Vertical Machining Center has 0.9 second tool change time.

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Variaxis 630 offers rotary table with tilting angle of 150°(+30 to -120°) and simultaneous 5-axis machining capability of multiple-faced parts. Machining center can machine top and four sides of workpiece as well as inclined faces and angled holes. Its 19.7 in. square table and 360 deg C-axis rotation provides machining flexibility. A and C axes can be indexed in 0.001 deg increments. Spindle offers max speed of 12,000 rpm with 30 hp motor.

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Mazak's New Variaxis 630 for 5-Axis Machining is Married into a Palletech Manufacturing Cell

By integrating multiple machining processes in a single setup, Mazak's new Variaxis 630 Vertical Machining Center with tilt and rotary table offers high flexibility with its simultaneous 5-axis machining capability of machining multiple-faced parts in one setup. Complex-surfaced parts are also candidates for a Variaxis full 5-axis machine.

With one setup production, lead times and costs are substantially reduced while overall part quality is increased by keeping the part on one machine and one fixture.

Mazak's new Variaxis 630 5-Axis Machining Center can machine the top and four sides of a workpiece as well as inclined faces and angled holes. Full five axis contouring is a bonus with a Variaxis 630. For fast and easy input, Mazatrol Fusion 640M 5X CNC control with conversational programming is controlling the Variaxis 630.

The Variaxis 630 features a rotary table with a tilting angle of 150° (+30° to -120°). With the 19.7" square table, rotating (C-axis) through 360°, there is a high degree of machining flexibility. The A and C axes involved in these movements can be indexed in 0.001° increments.

Palletech for unattended production.

Low and medium volume production of multi-sided parts can run unattended with the eight-pallet Palletech Manufacturing Cell. Functions such as part routing, program downloading and production control are all part of the Mazatrol cell control. Rush order parts can be integrated into the system easily through the cell control.

The Variaxis 630 is well suited for many types of complex part configurations like aircraft fuel manifolds, ABS brake bodies and especially suited for prototype aluminum automotive cylinder blocks and heads. Maximum allowable workpiece weight is 1,100 pounds.

The spindle offers a maximum speed of 12,000 RPM with a 30 HP motor. A #40 CAT shank is used with a 80-tool storage magazine (30 tool is standard). High pressure through the spindle coolant is available for deep hole drilling and overall enhanced cutting performance.

Mazak's Variaxis 630 offers a 0.9 second (tool-to-tool) tool change time. High speed traverse and cutting rates are 1969 IPM. The X-axis travel is 24.8", Y travel 30" and the Z-axis is 20". With the very rapid moves of this machine, ball screw core cooling is provided to maintain a stable temperature and high accuracy.

A tool length measurement system for tool setup and automatic broken or worn insert inspection is available.

Mazatrol Fusion 640M 5X CNC Control

Superb throughput and uptime of the Variaxis 630 are ensured by the revolutionary new Mazatrol Fusion 640M 5X CNC control. Its 64-bit RISC processor executes Mazatrol and EIA/ISO programs dramatically faster than 32-bit systems. The Mazatrol Fusion 640 CNC architecture fuses advanced CNC with PC technology to provide new levels of shop floor information and efficiency in real time.

Shop floor programming tools include: Mazatrol interactive programming; tool libraries with cutting parameters; realistic 3D graphics for solid model part cutting and tool path simulation; and a Navigation function that optimizes cutting conditions to slash lead and setup times. Mazatrol Fusion 640 CNC can be easily networked with the rest of your operations using standard protocols. This allows functions like program downloading to be done by an off-line PC using Mazak's Camware®, remote cycle time optimization, monitoring of machine status and production operations and scheduling to be performed while the machine is cutting.

Mazak is a world leader in machine tool technology. From advanced multi-tasking machine tools, vertical and horizontal machining centers and turning centers to fully automated Palletech Manufacturing Cells and PC based CNC controllers, Mazak stresses its engineering developments to provide our customers tangible value-added benefits and the most productive machine tools available. Application assistance available from ten regional Mazak Tech. Centers. For more information, contact the Mazak Corporation at (859) 342-1700 or visit the Mazak website at

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