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CANADA'S LEADING INFORMATION SOURCE FOR THE METALWORKING INDUSTRY

CANADA'S LEADING INFORMATION SOURCE FOR THE METALWORKING INDUSTRY

Control software suite for VTC-2000 VMC

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Mazak has added the Mazatrol SmoothG CNC and its suite of Smooth Technology software solutions to its VTC-200C vertical machining center.

The control complements the VTC-200C’s full traveling-column design, automatic tool changer and 40-taper spindle, all of which enhance cycle times and accuracy in machining extremely long and heavy workpieces in industries such as construction, agriculture and energy production.

The Mazatrol SmoothG CNC offers the ability to use both EIA/ISO and conversational programming to bring optimum speed and accuracy to complex part production.

The hardware suite, which includes a pivoting CNC panel and 19″ multi-touch LCD control screen, improves ease of use, while a CFast memory card stores up to 32GB of program data.

The VTC-200C machine platform delivers a standard 15,000 rpm, 30 hp (10 per cent ED, 110nM) spindle capable of handling a wide variety of metal cutting applications. Additionally, the machine rapid traverses in all axes at a rate of 40 metres per minute (1,574 ipm) while its standard integration of Intelligent Thermal Shield (ITS) software helps maintain machine accuracy in a wide range of factory environments.

The machine’s fixed 2m by 508mm (78.74 by 20 in.) table provides process flexibility for a wide range of applications, and its optional centre partition can divide the work envelope into two separate work areas to allow the machine to be in cycle in one area while operators load, unload or set up a part in the other. The machine’s axis travels measure 1660mm (65.35 in.) in X and 508mm (20 in.) in both Y and Z.

Manufacturers can double the standard 24-tool automatic tool changer’s capacity with an optional 48-tool magazine or upgrade to a 50 hp, 20,000 rpm integral spindle.

Additionally, the VTC-200C can integrate with a variety of robotically loaded solutions from Mazak Automation Systems, and its new SmoothG control takes advantage of machine monitoring software such as Smooth Link and IIoT connectivity tools such as MTConnect and the Mazak SmartBox.

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