 5-axis vertical machining center with a fully supported trunnion table that provides high-rigidity for high-accuracy machining, made its debut at EMO 2019 and was one of the most popular machines on the Mazak stand, based on machine enquiries. It is also designed to deliver high-speed, high-accuracy machining and ease of operation. The CV5-500 defines a new standard for 5-axis machining offering exceptional value, says Mazak.

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