Mazak welcomed more than 2,000 industrial-manufacturing professionals from almost every state and seven different countries to its campus in Florence, Kentucky, for Discover 2023 in early October.
Four pavilions of technology showcased machinery. The job-shop pavilion introduced the VC-Ez and QT-Ez CNC machining and turning centers. The VC-Ez16x is a Kentucky-built five-axis vertical mill. It features the Smooth Ez5 controller, 20-hp/12,000-rpm spindle, MX linear roller guides and 30-tool magazine (Figure 4). A friction-stir-welding package, Renishaw dual probe kit, programmable coolant nozzle and Jorgenson Eco-filter chip conveyor are among the optional features.
A high-production pavilion featured the Syncrex Swiss-style turning machines, which utilize Mazatrol Smooth controls (Figure 5).