June 1, 2022
When/Where: September 12-17, 2022/McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
At IMTS 2022 in booth 338300, Mazak will show manufacturers how they can move their manufacturing operations forward with the company’s latest innovations. Five pavilions will showcase solutions for job shops, advanced machining and high-production workflows.
Among the 19 machines in the Mazak booth will be models from the company’s Ez, INTEGREX Multi-Tasking, new SYNCREX Swiss-Style and NEO Series in live real-world production demonstrations. Mazak also will feature automation systems, its MPower complete customer care program and Mazak Capital Equipment Financing (MCEF) for one-stop factory-direct financing.
Mazak’s Ez Series of machines puts Mazak reliability, accuracy and performance into shops of every size. The affordable Kentucky-built Ez Series includes turning centers and vertical machining centers with compact footprints and numerous options.
At IMTS, Mazak will feature the QT-Ez 8MY Multi-Tasking CNC Turning Center with an 8″ chuck and integral-motor spindle that handles a wide range of materials, along with milling capability and Y-axis functionality for single-setup processing of diverse parts. In live demonstrations, the automation-ready QT-Ez 8MY will pair up with a cobot to spotlight flexibility and productivity in unattended machining.
Mazak INTEGREX Multi-Tasking machines transform complex part production with single-setup convenience and performance for advanced machining. They unify the processing power of multiple machine tools for DONE IN ONE® efficiency that easily accommodates automation and unattended versatility. At IMTS, Mazak’s INTEGREX i-450H ST Multi-Tasking Center will show attendees how it delivers the combined processing power of a turning center and full-function machining center, with a second turning spindle and a lower turret with optional rotary tool capabilities to minimize fixtures, tools, handling and non-cut time.
Mazak’s new SYNCREX Series of Swiss-style machines brings legendary Mazak performance and quality to higher volume small precision machined parts. SYNCREX machines come in four bar capacities ranging from 20-38mm. The machines are available in seven, eight and nine-axis configurations. A nine-axis model with full B-axis contouring is also available. SYNCREX machines feature Mazak’s new MAZATROL SmoothSt CNC control that provides fast, easy job setups. Mazak Swiss Set-up Assist (MSSA) along with the Mazak Dynamic Chip Control (MDCC) features help reduce set-up times and part production. Mazak will be highlighting both of these optional features at IMTS 2022.
Among its several next-generation NEO Series machines at IMTS, Mazak will showcase the HCN-6800 NEO Horizontal Machining Center and the VARIAXIS i-800 NEO Machining Center. NEO Series machines take the previous generation’s performance to new levels of efficiency and ease of use through numerous upgrades. The machines sport fully redesigned enclosures, best-in-class standard and optional equipment and improvements throughout to provide fast, optimal solutions for an even-wider range of part-production applications.
The HCN 6800 NEO features upgrades to its spindle, table and magazine including a new standard 43-tool drum-type magazine that reduces tool exchange times. For ease of maintenance, the machine incorporates hydraulic/motorized pallet changer mechanisms and an easier-to-access maintenance panel. A faster servo-driven ATC door design now also accommodates longer tools. As an option, Mazak offers a direct-drive motor table that ensures the fastest indexing time in its class and rotary scales for high-accuracy positioning.
As an enhanced version of a popular Mazak 5-axis machine, its VARIAXIS i-800 NEO sports a powerful CNC, faster machining cycle times, expanded workpiece capacities and more automation options. Equipped with Mazak’s MAZATROL SmoothAi CNC, the machine provides functions that include the SMOOTH Machining Configuration (SMC) for process optimization with real-time operator control of a wide range of cutting parameters and Ai Thermal Shield for stable machining accuracy through smart compensation for heat displacement.
“IMTS 2022 brings manufacturing together for an unprecedented look at how our industry has advanced,” said Dan Janka, president of Mazak Corporation. “We’re excited to share our latest technologies, along with our commitment to customer excellence, in a celebration of productivity and performance.”
Every Mazak customer receives MPower, the industry’s most-comprehensive machine support program. At IMTS, Mazak will highlight how MPower provides single-source access to end-to-end support for the lifetime of every Mazak machine, including 24/7 phone support, onsite service, technical training and 97% same-day shipping of parts orders. Among the MPower features that Mazak will highlight at IMTS, Mazak On-Demand Learning (MODL) delivers in-person and online courses from beginner to advanced levels at Mazak’s network of Technology and Technical Centers and through self-paced instruction.
At IMTS, visitors to Booth 338300 also will discover how Mazak Capital Equipment Financing (MCEF) makes it easy to add the capabilities they need for success, with one-stop factory-direct financing in four simple steps and credit approval in as little as 24 hours. MCEF offers factory terms on Mazak equipment for manufacturers throughout the U.S., with direct access to machine specifications, delivery schedules and installation dates for quick approval and shipment.