CNC Machine Tools Success Stories

Mazak delivers high accuracy machining to Mount Isa Mines

A Mazak VCN-530C vertical machining centre brings advanced technology, performance and value to a wide variety of metalworking applications for Mount Isa Mines.

Mt Isa Mines taking delivery of Mazak VCN 530C

The Mazak VCN-530C is designed to process large parts or multiple small workpieces in single machine setups. Thanks to a spindle with ceramic ball bearings, powerful machining can be performed with minimum heat generation. To ensure machining accuracy, the high efficiency flexible coupling reduces vibration to extremely low levels.

High rigidity construction, ball screw core cooling and Mazak’s unique heat compensation system - Intelligent Thermal Shield further ensure high accuracy machining.

The user-friendly SmoothG CNC featured on the machine offers EIA/ISO programming as well as conversational programming that makes it easy to generate programs for angled drilling, milling or tapping operations.

Mount Isa Mines is the second largest copper producer in Australia and a key asset in Glencore's global mining portfolio. Mount Isa is also one of the largest zinc resource bases in the world.

The company processes ore onsite at their concentrating and smelting operations, to produce copper anode, lead bullion and concentrates. Glencore produces and exports tens of thousands of tonnes of essential commodities around the globe every day.

Mazak VCN 530C for Mt Isa Mines