Murata Machinery USA, Inc.

Newly Engineered MW120GEX Reigns Fastest in Class For 120MM Parts

  • October 12, 2016

CHARLOTTE, NC — Murata Machinery USA, Inc., the leader in high volume production turning centers, is pleased to announce the introduction of the newly engineered high speed gantry loader featured on our MW120GEX machine.

This high speed gantry loader uses carbon composite material which greatly reduced the weight of the gantry 35% over previous models. This feature maintains the strength and rigidity that all of our Murata gantries are known for. Instead of one rail for the X axis, we now utilize two rails to support the carrier. The benefit is 50% increase in gantry traverse speed. Compared to our standard MW120G, we are reducing the minimum cycle time by five seconds, utilizing the new high speed gantry.

“This gantry is undoubtedly the fastest in it’s class for part diameters up to 120 mm. We introduced this machine at IMTS 2016 and customers could not believe the speed,” explained Steve Landrum, North American Sales Manager of Murata Machinery USA’s Turning business unit. “Murata is the leader in automated turning machines and once again, our research and development has proven to be superior in the market.”

Because of the reduced weight of the overall gantry, we are able to reduce the size of our servo motors in X, Y, and Z. “All of our gantry loaders are three axes which allows for a lot of flexibility with our in-feed and out-feed devices. So reducing even more weight through smaller servo motors was an added benefit to the speed of the gantry,” states Steve. This technology is the next step in giving our customers even more of a competitive advantage.

Murata Machinery USA, Inc. is a subsidiary of Murata Machinery Ltd., Kyoto, Japan and is comprised of four divisions – Machine Tools, made up of Turning and Fabrication business units, Logistics and Automation, Clean Factory Automation and Textiles. From its headquarters in Charlotte, NC, Murata Machinery USA, Inc.’s Turning business unit supplies reliable, twin- and single-spindle automated turning centers under its Muratec brand. These machines feature innovative technology and compact designs for high productivity and intelligent gantry-loader material handling. Users of Muratec’s automated CNC lathes include automotive engineering, bearing manufacturing, valves and fittings, oil and gas as well as other industries that depend on high precision, high-speed turning centers.