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Jun
12

FREE APP provides convenient monitoring of Mitsubishi Electric Inverters

Mitsubishi Electric has introduced a new app for iOS tablets and smartphones that provides convenient commissioning, maintenance, troubleshooting, parameterisation and monitoring support for the company’s FR-F800E and FR-A800E inverters. Available from the Apple App Store, the Inverter StartApp addresses modern requirements to glean more information from manufacturing processes…

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Feb
21

Mitsubishi MELFA Robots

Mitsubishi MELFA range of advanced MELFA robots offer speed, accuracy and compact design as well as long life as well as  delivering class leading benefits for small-medium robot applications.

Producing a comprehensive range of robot models to cater to the full spectrum of modern needs, all Mitsubishi Electric robots are powerful, fast and compact.

The product range includes the almost universal articulated-arm robots with 6 degrees of freedom and payloads of 2 kg to 20 kg and SCARA robots with 4 degrees of freedom and payloads of 3 kg to 70 kg for assembly and palletising tasks.

There are 2 special high-precision robots that are unique, with their parallel arm structure for very fast micro handling tasks with payloads of 1 kg to 5 kg as well as the flexible high-speed SCARA robot for ceiling mounting.

It is no longer enough for industrial robots to simply perform a single task with consumer needs evolving quicker than ever. Demands for robots with the capacity and flexibility to readily take on more sophisticated tasks is what the industry is now demanding. If you are looking  for intelligent solutions and a simpler approach to flexible and advanced production then the MELFA-FR Series provides this.

MELFA SafePlus features safe and collaborative work applications and allows robots and people to work together providing high speed and performance and high levels of safety. FA-IT Integration Functions alongside Mitsubishi Automation products provide high levels of functionality performance and ease of use which in turn supports next generation manufacturing.

MELFA Robots – RV Series – Vertical Robot

 

 

The RV-series offers a highly-dynamic 6-axle articulated robot for a high degree of quality. Cycle times of only 0.32 seconds increase their productivity and thus enable their use in systems at very high speeds. The double-arm structure not only provides a plus in terms of freedom of movement, but also more stability and versatility. Depending on the model, the robots are fitted with two to 70 kilograms load at ranges from 504 to 2055 millimeters. Work in very confined spaces,even with wall or ceiling installation, is no problem for the RV-series. All systems up to 20 kg have the same compact robot controller .

In addition, all systems are fitted from the factory with built-in Ethernet, USB, tracking, camera and additional axle connections, as well as manual inputs/outputs, and therefore run with an availability of over 99.9 %.

Highlights

  • Increase your productivity: Cycle times of up to 0.32 seconds with accuracy of up to ± 0.02 mm
  • Flexible workspace: Range 504 to 2055 mm with spherical workspace – also behind the robot.
  • Your protection for harsh environments: IP67 as standard
  • Hygiene: Internal cable routing of all cables and pneumatic lines, clean-room model (ISO-level III) available
  • Connectors: Pneumatic and electrical grippers, Ethernet, USB, camera interface and two encoder connections and up to 8 additional external axles as standard, optional I/O and field bus expansion cards. Direct Connection via Ethernet to GOT HMI and teaching box.
  • Configuration: As a complete system with robot and controller or PLC module for full PLC-functionality of the robot on the iQ Platform
  • Teaching box : Full graphic R56TB with touch screen or R32TB

The RV-FR series offers 3 additional features: “Next-generation intelligent functions”, “Safe, collaborative work applications”, and “FA-IT integration functions”.

Horizonal type Robot – RH Series

 

 

The RH Series, which in SCARA class provides excellence in 0.29 seconds, with fast palletizing and targeted re-sort.  The product range includes the entry-level model RH-3F(R)H to work with up to 3 kg, the power pack RH-6F(R)H with a maximum of 6 kg load capacity, the RH-12F(R)H with 12 kg load capacity and the top model RH-20F(R)H with 20 kilograms load capacity and a range of up to 1000 mm.  All variants are available as a complete system or as an easy to integrate module for full PLC-functionality of the robot on the Mitsubishi Electric iQ platform.

Due to the drastic extension of its swivelling range, the robot easily achieves any position within its workspace.  This is due to the extremely low cycle times of the RH Series which in turn provides exceptional flexibility.

