FLORENCE, Ky., November 17, 2023 – At this year’s Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show December 7-9 in Indianapolis, Mazak will demonstrate three automation-ready machines designed with motorsports part production in mind. The VC-Ez 20X Vertical Machining Center that provides accurate and cost-effective processing of complex parts via 3+2 or full 5-axis machining, the SYNCREX 38/9X Swiss-style Turning Machine for fast production of small precise components and the QT-Ez 8MSY Turning Machinefor Multi-Tasking Done In One® production capability.
According to Dan Janka, President of Mazak, the company has a long history in the motorsports industry and exhibiting at the PRI show. “The advanced machine technology we demonstrate allows both racing teams and their suppliers to boost their manufacturing speed and precision to consistently maintain a competitive advantage,” he said, “and this year’s show is no exception.”
PRI show attendees will experience first-hand Mazak’s Kentucky-designed and built VC-Ez 20X that features a rotary/tilt trunnion table with roller gear cam technology. For part size flexibility, axis travels on the VC-Ez 20X measure 31.5″ in X, 20.08″ in Y and 20.08″ in Z (1050 mm x 510 mm x 635 mm), with a rapid traverse rate of 1,260 ipm (42,011.6 mm/m) on all three axes. The machine accommodates maximum workpiece dimensions of 27.55″ in diameter, 23″ tall and weighing up to 881 lbs. The ergonomically designed machine requires only 99.72 sq ft of floor space.
The VC-Ez 20X features a rugged 25 hp 12,000 rpm CAT-40 spindle with 30-tool magazine automatic tool changer. Options include a versatile 15,000-rpm 29.5-hp (22 kWh) spindle with 81.13 ft-lb (11.22 N•m) of torque and a 50-tool capacity tool changer.
VC-Ez 20X machine programming can shorten the learning curve for new operators, and Mazak’s MAZATROL SmoothEz5 CNC features a 15″ capacitive touch screen with full keyboard. Within the control, EIA/G-code and MAZATROL Conversational programming languages provide a full range of programming options directly on the machine.