The Ez line was developed to help remove the cost barriers to acquiring the latest manufacturing technology Click image to enlargeMazak has officially launched its new Ez machine series, the new MAZATROL SmoothEz control and a new website.

The new machine family and control were developed specifically to help remove the cost barriers to acquiring the latest manufacturing technology without sacrificing machine capability or production performance.

The new Ez website further streamlines the customer experience and offers visitors focused access to Mazak’s newest product line.

Machine configurations within the new series include both horizontal turning and vertical machining centre models, all of which feature the MAZATROL SmoothEz control and are designed and built in Kentucky. Among the turning centre configurations are the QT-Ez 8, QT-Ez 10 and QT-Ez 12 models each offered in a 2-axis, M, MY and MSY versions.

M versions include milling capability, MY machines feature milling and Y-axis off-centreline capability and MSY machines are a combination of both milling and Y axis capability paired with second turning spindles. For further increased productivity and unmanned operations, the machines seamlessly integrate with bar feeders and robots.

Each QT-Ez model number indicates the standard chuck size, but Mazak also offers a smaller size optional chuck for each machine to provide greater maximum rpm capability. These include a 6-in. chuck option for the QT-Ez 8, an 8-in. for the QT-Ez 10 and 10-in. for the QT-Ez 12. Each model is available in a 20-in. bed length and an optional 40-in. bed length for the QT-Ez 12 model.  Available machine turrets include 2-axis drum style, with a bolt-on or BMT55 turret for rotary tool applications, and tailstocks are offered with either manual positioning with hydraulic quill or servo positioning capability.

Mazak’s VC-Ez Vertical Machine Series begins with the initial introduction of the VC-Ez 20, and soon will include both smaller and larger machines, the VC-Ez 16 and VC-Ez 26. All VC-Ez Series machines sport C-frame designs with X and Y axis motion via moving table and saddle along with Mazak’s high-rigidity MX linear systems and pre-tensioned ball screws that together ensure rigidity, accuracy and reliability.

Axis travels for the VC-Ez 20 measure 41.34-in. in X, 20.08-in.  in Y and 25-in.  in Z that allow the machine to accommodate maximum workpiece sizes of 49.21-in.  long, 19.37-in.  wide and 22.4-in.  tall and weighing up to 2,204 lbs. All within an ergonomically designed machine that has a 26.5 percent smaller foot as compared to other models and one that measures only 102.65 sq-ft for significant floor space savings.

The VC-Ez 20 features a 40-taper, 12,000-rpm, 25-hp spindle and 30-tool magazine automatic tool changer. Options include a versatile 15,000-rpm, 29.5-hp spindle with 81.13 ft-lb torque and a 50-tool capacity tool changer.

For fast and easy QT-Ez and VC-Ez machine programming, Mazak’s new MAZATROL SmoothEz CNC provides dual 800 MHz processors, 512 MB of RAM and a vibrant 15" capacitive touch screen that includes a full keyboard and displays up to 60 lines of code. Within the control, EIA/G-code and MAZATROL programming languages support a full range of programming options directly on the machine, while the MAZATROL TWINS function enables offline programming and simulations that draw real-time condition and performance data directly from the machine.

The MAZATROL SmoothEz control also features Mazak’s new LAUNCHER interface, accessible in every screen, and that uses the entire display to make screen selection smooth and seamless. To further streamline programming, the control’s QUICK MAZATROL function simplifies program creation and confirmation through touch screen editing and confirmation of 3D models.

https://ezseries.mazakusa.com/

Celebrate SteelDay in Canada

On September 16, steel product manufacturers will be able to celebrate what they do by opening their doors to the public. SteelDay is an interactive and networking event created by The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction.

Mazak Optonics' new compact, high speed automation solution

Mazak Optonics has introduced their newest addition to their compact range of automation solutions, the Quick Cell 3015. 

Welder designed and made in Canada for the world

The new SAE-300 MP engine-driven welder from Lincoln Electric is designed for general construction and pipe welding and it's made in Canada for export around the world.

Automation and nesting enhancements to CAD/CAM software

The 2018 R1 release of Alphacam from Vero Software includes considerable enhancements to automation and nesting functions.

 

Fast changeover multi-spindle lathe

The MS32-6 multi-spindle automatic lathe from Index has a flexible tool slide platform that greatly reduces changeover times. 

On-the-go air plasma system

Hypertherm's new Powermax30 Air is a portable air plasma system and internal compressor in one for on-the-go cutting.

Magnetic grinder accessory keeps your tools close

The Grinder Grip from Walter attaches to your grinder so you can quickly stick it to any ferrous metal surface when not in use.

Store big tools in a small space

Mazak Corp. has introduced ToolTech, a compact tool storage magazine that stories big, heavy and large diameter tools within a small required floor space.

Walter unveils new round insert milling cutter

Walter has introduced the Xtra·Tec XT M5468 round insert milling cutter for copy, face, ramping, pocket, and circular interpolation milling.

Quick setup press brake

Equipped with Amada’s automatic tool changer (ATC), the HRB is an ideal solution for variable lot sizes and rush jobs.

Hexagon acquires Vero CAM software business

Hexagon AB has acquired CAM software producer Vero Software.

All-purpose fiber laser for thin and thick materials

BrightLine is a new fiber laser technology from TRUMPF that made its debut at FABTECH 2013 in Chicago, IL.

Fully automated bandsaw system

In response to the drive for more automation in structural steel fabrication, Cosen Saws has introduced the AV-2026NC bandsaw.

Compact vise for 5 axis workholding

TE-CO Workholding has introduced a 6 in. compact vise with machinable jaws that it says is ideal for five axis workholding or machines with a small work envelope.

Hydraulic chuck

The CoroChuck 903 from Sandvik Coromant is a hydraulic chuck for milling and drilling operations.

Stay In Touch

twitter facebook linkedIn