NEW MAM72 unmanned palletized machining

St. Paul, MN (September 15, 2020) — Matsuura Machinery USA, an innovator in the development of high-speed machining and the manufacture of automated, unmanned high accuracy CNC machine tools, announces the worldwide debut of the MAM72-52V, a high speed, large capacity 5-axis vertical machining center.

The MAM72 series (with thousands of machines in successful worldwide operation since their debut in 1991) originated the concept of the tower pallet system and remains unrivaled in the marketplace.

Achieving process integration, complex 5-axis machining, and versatile functionality in all machining environments, variable-part variable-volume production and reliable extended unmanned operation are a standard feature of the MAM72 Series.

The MAM72-52V, is designed to handle a greater workpiece size than our existing models, offer faster response times to market and deliver even higher productivity to meet customers’ business requirements for ever faster cycle times and cost down performance.

With the new MAM72-52V, the maximum workpiece size is D520 mm x H400 mm with a load capacity of 300 kg per pallet: a 23 % increase in diameter, 50% increase in weight, and 75% increase in envelope volume compared to existing models.

In addition, the newly developed 4th-/5th-axis table equipped with direct drive motors achieves a rapid traverse rate of 50 min-1 and 100 min-1 respectively, enabling both high speed and high accuracy in one machine. By reviewing the machine structure, improved accessibility and good operability for setup are ensured since the distance from the machine front (oil pan edge) to the pallet center is reduced to 564 mm and that to the spindle center to 134 mm.

The MAM72-52V is an all-in-one machine that enables variable-part variable-volume production and extended unmanned operation, featuring a matrix tool magazine (130 tools/330 tool magazine base), tower pallet system (PC15) and chip removal system (spiral chip conveyor, lift-up chip conveyor) as standard.

The new machine is IoT ready, delivering measurable remote and real time monitoring of the machine status, condition, and performance. IoT, the internet of things, is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers (UIDs) and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. This optional feature for outputting machine running data to a host system is available using a communication protocol called ‘MTConnect’ designed for machine tools.

In 1995 Matsuura introduced the now legendary MAM72 Series of 5 axis machine tools, ushering in and defining a new age of unmanned palletized and fully automated pallet pool CNC machining production.

Synonymous with the introduction of the concept of ‘lights out machining,’ this innovative production platform series became instantly recognizable by the tower pallet pools integrated into the machine design at their inception.

The denomination ‘MAM’ signifies the unique and ground-breaking nature of these ‘mother’ machines; ‘Matsuura Advanced Manufacturing.’

Introducing 5 axis machines such as the MAM72-S40 – with up to 90 pallets and 320 tools defined an era and shaped the future of cost down high quality prismatic and automated 5 axis machining. These ‘self-contained factories’ became game-changers for investor companies – adding days of unattended and reliable 5 axis production to their bottom line and profitability, dramatically increasing their output, reducing cycle times and rapidly returning the initial investment made.

Matsuura designed and defined the original tower pallet concept over 3 decades ago – and continue to develop reliable and versatile multi-pallet systems and CNC platforms for the modern machine shop and business.

For more information on the Matsuura MAM72-52V Machining Center, please contact your local Matsuura USA Distributor or visit:

Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc., located in St. Paul, MN is the U.S. subsidiary of Matsuura Machinery Corporation in Japan. Since 1935, Matsuura has been the forerunner in designing innovative technology and manufacturing solutions to a variety of industries around the globe. Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc. delivers unmatched excellence in 5-axis, vertical, horizontal, linear motor, multi-tasking CNC machine tools and machines with a powder bed metal AM platform with machining capability. Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc. provides the service, applications and technical field support that have always been the Matsuura standard for business. For more information on Matsuura products, contact: [email protected] or visit: