Trace-A-Matic Expands 5-Axis Machining Automation

Posted April 1, 2020, in Manufacturing Efficiency

New Mazak HCR-5000 5-Axis Automated Machining Center Installation at Trace-A-Matic North

Trace-A-Matic has installed a new Mazak HCR-5000 5-axis horizontal machining center with 18 pallet pool automation at their Brookfield, WI location. The Mazak HCR-5000 is optimized to machine small to mid-sized aluminum components, featuring an 18,000 high-rpm spindle, 120-tool capacity, ball screw core cooling to reduce thermal growth for higher accuracy and chip-to-chip tool changes in less than 3 seconds. The 18 pallet PALLETECH system option minimizes non-cut time and improves overall process efficiency. The working envelope of the HCR-5000 is X-axis 28.74”, Y-axis 28.74”, Z-axis 28.74”, A-axis -90°˜+135°, and C-axis ±360°. The new machine will expand Trace-A-Matic’s capabilities and capacity to meet the growing demand of its customers.

“The addition of this New Mazak HCR-5000 supports our strategic focus on combining automation with the versatility of multi-axis technology,” Michael Daws, Vice President of Sales at Trace-A-Matic, said in a statement. “We continue to make these types of investments to ensure we’re able to produce world-class precision components and meet the higher production requirements of our global OEM customers.”

About Trace-A-Matic Corporation
For over 50 years, Trace-A-Matic Corp. has been producing precision machined CNC (computer numerical control) components and assemblies for manufacturers in the aerospace, defense, food processing, heavy equipment, medical equipment, oil and gas, power generation, transportation, and general industry markets. The company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in WI and TX use the latest CNC machining technologies to produce complex and intricate components that meet or exceed the most critical tolerances. Products machined from castings, weldments, forgings, tubing, and bar stock range in weight from 1 pound to 15,000 pounds.

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