Mazak brings latest VARIAXIS 5-axis machine to Southern Manufacturing
Yamazaki Mazak will be showcasing its latest generation 5-axis multi-tasking machine, the VARIAXIS i-500, at Southern Manufacturing 2017.
The state-of-the-art machining centre combines a compact footprint with the ability to offer multi-surface machining, delivering reduced in-process time and unrivalled machine ergonomics.
The VARIAXIS i-500 delivers high accuracy and productivity from a wide A-axis (+30° to -120°) featuring a trunnion table. Outstanding accuracy is guaranteed by its high rigidity structure, which utilises linear roller guides on all linear axes and roller gear cam on both rotary axes.
Most importantly, the VARIAXIS is equipped with SmoothX, the 5-axis version of Mazak’s SMOOTH Technology, the world’s fastest CNC. SmoothX includes a 19-inch touchscreen control panel, and has the capability to deliver a machining revolution, from programming and cycle times through to automation integration, data collection and ergonomics.
Mazak is a regular attendee at Southern Manufacturing, and the VARIAXIS i-500 is the latest in a long line of cutting-edge machine tool technology exhibited by the manufacturer at the Farnborough-based exhibition.
Alan Mucklow, Managing Director UK and Ireland Sales Division at Yamazaki Mazak, commented: “Southern Manufacturing is the premier UK subcontracting trade show, and has always been a key date in our diary allowing us to showcase Mazak’s latest generation of machine tools to a sector which provides the backbone to UK manufacturing.”
He continued: “The VARIAXIS i-500 sets new standards for multi-tasking machines and is designed to deliver high speed, high-accuracy machining continuously, ensuring maximum ease of operation for the machinist. The VARIAXIS will be in live-cutting action for the duration of the show and we look forward to demonstrating the machine’s capabilities to those subcontractors looking to make a step-change in their machining operations.”