#12 Achieving automation of all conventional processes with our gantry loader!


"In introducing automatic production line, we want to automate as many processes as possible by using a gantry loader (hereafter simply referred to as Loader) to improve production efficiency."


⚡Points of the problem faced by the customer⚡

[1] First, the customer wanted to automate machining process and eliminate variations in production volume caused by workers.

[2] Also, they wanted to automate the cleaning and inspection processes after machining.

[3] Since the clearance between the chuck and the workpiece was very small, there was concern about whether the Loader could precisely attach and detach the workpieces.



💡What we can do for the customer💡

・ The production efficiency has been greatly improved by automating all processes with the Loader!


Our proposals to solve the customer's problems are as follows.



・ In addition to the machining process, the customer's cleaning equipment and inspection equipment are also arranged in the transport area, where the Loader is used to automate the entire process.

Before that, we adjusted the signal exchange between the cleaning equipment and inspection equipment to enable a smooth start-up of the production line at the time of delivery.

・ Although the clearance between the precision mandrel chuck and the inner diameter of the workpiece is very small, the Loader has enabled accurate automatic loading and unloading of workpieces.

At the time of business negotiations, we conducted verification of the Loader's loading/unloading performance at our company. For more smooth chucking and unchucking operations, we changed the shape of the chuck side. Also, after repeatedly verifying the movement coordinates on the gantry loader side, the anxiety about automatic attachment and detachment has been eliminated.


Effects after introduction

✨Higher Productivity

・ Through this automation, variations in production volume have been improved.

・ By automating the entire process, the number of workers involved in the process can be reduced from four to one.

・ The three workers who left the previous process are now working in other processes, also contributing to improving the productivity of those proc


Company Name Murata Machinery, Ltd. 
Japanese Name : Murata Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
Established July 1935
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
President Daisuke Murata
Products Textile Machinery, Machine Tools, Sheet Metal Machinery,
Automated Systems, Clean FA Systems,
Communication Equipment
Capital JPY 900 million
Sales Consolidated: 391,800 million yen
Non-Consolidated: 304,300 million yen
(as of March 31, 2022)
Employees 3700 [Group; 8100 ](as of April, 2022)
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