Mazak to unveil new and expanded product lines at IMTS 2024

Published
May 15, 2024 - 07:30am
Mazak NEO

At IMTS 2024 in booth 338300, Mazak will showcase its ongoing commitment to continuous innovation in machine tool technology, automation and digital solutions designed to help manufacturers do more and make more.

Must-see technology for job shops, multi-tasking, advanced manufacturing, and high-production will be featured in live demonstrations processing real-world industry-specific parts.

Mazak’s booth will feature a wide range of machines from its Ez, Syncrex, Quick Turn, Neo and Integrex series this year at IMTS. Booth visitors will also see Mazak’s most recent automation and digital technology and discover industry-leading Mazak MPower Complete Customer Care as well as Mazak Capital Equipment Financing (MCEF) for streamlined equipment financing.

VC-Ez 32
Top: The Mazak HCN 4000 NEO. Above: the 50-taper VC-Ez 32


Mazak continues to expand its Ez Series of machines with the addition of a 50-taper VC-Ez 32 with its 32” Y axis, and a new 5-axis model – the VC-Ez 20X – which will process parts in the job shop area of the IMTS booth. Like all the Kentucky-built Ez machines, the VC-Ez 32/50 Vertical Machining Center provides shops affordable access to Mazak reliability and is highly configurable with a full range of options to meet a variety of production needs. The machine features the Mazatrol SmoothEz CNC that gives shops both Mazatrol conversational and EIA/ISO G-code programming capabilities. 

As the pioneer in multi-tasking technology, Mazak will feature its Quick Turn 250MSY CNC Turning Center that delivers significant reductions in production lead times and costs. The Quick Turn 250MSY CNC Turning Center provides milling and Y-axis capability, a direct-drive turret and a rotary tool milling spindle as well as a second turning spindle for true Done In One part processing. 

Mazak also provides multi-tasking capability in its portfolio of advanced machining solutions. Visitors to the Mazak booth will see the Integrex i-100H ST Multi-Tasking Center with a gantry loader. The machine combines the capabilities of a high-powered turning center with those of a full-function machining center to boost productivity. The Integrex i-100H ST gives shops the ability to simultaneously machine with two tools using a 6,000 rpm second turning spindle and a lower turret with optional rotary tool capability. 

The advanced manufacturing area will also showcase several of Mazak’s next generation NEO Series machines. The new HQR 200MSY NEO Series machine will take center stage at IMTS as the company’s first turning center machine platform in the NEO Series line.

The HQR-200MSY NEO Multi-Tasking turning center features two spindles and three turrets – two upper and one lower – for unequaled part processing opportunities and high-volume throughput in a single setup. The machine’s main spindle can handle 4” bar stock while the second spindle is capable of processing bar diameters up to 76 mm. 

Visitors will also see the HCN-4000 NEO horizontal machining center with a Palletech system for automated lights-out production. Designed to maximize productivity for virtually any type of part material, the machine’s enhancements improve every aspect of performance from stability and accuracy to power consumption and maintenance. 

For high-production, IMTS attendees will experience the latest models in Mazak’s full line of Syncrex Series Swiss-Type machines. Mazak’s Syncrex line encompasses machine barstock capacities ranging from 10 mm to 38 mm. 

“Today's manufacturers continue to struggle with a lack of skilled labor, surging production demands and an ever-changing economy, and they depend on advanced technology to overcome these challenges and maintain their profitability,” said Dan Janka, president of Mazak Corporation. “Mazak has always been front and center at IMTS and in the manufacturing world, and our presence there allows shops to learn more, do more and make more despite the headwinds the industry is facing.”

Attendees will also see Mazak’s new Ez Loader and other standard and customized automation solutions designed to enhance employee skills and combat the ongoing labor shortage. The Ez Loader is a stand-alone, plug-and-play cobot that uses a pallet, programmable logic controller and all necessary equipment for machine integration. Mazak Automation Solutions experts will be on hand to discuss ways to efficiently and effectively integrate this and other Mazak automation into production.   

In addition to automation, Mazak will exhibit its ongoing development and integration of artificial intelligence and smart features into machine tool technology. The company will showcase such digital solutions as its Spindle Health Monitoring System. Using real-time continuous data, the system compiles a machine profile and “learns” to assess its health and performance. The machine’s health assessment allows the system to proactively diagnose pre-failure conditions before downtime occurs.

Every Mazak machine, including those at IMTS, are backed by Mazak MPower Complete Customer Care, the industry’s most comprehensive machine support program. Plus, Mazak Capital Equipment Financing (MCEF) allows shops to easily move their manufacturing forward with one-stop, factory-direct financing on Mazak equipment.

Related Glossary Terms

  • G-code programming

    G-code programming

    Programs written to operate NC machines with control systems that comply with the ANSI/EIA RS-274-D-1980 Standard. A program consists of a series of data blocks, each of which is treated as a unit by the controller and contains enough information for a complete command to be carried out by the machine.

  • 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

    machining center

    CNC machine tool capable of drilling, reaming, tapping, milling and boring. Normally comes with an automatic toolchanger. See automatic toolchanger.

  • milling

    milling

    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.

  • turning

    turning

    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.

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