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Twin Spindle Turning Center enhances production versatility.

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August 7, 2014 - Designed for compact line operation, Muratec MW80GT delivers manufacturing flexibility and facilitated setup change. This 6,000 rpm dual spindle machine, engineered to produce parts that are 3.15 in. dia and 2 in. long, offers wide gang tool platform to promote versatility. Other features include twin horizontal spindles, twin 4-station tool blocks, X-axis stroke of 320 mm, and Z-axis stroke of 200 mm. Machine is available with one or 2 Muratec high-speed, 3-axis CNC gantry loaders.

Murata Machinery USA, Inc. (De)

2120 Queen City Dr., Charlotte, NC, 28208, USA

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Murata Machinery USA Introduces New MW80GT Compact Twin Spindle Turning Center

Press release date: August 2, 2014

CHARLOTTE, NC — Murata Machinery USA Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-volume CNC production machinery, has announced the introduction of a new Muratec twin spindle turning center, the MW80GT.

“The energy-saving MW80GT is designed for compact line operation, flexibility in manufacturing, versatility and easy setup change,” said Steve Landrum, North American Sales Manager of Murata Machinery USA’s Turning business unit. “With its high-speed gantry loaders, fast load/unload times, and reduced machine idle times, the MW80GT can help you achieve significant cycle time reductions.”

The MW80GT high-speed, 6000 RPM dual spindle is engineered to produce high-speed parts that are 80 mm (3.15") in diameter and 50 mm (2") in length, with a wide gang tool platform that gives it more versatility. It features twin horizontal spindles, twin four-station tool blocks and is available with one or two of the proven Muratec high-speed 3-axis CNC gantry loaders. The MW80GT has an X-axis stroke of 320 mm and a Z-axis stroke of 200 mm and the same high-speed gantry as the MW50GT. It also works with a variety of feed and output systems designed and built by Murata Machinery USA.

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 precision, high-speed turning centers.

For additional information on the Muratec MW80GT twin spindle turning center call 800-428-8469 or visit www.automatedturning.com.

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