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Mazak Integrex i-100ST

The mazak Integrex i-100ST, a Multi-Tasking horizontal machining center that brings the high accuracy and productivity of the company’s popular INTEGREX i Series into a smaller footprint that measures 119.2″ (3,030 mm) x 98.2″ (2,495 mm).

Mazak Integrex i100ST

Ideal for small high-precision part applications such as those in the medical industry, the Mazak Integrex i-100ST employs two turning spindles, a milling spindle and lower turret for processing first and second operations simultaneously or performing required sequential operations on a single workpiece. The machine also executes full, simultaneous 5-axis machining for handling all processes from raw material input through final machining in just one machine; thereby, reducing production lead times, improving machining accuracy and lowering operating expenses.

In addition to the i-100ST model, Mazak also has the Integrex i-100 with a tailstock and i-100S with a second spindle from which to choose.

The turning spindles on the Mazak Integrex i-100ST share high performance capabilities as they both employ a 15 hp (11 kW) integral motor spindle with maximum spindle speeds of 6,000 rpm. For high precision C-axis contouring, the main spindle indexes in 0.0001-degree increments, while the second spindle provides increments of 0.001 degrees. Each spindle features a 6″ chuck with a 2.4″ (61 mm) bore size that can accommodate bar stock of up to 2″ (51 mm) in diameter.

The Mazak Integrex i-100ST has a powerful 10 hp (7 kW), 12,000-rpm milling spindle mounted in the rotating B-axis with a range of 240 degrees in 0.0001-degree indexing increments. And for high accuracy of motion, B-axis scale feedback comes standard on the machine. The machine’s 36-tool magazine accommodates tools up to 5.1″ in diameter when neighboring stations are empty and up to 3.5″ in diameter when stations are occupied.

For off-centerline operations, the Mazak Integrex i-100ST, while compact in size, provides ample axes travels of 8.2″ (210 mm) in Y, 17.7″ (450 mm) with a below centerline capability of 1.96″ in X and 35.5″ (904 mm) in Z; thereby allowing the machine to process a wide range of part sizes and shapes. Furthermore, the machine’s three linear axes attain high-speed rapid traverse rates of 1,575 ipm (40 m/min).

The machine’s lower drum turret has nine tool positions and indexes per step in just 0.14 seconds. The turret can work at either the main or second turning spindles with the same tool, which allows it to perform balanced cutting operations on one part working in tandem with the machine’s vertical milling spindle. There is also the option for milling capability with the lower turret. All of which provides the flexibility to process a workpiece’s second operation in the machine’s second spindle or to perform first and second operations simultaneously on one workpiece.

The Integrex i-100ST features Mazak’s Mazatrol Matrix 2 CNC control. Within the control are both enhanced hardware and software functionalities that make the control easy to use while also delivering high accuracy and increased productivity. Control hardware performance is much faster with higher processing speeds for small increment operation. Furthermore, a 5-axis spline interpolation function included in the control’s software provides smooth toolpaths from long block-by-block programs, easy tool vector control and shorter cycle times as well as superior surface finishes.

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