Mazak has many options when it comes to turning centers with Multi-Tasking capabilities. Two such machine series, Mazak’s MULTIPLEX Series and HQR Series, accomplish this in different ways.
SEW Eurodrive of Lyman, S.C., first began looking into automated manufacturing systems during the late ’90s. The company sought automation as a means to enhance efficiency and competitiveness. SEW appointed a team to begin researching automation solutions to help improve productivity, growth, safety and quality of life for their employees.
Makino announces its newest addition to the nx-series, the a120nx horizontal machining center. As the largest machining platform within the nx-series to date, this machine is built to take on oversized structural components for industrial equipment, diesel engines and semiconductor manufacturing, while delivering high levels of speed and accuracy.
Made in Kentucky, the VC-500A/5X Vertical Machining Center has a trunnion-style rotary/tilt table that allows for the accurate, cost-effective processing of small complex parts via full 5-axis machining. The machine also features the MAZATROL SmoothX CNC that allows for easier programming and faster part cycle times, in either EIA or MAZATROL conversational.
Over the years, Hurco’s entry-level machining centre, the vertical-spindle VM1, evolved into the more capable VM10 and the manufacturer has continued to improve the specification. Linear travels have been extended, a larger toolchanger is provided, spindle speed and rapid traverse are both faster, and a spindle chiller and through-spindle coolant have been added.
One of the most anticipated international machining exhibitions, AMB, was hosted again this year from the 13th to the 17th of September. The event took place in Stuttgart, where more than 1.300 exhibitors showcased their current machining centers, workpieces, innovative software solutions and new technologies.