Discrete and Process Automation

Mitsubishi Electric Automation launches machine tending offering for LoadMate Plus engineered solution

20 July 2023

Designed for easy set-up and use, Mitsubishi Electric’s comprehensive offering of machine tending solutions provides manufacturers with the answer to labor shortage challenges while improving productivity and lowering operating costs.

Mitsubishi Electric Automation Inc.’s LoadMate Plus product line is an engineered solution that is easy to implement while offering flexibility and mobility to address the ongoing challenge of labor shortages throughout the manufacturing sector. 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 turningSource: Mitsubishi Electric Automation Inc.Source: Mitsubishi Electric Automation Inc. centers (lathes) including CNC Swiss machines.

Automation is becoming increasingly attractive to manufacturers due to labor 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.

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