The stage is set for Mazak Corporation to raise the manufacturing technology bar at IMTS. In booth S-8300, the company will demonstrate a host of new high-level developments in full digital factory integration, smart technology and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connectivity – in addition to new machining and automation systems – all of which will prepare manufacturers for the next industrial revolution.
Mazak’s SMOOTH Technology platform incorporates advanced manufacturing cells and systems that are revolutionizing part manufacturing processes through smart machines, big data, sophisticated analytics and the IIoT. At IMTS, Mazak will feature new enhancements that boost the computing power and intelligence of its SmartBox digital integration launch platform. The company will also demonstrate the user-friendly programming capabilities and processing speed of its MAZATROL SmoothX and MAZATROL SmoothG CNC controls. These controls are part of the SMOOTH Technology platform, which has transformed the way Mazak equipment performs, especially in terms of 5-axis and complex contouring operations.
Mazak will also show over 20 highly advanced manufacturing cells and systems. Among these will be the company’s latest developments in multi-tasking and 5-axis machine tools with enhanced single-setup, DONE IN ONE® part-processing capabilities crucial for tomorrow’s smart factories. Additionally, the company will unveil the next generation of its HYBRID Multi-Tasking technology, along with new software and accessories that give such multi-tasking machines even more functionality and multiple-process power.
“This year will mark the largest amount of advanced technologies we’ve ever brought to IMTS,” said Brian Papke, president of Mazak. “Our booth will be the premiere destination for show attendees who are committed to achieving the highest possible productivity through digital integration and smart manufacturing.”
Mazak will demonstrate various types and levels of smart factory automation at IMTS. These include gantry systems, robotics and other loading devices that provide the flexibility to adapt to different types of machine tools as well as changing part processing requirements.
Mazak’s new TOOLTECH compact tool magazine for automated tool changing will be making its debut in the booth. TOOLTECH stores big, heavy and large-diameter tools within a very small amount of required floor space. And as a shop’s tooling needs increase, TOOLTECH’s storage capacity can easily expand to as many as five levels and the capacity to hold 250 tools.
All the new and advanced machining and automation systems in the Mazak IMTS booth will be under power and running real-world part demonstrations. Applications experts from Mazak and the company’s Value Inspired Partners (VIP) program will also be on hand during the demonstrations to discuss total manufacturing solutions and part-processing improvements.
Later this spring, Mazak will launch a special IMTS microsite with more extensive booth news and information. Keep an eye on MazakUSA.com for additional updates.