The new VARIAXIS machines, which can be found in the multi-tasking 5-axis zone of Mazak’s stand, located in Hall 27 number C61, include the i-700 T complete with turning function and the UK-built VARIAXIS i-500 equipped with Siemens control. The VARIAXIS j-500 the j-600/5X machines will also feature prominently.
The VARIAXIS i-700 T answers market demand for a multi-surface 5-axis simultaneous multi-tasking machine which can also turn components. Turning is provided by the machine’s high rigidity tilting table construction which utilises an A-axis drive unit equipped with roller gear cam and C-axis drive unit with direct drive motor. The C-axis enables turning with the table at 0-degree or 90-degree position.
The i-700 T is equipped with a high speed and high power milling spindle and linear roller guides on the X-, Y- and Z-axes for rigidity and stability which aids highly accurate cutting. High precision machining is possible over extended periods due to the high rigidity of the machine resulting from the gantry construction with minimal overhang.
The machine is designed for convenient accessibility to the workpiece, with high visibility windows offering the operator excellent visibility during cutting. In addition, the new VARIAXIS is equipped with MAZATROL matrix 2; a 30 tool magazine as standard, with 40/80 and 120 tool magazines as options. A two-pallet changer is also available.
Alongside the new VARIAXIS i-700 T, the Mazak stand will also feature the VARIAXIS i-500, the j-600/5X 5-axis machine and the VARIAXIS j-500 multi-tasking machine complete with ROBO JOB automation system.
The VARIAXIS i-500 is a high efficiency 5-axis machine designed to increase productivity with high speed rapid traverse rates of 56/60/60 m/min in the X-,Y- and Z-axes. It comes with Siemens SINUMERIK 840D sl control and can machine components up to ø500mm with an 18,000 rpm main milling spindle.
Alongside the VARIAXIS i-500 is a simultaneous 5-axis machining centre, the VARIAXIS j-600/5X, which is being described as an entry-level 5-axis multi-tasking machine with an accessible price.
The new multi-tasking machine is available with a single table or two-pallet changer option and is equipped with a large work envelope with a max workpiece size of ø730mm x 450mm. It has an 11Kw 12,000 rpm milling spindle with an 18 tool magazine to enable the efficient production of 5-axis components.
The j-600/5X also uses MAZATROL matrix 2 for ease of programming. Mazak will also be exhibiting its UK-made VARIAXIS j-500, offering simultaneous 4-axis machining plus A-axis for indexing, complete with ROBO JOB automation system.Source Yamazaki Mazak