Mazak brings latest 5-axis technology to Northern Manufacturing 2017

Yamazaki Mazak will be displaying its state-of-the-art VARIAXIS j-500/5X 5-axis machining centre at this year’s Northern Manufacturing & Electronics exhibition.

Combining a compact footprint with the ability to offer simultaneous 5-axis machining across multiple surfaces, the VARIAXIS j-500/5X will appeal to attendees from across a variety of sectors, including aerospace and oil and gas, as its advanced manufacturing capabilities are well suited to small batch, volume production or prototype work.

Thanks to its high rigidity structure, which utilises linear roller guides on all linear axes and roller gear cam on both rotary axes, the VARIAXIS j-500/5X delivers high accuracy and productivity from a wide A-axis spectrum of rotation (+30° to -120°).

VARIAXIS j-500/5XMost 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.

Alan Mucklow, Managing Director UK & Ireland Sales Division at Yamazaki Mazak, commented: “Northern England has long been renowned as the cornerstone of UK Manufacturing, and we are extremely excited be bringing the VARIAXIS j-500/5X to this year’s Northern Manufacturing & Electronics exhibition.”

He continued: “The VARIAXIS will be live-cutting for the duration of the show and we look forward to demonstrating the machine’s capabilities across a variety of applications. Designed to deliver high speed and accuracy, with exceptional cutting performance and ease of operation for machinists, the VARIAXIS j-500/5X will be of interest to those manufacturers looking for a step-change in their machining.”