Showcasing ways for manufacturers of all sizes to amplify their productivity, Mazak’s All Axes LIVE recently demonstrated its industry proven HCN-5000 horizontal machining center outfitted with the Multi Pallet Pool system – a compact automated part loader/unloader.
The world-class Mazak HCN-5000 horizontal machining center combines advanced technology and outstanding value with high performance and high productivity for achieving maximum output. The machine features spacious work envelope and pallet size as well as a fast rapid traverse speed and rigid, reliable spindle.
With high-speed or high-torque available integral motor spindle types, the Mazak HCN-5000 allows users to match spindle performance to their specific machining requirements with the proper speeds and power. The machine provides fast, efficient and versatile machining of a wide variety of materials from steels to nonferrous metals.
Mazak’s Multi-Pallet Pool, a compact multiple pallet stocker system is ideal for manufacturers that require basic automation to increase productivity and/or have limited floor space that prevents installation of a system with a horizontal pallet stocker.
Thanks to the Multi Pallet Pool system, manufacturers that lack the floor space necessary to accommodate a conventional linear horizontal pallet stocker now have the ability to automate for continuous unmanned, lights-out operations.
The Multi Pallet Pool features an innovative carousel-style design that maximizes utilization of space – it offers the convenience of a larger Mazak PALLETECH System while taking up to 40 percent less room. Servo motors on each axis, as well as a two-level pallet arrangement that keeps each pallet the same distance from the center of the stocker, ensure fast and stable loading/unloading.
Designed to expand as production needs grow, manufacturers can reconfigure the system’s HCN-5000 standard 10-pallet stocker to house 16 pallets for even further increased output. With the large, heavy part operations of the HCN-5000 in mind, Mazak made this latest MPP the biggest version in terms of part size yet. The system houses 500-mm-sq. pallets that accommodate workpieces up to 800 mm in diameter and 1,000 mm high.
For overall process optimization, Mazak provides its SMOOTH MPP software in the HCN-5000’s MAZATROL SmoothG CNC control. Operators can easily monitor production status with scheduling functions, tool storage monitoring and system utilization analysis accessible from the control’s capacitive multi-touch screen.
The Multi Pallet Pool automation option makes the Mazak HCN-5000 an even more flexible machining solution. A wide variety of high-speed or high-torque integral motor/spindle types ensures that shops can match spindle performance to specific materials, including everything from steels to nonferrous metals. Part production also benefits from the machine’s highly rigid spindle, numerous tool magazine options, quick rapid traverse speed and vibration-free acceleration/deceleration, making for the perfect combination of advanced technology and exceptional value.