Mazak Adds Automation to Multi-Tasking with the QUICK TURN 250MSY + GR100

FLORENCE, Ky., August 6, 2019 – To help manufacturers achieve the highest level of overall throughput, Mazak Corporation has designed its Kentucky-built QUICK TURN 200/250 Series of CNC turning centers as a flexible machine base suitable for numerous highly productive configurations. One such example, the QUICK TURN 250MSY Multi-Tasking Turning Center with GR100 Gantry Robot, offers full DONE IN ONE® part-processing capabilities and fully automated part loading/unloading with the GR100 Gantry Robot for exceptional production efficiency.

Mazak pre-engineered the GR100 to easily integrate into any of the QUICK TURN 200/250 Series machine models, including the 2-axis, milling, Y-axis and/or second spindle versions. To interface with these QUICK TURN machines, the GR100 requires no special robot/machine interface and programs easily via the MAZATROL SmoothG CNC featured on the machines. For application flexibility, two GR100 workpiece-table configurations are available, as is end-of-arm tooling with three-jaw grippers.

All GR100 robots come equipped with a simple-to-configure, D3, two-sided, three-jaw gripping hand with a part range up to 7” in diameter, 6” in length and total weight of 44 lbs. The field-proven D3 hand design allows shops to load/unload a wide variety of chuck work. To significantly reduce machine idle time, Mazak complements the GR100 with the integration of a fast, servo-driven automatic door that allows the robot entry into the machine envelope at a 3,937 ipm rapid rate on the robot’s A axis and 7,087 ipm rapid rate on its B axis.

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