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Mazak brings multi-tasking and SMOOTH Technology to Autosport

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Yamazaki Mazak will be giving debuts to its latest INTEGREX multi-tasking machine and its revolutionary SMOOTH Technology at Autosport Engineering 2016.

Yamazaki Mazak INTEGREX i200ST with SmoothXMazak will be exhibiting a new INTEGREX i-200ST, which offers a higher performance and greater workpiece capacity than any other multi-tasking machine in its class. The i-200ST is equipped with 5,000 rpm main and secondary spindles and a 12,000 rpm milling spindle, making it ideal for DONE-IN-ONE machining.

The i-200ST will be equipped with Mazak’s new SMOOTH Technology, specifically SmoothX control, which has been developed for 5-axis machining. SmoothX utilises a 19 inch ergonomic touchscreen and, in operation, can reduce the number of keystrokes required to enter a program by 38% compared to its predecessor. Cycle times are also dramatically reduced, through a combination of the latest generation high speed servo drive and motors package, which can achieve speeds of up to 540m/min, four times faster than its predecessor control.

Mazak has a long history of supporting Autosport Engineering and supplying CNC machine tools to the motorsport sector, most notably in its relationship with McLaren Honda as the Formula One team’s Official Supplier of CNC machine tools. There are currently over 25 Mazak machines in operation at the McLaren Technology Centre in Surrey.

Richard Smith, Managing Director UK & Ireland Sales Division, for Mazak commented:  “Autosport Engineering is one of the highlights of the machining year and we are excited to be able to showcase two new technologies at the show. The INTEGREX i-200ST is an exceptional machine, perfectly suited to autosport and automotive applications, and equally adept at small batch and prototype work, or in volume production roles.”

He continued: “The machine is equipped with SmoothX Technology, the world’s fastest CNC, which promises to revolutionise programming and cycle times for machine users. We are confident that visitors to Autosport Engineering 2015 will appreciate the combination of INTEGREX multi-tasking capabilities and SMOOTH Technology during the live cutting demonstrations that will take place during the show.”

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