Controls

We're able to meet your unique production requirements by developing our own advanced CNC controls that perfectly complement our comprehensive line of innovative, productive machine tools and systems.

Only Mazak has various types of controls and automation, along with 5 levels of Multi-Tasking, that make it as easy for you to create the right manufacturing synergy for your business.

SMART

Easy Programming, Fast Job Set Up

SMART CNC controls enable inexperienced operators to quickly and easily develop machining programs as well as achieve fast job set up.

Programming times are 75% faster when compared to machines using EIA/ISO systems, making these controls especially effective when processing workpieces only requiring simple turning, milling, drilling and tapping operations.

Main Features and Benefits:

Hardware

  • Control up to 4 axes and 2 spindles
  • EIA/ISO and conversational programming for versatility and user-friendly operation
  • Up to 512 programs
  • Capacity for 128 tool offset groups, 54 work offset groups and 500 alarm histories
  • QWERTY keyboard provides same data input method as a PC

Software

  • Intelligent Thermal Shield provides heat displacement control for machining stability and accuracy
  • Intelligent Maintenance Support prevents unexpected machine downtime
  • SMART menu keys minimize required programming screens and key presses

MATRIX NEXUS

Optimized Multi-Tasking Programming

MATRIX NEXUS and MATRIX NEXUS 2 CNC controls simplify Multi-Tasking operations for parts requiring off-center-line machining and angled drilling, milling or tapping.

With unequalled innovation for conversational programming, these controls incorporate a wide variety of advanced features for increased productivity through high-speed, high-accuracy machining as well as ease of operation.

Main Features and Benefits:

Hardware

  • Simultaneous control of up to 3 axes and continuous control of second spindles
  • A 20GB hard disk offers increased program storage capacity
  • High-speed CPU and large 12" CNC display supports multiple functions
  • EIA/ISO and conversational programming offers versatility and user-friendly operation
  • Sub-micron input and nano control delivers high accuracy machining

Software

  • Intelligent Thermal Shield provides heat displacement control for improved stability
  • Active Vibration Control reduces vibration for high accuracy positioning
  • Intelligent Safety Shield offers safe operation during maching set up and manual operation
  • Mazak Voice Adviser provides verbal support for machine set up and safety
  • Control functions streamline data entry and reduce programming time
  • Virtual machining provides convenient program and interference checks

MATRIX 2

Highly Advanced Programming

MATRIX and MATRIX 2 CNC controls provide extremely fast processing speed, excellent cornering, superior part surface finishes and reduced cycle times.

Through advanced hardware and software functionality, these controls bring unbeatable accuracy and increased productivity to highly complex applications requiring Multi-Tasking operations; full, simultaneous 5-axis machining, and the incorporation of automation.

Main Features and Benefits:

Hardware

  • 9-axis control capability
  • High-speed CPU and panel layout allows for easy operation
  • ASIC technology enhances processing performance
  • EIA/ISO and conversational programming offers versatility and user-friendly operation
  • A 20GB hard disk offers increased program storage capacity
  • Customized position 19" CNC display provides ample room for a large amount of data
  • High-speed small increment processing
  • 5-axis spline interpolation for shorter cycle times, smoother toolpaths and greater control of tool vectors
  • Extended Card for connecting to field networks

Software

  • Intelligent Thermal Shield provides heat displacement control for improved stability
  • Active Vibration Control reduces vibration for high accuracy positioning
  • Intelligent Safety Shield offers safe operation during machine set up and manual operation
  • Intelligent Maintenance Support prevents unexpected machine downtime
  • Mazak Voice Adviser provides verbal support for machine set up and safety
  • Control functions streamline data entry and reduce programming time
  • Volumetric Error Compensation balances volumetric axis position errors
  • Virtual machining provides convenient program and interference checks

MAZATROL SmoothX

Industry’s Fastest, Most Progressive

The MAZATROL SmoothX CNC is a key element of our SMOOTH TECHNOLOGY, which is a complete process-performance platform that spans the entire part production landscape from programming and setup to metal removal operations to automation to data collection.

Every function of this CNC addresses real-world issues and customer input. Its functionality and ergonomics make it the industry’s most progressive machine tool control.

Main Features and Benefits:

  • Interpolation processing is four times faster than its fastest CNC predecessors
  • Quick Program screen significantly streamlines part programming
  • Intuitive HMI interface presents all critical data in a single-page view
  • 5-axis virtual machining allows for accurate program simulation
  • Variable Acceleration Control optimizes acceleration/deceleration dynamically resulting in reduced cycle times
  • Intelligent MAZATROL Pocket Milling ensures optimum machining conditions
  • Fast rotary axis speeds perform gear skiving and rotary axis threading
  • Seamless Corner Control reduces vibrations and shortens machining cycle times by preprocessing intersections
  • High Gain Feed Forward Control features new motion control technology for accurate cutting
  • Smooth Machining Configuration makes it easy to adjust machine presets for servo control for the type of work being machined