Florence, Kentuky – At the 2018 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), Mazak will feature its advanced HYBRID multi-tasking technologies in booth #432000 in the West Hall and 30 of its newest machine tool and automation systems in the South Hall, booth #338300. New to the South Hall booth this year is the Mazak Digital Plaza, a special area for visitors to experience innovations such as Smooth Link, the Mazak SmartBox and other powerful Smooth Technology digital solutions.
As manufacturing technology continues its rapid growth, especially in terms of machine tools and digital connectivity/solutions, Mazak has continued to develop solutions that meet the needs of the robust and expanding North American manufacturing sector. At IMTS 2018, Mazak’s two booths will offer visitors a glimpse of the future direction in which manufacturing is heading.
Mazak’s Hybrid multi-tasking series serves as another step toward the realization of true Done In One manufacturing. In the new West Hall booth, Mazak will feature new technologies like wire arc additive manufacturing and multi-laser metal deposition. While “multi-tasking” has become increasingly commonplace, these revolutionary Hybrid systems promise to transform manufacturing just as multi-tasking once did.
At its South Hall booth, the Digital Plaza will spotlight new Smooth Technology enhancements such as Smooth Link, a digital connectivity solution that makes remote monitoring as simple as installing a commercial-off-the-shelf wireless network. The company will also demonstrate the user-friendly programming capabilities and processing speed of its Mazatrol SmoothX and Mazatrol SmoothG CNC controls.
In addition to the digital technology on display, the South Hall booth will feature numerous machine tool innovations and new automation solutions. One example comes from the expanded Variaxis series, the new Variaxis i-300 AWC (Auto Work Changer), which simplifies Done In One part-processing operations with embedded software, multiple-drum tool storage and a high-capacity workpiece changer system.
Mazak will also highlight automation solutions for job shops with new systems like the Multi-Pallet Pool (MPP), a space-saving palletized system for manufacturers who cannot accommodate a full Palletech or Mazatec SMS system. The company will also demonstrate some of its new machine tool features, including new gear skiving software solutions built into the latest Integrex platforms and friction stir welding, a Hybrid multi-tasking joining technology.