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25 January 2017

Yamazaki Mazak W-200Y + GL-100 high volume lathe with automation

Yamazaki Mazak W-200Y + automation Yamazaki Mazak W-200Y + GL-100 high volume lathe with automation
​Yamazaki Mazak has launched the latest version of its ‘workhorse’, high volume Multplex lathe.

First launched nearly 30 years ago, the ‘W-200Series’ is the latest in the Multiplex line, within which the W-200Y + GL-100 offers a step-change in performance. This is due to the combination of two horizontally opposed spindles that can be simultaneously serviced by their own 12-station turrets that have 5,000 rpm Smooth Mill Drill capability. A super-fast gantry loader offers maximum productivity (this GL-100 unit is optional, but offers a 20% reduction in load/unload time). The machine has a capacity of 65 mm bar/320 mm swing/turning diameter.

Featuring an innovative wedge bed-design that offers high rigidity and improved chip and coolant flow, ergonomic design plays a significant role in the Multiplex W-200 series design, taking in a large window, a new operator control panel that can be moved vertically and horizontally for optimum operator comfort, along with a small distance from the front cover to the spindle centre line that makes for convenient set-up. In addition, the gantry loader has improved access for loading and unloading.

The Multiplex W-200 series is equipped with a SmoothG control, which offers reduced cycle time and improved accuracy. Touchscreen operations, similar to a smartphone or tablet, are allied to easy conversational programming for multiple surface machining, along with a range of fine-tuning functions that ensure easy configuration of machine parameters for different workpiece materials and application requirements.

SmoothG CNC also comes equipped with a number of intelligent machining functions, including: Intelligent Thermal Shield; Variable Acceleration Control; Smooth Corner Control; and Intelligent Maintenance Support.

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Andrew Allcock

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