Variaxis i-700 VMC

March 12, 2012

The new VARIAXIS i-700 from Mazak is a simultaneous 5-axis Multi-Tasking Vertical Machining Center that, in single setups, can efficiently process long workpieces as well as those requiring precision-machined complex profiled surfaces.

With a spacious Y-axis travel of 43.30" (1,100mm) and X-axis of 23.62" (600mm), th VARIAXIS i-700 easily accommodates workpieces measuring up to 33.46" (850mm) in diameter and 19.68" (500mm) high. Its roller gear cam-driven rotary/tilt table, with 360 degrees of rotation in the C-axis and +30 degrees through -120 degrees of tilt in the Aaxis, is supported at both ends and provides stable high-accuracy machining.

An 18,000 rpm, 30-hp 40-taper spindle on the VARIAXIS i-700 features a compact nose design that helps increase the machine's Z-axis stroke to 23.62" (600mm) and overall machining stability by allowing for the use of shorter tools. A 30-tool automatic tool changer adds part processing flexibility and contributes to continuous non-interrupted machining operations.

Speed and increased productivity are gained through the fast rapid traverse rates of the VARIAXIS i-700, as well as from its use of Mazak's MX Hybrid Roller Guide System in the X-, Y- and Z-axes. The machine rapids as fast as 2,362 ipm (60 m/min) in the X- and Y-axes and 2,205 ipm (56 m/min) in the Z-axis.

The MX Hybrid Roller Guide System delivers levels of durability and reliability that result in long-term accuracy. Mazak's MX Hybrid Roller Guide System increases vibration dampening to extend tool life, handles higher load capacities, accelerates and< decelerates quicker to shorten cycle times, consumes less oil for "greener" operations, and lasts longer with less required maintenance.

Related Glossary Terms

  • inches per minute ( ipm)

    inches per minute ( ipm)

    Value that refers to how far the workpiece or cutter advances linearly in 1 minute, defined as: ipm = ipt 5 number of effective teeth 5 rpm. Also known as the table feed or machine feed.

  • machining center

    machining center

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

  • rapid traverse

    rapid traverse

    Movement on a CNC mill or lathe that is from point to point at full speed but, usually, without linear interpolation.