Mazak further boosts VTC-200C performance with Mazatrol SmoothG control


Mazak Corporation has enhanced the VTC-200C vertical machining center with the Mazatrol SmoothG CNC and its Smooth Technology software solutions.

The control complements the VTC-200C’s full traveling-column design, automatic tool changer, and powerful 40-taper spindle, all of which combine to enable fast cycle times and accurate machining for extremely long and heavy workpieces in industries such as construction, agriculture, and energy production.

Job shops and major manufacturers alike could benefit from the VTC-200C’s new Mazatrol SmoothG CNC and its innovative programming, performance, and monitoring functions, as well as the ability to use both EIA/ISO and conversational programming to bring optimum speed and accuracy to complex part production.

Advanced hardware – including a pivoting CNC panel and intuitive, 19-inch multi-touch LCD control screen – allows for complete ease of use, while a CFast memory card stores up to 32GB of program data.

Mazatrol SmoothG control complements the VTC-200C’s full traveling-column design, automatic tool changer, and powerful 40-taper spindle. (Courtesy: Mazak)

The VTC-200C machine platform delivers a standard 15,000 rpm, 30 hp (10 percent ED, 110 nM) spindle capable of handling a wide variety of metal-cutting applications. Additionally, the machine rapid traverses in all axes at a rate of 1,574 ipm, while its standard integration of Intelligent Thermal Shield (ITS) software helps maintain machine accuracy in a wide range of factory environments.

The machine’s fixed 78.74″ by 20″ table provides process flexibility for a wide range of applications, and its optional center partition can divide the work envelope into two separate work areas to allow the machine to be in cycle in one area while operators load, unload, or set up a part in the other. The machine’s axis travels measure 65.35″ in X, 20″ in Y, and 20″ in Z.

For further process flexibility, manufacturers can double the standard 24-tool automatic tool changer’s capacity with an optional 48-tool magazine or upgrade to a 50 hp, 20,000 rpm integral spindle.

Additionally, the VTC-200C can integrate seamlessly with a variety of robotically loaded solutions provided by Mazak Automation Systems, and its new SmoothG control makes it easy to take advantage of machine monitoring software such as Smooth Link and IIoT connectivity tools such as MTConnect® and the Mazak SmartBox.

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