Mitsubishi Electric Automation is always striving to provide our customers with the best user experience when using our CNC controls. It is with this continuous effort that we have introduced a new standard feature for our M8 series CNC controls: Direct Robot Control.
Our Direct Robot Control function allows easy control of your Mitsubishi Electric or other robots through a Mitsubishi M8 Series CNC Controller. Easily connected by an Ethernet cable, with a robot-dedicated HMI screen, we have eliminated the need for daily use of the Robot Pendant Screen, making it easier for the operator. Effectively, the CNC will be able to control the programming, movement of the robot (such as deburring, inspection, etc.), and other functions during the CNC’s regular machining process. Capabilities of Direct Robot Control include:
- Status of the robot
- Automatic operation of the robot via robot-dedicated G code commands inside the CNC memory
- Manual operation of the robot via the CNC Hand Wheel as well as dedicated on screen jog buttons
- Buttons to accommodate the motion of end-of-arm tooling (example; Open and Close gripper).
If you’re interested in learning more about our new Direct Robot Control feature and all of the other great functionalities that come standard with our M8 series controls stop by booth# 2020 and speak with one of our representatives.