Mazak's New High Productivity Turning Center Ideal for Job Shops

Florence, Kentucky, December 18, 2009 – Mazak's new QUICK TURN SMART series of 2-axis lathes offers high productivity turning at an affordable price. The line's QT-SMART 200 delivers fast axis feed rates and a new, user-friendly MAZATROL SMART control, making it ideal for job shops and other high production environments.

The QT-SMART 200's headstock features an 8" chuck, mounted on a 20 hp, 5,000-rpm integrated spindle motor with a 3” spindle bore that is optimized for machining performance.

The turning center utilizes Roller LM guides on the X- and Z-axes to ensure high rigidity and smooth cutting at feedrates of 1,811 ipm on the X-axis and 1,299 ipm on the Z-axis. The QT-SMART 200 also features X-axis ball screw pretension for high accuracy, as well as a 12-position, high-speed, non-lift drum turret for rapid tool indexing. Additionally, the machine is very reliable, particularly when set up for long runs with an automatic bar-feeder system.

The recently developed MAZATROL SMART control simplifies turning operations on the QUICK TURN SMART series. MAZATROL SMART is designed for ease of operation and offers a 10.4" LCD color display and the familiar QWERTY keyboard. A pointing device, acting like a mouse, and USB port for downloading programs are also at the operator’s fingertips. Conversational part programming can be accomplished in MAZATROL language. MAZATROL SMART control also accepts EIA/ISO programs.

The machine also features an NC servo-driven tailstock to enable automated processes. The tailstock is fully programmable, driving the W-axis on its own AC servomotor and ball screw. Through the part program, the tailstock will retract to a known position and its center makes contact with the part with consistent holding pressure. Further, because of its positive independent drive system, the tailstock can be used to drill holes on a shaft centerline adding versatility to the jobs it can process.

About Mazak Corporation

Mazak Corporation is a leader in the design and manufacture of productive machine tool solutions. Committed to being a partner to customers with innovative technology, its world-class facility in Florence, Kentucky, produces over 100 models of turning centers, Multi-Tasking machines and vertical machining centers, including 5- axis models. Continuously investing in manufacturing technology allows the Kentucky Mazak iSMART Factory™ to be the most advanced and efficient in the industry, providing high-quality and reliable products through its “Production-On-Demand” practice. Mazak maintains eight Technology Centers across North America to provide local hands-on applications, service and sales support to customers. For more information on Mazak's products and solutions, visit or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.