Machinery Highlight: Turning Mazak Models

Machinery Highlight: Turning Mazak Models

CNC turning centers are CNC lathes that use computer programs to automate the creation of cylindrical parts—where the cutting tool moves in a linear fashion while the workpiece rotates on the spindle of the machine. The addition of these machines simultaneously increases the productivity of production teams and the value brought to every respective customer.

In this article, the focus will be on CNC turning centers, especially Mazak brand models, and all of the benefits and functionalities each machine provides.

Streamline Your Production Process with CNC Turning Centers

If you work in an industry where production is key, you are reliant on the overall time of every process in order to hit quota and supply enough product for your demand.

CNC turning centers range in size and capacity: from two-axis models to turning centers with rotary tool spindles and second spindles, with a large span of specification capabilities for each machine in between.

When you buy a CNC machine, you’re looking for safety, quality, reliability, ease of use, and speed. You need machines that handle everything from small to large workpieces with the option for heavy-duty cutting. You need machines that produce in amounts that can range from a single piece to thousands of pieces per week.

Some of the many benefits you’ll experience when you buy a CNC turning center are below.

Benefits of CNC Turning Centers

  • High-torque/high-speed turning and milling spindles

These capabilities ensure fast and accurate adjustments to the workpiece.

  • Secondary spindles

These provide further streamlining of your production via back-side finishing or sequential part processing for your workpieces.

  • Rotary tool spindles

These spindles provide variety in functions available to be performed: milling, drilling and tapping, etc. This gives you several options while you consider which work pieces need to go where along the process.

  • Twin spindle, twin turret configurations

These additional features allow free up the space needed to customize each production function per workpiece: you aren’t tied to a single spindle or turret, but can manage several workpieces at the same time.

  • Y-axis functionality

This functionality doesn’t limit the adjustments of your products to only exist on the X Axis, and gives greater range of geometry machining.

  • MX Hybrid Roller Guides

Provides durability and reliability for long-term accuracy across multiple workpieces.

  • User-friendly, high-function controls

This functionality is key for your overall productivity. These simplified programs and controls give any user the ability to change and modify machine process, so there is less necessary training and more producing.

When you purchase a Mazak CNC tuning center, you’re guaranteed a machine that will provide a large range of capabilities. Some of the series types to stay on the lookout for are listed below.

Mazak Quick Turn Nexus

Series Characteristics:

  • Powerful main turning spindles
  • Integral motors
  • Full C-axis contouring
  • Rotary tool milling spindles
  • CNC programmable tailstocks
  • Through-hole chuck capability
  • Fast indexing turrets
  • Automatic tool eye
  • Easy integration of bar feeders/robotic loading

Models to look out for:

QUICK TURN NEXUS 400-II

QUICK TURN NEXUS 400-II MY

QUICK TURN NEXUS 400M

QUICK TURN NEXUS 450-II

QUICK TURN NEXUS 450-II M

QUICK TURN NEXUS 450-II MY

QUICK TURN NEXUS 500

QUICK TURN NEXUS 500MY

QUICK TURN NEXUS 550 MY

QUICK TURN NEXUS 550M

Mazak Inverted Vertical Spindle Series

Series Characteristics:

  • Inverted spindle designs
  • Rotary tool milling capability
  • High accuracy positioning
  • High performance stability
  • Two-machine turnkey setup capability
  • Gantry loader automation

Models to look out for:

IVS-200

IVS-200M

IVS-300

IVS-300M

IVS-400 II

Mazak Dual Turn Series

Series Characteristics:

  • Dual high-speed spindles
  • 12-station turrets
  • Tool layout flexibility
  • Easy-to-program 4-axis machining operations
  • Automated part loading and unloading

Models to look out for:

DUAL TURN 200

Mazak Super Quadrex Series

Series Characteristics:

  • Two 45 degree opposed wedge style turrets
  • Balanced cutting capability (both turrets)
  • Bed lengths up to 40″
  • Fast setup
  • Integral spindle technology
  • Easy integration of bar feeders/gantry robots

Models to look out for:

SUPER QUADREX 200

SUPER QUADREX 200M

SUPER QUADREX 250

Mazak Cybertech Turn Series

Series Characteristics:

  • 12-position upper turret
  • Turning and/or rotary tool abilities
  • (T) 8-postition lower turret (selected models)
  • Simultaneous turning with the upper turret (selected models)
  • Various bed lengths for long shaft applications
  • Deep-hole boring capabilities
  • Automatic changer
  • Programmable servo tailstock

Models to look out for:

CYBERTECH TURN 4500M

CYBERTECH TURN 4500MT

CYBERTECH TURN 5500

CYBERTECH TURN 5500M

CYBERTECH TURN 5500MT

CYBERTECH TURN 5500T

Mazak Slant Turn Nexus Series

Series Characteristics:

  • High-maximum torque spindles
  • Heavy-duty cutting capabilities
  • Spindle C-axis positioning
  • Milling spindle machine configurations
  • 12-position drum turrets
  • Rapid tool indexing
  • NC servo-driven tailstocks

Models to look out for:

SLANT TURN NEXUS 500

SLANT TURN NEXUS 550

Mazak Orbitec Series

Series Characteristics:

  • Unique headstock design
  • High-precision machining
  • Large-component machining
  • Heavy-duty integrated spindle motor
  • Large-diameter turning capability
  • Optional two-pallet changer
  • Integration of PALLETECH system for linking with other Mazak machining centers

Models to look out for:

ORBITEC 20

Mazaks: The Machines that Don’t Quit

When it’s time buy a CNC Machine, there are a few items that every good business owner needs to keep in mind: where you might be able to find the right machine, how much those machines will cost, what sorts of capacities they are able to handle, how long they might last, and the list goes on.

The biggest detriment for buying a CNC Machine is undoubtedly the price. How will you know that the new machine you’re looking to buy is actually going to last you a long time? How do you know that buying new is the best option in general? How do you know, without a shadow of a doubt, that your investment will be worth it in the long run?

When it comes to buying a CNC Machine your best bet is looking for the right seller. Because, when it comes down to it, every CNC Machine can live a long time if the right person is taking the right measures to keep it going. So, instead of trying to find an expensive, brand new machine, you can find a used CNC Machine that will offer just as much capability and last just as long as a new one—if you focus on finding a provider who will make sure that it is reconditioned to last.

Find Your Perfect Used Mazak at ASI Machine Tools

If you’re looking for a used Mazak to save some extra money, ASI Machine Tool in Richwood KY has remained the region’s largest stocking dealer of used CNC machines, including a wide selection of used Mazak CNC turning centers.

The experts at ASI have been fine-tuning their research across all specs, makes and models of CNC Machines since 1996. The best part? Our representatives specialize in more than just Mazak brand machine tools.

No matter what you’re looking for, our experts can help you find the perfect machine for your warehouse or company based solely on what you need it to do. At ASI, we pride ourselves on acquiring the most knowledgeable experts on all major CNC machine tool builders including: Daewoo, Doosan, Fadal, Haas, Hurco, Huyndai-Kia, Kitamura, Makino, Matsuura, Mori Seiki, Nakamura, OKK, and Okuma. So no matter what make or model, we have the experience to guide you through the purchase process, and make sure that the machine you end up with is the perfect machine for you.

If you’re looking to add a Mazak to your warehouse, contact us and we’ll match you with a machine that will take your production to a new level.

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