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Mitsubishi Electric Releases Q170MCPU-EIP Motion Controller
Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. Posted 08/08/2013Continuing its momentum as a factory automation technology innovator, Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. releases the Q170MCPU-EIP motion controller. The motion controller allows end users to operate their existing third-party control systems while leveraging the quality and performance of a Mitsubishi Electric servo motion system.
The Q170MCPU-EIP motion controller was designed to use with third-party control systems that incorporate Add-On-Instructions (AOI). Mitsubishi Electric created an AOI library with a set of motion instructions that improve the functionality of third-party design and configuration software. These instructions allow users to quickly and easily upgrade to a Mitsubishi Electric servo system to control MR-J3 and MR-J4 servos via Ethernet/IP.
The Q170MCPU-EIP also allows users to create positioning applications within their existing programming environment, while enjoying the exceptional performance of the Mitsubishi Electric MR-J3 and MR-J4 servo platforms. The motion controller is ideal for applications where end-user specifications require a third-party PLC and up to eight axes of servo control. Specific applications that are well suited to the Q170MCPU-EIP motion controller include:
- Case packing
- Cartesian pick and place
- Cut to length
- Indexing vertical, form, fill and seal