We are excited to announce that Mitsubishi Electric Automation has invited Absolute Machine Tools to exhibit the Seiki KT-420L CNC Drill/Tap Center with Mitsubishi’s LoadMate Plus Machine Tending Robotics Cell in booth #1023 at Automate 2022. The LoadMate Plus was designed and built as a joint project between Mitsubishi Electric Automation (MEA) and Absolute Machine Tools.
Mitsubishi Electric Automation is a global leader of industrial robots and saw the need to fill the gap between collaborative robots and all-out industrial robot automation cells. The gap is not only realized by the difference in technology but price, too. Collaborative robots cost anywhere from $25,000 – $45,000. Full automation industrial robotics cells typically cost anywhere from $75,000 on up. The gap between $45,000 and $75,000 needed to be filled, so MEA called upon their Diamond Partner, Absolute Machine Tools, to work with them to design a mid-level automation cell that was both easy to use and affordable. The result was the LoadMate Plus Machine Tending Robotic Cell.
LoadMate Plus is a compact, heavy-duty portable robotic cell that can host anywhere between a Mitsubishi RV-5 collaborative robot up to an RV-20FRD industrial robot. It is designed to be fully enclosed and can be easily moved from machine to machine … just roll it! The LoadMate Plus can handle payloads up to 20kg and reaches up to 1,388mm with a starting package price of $49,900. Click here to watch a video, or for more information email Absolute Machine Tools at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Because Absolute Machine Tools is a value-added partner of MEA and co-creator of LoadMate Plus, it only makes sense to exhibit a live demonstration of the unit’s capabilities integrated to a working CNC machine tool at Automate. The LoadMate Plus will tend parts on Absolute Machine Tools’ Seiki KT-420L CNC drill/tap center in booth #1023. So, if you’re looking for something a little heavier than a collaborative robot without the complexity of an industrial robot, cage, and conveyors, stop and see the Mitsubishi LoadMate Plus automation cell at Automate 2022.
Automate is produced by the Association for Advancing Automation (A3) and will be held June 6-9, at the Huntington Place Convention Center in Detroit, Michigan. This show will feature automation, robotics, vision, motion control and other cutting-edge technology.
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