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New C80 Series CNC-Dedicated CPU Maximizes Performance

C80 Rack Drives Motors

Vernon Hills, Illinois - April 24, 2018

Users of the Mitsubishi Electric Automation MELSEC iQ-R automation platform can now achieve even greater productivity and lower cycle times with the introduction of the C80 Series CNC.  The rack-based C80 features a CNC-dedicated CPU designed to maximize the control’s performance.

Industry-leading CNC functions and drive units deliver high-speed, highly accurate machining, while a high-speed system bus provides large-capacity data communication – combining to reduce cycle times and increase productivity. 

The C80 is especially useful for rotary dial machines, production machines using multiple processes, and automotive transfer lines.  Key benefits of the C80 Series controller include:

  • Improved productivity
  • Flexible system configuration
  • User friendly functionality
  • Low maintenance
  • Safety measures compliant with global standards

The C80 also offers the ability to control all CNC CPUs on a PLC rack.  Three CPUs control up to 21 system components and 48 axes, making it ideal for high axis count applications. In addition, the C80 can communicate with any module that can be used in a rack-based solution. 

“The optical communication speed between the CNC and drive is fast, providing for improved system responsiveness, and ultimately resulting in more accurate machining,” stated Scott Strache, product  manager at Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. “We expect the C80 to be in high demand among OEMs for rotary dial machines and multiple system machines, as well as in automotive production lines where multiple processes can be achieved using high axis counts.”

Additional information on the new C80 Series CNC and the comprehensive line of factory automation products and solutions from Mitsubishi Electric Automation is available here.

— About Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.

Headquartered in Vernon Hills, Ill., Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc., offers a wide range of factory automation productssolutionstraining 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 logic controllers (PLC), human machine interfaces (HMI), invertersservo amplifiers and motorscontrol software, computerized numerical control (CNC), circuit breakersrobots and motion controllers. 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. Additional information about Mitsubishi Electric Automation is available at

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, electric utility products, and large-scale video displays for stadiums and arenas. Mitsubishi Electric US group companies have 38 locations throughout North America with approximately 4,000 employees.

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Pam Summers
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Mitsubishi Electric Automation
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