Muratec Machinery USA
The MWR120G automated horizontal lathe is the next generation of the MW series machines.

Multi-Tasking Machine with Y-Axis Functionality

Sept. 22, 2022
A new, automated horizontal lathe with an integrated robotic gantry loader blends processing capability in a compact body with front-facing twin spindles, live tooling, and a Y-axis.

MURATA MACHINERY USA INC. unveiled the Muratec MWR120G multi-tasking machine with Y-axis functionality at IMTS 2022. The MWR120G - seen above - is an automated horizontal lathe and the latest extension of the MW series machines, with an integrated robotic-gantry loader that blends processing capability in a compact body with front-facing twin spindles, live tooling, and Y-axis.

The integrated robotic-gantry loader allows unmanned workpiece handling for all-in-one processing of complex shapes from raw to finished parts, maximizing efficiency without changeovers or the need for secondary operations.

“For manufacturers needing automated turning systems that reduce idle times, optimize efficiencies, increase productivity, and alleviate workforce demands, this new machine is the solution,” according to Jeff Kalmbach, general manager, machine tools division, Murata Machinery.

Also at IMTS, Muratec demonstrated its high-speed 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.

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