Mitsubishi Electric's iQ Platform Runs Europe's Most Powerful Industrial Laser
Publication/Creation DateMay 22 2014
DescriptionA new laser-based research and development cell has been installed at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Ansty, West Midlands, to help keep British manufacturing at the forefront of assembly, fabrication and joining technologies. At the heart of the system is Europe's most powerful non-military laser, a 20kW rare earth Ytterbium fibre laser with a four-way beam switch, supplied by automation and laser specialists Tec Systems of Loughborough. They built the bespoke system in consultation with MTC's specialist research teams and incorporated a high-performance data acquisition and control system based on a Mitsubishi Electric iQ-controller. About Mitsubishi Electric With over 90 years of experience in providing reliable, high-quality products to both corporate clients and general consumers all over the world, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation is a recognized world leader in the manufacture, marketing and sales of electrical and electronic equipment used in information processing and communications, space development and satellite communications, consumer electronics, industrial technology, as well as in products for the energy sector, water and waste water, transportation and building equipment. With around 121.000 employees the company recorded consolidated group sales of 29,5 billion Euro* in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013. Our sales offices, research & development centres and manufacturing plants are located in over 30 countries. Mitsubishi Electric Europe, Industrial Automation -- UK Branch is located in Hatfield, United Kingdom. It is a part of the European Factory Automation Business Group based in Ratingen, Germany which in turn is part of Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Japan. The role of Industrial Automation -- UK Branch is to manage sales, service and support across its network of local branches and distributors throughout United Kingdom.
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