Highlights

  • Increase your productivity: Cycle times of up to 0.29 seconds with accuracy of up to 0.01 mm
  • Maximize your reach: 350 up to 1000 mm range, 150 to 340 mm spindle length
  • optimum protection: IP54 as standard, optional IP65 sealed enclosure
  • Hygiene: Food grade grease as standard (from RH-6FH) or clean-room model (ISO-level III) available. To this end, all signal and pneumatic cables are already inboard
  • Connectors: Pneumatic and electrical grippers, Ethernet, USB, camera interface and two encoder connections as well as up to 8 additional external axles, optional I/O and field bus expansion cards. Direct Connection: via Ethernet to the ASAT-operating terminals.
  • Configuration: As a complete system with robot and controller or PLC module for full PLC-functionality of the robot on the iQ Platform
  • Teaching box: Full graphic R56TB with touch screen or R32TB

 

 The RH-FR series offers 3 additional features: “Next-generation intelligent functions”, “Safe, collaborative work applications”, and “FA-IT integration functions”.

Ceiling mounted, horizontal type robot – RH-FRHR

 

 

Having a special compact design and support for overhead installation above the application, the robots RH‑1F(R)HR and RH‑3F(R)HR do not take up any valuable space in the work area next to the installation location.  This enables even smaller work cell dimensions. For high-speed handling of small parts up to 1kg, the RH‑1F(R)HR is the perfect robot.  It allows up to 150picks/min. with conveyer tracking including hand open/close. The RH‑3F(R)HR robot’s perfectly circular cylindrical work space is 150 mm high with a diameter of 700 mm. It can access any point in this space while manipulating a payload up to 3kg.

Highlights RH-1F(R)HR

 

 

  • Highest productivity: Up to 150 picks/min. with conveyor tracking including hand open/close
  • Flexible installation: Cell, wall and floor mounting for easy integration into any working cell
  • Increased operation area: Peripheral equipment can be set up below the robot
  • Wide range of applications: IP protection from IP20 to IP65 / ISO Class 5 can be increased by adding a bellow
  • Closed arm housing: Internal vacuum valve and internally routed cables present any snagging with peripheral equipment.

Highlights RH-3F(R)HR

 

 

  • Space saving: Overhead installation for minimum spare requirement
  • Compact and cost effective: Compact design by only 24kg weight for simple mounting system
  • Increase your productivity: Cycle times of up to 0.32 seconds with accuracy of up to 0.01 mm
  • Flexible workspace: 700 mm circular diameter, 150 mm spindle extension movement
  • Protection for harsh environments: IP20, optional IP65 and Clean-room model (ISO-Level III) is available
The RH-FRHR series offers 3 additional features: “Next-generation intelligent functions”, “Safe, collaborative work applications”, and “FA-IT integration functions”.

Micro Working Robot – RP-ADH Series

 

 

The RP-series of Mitsubishi Electric convinces due to its innovative concept, which is required for highly accurate and extremely fast applications. The robots have a unique double-arm structure which significantly increases production and improves quality within micro-handling. Together with the ultra-compact SD-controller, the RP-robot can be manually installed in any application, no matter how small. Like all MELFA-robots, the RP-series is already fitted at the factory with all features such as Ethernet, USB, tracking connection and the additional axle control for up to 8 additional axles.

Highlights

 

 

  • Highest precision: repetition accuracy of ± 0.005 mm
  • Compact and lightweight: 12 kg light and a footprint smaller than DIN A4 (FP-1ADH)
  • Weight: 1 kg to 5 kg handling weight for many different applications.
  • Protection: Clean-room model (ISO-level III) available
  • Connectors: Pneumatic grippers, Ethernet, USB, camera interface and two encoder connections as well as up to 8 additional external axles as standard, optional I/O and field bus expansion cards. Direct Connection via Ethernet to GOT HMI and teaching box.
  • Double arm SCARA robot: unrivalled in the market – unique in the Technology
  • Teaching box : Full Graphic R56TB with touch screen or R32TB

 

For any further information, please get in touch.

 

 

 

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Jul
24

Product Introduction of GT Works3 1.196 English

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are pleased to announce the release of GT Works3 1.196 in English for the Melsoft family.
The new software package substitutes the existing version 1.190.

All ‘MyMitsubishi’ users that registered their GT Works or iQ Works English version received
a message informing them about this new release.

