Three new Yamazaki Mazak machining tools are being given their UK debuts at its EMO Encore Open House in November, including the much-anticipated VCE-600 and VCN-700 vertical machining centres.
The Open House, which is being held at Mazak’s European Technology Centre in Worcester from the 2nd to the 5th November 2021, will emphasise how customers can deliver more productive, profitable and environmentally-aware manufacturing operations. At total of 18 machines will be on display, including 12 previously showcased at EMO 2021 in October.
Taking pride of place will be Mazak’s new VCE-600 and VCN-700 machines, following their much-anticipated world debut at EMO. The VCN-700 is a new vertical machining centre that delivers a step-change in performance through dynamic milling techniques, combining high-efficiency CAD/CAM toolpaths and the latest tools to enable constant load milling.
Mazak’s new VCE-600 has been similarly designed to maximise productivity following demand from subcontractors and jobshops for a high-specification entry-level machining centre with a large Y-axis stroke. Also making its UK debut at EMO Encore will be the latest generation of Mazak’s highly successful QTE Series, the QTE-300 MSY SG, which is equipped with SmoothEz, the company’s new easy-to-use MAZATROL CNC developed during the programming language’s 40th anniversary this year.
Automation will be a key theme of the event, with over half the machines at EMO Encore being exhibited with one of seven different integrated automation systems. This includes the latest Multi-Tasking machine tool in the company’s INTEGREX i-H series, the INTEGREX i-250H ST, which has been specifically designed to provide greater accessibility for site automation. Mazak’s market-leading laser processing machine, the OPTIPLEX 3015 FIBER III, will also be featured at the event, alongside the INTEGREX i-200 ST AG, a model developed with gear cutting applications in mind.
Alan Mucklow, Managing Director UK, Eire and National Distributors at Yamazaki Mazak UK Ltd., commented: “EMO Encore is traditionally our opportunity to bring back the best of Milan for a UK audience, and is especially welcome this year with COVID still affecting travel in some capacity. Three outstanding machines will be making their UK debuts at the event, so I would encourage all UK machine users to put the 2nd to the 5th November in their calendar.”