#17 By replacing a long-used single-spindle lathe and robot system with Muratec’s gantry loader system, the productivity per floor space has been significantly improved.


"We are looking for a new production line configuration that can improve the productivity per floor space compared to the conventional line consisting of single-spindle lathes and a robot."

Points of the problem faced by the customer⚡

(1) The customer’s production line consisted of single-spindle lathes and a robot, requiring a very large floor space and resulting in low productivity relative to the required space.

(2) For expanding equipment in the future, the customer was reviewing the conventional production line to make more effective use of floor space.



💡What we can do for the customer💡

The per-unit-area productivity has been dramatically improved by using Muratec's Twin-Spindle Turning Machine!


-The previous production line was automated with two units of horizontal single-spindle lathes and a single unit of robot.

However, this configuration required a large floor space for installation of the robot and two horizontal single-spindle lathes.

Furthermore, with the additional maintenance space taken into account, the per-area productivity would become even lower.

To solve this problem, Muratec proposed the MW series Twin-Spindle Turning Machine.

It has achieved significant space savings, resulting in approximately doubling the per-unit-area productivity.


Effects after introduction

✨Higher Productivity

-The productivity per floor space has been remarkably improved.

As a result, the customer can make better use of the factory space and prepare for future production increases.


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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