Mazak to display next-generation Multi-Tasking machining at Southern Manufacturing
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Yamazaki Mazak will be hosting a stand focused on maximising productivity and profitability for manufacturers throughout the supply chain at Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2024.
Taking centre stage at the show will be the INTEGREX i-200H S Multi-Tasking machining center, which is ideally suited to a broad range of industry sectors, from automotive and aerospace through to general subcontract machining. It forms part of Mazak’s i-H series, which culminates 40 years of Multi-Tasking innovation and learnings that has produced the most innovative, compact, automation-friendly and productive INTEGREX range ever manufactured.
As with all models in the i-H series, the i-200H S features a flat-fronted design with rear-mounted tool magazine to easily accommodate the growing requirement for automation while maintaining excellent accessibility for the operator. The i-200H S can be fitted with a variety of automation solutions, including bar feeders, robotized machine tending and gantry loading systems.
The powerful 5,000 rpm main spindle is supported by a compact 12,000 rpm milling spindle with versatile B-axis range of -30 to +120° for the complete DONE-IN-ONE machining of complex components. An equal Ø65 mm bar capacity across both spindles allows for a balanced cutting process while maximising component rigidity.
The i-200H S is controlled via Mazak’s SmoothAi CNC, which incorporates a suite of software packages to deliver the practical application of Artificial Intelligence, Digital Twinning and Automation technology. The model on display at Southern Manufacturing features the new Smooth Oscillation Cutting program, which is built into the SmoothAi CNC. It provides chip control for further process stability, even when cutting challenging materials.
Mazak will also be using its presence at Southern Manufacturing & Electronics to highlight its Mazak iCONNECT remote service and support package, which now has over 1,500 active users across Europe.
The Mazak iCONNECT portal is available to all registered Mazak customers with compatible machines, regardless of the age of the machine. It aims to unlock the potential of machine investments through faster maintenance and servicing, while also improving uptime and productivity. The free portal version of Mazak iCONNECT offers customers all the information required for their existing machines, from manuals through to service and parts order histories, how-to videos, e-learning modules and new ‘try-before-you-buy’ software options.
Alan Mucklow, Managing Director UK, Eire and National Distributors at Yamazaki Mazak, commented: “Manufacturers need their machines to work harder than ever before in order to remain competitive and drive productivity. The INTEGREX i-200H S is ideally suited to servicing subcontract demand across a wide variety of sectors, while its compatibility with diverse range of automation systems – from bar feeders and gantry loaders to robotized machine-tending solutions – can help manufacturers maximise machining output.”
He continues: “The new Mazak iCONNECT portal provides high-value insights to help subcontractors to truly unlock the potential of their investment. Over 1,500 Mazak users have already turned to Mazak iCONNECT to drive further productivity and profitability and we are excited to demonstrate its potential to a much wider audience at Southern Manufacturing & Electronics in February