CNC Machine Tools News

A first for Mazak in Australia

John Hart has just taken delivery of a next generation compact 5-axis vertical machining center, the Mazak VARIAXIS C-600 equipped with SmoothAi, Mazak’s new artificial intelligence control. Both have never been seen in Australia before today.

Mazak VARIAXIS C-600 being unloaded and unwrapped 

The new Mazak VARIAXIS C-600 being unloaded and unwrapped

The Mazak VARIAXIS C-600 is being marketed at an attractive price point to provide a high performance and cost-effective 5-axis solution.

The Mazak VARIAXIS C-600 is characterised by its highly agile performance, with no compromise on rigidity. The compact machine, capable of machining workpieces up to Ø730 mm x H450 mm and 500 kg in weight, has been designed with a large machining envelope and a high-rigidity structure featuring a Ø600 mm fully supported trunnion table with roller gear cam on the B- and C-axes. Exceptional high-speed performance is delivered with 42 m/min rapid traverse rates in the X-,Y- and Z-axes, and a chip-to-chip time of just 4.5 seconds to reduce non-cutting time for faster cycle times.

Most importantly, the new Mazak VARIAXIS C-600 comes with a class-leading range of specification options, enabling users to configure the cnc machine tool to match their specific application.

The Mazatrol SmoothAi controller has in-built learning capability to continually improve the performance of the Mazak VARIAXIS C-600. Smooth Machining Configuration Plus allows operators to easily adjust features including cycle time, finished surface and machined shape on the CNC display according to material requirements. This is especially effective for complex workpieces with contours defined in small program increments. Specific settings can be saved and stored to allow them to be easily used for future cycles.

The Smooth Project Manager also allows for easy management of data required to execute machining programs such as tool data, fixtures, coordinates, parameters and workpiece 3D models. Further machining accuracy is guaranteed by the new Ai Thermal Shield function, which uses algorithms to automatically determine the volume of compensation needed according to changes in temperature.

The Mazak VARIAXIS C-600 also employs Mazak’s SmoothAi Spindle function, featuring AI adaptive control (patent pending) that suppresses milling spindle chatter by intelligently adjusting cutting technology based on feedback from sensors built into the machine.

Stay tuned for further updates.

Mazak VARIAXIS C-600 arrives at John Hart in Clayton Victoria

Mazak VARIAXIS C-600 arrives at John Hart in Clayton Victoria

Mazak VARIAXIS C-600 being showroom prepared

Mazak VARIAXIS C-600 being showroom prepared