In approximately 2002 Mazak introduced the Nexus 510C. It featured Mazak’s latest design in vertical machining centers. The Nexus 510C is a traveling table design with Z-Axis remaining on the column. It was offered in both 40 taper and 50 taper versions of the machine, as well as a HS (high speed) 40 taper model. This new design provides for maximum productivity by increasing the overall speed of the machine.
Precision linear guide ways are used on all axes for maximum accuracy and rigidity. Rapid traverse rates of 1417 inches per minute and positioning accuracy of ± .0002" are achieved as a result of these features.
The Nexus 510C features a powerful 25HP, 12,000 RPM AC spindle motor. This direct drive spindle design increases torque in the low range and enhances performance in the high range. Digital AC spindle motor and drive system require little maintenance, improving the machines overall productivity.
The high gain digital AC servo motors are coupled directly to the ball screws eliminating the need for belts and gears that can negatively affect machine accuracy.
The Nexus 510C comes standard with a chip and splash shield and top cover to provide a safe and clean environment.
The Mazatrol Fusion 640M CNC control, earned a reputation as the most advanced conversational programming CNC system of its time, It was fused with a personal computer while retaining the exceptional Mazatrol functions. The result is a control that can respond to inquiries from external locations. It can also make suggestions, such as for faster cutting conditions to help lower cycle times and increase thru-put.
Machining time is greatly reduced by using the world’s fastest 64 bit RISC processor and compact low inertia servo motors. The Mazatrol Fusion 640M control reduces cutting time using both software and hardware solutions.
The Nexus 510C was eventually replaced by the Nexus 510C II, known as the mark II machine. There were some upgrades in both technology of the mechanics of the machine as well as the control that came with the change in name.