Murata Machinery USA, Inc. to Introduce New Turning Machines at IMTS 2014

CHARLOTTE, NC —Murata Machinery USA, Inc., one of the leading manufacturers of high volume CNC production machinery for industry, will introduce two new Muratec turning machines, the MW80GT and MW120GTEX, and a new version of its ML400 machine, the ML400L, at IMTS 2014. Those attending IMTS 2014 from September 8–13, 2014, at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, can see these new turning machines in action for the first time at Booth #S-8844.

“Muratec is excited to demonstrate what these new turning machines can do at IMTS 2014,” said Steve Landrum, North American Sales Manager of Murata Machinery USA’s Turning business unit. “They continue to build on Muratec’s reputation for producing reliable automated turning centers and expand their capabilities for precision, high-speed performance.

The new MW120GTEX is a high-accuracy redesign of one of Muratec’s most popular machines, the MW120GT twin-spindle CNC chucker. The new turning center features a high-accuracy spindle for tight tolerance requirements. The location of the Z-axis ballscrew is centered to improve accuracy and an X-axis box guideway gives the machine added rigidity. Its two-piece turret coupling also provides greater accuracy, while its twin independent gantries deliver rapid throughput.

The other new turning machine, the MW80GT high-speed, 6000-rpm dual spindle, is engineered to produce high-speed parts that are 80 mm in diameter and 50 mm in length, with a wide gang tool platform that gives it more versatility. It has an X-axis stroke of 320 mm and a Z-axis stroke of 200 mm and the same gantry speed as the MW50GT, with a variety of feed and output systems designed and built by Murata Machinery USA.

The ML400L is a longer version of the ML400, which extends its part capability to 200 mm in diameter x 570 mm in length. Upper and lower turrets with roller support are offered on the ML400L, which also features an MT5 tailstock center with a live-tool option for small secondary holes.

Muratec will also be showing its most popular size machine, the MD200G, at IMTS 2014. The MD200G features 30 hp, 2400 rpm, dual spindles for rugged cutting capability with 250 mm chucks and a 5 hp, 3000 rpm, live tool capability. Its centralized Fanuc 31 Control provides both machine operation and smart, 3-axis gantry control. A 2 x 8 kg gantry handling capability also comes standard on the MD200G. 

Murata Machinery USA, Inc.'s Machine Tool 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. All Muratec CNC turning centers incorporate environmentally friendly, semi-dry cutting features to reduce dust, oil mist and odor for a safer work environment.

For more information on Muratec turning centers, visit or call 800-428-8469.

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