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Mazak 5-axis machine suitable for a wide range of applications

| Editor: Nadine Schweitzer

Mazak has launched the CV5-500, a fully simultaneous 5-axis machining centre. Exclusively designed and built in the UK it is tailored to the needs of subcontractors, start-ups as well as job shops.

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Mazak`s CV-500 is a 5-axis machine with a high-rigidity bridge construction and a fully supported trunnion tabel.
Mazak`s CV-500 is a 5-axis machine with a high-rigidity bridge construction and a fully supported trunnion tabel.
(Source: Yamazaki Mazak )

Mazak The manufacturer highlights the machine`s uniqueness due to is its rigid bridge construction with a fully supported trunnion table that travels in the Y-axis direction under the bridge, delivering an accurate and compact machining solution. It also features a constant overhang headstock to maintain machining rigidity even at the full extent of the Z-axis stroke. To make it suitable for a wide range of materials, it is also equipped with a 12,000 rpm spindle, capable of a peak performance of 18.5 kW and 119.4 Nm. Additionally, a 18,000 rpm spindle for high-speed applications is available, which includes core cooling through the X-, Y- and Z-axes ball screws for thermal stability.

The machine is furnished with a high-rigidity Sankyo table, driven with roller gear cam, that provides a rotation up to 220° in the B-axis and 360° in the C-axis. The CV5-500 delivers rapid traverse rates of 36 m/min in the X-, Y- and Z-axes, and can process work pieces up to Ø500 mm x H320 mm, and up to 200 kg in weight, so the producer.

Furthermore, the CV5-500 combines operator access and ergonomics with a variety of automation solutions due to the added side-loading door, robot interface and hydraulic and pneumatic fixture interface options. The rear of the machine can be sited close to a factory wall and at just 2,300 mm x 2,790 mm, making the machine - according to the manufacturer - the most compact 5-axis machine in its class.

The tool magazine comes with a 30-tool capacity as standard and an option for 48 tools, while the double arm ATC offers a fast tool-to-tool time of just 1.3 seconds. The CV5-500 is equipped with SmoothX CNC, Mazak’s specialist 5-axis version of its Smooth Technology.

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