Mitsubishi Electric Automation Inc. has announced a machine tending solution for its LoadMate Plus.
Machine tending is the process of loading and unloading parts or materials into a machine tool center, most commonly used with vertical machining center mills and turning centers (lathes) including CNC Swiss Machines.
Automation is becoming increasingly attractive to manufacturers due to labour shortages and pressures to maximize productivity. Through flexible connectivity via Ethernet and easy programming through the Direct Robot Control (DRC) feature of Mitsubishi Electric’s M8 Series, machine tending can benefit customers that may not have experienced robot programmers available. In addition to DRC, almost any CNC machine can be connected to a shop floor via discrete I/O for non-M8 CNC controls from Mitsubishi Electric and other companies. Further support is available through Mitsubishi Electric trained engineers to service both robot and CNC. Additionally, Mitsubishi Electric Automation offers a 5-year robot maintenance and warranty program.
“Mitsubishi Electric Automation Inc.’s machine tending solutions portfolio provides a cost-effective answer to ongoing labor shortages and maximized productivity challenges many manufacturers are currently experiencing. Our experts work closely with your team to find and implement a turn-key solution that is seamlessly integrated, fully supported, and delivers ROI quickly” said Dave Simak, service product manager at Mitsubishi Electric Automation Inc.
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