Mazak to exhibit total vision for advanced manufacturing at EMO 2023
Yamazaki Mazak will present a total vision for modern manufacturing technology at EMO 2023 that enables machine users from across Europe to increase their productivity and profitability. Featured will be machine tools, laser technologies, live machining demonstrations, advanced software solutions and the latest developments in Smooth Ai control software.
Mazak can be found this year in Hall 15, stand B14, and will display a total of 19 machines and 12 automation systems. Central to Mazak's vision is a focus on providing solutions to the key challenges facing manufacturing companies today. These include increasing productivity and profitability, staff and skills shortages, high energy prices, wage inflation, increased competition and sustainability. "Our theme is 'Discover More' and that is because our machines are more productive, affordable and sustainable than ever before. Our technology is more automation-friendly and we have service and industry-leading support packages that can ensure greater productivity," said Richard Smith, European Group Managing Director at Yamazaki Mazak.
Productive and affordable
Mazak will demonstrate entry-level machines that increase productivity, profitability and competitiveness at an affordable price as a key theme, particularly for machine users new to Mazak technology. The entry-level machines, built in the UK and specifically developed for European machine tool users, include the CV5-500 5-axis machining center and the new VCE-500 vertical machining center that combine exceptional productivity with a highly competitive price point. In addition, the stand will also display a high-performance turning center from the QTE range of machines.
Automation is key solution
Automation systems to increase productivity and mitigate the impact of skills shortages and increasing wages also form a key part of Mazak’s vision. A total of 12 integrated automation solutions will be on display capable of delivering increased machine uptime, greater production flexibility, improved operator utilisation and reduced costs – working towards the ultimate goal of increasing ROI and profitability. The solutions on the stand will include easy-to-program machine-tending robots and more sophisticated automation to support the trend towards high-mix, low-volume manufacturing and the demand for 5-axis automation.
Mazak will also include new machining solutions for rapidly growing industries, such as EV battery manufacturing, showcasing the new FSW-460V, a hybrid machine principally designed for automated Friction Stir Welding while maintaining metal cutting capabilities. A new VCN series vertical machining center equipped with high-performance machining and the Mazak Ultraspindle to suit modern high-speed machining techniques will also be exhibited.
This year marks 40 years of Mazak’s flagship INTEGREX machines and the stand at EMO will display its track record of delivering outstanding productivity and the wide range of variants that make the INTEGREX capable of working across multiple applications, workpiece sizes and sectors. There will be multiple INTEGREX machines on the stand demonstrating the range’s productivity, easy automation and gear-cutting capabilities.
In addition, the latest advanced Mazak laser cutting technology, the OPTIPLEX 3015 NEO will also be on display, featuring the latest beam-shaping technology and the newest MCT 3 cutting head with intelligent functions, including Auto Nozzle Changing and Auto Focus Distance.
A major theme in the manufacturing industry is digitalisation and process optimisation. Stand visitors will also be able to view more information about Mazak iCONNECT, a new digital service for existing Mazak customers that has a suite of free services, including product manuals and e-learning, along with a Machine-2-Mazak (M2M) subscription service. The M2M services enable increased machine monitoring and proactive maintenance strategies, including remote support to detect problems, remote optimisation of machining processes with increased uptime, as well as access to Mazak applications, project engineers and service operators.
Sustainability is not missing
Environmentally aware manufacturing will also be a key theme with a focus on the practical technologies to deliver lower cost component production, including energy dashboards and digital services to help machine users measure energy usage and reduce CO2 impact. The stand will also include machines developed to deliver the company’s 2030 goal of environmental efficiency four times higher than their 2010 machine equivalents.
Richard Smith commented: “Our objective at EMO 2023 is to give visitors a total vision of advances in modern manufacturing that will inspire machine users from the smallest machine shop to the most advanced digital factory. It is a vision of how technology can help mitigate the impact of the challenges manufacturers face and offer a clear route to greater productivity, improved margins, more competitiveness, and greater profitability.