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Two-Axis Lathes feature MAZATROL SMART control.

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Two-Axis Lathes feature MAZATROL SMART control.

Oct 15, 2009 - QUICK TURN SMART Series feature MAZATROL SMART control with 10.4 in. LCD color display, QWERTY keyboard, pointing device, and USB port for downloading programs. Headstock includes 12 in. chuck, mounted on 40 hp, 3,300 rpm integrated spindle motor that delivers max torque of 596 lb-ft and allows 4 in. bar material to be machined. Feedrates are 1,811 in./min on X-axis and 1,299 in./min on Z-axis. Machine also features 12-position, high-speed, non-lift drum turret for rapid tool indexing.

Mazak Corp. - Florence, KY

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Mazak's QUICK TURN SMART 350 Offers High Productivity at Affordable Price

Press release date: Oct 05, 2009

Florence, Kentucky, October 5, 2009 - Mazak's new QUICK TURN SMART series of 2-axis lathes offers high productivity turning at an affordable price. The line's QT-SMART 350 delivers fast axis feed rates, high accuracy and rigidity and a new, user-friendly MAZATROL SMART control, making it ideal for job shops and other high production environments.

The QT-SMART 350's headstock features a 12" chuck, mounted on a 40 hp, 3,300-rpm integrated spindle motor that is optimized for machining performance. It delivers maximum torque of 596 ft-lbs and allows a 4" bar material to be machined.

The turning center utilizes Roller LM guides on the X- and Z-axes to ensure high rigidity and smooth cutting at feedrates of 1,811 in/min on the X-axis and 1,299 in/min on the Z-axis. The machine also features X-axis ball screw pretension for high accuracy, as well as a 12-position, high-speed, non-lift drum turret for rapid tool indexing.

The recently developed MAZATROL SMART control simplifies turning operations on the QUICK TURN SMART series. MAZATROL SMART is designed for ease of operation and offers a 10.4" LCD color display and the familiar QWERTY keyboard. A pointing device, acting like a mouse, and USB port for downloading programs are also at the operator's fingertips. Conversational part programming can be accomplished in Mazatrol language. MAZATROL SMART control also accepts EIA/ISO programs.

The QT-SMART 350 also features an NC servo-driven tailstock to enable automated processes. The tailstock is fully programmable, driving the W-axis on its own AC servomotor and ball screw. Through the part program, the tailstock will retract to a known position and its center makes contact with the part with consistent holding pressure. Further, because of its positive independent drive system, the tailstock can be used to drill holes on a shaft centerline adding versatility to the jobs it can process.

About Mazak Corporation
Committed to being your partner in innovation, Mazak Corporation is a global pioneer in the manufacture of productivity-improving machine tool solutions. With plants throughout Japan, Asia and the United Kingdom, Mazak's strengths include a world-class facility in Florence, Kentucky for production-on-demand of the latest machine tool technologies and equipment. For more information on Mazak's products and solutions, visit www.mazakusa.com.