Matsuura’s Unmanned & Automated Pallet Pool CNC Machining

See Matsuura’s Unmanned & Automated Pallet Pool CNC Machining at IMTS!


Join Matsuura at IMTS 2022 in Booth #338630 to discover the latest in Matsuura’s technological innovations and manufacturing solutions. For nearly a century, Matsuura has maintained unmatched excellence in 5-axis, vertical, horizontal, linear motor, multi-tasking CNC machine tools and machines with powder bed metal AM platforms. Beyond our technological innovations and manufacturing solutions, we also dedicate our resources and invest into building strong, long-term business relationships that help our customers drive their success.

At IMTS 2022, we will feature the NEW MX-420 PC10 5-Axis Vertical Machining Center, the H.Plus-300 PC15 Horizontal Machining Center, the MAM72-52V PC15 5-Axis Vertical Machining Center, and the MAM72-70V PC2 5-Axis Vertical Machining Center.

MX-420 PC10
Following the global success of the MX-330 PC10, Matsuura recently introduced the MX-420 PC10 5-Axis Vertical Machining Center configured with 10 pallets and 90 tools. Possessing Matsuura’s legendary automation technology, the hand-built, fully automated, MX-420 PC10 provides affordable and reliable unmanned 5-axis production.

This new 5-axis machine offers a larger work envelope than the MX-330 PC10 in a compact footprint. The MX-420 PC10 has exceptional ergonomics, intuitive controls, and full simultaneous 5-axis capability, allowing machine shops to meet their customers’ increasing demand for shorter lead-times and higher tolerances across multiple faces.

The MX-420 PC10 is also equipped with the Matsuura G-Tech 31i touch screen with a large display for operator comfort and precise control.

H.Plus-300 PC15
The Matsuura H.Plus-300 PC15 Horizontal Machining Center is a highly productive machine tool with high speed, rigidity, precision, reliability, and low cost of ownership. Equipped with 15 pallets and up to 530 tools, the H.Plus-300 PC15 provides maximized and optimized unmanned production and sustained spindle and machine utilization rates of more than 90%.

The H.Plus-300 PC15 delivers solid and robust rigidity for highly accurate metal cutting, along with ATC/APC options to support unmanned operation and flexible manufacturing systems. Offering floor space savings of more than 15%, the H.Plus-300 PC15 has a compact footprint and comes with a host of MAXIA spindle choices.

Matsuura MAXIA Spindles are renowned for their enduring and accurate performance when cutting everything from aerospace aluminum, to hardened steels to exotic materials. Matsuura’s own Thermal Displacement Compensation Function assures repeatability in cut time and again over long production runs.

MAM72-52V PC15
Designed from the ground up and based upon 30+ years of multi-pallet automation innovation and excellence, Matsuura’s MAM72-52V PC15 is a high speed, large capacity 5-axis vertical machining center that provides efficiency in cost-sensitive, high-volume markets.

Matsuura’s MAM72-52V PC15 is a “factory in one machine” that enables variable-part/variable-production and extended unmanned operation. Equipped with 130 tools on a 330-tool magazine base, proven tower pallet system (PC15), and chip removal system as standard for extended lights out manufacturing. The MAM72-52V PC15 is ergonomically designed to offer end users faster response times to market and deliver high productivity to meet customers’ growing business requirements for ever faster cycle times, proven unmanned running, and dynamic cost down performance.

MAM72-70V PC2
Based on many decades of leading technology and experience in unmanned machining performance, the Matsuura MAM72-70V PC2 is built from the ground up to run unattended and can perform simultaneous high-speed 5-axis machining operations.

The MAM72-70V PC2 high-speed, large capacity 5-axis vertical machining center can handle larger workpieces than existing MAM72 models and offers faster response times. The MAM72-70V PC2 delivers higher productivity to meet customer’s needs, while delivering pallet and productivity solutions to keep your work center efficiently producing components around the clock.

The MAM72-70V PC2 is Internet of Things (IoT) ready, delivering measurable remote and real time monitoring of the machine status, condition, and performance.

