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DISCOVER 2023: Mazak spotlights precision and efficiency gains of its INTEGREX line

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For complex applications Mazak says its INTEGREX i-100HS (pictured above) is a small-footprint machine that provides simultaneous 5-axis capabilities, versatility, high precision and throughput. 

Multi-tasking was another highlighted area at Mazak’s recent DISCOVER 2023 event held in at its North American headquarters in Florence, Ky.

The Multi-Tasking Technology Action Area at DISCOVER 2023 put a spotlight on the precision and efficiency shops gain when they can load in raw material and remove finished parts at the end of a cycle. This area included two machines from Mazak’s INTEGREX Series machines with second turning spindles, the HQR Series of Multi-Tasking Turning Centers, its Kentucky-built QT-Ez Series Horizontal Turning Machines with Y-axis functionality and various spindle options, and the direct-drive QUICK TURN Series of CNC Turning Centers.

For complex applications Mazak says its INTEGREX i-100HS (pictured above) is a small-footprint machine that provides simultaneous 5-axis capabilities, versatility, high precision and throughput. The machine was designed to combine the abilities of a high-powered turning centre and a full-function machining centre to produce small and medium-sized workpieces in single setups.

From low-speed heavy-duty cutting to high-speed cutting of nonferrous materials, the machine’s main and second spindle headstocks feature 6″ chucks and 2.4″ (61 mm) diameter bores. They are mounted on a 15 hp (11 kW), 6,000-rpmintegrated spindle motors that handle a wide range of cutting applications.

The INTEGREX i-100HS uses Mazak’s latest control technology, the MAZATROL Smooth Ai CNC, for extreme productivity during the most demanding machining operations.

A vertically mounted milling spindle provides 32 hp(24 kW), 12,000 rpm and a rotating B-axis range of -30° to+240°. A roller cam drive for the B-axis ensures higher accuracy and rigidity with zero backlash. A 36-tool (72-tool optional) magazine allows for fast tool changes and provides support for continuous part processing.

The INTEGREX i-100HS provides a Y-axis travel of 8.27″(210mm) and vertical X-axis of 17.72″(450mm). The machine accommodates parts up to19.69″(500mm) in diameter, with a maximum machining length of36.62″(854 mm).

The INTEGREX i-100HS also uses Mazak’s latest control technology, the MAZATROL Smooth Ai CNC, for extreme productivity during the most demanding machining operations. It ensures the shortest possible machining cycle times, especially in fine-increment programs for simultaneous 5-axis operations and free-form die-mold machining.

Mazak’s i-450H ST multi-tasking centre features a second turning spindle along with a milling spindle and lower turret with optional rotary tool capabilities.

The other INTEGREX machine on display was the i-450H ST multi-tasking centre, showcasing part-processing agility with the power of a full CNC turning centre and the versatility of a full-function machining centre.  The INTEGREX i-450H ST features a second turning spindle along with a milling spindle and lower turret with optional rotary tool capabilities. This configuration, Mazak says, boosts productivity with minimal fixturing, part handling and less non-cut time.

The main spindle incorporates a 12″ chuck and produces a maximum speed of 3,300 rpm from a 50hp(37kW) 40% ED spindle motor. Maximum machining diameter is 26.380″ (670 mm), and the main spindle’s 4.4″ (112 mm) diameter bore accommodates bar stock up to 4″(101 mm) in diameter. The second turning spindle further expands processing flexibility with a 10″ chuck, 35 hp (26 kW) and 4,000 rpm cutting.

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