The software is available on the common platform:
https://eu3a.mitsubishielectric.com/fa/en/mymitsubishi/download_manager?id=13098

Main new features of GT Works3 1.196:

· Support of GT2507T-WTSD Rugged model
· Support of GT2505HS-VTBD Handy type model

· Servo amplifier graph function
• Reading out servo amplifier waveform data without a PC
• Displaying waveform data in parallel on the GOT
• Remote information acquisition and tentative diagnosis

· Script parts
• Batch utilization of scripts and objects with script parts object
• Addition of script parts temporary work (PTMP)
• Addition of script parts symbol

· Comment function expanded
• Displaying comments from a text file on an SD card

· GOT Mobile function expanded
• Improved operability of file manager function screen
• Addition of GOT internal devices for file manager function

· MES Interface function expanded
• “Delete” has been added to communication actions
• Unicode string now supported
• New databases supported: My SQL + PostgreSQL
• Import / Export of MES interface settings supported

· Inverter connection expanded
• Connection via PLC
• Direct connection

Operation Environment:
· PC-AT compatible personal computer
· Microsoft Windows 2000, XP SP2 or later, Vista, Windows 7 / 8 / 10
· 1GB RAM or more recommended
· 1.5GB hard disk space or more recommended
· Resolution XGA (1024×768 dots) or more

Order information:
Article No. Description
GT Works3 V01-2L0C-E 234645 HMI Programming-S/W for GOT1000+SoftGOT1000;engl;DVD;2 PC´s
GT Works3 V01-5L0C-E 234646 HMI Programming-S/W for GOT1000+SoftGOT1000;engl;DVD;5 PC´s
GT Works3 V01-2L0C-EUPGRADE
234647 HMI Programming-S/W for GOT1000+SoftGOT1000;engl;DVD;2 PC´s;Upgrade
GT Works3 V01-5L0C-EUPGRADE
234648 HMI Programming-S/W for GOT1000+SoftGOT1000;engl;DVD;5 PC´s;Upgrade

 

 

 

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Jun
26

Mitsubishi Electric OEM Starter Pack

                                                                                                   

Mitsubishi Electric OEM Starter Pack

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Small Machine Solution

Mitsubishi Electric’s solution for small machines delivers a totally integrated automation architecture which is based on using standard networking components and provides a cost effective, yet powerful and scalable solution. The solution is based on using automation components, such as PLCs, HMIs and Inverters, all complete with embedded communication ports, at no extra cost.

Key Benefits

  • Total automation offering•
  • Flexible architecture
  • Easy set up
  • Reduced engineering time
  • Networking at no extra cost
  • Scalable solution
  • Advanced diagnostic capability
  • Reduced downtime
  • In built security features
  • Quality and reliability
  • Designed to meet the needs of Industry 4.0

Save 70% with our OEM Starter Pack Offer!

This pack is just £999 and includes the following:

  • FX5U-32MR/ES: iQ-F PLC 16 I/P 16 O/P
  • GT2107-WTSD: Widescreen GOT HMI
  • FR-E720S-050SC-ENE: 0.75 KW, 5.0A 1 phase compact inverter
  • Ethernet mini switch: for network management
  • iQ-Works: Programming suite for PLCs, HMIs, Inverters and Motion Control (including 2
    licences)

If you would like to receive more information about our OEM Starter Pack, please call 0116 233 9555 referencing Ordering Code 332191

 

 

 

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May
01

iQ-F firmware update, NEW FEATURES

           iQ-F firmware update, new features

One of the great features of the iQ-F range is that we can update the CPU’s firmware, giving customers the ability to take advantage of new features and performance enhancements even on existing installations.

The latest version is 1.060 and is available for download from the MyMitsubishi site. Installation is simple and is executed    using a standard SD memory card. The best place to check how to update the iQ-F is in the e-manual (just search for “firmware update function” in the iQ-F FX5 User’s Manual (application)).

The attached document contains more details plus additional information about the new FX5 analogue modules that were recently added to the range.

Click here to see brochure…

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Mar
19

NOW IN STOCK – Low voltage Power Distribution Products

Low voltage Power Distribution Products are NOW IN STOCK!

We are now holding a vast range of stock for Low voltage power distribution products. For more information call our sales line on 0116 233 9555


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A short history of Mitsubishi low voltage breakers

Since Mitsubishi Electric launched the first low voltage circuit breakers in Japan in 1933, Mitsubishi low voltage circuit breakers has satisfied the needs of the age and led the industry market for more than half a century all over the world.
By bringing together our years of experience and technologies, WS-V Series circuit breakers have superior aspects such as the higher breaking capacity, design for easy use, standardization of accessory parts, compliance with the latest international standards and so on.

WS-V Series circuit breakers will fulfill every customer’s needs with its high performance and will continue to develop and manufacture superior products which will contribute to a better life for all people.

Please click on the image below for more information about Mitsubishi Low voltage products!

