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Mitsubishi Electric Automation and Bimba Manufacturing Announce Collaboration to Provide Single-Source Turnkey Electric Motion Solutions
Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. Posted 08/31/2017
VERNON HILLS, Ill. – Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. and Bimba Manufacturing Co. have announced a collaboration that will combine Mitsubishi Electric’s innovative industrial automation technology with Bimba’s industry-leading motion control solutions. This arrangement brings together Mitsubishi Electric’s servo motors and control products with Bimba’s electric mechanical actuators. The relationship will allow both companies to benefit from each other’s strong presence in the industrial marketplace, providing greater value to customers by offering a turnkey electric motion solution from a single source.
Mitsubishi Electric supports the industrial automation needs of North American customers with industry-leading automation solutions such as robots, HMIs, PLCs, servos and motion control products. These products serve a wide range of applications and industries, such as manufacturing, food and beverage, and energy.
Bimba, an industry-leading innovator of pneumatic, vacuum, hydraulic and electric mechanical motion products, markets worldwide to original equipment manufacturers and end users in industries such as automotive, medical, food and packaging.
“By combining our industrial automation products with Bimba’s advanced mechanical motion components, we are maximizing the functionality of our products for the benefit of our mutual customers,” stated Robert Miller, senior manager, strategic alliance business development, Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. “This collaboration reflects Mitsubishi Electric’s ongoing commitment to automation, productivity and value to production facilities.”
“Our electric actuators are perfectly suited to Mitsubishi Electric’s pioneering platforms for factory automation,” said Ed Long, product manager, electric motion, Bimba. “This collaboration reflects and reinforces Bimba’s dedication to bringing innovative solutions to engineering challenges by combining our offerings to fit the needs of our customers.”
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 31 locations throughout North America with approximately 4,000 employees.
About Bimba Manufacturing Co: “We Make Things Move®”
Bimba is a forward-thinking innovator providing industry-leading pneumatic, hydraulic, and electric motion solutions that are easy to use, reliable and ready for all engineering solutions. Including its brands Acro, TRD, Vaccon and the Pneumatic Controls Group (Mead/MFD/Pneumadyne), Bimba markets an extensive line of industry-leading products including pneumatic, hydraulic, and electric actuators; valves; fittings; vacuum products; air preparation and a variety of safety and production solutions. In addition to its broad line of standard catalog products, the company’s business develops many custom and semi-custom products designed for specific customers and applications. These products, used in machinery and automation, are sold to original equipment manufacturers and end-users throughout the world in an expanding variety of industries.