Mazak Corp., supplier of more than 100 models of turning centers, multi-tasking machines and vertical machining centers, will unveil its Ez Series of machines and its Mazatrol SmoothEz CNC at the next All Axes Live virtual event scheduled for Dec. 8 at 11:00 a.m. (EST).
At the event, which will stream from Mazak’s National Technology Center in Florence, Kentucky, attendees will view demonstrations on various Ez machiner. Machine configurations within the series include both horizontal turning and vertical machining center models. Among the turning center configurations are machines featuring milling, milling with Y-axis off-centerline capability or a combination of both paired with a second turning spindle for complete “Done in One” part processing.
Available chuck sizes for the machines are 8”, 10” or 12”. The 3-axis vertical machine model features a powerful 25-hp, 12,000-rpm spindle, 30-tool magazine and offers shops 41.2” of travel in the X axis, 20.1” in Y and 25.0” in Z with a 49.2” x 19.4” table size.
- 11:00 a.m. – Welcome Address and Introduction
- 11:05 a.m. – QT-Ez Series Demonstrations:
- QT-Ez 8 + FANUC cobot
- QT-Ez 10MY
- QT-Ez 12MSY + barfeeder, parts catcher and work-exit conveyor
- 11:25 a.m. – VC-Ez 20 Demonstration
- 11:40 a.m. – MAZATROL SmoothEz CNC Demonstration
- 11:55 a.m. – Closing
For more information or to schedule a visit to Mazak Kentucky or any of the company’s Technology or Technical Centers, visit www.mazakusa.com.
Related Glossary Terms
Cone-shaped pins that support a workpiece by one or two ends during machining. The centers fit into holes drilled in the workpiece ends. Centers that turn with the workpiece are called “live” centers; those that do not are called “dead” centers.
Workholding device that affixes to a mill, lathe or drill-press spindle. It holds a tool or workpiece by one end, allowing it to be rotated. May also be fitted to the machine table to hold a workpiece. Two or more adjustable jaws actually hold the tool or part. May be actuated manually, pneumatically, hydraulically or electrically. See collet.
- computer numerical control ( CNC)
computer numerical control ( CNC)
Microprocessor-based controller dedicated to a machine tool that permits the creation or modification of parts. Programmed numerical control activates the machine’s servos and spindle drives and controls the various machining operations. See DNC, direct numerical control; NC, numerical control.
- gang cutting ( milling)
gang cutting ( milling)
Machining with several cutters mounted on a single arbor, generally for simultaneous cutting.
- machining center
CNC machine tool capable of drilling, reaming, tapping, milling and boring. Normally comes with an automatic toolchanger. See automatic toolchanger.
Machining operation in which metal or other material is removed by applying power to a rotating cutter. In vertical milling, the cutting tool is mounted vertically on the spindle. In horizontal milling, the cutting tool is mounted horizontally, either directly on the spindle or on an arbor. Horizontal milling is further broken down into conventional milling, where the cutter rotates opposite the direction of feed, or “up” into the workpiece; and climb milling, where the cutter rotates in the direction of feed, or “down” into the workpiece. Milling operations include plane or surface milling, endmilling, facemilling, angle milling, form milling and profiling.
Workpiece is held in a chuck, mounted on a face plate or secured between centers and rotated while a cutting tool, normally a single-point tool, is fed into it along its periphery or across its end or face. Takes the form of straight turning (cutting along the periphery of the workpiece); taper turning (creating a taper); step turning (turning different-size diameters on the same work); chamfering (beveling an edge or shoulder); facing (cutting on an end); turning threads (usually external but can be internal); roughing (high-volume metal removal); and finishing (final light cuts). Performed on lathes, turning centers, chucking machines, automatic screw machines and similar machines.