Yamazaki Mazak Corporation and Murata Machinery, Ltd. (Muratec) have collaborated in the development of the "MAZATEC SMS (Smart Manufacturing System)". This is an advanced manufacturing system designed to meet today's requirements for manufacturers and to provide unsurpassed efficiency by performing unmanned machining. It incorporates the internal factory material handling technology of Murata Machinery, Ltd. with the advanced horizontal machining centers and multi-tasking machine tools of Yamazaki Mazak Corporation.

Yamazaki Mazak has a long history in the production of factory automation systems, such as the MAZATROL FMS, a Flexible Manufacturing System comprised of machining centers, which was developed in 1984. Similarly, Murata Machinery has extensive experience in providing material handling system to manufacturing facilities worldwide. The MAZATEC SMS incorporates the technologies of these two companies in an advanced manufacturing system designed to increase the competitiveness of manufacturers in today's IIOT environment.

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