Turning centres Yamazaki Mazak expands production of UK-made machines
UK — At its Worcester-based plant, Yamazaki Mazak has started manufacturing three additional models of its Quick Turn series. The company’s increased production capacity follows in the wake of a series of strategic investments over the past 24 months at the manufacturer’s flagship European production facility.
Following a series of major investments at its Worcester-based European Manufacturing Plant, Yamazaki Mazak has begun production of a number of models from its Quick Turn series of high-performance turning centres. The models include the Quick Turn 350, 350MY and 350MSY models, and will take the total number of UK-made machine tools to eight, alongside the CV50-500, Quick Turn 250M, VCN-430A, VTC-760C and VTC-800/30SR.
Previously manufactured at Mazak’s manufacturing facility in Minokamo, Japan, the Quick Turn 350 series offers high performance turning from a compact footprint for demanding applications. Models now manufactured at Mazak’s Worcester site include the standard Quick Turn 350 machine tool, as well as those with milling and Y-axis functionality, (MY), and milling, second spindle and Y-axis capability (MSY).
The company's investment in the UK-site include the installation of a state-of-the-art twin-pallet Versatech V-140N/280 and FJV-60/80 double-column vertical machining centre in early 2021, along with two Integrex i-Series Multi-Tasking cells supported by Robo Job automation systems.
Following the reopening of its European Technology Centre, Mazak has also expanded 22-strong Applications Engineering team, with the addition of two new engineers, and unveiled a new 360 ° virtual showroom to increase accessibility for customers across the country.