For Florida manufacturers in the aerospace, medical, high-tech and other industries, the new Technical Center located at 6985 McCoy Road, Suite 100, will serve as a source for the tools and knowledge needed to not only increase the output of their existing workforces but also help shorten the learning curve for new lesser-skilled employees, getting them up to speed faster. Florida customers will also gain the higher production capabilities of Mazak’s broad range of machine tools and automation along with the benefits of the company’s CNC control technology.
“Our Technology Centers and Technical Centers are designed with customer success in mind and are built around the various manufacturing needs of each region,” said Dave Kennedy, general manager of Mazak’s Southeast Technology Center located in nearby Suwanee, Georgia. “Customers not only want innovative machine technology, but also a partner that is close by that will work with them and provide the means to help overcome all their manufacturing challenges whether technology, application or training related.”
According to Perry Leonor, Mazak sales manager for Florida, the new Florida facility – in addition to its on-going training and learning opportunities – will allow manufacturers to experience live real-world demonstrations of Mazak’s most advanced technologies. These include the extremely user-friendly MAZATROL Smooth CNC that allows for both conversational and EIA/ISO programming, HYBRID Multi-Tasking Machines for complete part processing and PALLETECH Automated Cells for lights-out production.
Perry added that the Florida facility will also function as a collaborative education location where Mazak partners for tooling, accessories and digital technologies can also conduct presentations on an ongoing basis to enhance the support available to customers.
This month, Mazak showcased the facility’s training center, which conducts courses to help manufacturers increase the output of their existing workforces and shorten the learning curve for new, less-skilled employees.
On the new technology side, the event will also feature demonstrations of two machines from Mazak’s recently launched Ez Series – the VC-Ez 20 Vertical Machining Center and the QT-Ez 12MSY Horizontal Turning Center – and a machine from its new INTEGREX i-H Series, the INTEGREX i-100HST Multi-Tasking Machine.
As part of Mazak’s Ez Series, both the VC-Ez 20 and QT-Ez 12MSY offer job shops reliable, robust machine-tool performance at a lower capital investment. To streamline machine programming and shorten the learning curve for new operators, Ez machines feature Mazak’s new MAZATROL SmoothEz CNC with dual 800 MHz processors, 512 MB of RAM and a vibrant 15″ capacitive touch screen that includes a full keyboard and displays up to 60 lines of code.
Machines in the Mazak INTEGREX i-H Multi-Tasking Series provide shops with the flexibility to process a virtually endless variety of part types without additional capital expenses. All INTEGREX i-H Series machines feature Mazak’s new MAZATROL SmoothAi control, which includes enhancements on the MAZATROL side and added flexibility on the EIA/ISO side, along with an optional second screen. The second monitor displays the status of multiple connected Mazaks within the same shop.