"Complicated operations require different machine tools to be used according to the shape of materials."
⚡Points of the problem faced by the customer⚡
1. Workpieces of 65mm or less were processed by a bar machine, while larger ones were made from cut materials by using two units of single-spindle lathes, requiring multiple operators.
2. Due to the high hurdles to implementing automation, labor saving on the production line did not proceed as expected.
💡What we can do for the customer💡
A turning center equipped with a gantry loader, bar feeder, and stocker has achieved efficient automation, while reducing the number of machine tools.
Our proposals to solve the customer’s problems are as follows.
 One turning center handles both bar materials and cut materials!
For bar materials, a bar feeder is installed on the left side of the MT200, while a stocker is incorporated on the right side for cut materials.
As a result, both bar materials and cut materials can be processed with one machine.
In addition, if the 3-turret type is chosen, the machine can be equipped with a maximum of 54 cutting tools.
 Mounting a gantry loader on the machine allows for easy automation!
🔵Bar material machining cycle
Bar feeder ➡ Left axis (OP10) ➡ Right axis (OP20) ➡ Gantry loader picking up finished parts ➡ Stocker
🔵Cut material machining cycle
Stocker ➡Left axis (OP10) ➡ Right axis (OP20) ➡Gantry loader picking up finished parts ➡ Stocker (return)
In this way, the process of loading materials and the process of unloading finished parts have been automated.
🌄New Year’s Greetings🎍
Jan 4, 2023
Dec 23, 2022
#009 Turning Center equipped with a gantry loader enables both flexible machining and production systems!
Dec 22, 2022
#008 Proposal for high-speed automation in a short cycle!
Nov 30, 2022
#007 After machine installation, the customer can easily change the workpiece flow direction!
Oct 31, 2022
Murata Machinery, Ltd.
Japanese Name : Murata Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
|Main office||136, Takeda-Mukaishiro-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 612-8418 Japan|
|Branch office (Japan)||Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya|
|Factories (Japan)||Inuyama, Kaga, Ryuo, Oita, Ise, Gifu|
Textile Machinery, Machine Tools, Sheet Metal Machinery,
Automated Systems, Clean FA Systems,
|Capital||JPY 900 million|
Consolidated: 391,800 million yen
Non-Consolidated: 304,300 million yen
(as of March 31, 2022)
|Employees||3700 [Group; 8100 ](as of April, 2022)|