Multitasking Machine For Automotive Parts

Mazak’s multitasking Hyper Quadrex 100MSY offers high-productivity, high-rigidity and high-efficiency turning and machining, the company says.  The machine features two horizontally opposed spindles, each with a 6” through-hole chuck. The turning spindles each generate 15 hp and 6,000 rpm.

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Mazak’s multitasking Hyper Quadrex 100MSY offers high-productivity, high-rigidity and high-efficiency turning and machining, the company says.

The machine features two horizontally opposed spindles, each with a 6” through-hole chuck. The turning spindles each generate 15 hp and 6,000 rpm. The machine also features upper and lower 12-position tool turrets, both capable of traversing in the Y axis for off-center machining operations. Fixed and live tools, powered by 6,000-rpm, 7.5-hp spindles, can be mounted on both turrets.

The main and secondary spindles can operate together or separately, allowing a single part to be machined on all surfaces through a coordinated “hand-off” between spindles or two different parts can be machined simultaneously on one machine. Since the twin turrets can operate independently or together on the same part, opportunities abound for machining of two features simultaneously or balanced machining strategies. In balanced cutting, two tools work together on the same feature such as rough and finish turning, rough and finish milling, or opposed feature drilling, tapping or boring using the Y axes. In cases where the part configuration permits, balanced machining can remove as much as 25 percent of the cycle time, according to the company.

Automation opportunities are plentiful with the multitasking machine, allowing long periods of unmanned operation over breaks, nights and weekends. In addition to a coordinated “hand-off” between spindles, bar feeders, automatic part unloaders are available as well as robotic machine tending.