Yamazaki Mazak Deutschland Smooth control for linking multiple machines
Germany – One highlight at Mazak's stand at the recently held Metav exhibition was the Smooth control, which is supposed to be ideal for linking multiple machines.
Products from the Smooth Technology range are characterised by a common design concept, the same servo drive and motor package, as well as a common user interface and operating experience, says Mazak.
According to the manufacturer, they are ideal CNC solutions for linking multiple machines in a production cell or factory. Three machines with the new generation of controls were shown in action. Apart from the Smooth-X controls, two systems also exhibited the new Smooth-C controls. Just like the Smooth-X, the Smooth-C can reach speeds of up to 540 m/min, which is four times faster than the previous generation. With these systems, Mazak wants to prepare users for the requirements of the latest servomotors, which are designed for very high operating speeds. The Smooth controls can also handle smart pocket milling, the company adds.