The Matsuura LUMEX Team will be available to discuss Matsuura’s Metal Additive Manufacturing Service Bureau and their production of 3D Metal printed and machined parts. Matsuura, the North American experts in Metal 3D Printing and High-speed Milling, is now offering quick-turn prototyping producing a wide range of parts, including unique functional prototypes and low to mid-volume production runs.

Beyond our technological innovations and manufacturing solutions, we also dedicate our resources and invest into building strong, long-term business relationships that help our customers drive their success.

Just like personal relationships, business relationships take time to develop. It’s an investment that Matsuura makes in every machine we sell. When our machines are installed, it is the beginning of many decades of our history. Our service department at Matsuura Japan, and all Matsuura subsidiaries work as ONE TEAM to support our machines and foster our customers’ business locally. We are committed to after sales support with our continuous improvement facilitating better service training and better systems to share information globally.

Matsuura and your exclusive Matsuura Distributor Service Personnel can assist in the management of your complete project – from conception to first production, from training to long-term after sales technical and service support.

Matsuura Machinery USA’s comprehensive distributor network located throughout the United States provides complete service and a dependable, immediate response to keep machines running to their fullest potential. Our distributors are selected for their commitment to our customers. Matsuura maintains a strong global presence and has distributors in 41 countries where our professionals provide exceptional service that will maximize uptime and reduce total cost of ownership.

Since 1935, Matsuura has provided manufacturing solutions and new technologies to the world, and today, we remain true to our heritage. Across generations and under the pioneering spirit of our founder and First President, Toshio Matsuura, and his son, Masanori, we continue to work together to create success, innovate to meet customer needs, take pride in working safely, and be a leader that shapes the industry.

Matsuura’s 86 years of providing manufacturing solutions to the world and our current generations’ pride in remaining true to that heritage, means you can be confident partnering with us today, tomorrow and for generations to come.

You can put your trust in Matsuura- it means everything to us.

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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 Machinery USA has the product range, the industry partners and real world experience to seamlessly integrate profitable automation into your business.

With the rapid advancements in technology and processes, many organizations may consider investing in Matsuura’s 5-Axis automation solutions.

While some manufacturers outsource to reduce production costs, more progressive companies seek flexibility in their manufacturing processes to manage costs and expand their customer bases. This flexibility supports financial resilience in difficult economic times.

Automatically managing tools and pallets with software enables high-mix, low-volume production – where parts with a high value are produced on a single machining center – that can flexibly respond to the machining needs of the market.

True flexibility empowers manufacturers to stay in tune with their market, replacing rigid and static operating models with levels of control and responsiveness never previously possible.

Some advantages of High-Variation/Low-Volume production are better tailoring to specific customer demand, improved responsiveness and lower inventory requirements for finished goods.

In addition, High-Variation/Low-Volume companies can often take advantage of contract work for limited or small quantity product runs from High-Variation/Low-Mix companies.

This flexibility provides High-Variation/Low-Volume companies the ability to make investments and continue to grow. These companies adjust setup and processing procedures to create simplified workflows by implementing lean practices into assembly procedures. As a result, High-Variation/Low-Volume manufactures have become more capable of withstanding economic downturns and changes in market spending.

Matsuura’s automated, lights-out production enables many companies to take on low-volume jobs for various industries. With a wide variety of work, minimizing setup times is key to success.

An emphasis on quick changeover—the ability to quickly convert from running one product to another—is essential for a manufacturer that has a highly variable mix of product.

In small lot production, elimination of set-up time is the primary goal.  Shaving a few seconds or even minutes of cycle time per part when making 20 or 30 parts is insignificant.  The savings and the profit improvement come from reducing set-up time from hours to zero and by running parts unattended overnight and on weekends.

Matsuura Machinery has 30+ years of 5-axis knowledge and experience combined with our more than 80-year heritage of innovative design, development and manufacture of high-quality machining centers.

Justifying new technology is a multi-step process that requires a thorough assessment of factors at work in your manufacturing operation. We can help you learn how to understand and evaluate the benefits and payback of Matsuura’s latest 5-axis technology.

For more information on the Matsuura MAM72 Series, please contact your local Matsuura USA Distributor or visit: HERE.

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.