Yamazaki Mazak Corporation has announced the start of the sales of the new MULTIPLEX W-200 series CNC turning centers. The machines were first exhibited at IMTS 2016 held in Chicago, U.S.A. and will also be shown at JIMTOF 2016 held at Tokyo Big Sight from November 17th.
The unique double spindle, double turret symmetrical MULTIPLEX design provides the productivity of two conventional turning centers by a single machine. It makes it possible to perform MULTIPLEX processing which is the continuous machining by both spindles thanks to the automatic workpiece transfer from one spindle to the other. In addition, each spindle/turret can be separately controlled, as well as performing long shaft machining by synchronizing the rotation of both spindles and the Z-axes.
The MULTIPLEX started working at manufacturers worldwide almost 30 years ago. The new MULTIPLEX W series incorporates the extensive expertise accumulated over many years of production to provide unsurpassed productivity. The new series features; the wedge bed design for improved chip flow, faster tool change time thanks to the advanced turret design, and convenient maintenance with all units requiring frequent access in a central location. For increased ease of operation, the new series is equipped with the MAZATROL SmoothG CNC system.
An extensive range of optional equipment and specifications is available for the MULTIPLEX W including the turret Y-axis and improved automation performance by the new gantry loader system to effectively meet a wide range of production requirements.