Mazak’s Virtual Campus Tour and New Equipment Now Available

Mazak Corp.’s new virtual campus tour teaches visitors about the company’s offerings and its manufacturing processes without leaving their desks. Also, get a sneak peek at the company’s latest machine tool offerings here.


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screenshot of Mazak virtual tour

Mazak’s virtual campus tour is an efficient way to get a thorough tour without leaving your desk.

One of the positive outcomes of hunkering down during the pandemic, in my humble opinion, has been the development of the virtual tour. Not only do these tours not require you to leave your desk but the time savings is substantial compared with traveling to a location to do a tour that might normally take hours.

Take, for instance, the new Mazak Corp. virtual 360-degree tour, which gives users the option of viewing the inside and outside of the company’s iSmart Factory, the National Technology Center, or the North American Parts Center and Spindle Rebuild facilities, or all of them if desired. These separate buildings are all located at its campus in Florence, Kentucky. Users are greeted by a friendly tour guide that describes the facility in which they choose to tour as they tour it. By clicking on the screen and moving the mouse from side to side, visitors can see a 360-degree view of the room in which they are virtually standing.

The tour enables the user to click on the different departments within the facilities as well, providing a thorough digital journey. For example, the National Technology Center offers tours of the Learning Center, Customer Service, Mazatrol Lab, Automation Systems, and Digital Solutions areas of the building.

The availability of the virtual campus tour is not the only new offering from Mazak, though. The company also unveiled its new QT-Ez Series turning cen

Mazatrol SmoothEz CNC

Mazak’s new Mazatrol SmoothEz CNC on QT-Ez machines provides dual 800 MHz processors, 512 MB of RAM and a 15" capacitive touchscreen that includes a full keyboard and displays up to 60 lines of code.

ters as well as the Mazatrol SmoothEz computer numeric controller.

Mazak QT-Ez turning center

The QT-Ez Series has been designed for a range of automation solutions from bar feeders and parts catchers to full
cooperative robot installations.

The QT-Ez Series offers 8-, 10- and 12-inch chuck options, and some models include cobot automation. Other options for the new turning centers include automatic tool eye, hinge chip conveyor, high pressure coolant, automatic door, bar feeders, and more.

The SmoothEz CNC, an option on new Mazak machine tools, allows the use of existing programs from other controls, conversational programming with customizable speeds and feeds presets, and offers a keyboard, calculator and machine menu on one screen. The CNC’s touchscreen makes it easier to use compared with older models.  

More information about these new machines will be available in the weeks to come from Mazak. 

In the meantime, take a look at the company’s virtual campus tour to learn more about Mazak offerings and its manufacturing processes.