MITSUBISHI T U R N - K E Y S O L U T I O N S F O R Y O U R M A C H I N E T O O L A U T O M AT I O N N E E D S
Mitsubishi Electric Automation is a world leader in supplying automation solutions to the Machine Tool industry. Mitsubishi’s products range from drives and motors for spindle control, servo amplifiers and motors for coordinated axis control and peripheral axis control, to dedicated and PC-based CNC systems for entire Machine Tool control. With years of experience working with the top Machine Tool manufacturers worldwide, we have acquired the expertise and the know-how needed to provide Machine Tool automation solutions.
SOLUTIONS WITH A GLOBAL PRESENCE
Our 225,000 square foot North American headquarters is located on a 15 acre site in Vernon Hills, IL and serves as our manufacturing hub for the North American marketplace. In addition to our North American headquarters we have 26 other field offices strategically located throughout North and South America, and a total of 75 offices spread out across every continent on the globe. With over 116,000 employees worldwide, $40 billion
in annual sales, and over 80 years of experience serving the industrial marketplace, we have the resources and capabilities you demand from a global automation partner.
Mitsubishi is known as a pioneer in CNC development. Over our 45 year history in the CNC business we were the first to introduce many new technologies. In 1986 we introduced the world’s first 32-bit CNC, and in 1996 we introduced the world’s first 64-bit PC-based CNC.
ous control, high-speed fine segment machining as fast as 2638 in/min, NURBS interpolation, and many more.
Current product offerings are very diverse giving Mitsubishi the ability to provide solutions to all ends of the market. Mitsubishi’s C64 CNC is designed for automated line control geared towards the automotive industry. Applications such as manufacturing cells, transfer lines, and rotary dial index machines are easily automated with the C64. With open networks such as CC-Link, DeviceNet, and Profibus, and a customizable Windows® CE terminal, the C64 is the perfect choice for customers looking for open solutions.
Mitsubishi also offers several models of PC-based CNCs. The Magic64 compacts the functionality of an entire CNC on to a PC card. This allows the customer to integrate the Magic64 into any off-the-shelf industrial PC, turning it into a CNC. This open architecture allows off-the-shelf hardware and software to be added to the system very easily. Mitsubishi also offers CNCs with PC cards embedded inside them. This gives the customer the PC functionality they are looking for without having to add an off-the-shelf PC to the system. Models include the M625M for high-end machining center applications and the M635L for complex multi-system lathe applications.
Mitsubishi’s M60 series CNC offers models ranging from simple and cost effective, to high-end and complex. There are four different models to choose from in this series: M64A, M64, M65, and M66. All models come equipped with a 64-bit RISC processor for main CNC processing. High-end features include: up to 6 axis simultane-
In addition to CNC product, Mitsubishi offers the Engineering expertise and Manufacturing capability to design and manufacture “turn-key” systems. A complete electrical cabinet with a CNC system installed and tested eliminates a lot of engineering, manufacturing, and testing effort from our customers.
• Servomotors and Amplifiers
Mitsubishi has much more to offer the Machine Tool industry than just CNCs. Servo amplifiers and motors for coordinated axis control and peripheral axis control can both be used with or independent of a Mitsubishi CNC on Machine Tool applications. Mitsubishi’s MR-J2-Super series of servo amplifiers and motors offer the precision, speed, and accuracy required for high speed and high accuracy machining on machine tools. Command these amplifiers with either an analog input or digital pulse train, allowing control from any manufacturer’s CNC. High speed positioning is obtained with the amplifier’s 550+ Hz speed loop frequency response. Sub-micron level accuracy may be achieved with 131,072ppr (17-bit) absolute encoders, as well as very smooth operation at very low speeds. Servo optimizing has never been easier when the amplifier does it all for you. Mitsubishi’s patented
Real Time Adaptive Tuning automatically optimizes servo performance based on the machine’s mechanical characteristics and constantly updates optimization “on the fly”. Mitsubishi’s MR-J2-S96 servo amplifier was designed specifically for applications such as tool magazines, turrets, tool changers, or any application requiring intelligent indexing control. Simply set a parameter in the amplifier telling it how many stations you have, then send the amplifier a 7-bit binary input representing the commanded station. The amplifier automatically knows to take the shortest path to the commanded station. This greatly reduces engineering effort for the machine builder, since all the code is built-in to the amplifier. Cycle times are also greatly reduced by reducing the scan time on the control side and with the amplifiers fast 3ms response time.
• Spindle Drives and Motors
Spindle drives and motors can also be used with or independent of a Mitsubishi CNC on Machine Tool applications. Spindle control can be achieved through various methods with Mitsubishi. We offer spindle drive and motor packages as well as variable frequency drives. Motor sizes go as high as 75 HP. Motor speeds up to 70,000 RPM can be achieved. Motor types are offered in wide range, dual winding, hollow shaft, and builtin styles. High speed synchronous tapping, orientation, and C-axis control are just a few of the high-end features offered by our spindle drives.
Mitsubishi has also recently introduced IPM (internal permanent magnet) technology to spindle motors. These motors have much lower heat generation and have accel/decel times reduced by as much as 45% compared to an induction motor due to the greatly improved torque/inertia ratio. Another new spindle technology developed by Mitsubishi is the Active Magnetic Bearing spindle motor. With this technology there is no mechanical contact of the servo-controlled bearings, providing a motor with no frictional loss, higher rpms, and a longer life cycle.
Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. 500 Corporate Woods Parkway Vernon Hills, IL 60061 Phone: (847) 478-2100 Fax: (847) 478-2253 www.meau.com
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