Mitsubishi Demonstrates Total Supply Chain at IMTS 2008


June 10, 2008

See How Joe Gibbs Racing Relies on Mitsubishi Supply Chain at Booth D-4202

Wood Dale, IL - MC Machinery Systems, Inc. prepares for an exciting 2008 IMTS. With a total supply chain of complementary technologies, Mitsubishi has the experience and equipment solutions to help U.S. manufacturers achieve maximum productivity in every industry.

Mitsubishi's industry-leading technology, automation expertise and team of specialists will provide the tools and intelligence needed to stay competitive in today's increasingly competitive market. Mitsubishi, a sponsor to Joe Gibbs Racing, will demonstrate how this racing champion relies on Mitsubishi's total product supply chain to cut multiple high-performance race car components.

Among the Mitsubishi equipment to be on display at IMTS: wire and sinker EDMs, small hole drills, Roku-Roku high-speed machining centers, and waterjet.

The new FA20S Advance wire EDM features a new M700 Series Mitsubishi control. The Windows-based system with 15-inch LCD touch screen display provides a simple menu configuration allowing for easy navigation. The machine has the world's first 3D adaptive EDM control, which can analyze 3D data and recognize shape characteristics virtually eliminating transition lines in stepped workpiece areas.

Mitsubishi will also showcase its newest, large-capacity wire EDM, the BA24. The machine was designed to accommodate a variety of machining needs, from parts to dies, at an attractive price point. The machine's new V350II power supply with anti-electrolysis technology helps achieve the high performance machining.

The MD+PRO Cell is an automated unit that combines the high-speed, precision MD+PROII Wire EDM with a 4x4 waterjet Suprema. A Mitsubishi MELFA six-axis robot will link the two machines and showcase these technologies working closely together, minimizing operator intervention and maximizing unattended running time. Parts will be roughed out on the waterjet, and then transferred into a fixture on the EDM for finishing.

The EA12V Sinker has a space-saving footprint and a multi-position work tank, allowing the operator to set up while circulating the dielectric fluid. The E.S.P.E.R. II software can easily create programs for measuring, power settings for burning, and orbital paths for finishing.

Mitsubishi's ED2000NC small hole EDM drill's low energy consumption combines high-speed with low wear. The patented power supply generates no bullet nosing on the electrode, creating cleaner holes and quicker breakthroughs.

For the first time, Mitsubishi will showcase the new ED6000S CNC Small Hole Drill, designed with speed and programming flexibility to satisfy small-hole production. The ED6000S offers a 20-position AEC (Automatic Electrode Changer) for quick tool changing. The new power supply is fine-tuned for small-hole applications and offers a wider range and finer steps in the electrical power setting adjustments.

Roku-Roku's RMX-5 delivers the highest precision and productivity for five-axis milling. The machine is built to jig-borer standards of quality and accuracy. It features bridge construction with Meehanite GC for both the base and bridge casting material. This material provides excellent shock and vibration dampening as well as minimal thermal distortion in normal working environments.

Roku-Roku's HC-548EX provides the perfect solution to hard-milling and electrode making needs. Its 200-32,000 rpm integral motor spindle is equipped with HSK-E40 tooling for six times higher clamping force than BT shank. The Fanuc 31i-A5 processor with AI contour control features a Nano CNC system, with intelligent velocity control, nano interpolation and nano smoothing.

The five-axis Evolution waterjet uses a self-positioning rotation point device on the material to automatically maintain a constant distrance from nozzle to workpiece. This feature protects the nozzle through a working range from flat work to a contoured interpolation of +/-69˚.

Mitsubishi will unveil the Waterjet 612, its upcoming addition to the waterjet lineup. Waterjet 612 will be made in the U.S., and deliver new construction and ball-screw design to deliver high-precision capabilities. This machine will be available for purchase in early 2009.

The Consumable Products Group (CPG) will showcase its extensive line of OEM quality consumables. CPG products maximize efficiencies and increase EDM machine's longevity. The product line includes filters, brass wire, zinc-coated wire, diffusion-annealed wire, power-feed contacts and power-feed conversion kits.

Mitsubishi's superior products are backed by industry-leading service and support. With regional satellite service locations across the country, our localized service teams can respond instantly. Our knowledgeable service team will be at the booth to discuss how Mitsubishi goes above and beyond to deliver excellence in customer service.

Mitsubishi upholds its reputation as a world leader in EDM and exceeds expectations by constantly delivering more sophisticated technology and dependability. For more information, contact MC Machinery Systems, Inc. at 1500 Michael Drive, Wood Dale, IL 60191, call 630-616-5920 or visit www.mitsubishi-world.com.

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