Murata Machinery USA debuts, Industry-First Machine Technology at IMTS 2022

Murata Machinery USA to debut an Industry-First Twin Spindle, Front-Facing Turning Center with Y-axis and Innovative iFLiPP® Automated Loader at IMTS 2022

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Charlotte, NC (September 7, 2022) Murata Machinery USA, Inc. (Muratec), a pioneer in machining and a
worldclass leader in automation, announces its participation in the 2022 International Manufacturing Technology
Show (IMTS), Sept. 1217, at McCormick Place in Chicago. Murata Machinery will unveil its new Muratec
MWR120G, an innovative multitasking machine with Yaxis functionality, and its upgraded MW35 with iFLiPP
technology, an automated loader designed to meet manufacturers’ continuing need for reliable, flexible turning
machines that solve productivity challenges.


At Booth #338844, South Building, Level 3, Muratec will unveil this firstofitskind MWR120G during a
press event on Sept. 12 at 11:00 a.m. in the company’s booth with a live demonstration. This automated
horizontal lathe is the next generation of the wellknown MW series machines with an integrated robotic gantry
loader that blends processing capability in a compact body with frontfacing twin spindles, live tooling, and Y
axis. The machine’s integrated robotic gantry loader enables unmanned workpiece handling for allinone
processing of complex shapes from raw to finished parts for maximizing efficiency without changeovers or the
need for secondary operations.


“IMTS is the premier event for manufacturing business professionals. We know that labor shortages remain an
ongoing industry problem. We also know that trade shows like IMTS are an ideal setting for problems to meet
solutions,” said Jeff Kalmbach, general manager, machine tools division, Murata Machinery. “For manufacturers
needing automated turning systems that reduce idle times, optimize efficiencies, increase productivity, and
alleviate workforce demands, this new machine is the solution.”


Muratec will also demonstrate its highspeed MW35 twin spindle turning machine with an innovative iFLiPP
pick and place loader that automates part feeding. A single operator can quickly load raw materials and keep
multiple machines running for continuous operation and mass production. By upgrading the MW35 with the
Integrated Fast Loading Pick ‘n Place (iFLiPP) loader, its automated loading orientation feeds the workpiece into
its swing arm either head leading or head trailing in 1.9 seconds, eliminating changeovers and machine
downtime, delivering more parts at the end of the day.


For attendees looking for innovative inspiration to sharpen their competitive edge, Muratec will host an
educational series of MuraTalks held daily by industry thought leaders at the company’s booth. Attendees
will learn the importance of integrating automation and utilizing the newest advances in manufacturing to increase
productivity while enjoying a complimentary lunch. Seating is limited and can be
prereserved in advance.

Also, attendees can further their knowledge by attending Muratec’s Automation, Not If, But When. conference
seminar presented by Jeff Tyl, North American Fabrication & Aftermarket Sales Manager. “Automation is no
longer a bonus; it’s a requirement for manufacturers to remain competitive,” said Tyl. “As part of one of the
world’s leading machine tool manufacturers, I’ve learned that the level of automation that shops choose to
automate dictates the degree of integration amongst their machining or turning processes.”

Private meetings and demonstrations of the MWR120G, MW35 with iFLiPP, and nine other systems on the trade

show floor are being prebooked now. Attendees are encouraged to preregister for their Pints & Pegs reception
and
prereserve a limited, custom fabricated MuraDesk set, personally engraved in Booth #338844, South
Building, Level 3.


Displaying what automation at the core means at IMTS, attendees will experience Muratec in Motion. Company
experts will demonstrate various system integrations to help manufacturers understand how they can make it,
move it, store it, and service it across their entire supply chain.


For more information about Muratec at IMTS 2022, visit https://www.muratecusa.com/imtsprebook.



About Murata Machinery USA, Inc.


Murata Machinery USA, Inc. is a subsidiary of Murata Machinery Ltd., a pioneer and world leader in highspeed,
automated turning and fabrication, logistics & material handling automation, clean factory automation, and textile
machinery. Established in 1935, Murata is the sole manufacturer of Muratec brand machinery and systems that supports
North American manufacturing and logistics companies across regional and global supply chains, accelerating their
competitive edge through integrated automation. Manufacturing for half a century with thousands of installations
worldwide and firsttomarket innovations, Muratec is trusted by leading global brands and suppliers including Ford,
Fastenal, Boeing, Linamar, Coke and more. Each solution uses timetested technology and is customized to meet
customers exact needs with flexibility and personalized support provided for the life of the system.

For more information, visit https://www.muratecusa.com