Application example

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Feb
23

SICK Next-Generation Photoelectric Sensors Pilot the Future of Sensing

 

 

Launched in a global release today, SICK’s next-generation W16 and W26 sensors with “BluePilot” alignment are at the helm of a streamlined portfolio of photoelectric sensors, radically-upgraded to optimise ease-of-use with complete object detection reliability.

The W16 and W26 proximity, reflex and through-beam laser sensors are manufactured at a purpose-built, fully-automated production facility in southern Germany.  They mark the culmination of a two-year, €multi-million research and development project involving extensive consultation with SICK customers worldwide.

“When we asked our customers what was most important for future development of photoelectric object detection, they put usability top of the list; they already expected our sensors to be robust, 100% reliable and always available,” says David Hannaby, SICK’s UK Product Manager for Presence Detection.

“So, we set out on a journey to achieve the best of all worlds in one family. We developed the new operating technologies our customers wanted, as well as bringing together all of SICK’s leading optical sensing capabilities to produce a consistent high-flier.”

For usability, the W16 and W26 sensors are launched with SICK’s new BluePilot assistant, which features a line of five LEDs mounted on top of the sensor for quick, easy and accurate alignment of the light spot even over long distances.  The BluePilot combines a potentiometer and teach-in button to simplify set up, range assessment and application mode selection, and provides a real-time on-sensor status display.

Manufactured in new robotic production facility to ensure consistent plug-and-play alignment of every device, SICK W16 and W26 sensors bring together the best of SICK’s optical sensing technologies to meet any detection challenge:

 

  • SICK’s patented Twin-Eye technology achieves reliable detection for reflective materials such as films, foils, contrast-rich or uneven surfaces. The Twin-Eye’s unique second receiving channel builds in high process stability reducing the risk of false or missed signals due to deflections of the light beam.
  • SICK has incorporated LineSpot linear optics to provide highly-reliable detection where the object has mesh, perforations, integral gaps or breaks.
  • SICK ClearSens optical filter technology makes light work of semi-transparent and transparent objects, such as bottles and plastic trays. Intuitive mode selection on the device make it easy to set up the sensor according to the characteristics of object to be detected.
  • With SICK’s revolutionary OptoFilter technology onboard, the sensors are immune to interference from unwanted light sources and reflections, including LED lighting, hi-viz safety workwear or reflections from machinery.
  • SICK’s AutoAdapt function means if the reflector or the front screen of the sensor becomes contaminated, the photoelectric sensor automatically adjusts its switching thresholds for reliable detection.

 

An industry-first in-built Bluetooth option allows easy monitoring and advanced commissioning from smart phones or tablets.Smart IO-Link two-way communication is standard on all devices to enable easy set up and parameter cloning of replacement sensors, addressability and diagnostic functions, as well as opportunity to incorporate sensor-level smart tasks such as counting and time measurement.

Every W16 and W26 comes in a robust Vistal housing to withstand all chemical, thermal and mechanical environmental conditions as well shocks and vibrations.  The casing is laser-etched with all product identification so that the sensor remains easily identifiable even after years of service.  A 2D barcode enables easy identification and access to product manuals via mobile phone.

For more information on SICK’s W16 and W26 sensors please click here…

You can also contact the CDL sales team on: 0116 2339555

 

 

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Feb
23

Mitsubishi announce latest version of GT Works 3 – 1.190

Mitsubishi have announced the next release of GT Works3 (version 1.190) as part of Melsoft programming suite.

 

 

This software version replaces the previous version (1.181) and all registered MyMitsubishi users will receive a message informing them about this new release.

As well as including the latest GOT products this version also includes the following improvements:

  • Gradient screen backgrounds
  • New stylish key windows
  • Semi-transparent alarm pop-ups
  • Batch editable screen background colours
  • Improved PDF document display functions
  • Better structuring of Operator Authentication users

For more info please click here

For a quotation, please get in touch

 

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Nov
18

New GT2107-WTSD Widescreen HMI by Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi’s latest addition to the GOT2000 range is the all new GT2107, now available.  This 7″ widescreen HMI is a compact model with basic functions, a high resolution LCD and an attractive silver coloured bezel. NEW GOT

Despite being a widescreen model, the overall dimensions of this HMI have been cleverly designed to be close to the previous 5.7″ models, making it much easier for customers to migrate with minimal redesign of systems machines.

The GOT wide model satisfies your needs in various applications and supports remote access viewing via VNC.

Click Here for full details and specifications.

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