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Mazak Messaging Goes Digital and Virtual

June 25, 2020
The machine tool builder has devised a "holistic" customer experience to reach manufacturing customers with online events, on-location visits and presentations — starting with a new five-axis machine introduction.

Mazak Corp. has put forth a three-part "holistic digital customer experience" — including an introduction of its latest multi-purpose five-axis CNC machine — to give access and information to manufacturers, despite restrictions on interpersonal contact, but in line with continuing technological and competitive requirements. The machine-tool builder is offering:
• A new, interactive tour of its development center and manufacturing operations in Florence, Ken.;
• An immersive, Virtual Technology Center; and,
All Axes Live, an ongoing series of online events during which attendees will have exclusive access to never-before-seen Mazak manufacturing technology.

The first installment of All Axes Live from Mazak’s Midwest Technology Center is scheduled for August 11, 2020 at 11:00 AM ET.

“At Mazak, we are in a unique position to understand the changing needs and expectations of North American manufacturers, both as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ever-increasingly competitive business landscape,” stated Mazak Corp. president Dan Janka. “As a local manufacturer, we have challenged ourselves to be agile and find new ways of doing business. Our new digital experience applies what we’ve learned to provide unprecedented access to our products, technology, customer support and expertise, and most importantly, puts our customers in the driver’s seat.”

Five-axis machine unveiling — The first installment of All Axes Live, Mazak will launch the new Variaxis C-600 five-axis machining center and its dedicated Mazatrol SmoothAi CNC, as well as new automation solutions. Described as "user-friendly and cost-effective," the Variaxis C-600 is offered as a first step into five-axis machining for shops of all sizes, allowing production with increased speed, stability and power, as well as for maximum tool capacity.

Variaxis C-600 integrates with two-pallet changers, overhead gantry loaders/unloaders and standalone robots.

Automation to be highlighted during All Axes Live will include the RoboJob TA200, with an articulating robot with a 44.1-lb. (20 kg) payload capacity and dedicated loading/unloading station, and equipped with an Area Scanner for establishing a safe, open layout. The robot’s dual three-jaw grippers can accommodate parts ranging from 0.39 to 6.69 in. (10 to 170 mm) in diameter, while a simple, fixed-workpiece table ensures easy loading of pre-cut stacks of raw material and unloading of finished parts with minimal operator intervention.

Like Mazak's All Axes podcast, All Axes Live will offer participants a range of on-demand educational sessions, facility tours, live cutting demonstrations, and the ability to ask questions in real time.

More details and online registration will be available beginning July 6, 2020, at www.MazakUSA.com .

Virtual Technology Center — Following the All Axes Live events, Mazak will introduce its reimagined Virtual Technology Center and Interactive 360 Kentucky Campus Tour, making the 800,000 sq. ft. campus available on-demand to customers across North America. The Virtual Technology Center will feature a rotating lineup of machines, automation systems, and digital technology, as well as the ability to request quotes, schedule in-person visits and other ways for customers to connect with Mazak experts. Interactive Campus Tour — The interactive 360 Kentucky Campus Tour will allow visitors to explore Mazak’s North American Manufacturing Plant, National Technology Center and National Parts Center, including the newly completed Spindle Remanufacturing Facility. This advanced facility provides the fastest turnaround times for high-quality, OEM-factory-certified spindle rebuild services. To minimize downtime, customers can purchase remanufactured spindles, which ship within 24 hours or opt for rebuild within five days.

All those interested are invited to visit www.MazakUSA.com and to follow Mazak on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for details and updates.

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