Thursday, January 29, 2009

Mitsubishi VZ1 and VZ2 Series 3-dimensional laser cutting systems

Mitsubishi 3D laser cutting system

Mitsubishi’s VZ Series: High-Performance Tools for Maximum Productivity
Mitsubishi’s VZ1 and VZ2 Series, 3-dimensional laser cutting systems offer the ultimate in accuracy and flexibility for users across a wide range of complex laser applications. The unique flexibility of these 5- and 6-axis systems, combined with expanded teaching functions and Mitsubishi’s superior resonator technology, make them extremely powerful tools. They significantly decrease the time and manpower required to produce complex parts, and provide the greatest degree of accuracy and cost efficiency.
The VZ Series Machines feature:
Mitsubishi’s Patented 3-Axis Cross Flow Resonator for superior cutting power
Digital Rectangular Wave High-Peak Power Pulse delivers increased cutting power and cleaner edge quality
Enhanced LC20T Control system with Windows CE and 64-bit CNC. New World Class LC20T 64-bit Control SystemA major key to the enhanced performance of the VZ series is the new LC20T control system. Equipped with a 64-bit Windows based high-speed NC and highly advanced PC-based teach pendant using Windows CE, the LC20T gives the user a powerful and easy-to-use interface. The result is maximum speed and flexibility during programming, job setup, or parts cutting. Mitsubishi CNC Monitor Industry's most advanced PC-based teach pendant for maximum programming power and flexibility.
2GB Hard drive capacity can handle large programs up to 16,000,000 points
Easy One-Touch teach functions dramatically reduce keystrokes during manual programming - up to 50%
Optional DiamondSoft 3D CAD/CAM software for easy to use, advanced offline programming capability.
Powerful and easy to use material parameter tables
Bi-directional offset to zero-offset data conversion

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Mazak Launches Online Parts Ordering (CNC technology)

Florence, Kentucky, January 20, 2009 – Mazak Corporation has added a new capability to its website to allow customers to place and review orders for spare parts via the Internet. With an interface similar to those found on major retailers’ websites, customers can view past orders and track the shipping progress of current orders. Through the ability to search for parts by part number or description, customers can also easily peruse the catalog of over 46,000 unique part numbers that are shipped from Mazak’s North American Parts Center in Florence, Kentucky. Additionally, price and availability of each part can be viewed through the online parts system.
“We’ve been in the process of updating our parts operations over the past several years,” says Steve Trammel, North American Parts Center Manager. “Establishing a comprehensive, user-friendly web presence is a natural extension of that evolution. When customers place an order on our website, they receive a UPS or FedEx tracking number by email so that they can follow the progress of their shipment.”
Mazak maintains over $60 million in parts inventory and achieves same-day shipping on 97.5% of orders placed. Responsible for supporting the whole of the company’s North and South American customer base, the parts center fulfills over 1,000 orders per day, ranging from light bulbs, bearings and switches, all the way up to spindles, ball screws and linear guides.
Mazak’s parts website can be found at Parts inquiries and orders may also be made via email at, telephone at 888-462-9251 or fax at 859-342-1350.