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Muratec FabTech Preview
By Lloyd Keller, National Sales Manager
It looks as if the upcoming FabTech Show in Atlanta will be a
good one. Murata will have a 50' by 50' booth with three machines to
include two new models,
the Motorum 2048ST and the M2044UT-T, and our standard M2548.
The new Motorum 2048ST fills a hole in our product line left by the Motorum 2048LT. The ST will have a 4' x 8' table, 28 station turret in the 20
The new M2044UT-T is a spring-tooled machine on a 4' x 4' table that
competes with any 4' x 4' thick tooling machine in the 20 ton range. Details on both machines will follow
in the coming weeks.
We look forward to
seeing you November 2-4 in Atlanta at Booth #2607!
ADDING VALUE TO YOUR PARTS
Can We Talk?
By Don Angel, Applications Engineer
Your new Murata turret punch press is being
installed and you need to get NC programs from your computer loaded into the
machines memory. What are your options?
Solution: Although you can always manually program the
machine at its control, this is very cumbersome except for the simpler
programs. Most companies use a
software (CAM) system that allows parts to be easily programmed and NC code
generated. There are several options for
getting these NC programs downloaded to the Fanuc program memory of the turret
The current Fanuc 18iPB controls
come with a PCMCIA card slot next to the CRT on the control panel. This slot allows a CompactFlash memory
card mounted in an adapter to be plugged in. From the Program Edit screen, the files
on the memory card can be displayed and downloaded. Programs can also be
run directly from the memory card.
Direct Numerical Control
The term DNC (DirectNumerical
Control) is a fairly generic term we use for all styles of RS232 communications
to the Fanuc control. All Fanuc
controls come with an RS232 communications port. By connecting directly to the Comm port
on your computer or via a variety of cabling methods, the control will
allow data files to be read directly into its memory. There are a large
number of software products that can be used on your computer to transmit
the NC text files.
to continue reading about Fanuc Ethernet and Calimotion solutions.
GETTING TO KNOW MMUSA|
You've purchased a new machine and are anxious to get it into production, so who's the contact for getting your machine shipped? That would be Alisa Criswell, Traffic Coordinator.
Alisa is relatively new to the Traffic Coordinator position, but has assumed the responsibilities with energy and enthusiasm. Her relationship building with customers, carriers and custom brokers has brought a new level of efficiency and organization to the position. In addition to her shipping responsibilities, you may know Alisa best as our trade show coordinator, website administrator, and marketing contact.
Be sure to contact Alisa whenever there is a question or concern about your machine shipment. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Direct: 704 977 2229
Alisa CriswellAlisa Criswell, Traffic CoordinatorHometown:
Charlotte, NCYears at Murata:
Alex's baseball games, reading, gardening, spending
time with friends
The Art of Changing Tools
By Dennis J. Niesborella, Applications Engineer
Changing tools in a turret punch is an art. That's
what I said, "art." According to
Webster, art is . . .
- human creativity
- any specific skill or its
- any craft or its principles
These are just a few, but you get
Whether you believe it
or not changing tools requires skill, attention to detail, and a desire to do the
job right the first time. Now, I'm not going to give you a complete procedure
here. If you want that, you should refer to the Operator's Manual provided with the machine. If you can't find it, I suggest you contact our
order to start, the operator should be provided with a set-up sheet, and all
the necessary tools. These
tools are not just what will be installed for the production requirements, but
the hand tools needed for the proper installation of those punches and dies. These
tools include the inch and metric Allen wrenches, punch holder lifter, the
for tightening the dies,
brass bar for seating the dies, and the special torque wrench used for the "ETP"
I have been in
many customer facilities and I've witnessed numerous questionable tool change
practices. One that seems to be constant
from shop to shop is the operator beating the shaped dies into the die holder
without lining up the orientation pin. The alignment slot in the die holder
should be crisp and straight. If it appears to be egg shaped, or as they say
down south, "wollered out," that means the operator is not lining up the
dies properly. They simply beat it into submission with the brass bar. If that
continues, the die holder will need to be replaced because of excessive tool wear.
With the fixed stations, die holder replacement can be postponed because you
have multiple orientation slots. Click here
to continue reading Dennis' procedure for changing tools and supporting pictures.
Open House - Capital Technologies, Inc.
July 20-22, 2010
Atlanta Technology Center
Capital Machine Technologies, Inc. extends an invitation to all Muratec customers in the Southeast to attend an open house July 20-22 at their Atlanta Technology Center.
The open house is a great, local opportunity for you to see Muratec's Motorum 2558T turret punch in operation along with the latest metal working technology products that Capital Technologies represents. Lloyd Keller, our National Sales Manager, will be in attendance as well as financial consultants who can provide a cost analysis to help your operation run more cost efficient. See how technology can make a difference in your bottom line!Click here
for details and to register.
In Closing . . .
Thank you for reading this issue of Murata News.
In celebration of Independence Day, Murata Machinery offices will be closed Monday, July 5, 2010. Have a safe and happy July 4th!