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Mitsubishi Electric Automation Introduces Multi-Network Servo Drives
Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. Posted 07/11/2016
VERNON HILLS, Ill. – Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. introduces the MR-J4-TM multi-network servo drives with EtherNet/IP™ and EtherCAT® interfaces. A PROFINET® interface will be available later this year.
“The MR-J4-TM multi-network servo drive combines the industry-leading performance of the MR-J4 family of servos with common industrial Ethernet protocols,” said Bryan Knight, automation solutions team leader and product manager, Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. The Advanced Vibration Suppression Control II™, One-Touch Auto-Tuning™, 2.5kHz speed frequency response, and 4,194,304 pulse per revolution encoder resolution make it easy to integrate into new and existing machine designs.
Key benefits of the MR-J4-TM multi-network servo drives include:
- Dual 100BASE-TX Ethernet ports in line, tree and star topologies for maximum flexibility in wiring layout
- Advanced One-Touch Auto-Tuning for optimum performance with no tuning experience necessary
- 2.5 kHz speed frequency response for short settling time
- High resolution 4,194,304 pulse/revolution absolute encoders for high speed and accuracy
- Advanced Vibration Suppression Control II for vibration suppression on both the load and the machine base
The MR-J4-TM also includes standard IEC61158 Type12 CAN application protocol over EtherCAT (CoE), IEC61800-7 CiA402 drive profile. It also comes with add-on instructions for EtherNet/IP networks using ControlLogix® or CompactLogix® controllers.
About Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.
Headquartered in Vernon Hills, Ill., Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc., offers a wide range of factory automation products, solutions, training and support services for the industrial and commercial sectors. A U.S. affiliate company of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric Automation represents more than 75 years’ experience in the automation industry. A broad product portfolio includes programmable automation controllers (PAC), programmable logic controllers (PLC), human machine interfaces (HMI), variable frequency drives (VFD), servo amplifiers and motors, control software, computerized numerical controllers (CNC), motion controllers , robots and low-voltage power distribution products. The company takes its solutions on the road with the 53-foot long Solutions in Motion mobile showroom that appears at tradeshows, training seminars and other events across North America.
In addition to factory automation, Mitsubishi Electric US group companies’ principal businesses include semiconductor devices, automotive electrical components, elevators and escalators, heating and cooling products, solar modules, electric utility products, and large-scale video displays for stadiums and arenas. Mitsubishi Electric US group companies have roughly 50 locations throughout North America with approximately 4,000 employees.
EtherCAT is registered trademark and patented technology, licensed by Beckhoff Automation GmbH, Germany.
EtherNet/IP is a trademark of ODVA.
Advanced Vibration Suppression Control II is a trademark of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation.
One-Touch Auto-Tuning is a trademark of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation.
ControlLogix is a registered trademark of Rockwell Automation.
CompactLogix is a trademark of Rockwell Automation.
PROFINET is registered trademark of PROFINET International.
Pam Summers, Sr. Marketing Communications Specialist