Florence, Kentucky – Mazak’s footprint in Florida continues to expand with the grand opening of a new Unbridled Technologies (U Tech CNC) facility in Tampa. As an integral part of Mazak’s distribution network, Unbridled Technologies and its new technical center will give area customers easy access to even more advanced metalworking technology, experienced applications engineering support, and training.
On March 10, 2016, Unbridled Technologies will host a special Grand Opening Event at the new facility. Local manufacturers are invited to attend and experience Mazak’s Smooth Technology, making its debut in Florida. The concept combines the advanced capabilities of today’s machine tools, leading-edge CNC processing, and software technologies. It includes Mazak’s new Mazatrol SmoothX CNC machine tool control to be demonstrated on a special simulator for hands-on interaction during the event.
Unbridled Technologies will also demonstrate the production power of Mazak’s Quick Turn Nexus (QTN) 250MSY Multi-Tasking Machine and the Vertical Center Nexus (VCN) Compact. The space saving, high-speed VCN Compact is a 5-axis, 40-taper spindle vertical machining center. Its backlash-free NC rotary/tilt table is standard and provides fast cycle times and precision part surface contouring capability for small, complex parts.
For done-in-one precision part processing, Mazak’s QTN 250MSY offers two turning spindles, a rotary tool milling spindle, and Y-axis capabilities. The machine’s headstock features a 10" main chuck mounted on a 35hp, 4,000rpm integrated spindle motor for heavy-duty metal removal. To effectively tackle higher alloy parts, Mazak recently bumped up the torque output of the spindle by almost 30ft-lb for a total torque rating of 368ft-lb.
Cutting tool manufacturer Sandvik Coromant, one of Mazak’s Value Inspired Partners (VIP), will also be in attendance during the event to discuss the latest in tooling technology and offer application advice. Additionally, Mazak VIP partner LNS America will be on hand to discuss barfeeders, chip conveyors, workholding, and other machine tool peripherals. Mazak’s VIP program promotes higher levels of cooperation among companies offering complementary manufacturing products.
Located one mile off I-75, the new Unbridled Technologies facility will be used for free training, technical seminars, machine demonstrations, and engineering. Currently, five sales professionals, four service technicians, two customer assistants, and one manager will support these company activities.
Source: Mazak Corp.