Mazak is a world-leader in the provision of factory automation systems solutions ranging from simple bar feeds through to more complex, bespoke automation systems, including the highly popular PALLETECH system.
In the multi-tasking zone the INTEGREX i-100S has been equipped with a new BARTAC S bar feed system which offers integrated work unloading and conveyor handling of completed workpieces. The BARTAC enables continuous batch runs of workpieces which, in turn, increases productivity by allowing lights-out and unmanned running. The new BARTAC also has increased large bar capacity whilst retaining the machine’s small footprint.
In the 5-axis zone is a VARIAXIS j-500 equipped with an integrated conveyor and robot which also enables unmanned and lights-out running. In the large multi-tasking zone is the new INTEGREX e-1250V, which is equipped with a 2-pallet changer that comes as standard with the machine.
In the turning zone a Quick Turn Smart 250M has been fitted with Mazak’s Robo Smart Cell system, which is designed to provide a high productivity and flexible work-piece handling solution for the Quick Turn Smart, Quick Turn Nexus and Vertical CenteR Smart range of turning and machining centres.
The Robo Smart cell is a low investment, plug and play design which can be easily integrated into existing production environments. Components can be loaded and unloaded, effectively and efficiently through the simple universal infeed/outfeed concept, maximising machine productivity and spindle utilisation. The robot system and workpiece load/unload areas are fully enclosed within the safety guarding providing a compact system footprint.
To further enhance productivity the ROBO SMART CELL utilises a totally new, innovative, Mazak designed scheduling system. The Mazak Cell Controller offers full workpiece control providing effective part programme management easing changeover from one application to the next. The system allows lights out running which is impossible with a stand-alone machine.
Source Yamazaki Mazak