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MAZATROL’s 40th birthday

Mazak set a precedent in CNC development with the introduction of the MAZATROL programming language in 1981. And, over the last 40 years, Mazak have continued to improve upon this programming language to easily put infinite part production capabilities under your control.

Mazatrol 40th birthday

MAZATROL makes it possible to run our machines using conversational or EIA/ISO programming. Available on all Mazak CNC systems, this proprietary programming language brings versatility and ease of use to the production floor.

First introduced on the MAZATROL T-1 control equipped on the QUICK TURN 10", MAZATROL is a wizard-like programming mode that bypasses the use of G-code. This makes it possible for inexperienced operators to quickly and easily develop machining programs while out on the shop floor.

Operators begin the process answering conversationally displayed questions about the intended workpiece. These include type of material, O.D./I.D. dimensions and part lengths, among other queries. Then, according to the input data, the MAZATROL control automatically calculates intersection coordinates and tool index positioning in addition to optimized cutting conditions and machining processes.

As these questions are answered, the control constructs the program, then allows the machinist/programmer to visually check the tool path and verify the program. In the event of program flaws or missing information, the control will display an alert and the programmer must remedy the problem.


Advanced program functions of MAZATROL include:

  • Tool Data Integration
  • Adjustable Ultra Precision
  • Quick EIA
  • Quick MAZATROL
  • Full-Machine Simulation
  • Microsoft Windows Integration
  • Part Offset Support
  • Tool Offset Support
  • Spare Tool Setup
  • FANUC-Compatible G-code Support
  • Easy G10 Data Change
  • Flexible Macro Variables