Mazak Offers Quick Turn 200/250 Turning Centers
Quick Turn 200 Turning Center Source: Mazak

Mazak offers the Quick Turn 200/250 series of multitasking turning centers configured with a GR100 gantry robot for “done in one” part processing and fully automated loading/unloading.

Mazak engineered the GR100 to easily integrate into any of the Quick Turn 200/250 models, including the two-axis, milling, Y-axis and/or second spindle versions. To interface with these Quick Turn machines, the GR100 requires no special robot/machine interface and is programmed via the Mazatrol SmoothG CNC featured on the machines.

For application flexibility, two GR100 workpiece-table configurations are available, as is end-of-arm tooling with three-jaw grippers.

Quick Turn 200/250 Turning Centers
Quick Turn 200/250 Turning Centers
Source: Mazak

All GR100 robots are equipped with a D3 two-sided, three-jaw gripping hand with a part range of up to 7″ in diameter, 6″ in length and total weight of 44 lbs. To reduce machine idle time, Mazak complements the GR100 with the integration of a servo-driven automatic door that allows the robot entry into the machine envelope with rapid traverse rates of 3,937 ipm on the robot’s A axis and 7,087 ipm on its B axis.

The GR100 robot package offers two-workpiece table configurations, including a two-pallet changer that allows parts to be positioned in rows across each table and a 16-position rotary stocker system with the ability to stack parts on each individual stocker. The two-pallet changer makes it possible for operators to access the pallet on one table while the other table is shuttled into the load/unload area for uninterrupted machine operation. 

The rotary table design with stacked parts allows for greater initial density of parts but without access during automatic operation. A single part-discharge tray can also be added for unloading specified parts for inspection.