Mazak to spotlight advanced multi-tasking, discuss MTConnect at AeroDef 2015

Posted at: Mar 3

 

At AeroDef 2015, taking place April 20 – 23 in Dallas, Texas, Mazak will spotlight advanced Multi-Tasking technology for complex part production in booth 219. The company will demonstrate its INTEGREX i-200ST machine featuring the new MAZATROL SmoothX CNC. Show attendees will also have the opportunity to learn how MTConnect can be the communication standard for an entire factory.

The small-footprint INTEGREX i-200ST Multi-Tasking machine features dual turning spindles, a lower turret and milling spindle for DONE IN ONE® production of mid-size complex components up to 25.9″ in diameter.

Both turning spindles on the INTEGREX i-200ST provide equal high performance with spindle speeds of 5,000 rpm and C-axis turning control. Each also has a maximum bar work capacity that measures 2.56″ in diameter.

For C-axis contouring versatility at either turning spindle, the INTEGREX i-200ST’s vertically mounted 30-hp, 12,000-rpm milling spindle has a rotating B-axis range of -30 degrees to +240 degrees. Mazak’s unique roller cam drive for the B-axis ensures higher accuracy and rigidity, while providing zero backlash.

The machine’s lower drum turret carries nine tools and can work at either the main or second spindle with the same tool, allowing the turret to perform balanced cutting operations on one part working in tandem with the machine’s vertical milling spindle. There is also the option for milling capability with the lower turret.

AeroDef attendees will be the first to experience the INTEGREX i-200ST with Mazak’s latest SmoothX CNC. Made for complex, multi-axis machine tools, the company engineered the CNC to offer maximum speeds that are four times faster than previous-generation controls.

The SmoothX CNC coincides with the company’s new SMOOTH TECHNOLOGY process-performance platform that spans the entire part-production landscape, from programming to metal removal to data collection. As a result, aerospace part manufacturers can dramatically shorten machine cycle times, enhance simultaneous 5-axis operations and more.

With a minimal floorspace requirement of 193.3″ x 110.2″ and modern ergonomic design, the INTEGREX i-200ST allows for easy installation and hassle-free maintenance. Plus, the machine’s standard 36-tool and optional 72-tool changers are front-mounted for quick access. The company also gathered all of the machine’s lubrication points and gages into a single panel for ease of viewing and upkeep.

AeroDef attendees that visit the Mazak booth will also have the opportunity to hear Neil Desrosiers, applications engineer and MTConnect specialist for Mazak, discuss the value of MTConnect, an open, royalty-free standard that is intended to foster greater interoperability between devices and software applications.

Desrosiers will explain how data-driven manufacturing intelligence gathered via the MTConnect open communications protocol continues to advance Mazak’s Kentucky manufacturing operations along with the machine tool technology it offers to aerospace manufacturers. Currently, MTConnect is a key enabler of the company’s iSMART Factory concept as well as its SMOOTH TECHNOLOGY platform that encompasses the new SmoothX CNC and latest version 1.3 MTConnect-specification adaptors.

 

Courtesy: Mfgtechupdate.com