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Mazak HCN-5000 with a Mazak Multi Pallet Pool (MPP)

The Mazak HCN-5000 horizontal machining center offers customers outstanding value with high performance and high productivity for achieving maximum performance when working with virtually any type of material. Mazak’s Multi Pallet Pool offers high-speed pallet transfer and extended unmanned lights out running.


The Mazak HCN-5000 horizontal machining centre is able to process workpieces up to Ø800mm and 1000mm in height, and benefits from an optional 37kW 14,000rpm high torque spindle for processing difficult-to-cut materials such as titanium. The machine also offers rapid traverse rates of 60m/min and boasts a tool change time of just 2.6 seconds to minimise non-cutting time.

The Mazak Multi Pallet Pool (MPP) has an economic footprint – up to 37% smaller than a comparable Mazak Palletech system – and is controlled using the SmoothG CNC on the Mazak HCN-5000, which is equipped with Mazak’s Smooth MPP software application.

Smooth MPP facilitates advanced scheduling functions, faster analysis of production results and more efficient system utilization and can be accessed remotely on PCs and smart phones. For those manufacturers keen to embrace Industry 4.0 and drive greater connectivity between their production operations, the unrivalled level of real-time data analysis provided by Smooth MPP can translate into tangible productivity benefits such as reduced non-cutting time and lower indirect labour expenses.