New machine tending tech launched by Mitsubishi Electric Automation
Designed for easy setup and use, Mitsubishi Electric's LoadMate Plus machine tending solutions provide manufacturers with an answer to labor shortage challenges while improving productivity and lowering operating costs.
The LoadMate Plus product line is an engineered solution that is easy to implement while offering flexibility and mobility. 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.
VIDEO: Machine tending automation simplified with LoadMate Plus.
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.
"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.