Robotic Machine Tending

Nov. 28, 2023

The LoadMate Plus product line automates the process of machine tending (loading and unloading parts or materials into a machine tool center), most commonly used with vertical machining center mills and turning centers (lathes). Through flexible connectivity via Ethernet and programming through the direct robot control feature of Mitsubishi Electric’s M8 Series, machine tending can benefit customers that may not have experienced robot programmers available. In addition, 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 suppliers.