The first Mazak QTE series machine to be installed in Tasmania is a QTE-300MY SG for CBG Systems in Derwent Park.
Andrew Lovell, Machine Operator on the left and Nic Macdonald, Antenna Technician on the right.
The Mazak QTE-300MY SG with a generous swing diameter of 695mm is an easy-to-use, productive turning center with milling capability and Y-axis.
Designed for use in small machine shops, the Mazak QTE-300MY SG is equipped with a powerful 4,000 rpm, 18.5 kW, rotary spindle with built-in motor and a 91 mm diameter bore for bar sizes up to 80 mm diameter. Since no power is lost through mechanical power transmission, the built-in motor is more powerful during processing. At the same time, vibrations are reduced during high-speed operation, ensuring better surface finish and tool life.
The QTE-300MY SG is equipped with a 10" chuck. In addition, the Y-axis has a traverse path of 100 mm and a C-axis as standard for unrestricted contour machining.
A twelve-position hydraulically clamped, servo-driven turret is fitted, with all positions capable of accepting driven tools. A high level of productivity during milling is achieved by a powerful 5.5 kW milling spindle with a maximum speed of 4,500 rpm or optionally 6,000 rpm.
The QTE-300MY SG is equipped with a tool eye for automatic tool measurement and broken tool detection during operation. This leads to a reduction in tool set-up time and further improves the productivity and profitability of the machine.
The MAZATROL SmoothEz CNC packs productivity and enhanced features into a bright 15" capacitive touch-screen display with customizable screens and layouts, plus a full onscreen keyboard. The advanced user interface displays 60 programming lines at once to speed the use of both EIA/G-code and MAZATROL programming. The control is responsive, efficient and easy to learn, even for new operators.
CBG Systems is an Australian company with offices in Hobart, Tasmania and Adelaide, South Australia. The company has been in the market of advanced manufacturing and niche technologies for more than 40 years.
CBG Systems specialises in panelised structural fire protection systems; custom tailoring and sewing of thermal jackets, the design and manufacture of mobile camouflage systems; and the design and manufacture of Moonraker antennas.
The company’s products are designed to save lives and save money, through extreme durability and reliability achieved via advanced manufacturing processes.
CBG Systems are recognised for excellence by merchant marine and military operators worldwide including the US Navy, European Navies, Australian Navy and Australian Army.