Vertical Machining Center handles large workpieces.

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Accommodating up to 5,500 lb on 59.1 x 31.5 in. work table, Model FJV-35/60 II comes equipped with 50 taper, 40 hp, 10,000 rpm spindle that generates up to 433 lb-ft of torque for cutting large cast iron, steel, and aluminum workpieces. Double column machine utilizes roller guides on all axes for feedrates of 1,574 rpm in X- and Y-axes and 1,181 ipm in Z-axis. Featuring 12 in. LCD color display and USB port, Mazatrol MATRIX NEXUS CNC enables conversational programming and EIA input.

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Mazak's New FJV-35/60 II Excels in Machining of Large Workpieces

Mazak Improves Productivity with FJV Series Upgrade

Florence, Kentucky, - Mazak's versatile FJV-35/60 II is a double-column, vertical machining center designed for the high-speed, high precision production of large workpieces. Suitable for a wide range of industries, including aerospace, construction, die span style="color:black">and mold, and heavy machine, the versatile FJV-35/60 II accommodates up to 5,500 lbs on a 59.1"x31.5" work table.

Mazak equipped the FJV-35/60 II with a powerful 50 taper, 40 hp, 10,000-rpm integrated spindle that generates up to 433 ft-lbs of torque for heavy duty cutting of large cast iron, steel and aluminum workpieces. The FJV-35/60 II is also available with an optional 40 taper, 18,000rpm high-speed spindle.

FJV-35/60 II's machining productivity is greatly improved from the previous model. In the manufacture of an aluminum (A5052) aircraft beam, the cutting time is significantly reduced by 40%. Similarly, the cutting time in the manufacture of a cast iron (FC300) sprocket is reduced by 20%. ATC tool chip-to-chip time is also reduced from 7.5 s to 5.0 s.

The new machining center is available with a 5-face machining option, which utilizes a spindle automatically indexable by 90 degrees, a special angle tool capable of automatic tool change (ATC) and an angle tool holder that can be indexed in four positions.

FJV-35/60 II utilizes roller guides on all axes for increased rigidity and high feedrates of 1574 IPM in the X- and Y- axes and 1181 IPM in the Z-axis. The machining center's direct drive ball screw system boosts high accuracy roundness to 5 µm with a feedrate of 22 IPM over the previous machine. The FJV-35/60 II also features a larger envelope thanks to an extended Z-axis stroke of 25.98," enabling the machining of workpieces up to 25.20" in height, as well self-cuts of fixture plate surfaces.

FJV-35/60 II features Mazak's sixth-generation CNC system, Mazatrol MATRIX NEXUS for advanced conversational programming and EIA input as well. It offers a 12" 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. The environmentally friendly machine also uses energy-saving functions, including an LED work light, grease lubrication and an Inverter control for each conveyor that reduces electric power consumption by 15%.

About Mazak Corporation

The largest machine tool builder in the world, with manufacturing operations in five countries (Japan, U.S., United Kingdom, Singapore and China), Mazak provides the widest range of advanced-technology equipment and systems for the productivity improvement of manufacturers worldwide. For more information, visit the Mazak website at

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