Murata Machinery USA Celebrates 50 Years of Automation in North America

February 23, 2024

muratec-50th-anniversaryMurata Machinery USA (Muratec), Charlotte, NC, has planned a variety of activities throughout 2024 to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Operating as a subsidiary of Kyoto, Japan-based Murata Machinery Ltd., Murata Machinery USA provides sales, service and support for the Muratec brand in the United States, Canada and Mexico, as well as overseas in Ireland.

In May 1974, Murata Machinery Ltd. established Murata of America, Inc., initially focusing on textile machinery. In October 1989 it acquired the Wiedemann Division from Warner & Swasey Co., creating Murata Wiedemann, Inc. It introduced the unified brand Muratec in October 1991, and by June 2002 the company consolidated its U.S. subsidiaries into Murata Machinery USA, Inc. Its automation portfolio encompasses material handling, machine tools, fabrication technology and cleanroom-automation solutions. Among them:

Logistics and automation—In the 1990s, Muratec revolutionized North American automotive stamping with an integrated turnkey solution, combining die handling, blank processing, stamping warehousing and transport control. 

Machine tools division—In 1980, Muratec revolutionized CNC machining with the MW25, the inaugural twin-spindle automated chucker lathe that seamlessly integrated automation with an industry-first gantry loader. In 1994 Muratec debuted reportedly the world's first electric servo motor CNC turret punch press, the Motorum 2000.

Industry-Related Terms: Blank, CNC, Die, NC, Punch Press, Turret
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See also: Muratec Murata Machinery USA, Inc.

Technologies: CNC Punching


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