Absolute to Co-Exhibit LoadMate Plus™ with Mitsubishi Electric Automation at Automate 2022
The Absolute Machine Tools A+ Automation Team is excited to co-exhibit the LoadMate Plus™ Machine Tending Robotics Cell with our partner Mitsubishi Electric Automation (MEA) at the Automate Show, June 6-9, 2022. Look for us in booth #1023!
A+ is offering this entire automation cell (KT-420L + LoadMate Plus) for $139,900 including installation and integration (FOB point of origin).
About the LoadMate Plus™
The Loadmate Plus™ was a joint project between MEA and Absolute Machine Tools that was designed and built to fill the gap between collaborative robots and industrial robot automation cells. This compact, heavy-duty portable robotic cell is capable of handling payloads of up to 20 kg with reaches up to 1,388 mm. The Loadmate offers one-step CNC machine integration using MEA’s Direct Robot Control function. This process will be demonstrated live during the Automate Show using a Seiki KT-420L CNC drill/tap center from Absolute Machine Tools.
This plug and play robotic cell can load, unload and palletize parts in any low-to-high volume application. It offers the high strength of industrial robots in a safe, contained cell. Several Mitsubishi vertical robot models have been tested and proven within the cell’s enclosure, including all RV07, RV-8, RV-13 and RV-20 series. Thanks to the Loadmate’s portability, it’s possible to easily add an automation function to a range of CNC applications. This results in increased throughput and valuable time savings.
About the Seiki KT-420L CNC Drill/Tap Center
The Seiki KT-420L machine is available standard with Mitsubishi M80A control with dedicated CNC CPU. This allows for rapid processing speeds and assures seamless integration with the LoadMate Plus cell. The KT-420L features a moving column/fixed table design with rotary pallet changer. It has a built-in rotary-type APC unit that is located at the front of the machine, which allows for easy access. The machine exchanges fixed tables in 4.5 seconds using a hydraulic cylinder to rotate the pallet. A Hirth coupling hydraulic clamping mechanism clamps the pallet in place without lifting for exceptional repeatability.
“Absolute Machine Tools is a Diamond Partner of Mitsubishi Electric Automation and co-creator of the LoadMate Plus, so it makes perfect sense to demonstrate our successful collaboration on a working CNC machine tool at the Automate Show,” said Courtney Ortner, Director of Marketing Absolute Machine Tools A+ Automation. “We invite people looking for something a little heavier than a collaborative robot without the complexity of an industrial robot, cage and conveyor system to stop by the booth and take a look.”
About Automate 2022
Held at Huntington Place Convention Center in Detroit, MI, Automate is the largest showcase of automation, robotics, vision, motion control and more in the United States. In 2022, over 500 exhibitors from around the world will come together to demonstrate the automation possibilities available today. The show, which started in 1977 as the International Robots, Vision & Motion Control Show, is produced by the Association for Advancing Automation (A3).