Mazak Corporation

8025 Production Dr.
PO Box 970
Florence, KY 41042 US


HCO-16000Q

Mazak Adds Machining Power and Versatility to Kentucky Plant

Mazak Corporation has completed the installation of a new Mazak HCN-16000Q Horizontal Machining Center in the company’s North American Manufacturing Plant in Florence, Kentucky. The addition of the powerful and versatile machine positions Mazak to ramp up overall production of its Kentucky-built machines and handle components, especially larger ones, for new machine models to meet surging customer demands.

The HCN-16000Q features an innovative double-column, quill-head design that enables the machine to perform the operations of both an HMC and a traditional boring machine. This means the machine provides processing flexibility and helps reduce part setups because it allows manufacturers, such as Mazak, to perform both deep bore and milling applications all on the same machine platform.

“In today’s manufacturing world, it is essential to have the most innovative and productive equipment possible,” said Brian Papke, chairman of Mazak Corporation. “As a manufacturer ourselves, we continue to invest in such equipment for our own operations so that we can quickly deliver the most advanced machines to our customers. The recently installed quill machine is a perfect example of this.”

As the first in Mazak’s series of HCNs with quills, the HCN-16000Q is available in single table (open or covered) and two-pallet machine configurations. It is well suited for part production in the oil and gas industry, construction equipment, mining and farm equipment or any part production in which customers want the speed and accuracy of a Mazak horizontal machine plus the quill for long reach milling and boring operations.

For stability, reliability and accuracy, the HCN-16000Q’s double-column design centers the quill head to eliminate potential problems resulting from overhang or imbalance, which are typically associated with traditional boring machines. Mazak’s double column also features a twin ballscrew-driven Y axis that eliminates the need for any type of counterbalance mechanism. This ensures fast, precise and smooth Y-axis stroke extension and retraction.

The Mazak quill features a built-in motor, high-torque, direct-drive, 50-hp (37-kW) spindle that puts out 1,000 ft/lbs (1,357 Nm) of torque. Mazak equips the quill with linear drive guides as well as both angular contact and roller-type bearings. Roller bearings in the front of the spindle provide stability against strong side forces from face milling or heavy roughing, while the angular contact bearings in the back support the quill’s Z-axis thrust for heavy duty boring and drilling operations. 

Standard tool capacity of the HCN-16000Q is 80 tools with options to increase that to 120 or 160 or incorporate Mazak’s TOOLTECH system. Also available is a tool changing system specifically for handling larger sized tools. The changer mounts to the machine’s pallet changer and quickly moves larger size tools in and out of the machine to speed exchanges and reduce non-cut times. Mazak also offers the machining center with an automatic attachment changer that further boosts part processing flexibility through the use of various special operation attachments such as angled heads, U-axis boring tools and facing heads, U-axis OD turning heads and snout heads.

The HCN-16000Q’s 49.2" X 63.0" (1,250 mm x 1,600 mm) pallets accommodate workpieces up to 118.11" (3,000 mm) in diameter, 78.74" (2,000 mm) high and weighing as much as 17,636 lbs (8,000 Kg) (two-PC model) and 22,046 lbs (10,000 Kg) (single table model). Machine axis travels measure 110.236" (2,800 mm) in X, 63" (1,600 mm) in Y, and 72.834" (1,850 mm) in Z, while the quill W-axis feed stroke is 21.653" (550 mm).

The HCN-16000Q can be added to existing manufacturing cells, including those with dissimilar machines such as the Mazak e-Vertical and INTEGREX series of machines. When the machine is part of an automated Mazak PALLETECH cell, it further increases the cell’s overall versatility with DONE IN ONE processing with the addition of deep boring and U-axis machining capabilities.

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Product Categories of Mazak Corporation

Automated Pallet Systems
Boring Machines
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Units
Drilling & Tapping Machines, CNC
End Turning Machines
Gear Hobbing Machines
Horizontal Machining Centers, Five-Axis
Horizontal Machining Centers, Up to Four-Axis
Hybrid Additive-Manufacturing Machines
Indexers & Rotary Tables
Jig Boring Machines
Leasing & Financing Services
Machine Monitoring Systems
Machining Cells & FMS
Maintenance & Repair
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Replacement Parts/Repair Parts
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Turning Centers, Horizontal, CNC
Turning Centers, Inverted Vertical, CNC
Turning Centers, Twin-Spindle/Multi-Turret
Turning Centers, Vertical, CNC
Universal Machining Centers
Vertical Machining Centers, Five-Axis
Vertical Machining Centers, Up to Four-Axis

Trade Names

µ Series
5-Levels of Multi-Tasking
CYBERTECH TURN
Discover More With Mazak
DONE IN ONE
DUAL TURN
FF
FJV
HCN
HORIZONTAL CENTER UNIVERSAL
HQR
HQR
HYBRID Multi-Tasking
INTEGREX e-RAMTEC
INTEGREX e-V
INTEGREX i
INTEGREX i AM
INTEGREX i-V
INTEGREX j
IVS
MATRIX NEXUS 2 CNC
Mazak iSMART Factory
Mazak SmartBox
Mazak SMOOTH Link
MAZATECH
MAZATROL
MEGA
MEGA TURN
MEGATURN NEXUS
MEGATURN SMART
MULTIPLEX II
MULTIPLEX W
MX Roller Guide System
OPTIMUM
OPTIMUM PLUS
ORBITEC
PALLETECH
POWER MASTER N
QTU
QTZ
QUICK TURN
QUICK TURN NEXUS
QUICK TURN PRIMOS
QUICK TURN SMART
QUICK TURN UNIVERSAL
ROCK SOLID
SLANT TURN
SLANT TURN NEXUS
Smart CNC
SMOOTH Orbitturn
SMOOTH Set & Inspect
SMOOTH Technology
SmoothC CNC
SmoothG CNC
SmoothX CNC
SUPER FLOW
SUPER QUADREX
SUPER VELOCITY CENTER
TOOL EYE
TOOL HIVE
TURNING CENTER
UN
VARIAXIS i
VARIAXIS j
VC AM Series
VC Series
VERSATECH
VERTICAL CENTER NEXUS
VERTICAL CENTER NEXUS COMPACT
VERTICAL CENTER SMART
VERTICAL CENTER UNIVERSAL
VORTEX e-V
VORTEX HORIZONTAL PROFILER
VORTEX i
VORTEX II
VTC