Mazak VTC-760C (SIEMENS control)Mazak says its latest machine to feature a Siemens CNC is its VTC-760C vertical travelling column machining centre, which is controlled by the new Siemens 828D control. The company says the VTC-760C is powered by a 12,000rpm spindle and offers rapid traverse rates of 42m/min in the X-, Y- and Z-axes.

The unit features a 15.6” touch screen display and runs on SINUMERIK Operate 4.7 and features a built-in QWERTY keyboard with USB and ethernet access. The company says the CNC benefits from a number of intelligent operations, including ShopMill and the control can also be programmed to send SMS messages to operators, machine setters, or service and maintenance technicians to provide alerts for tool life, availability of blanks and upcoming maintenance schedules.