Machine Control Simplifies Production on EDMs

Mitsubishi says its M800 EDM control provides a touch-screen interface for easy access of operating material statuses and maintenance cycles on EDMs.

The new M800 EDM control is now included in Mitsubishi Electric Automation wire EDMs to increase productivity and help keep track of production jobs. The M800 series control uses rotational and tilting functionality, while providing job monitoring and important information in a single view. The 19-inch touchscreen enables the user to swipe, pinch and tap to view, which the company says makes the interface easier to interact with over previous models.

Processable data available with this control enables transparency in all production stages. The company says that new navigation interface provides smooth and easy job operation time for all operator expertise levels, allowing production jobs to be completed quickly and accurately.

Additionally, the M800 control enables the user to analyze machine profitability and see reserves to optimize processes and boost efficiency. Diagrams are available to depict operating costs and output, and a touch retrieves all operating material statuses and maintenance cycles. Currently, the MV1200-S, MV1200-R, MV2400-S and MV2400-R Advance wire EDMs feature the M800 control. MC Machinery Systems, Inc., a Mitsubishi subsidiary, is working on incorporating this technology in its laser machines as well.