Powerful, Precise Pick-and-Pack Solution Significantly Cuts Changeover Time
Vernon Hills, IL - March 16, 2022
Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc., helped one manufacturer boost throughput with small, fast servo motors and flexible data communications
The latest customer success story from Mitsubishi Electric reveals the vendor's vast experience with technology that delivers extreme speed and precision.
For Hamrick Manufacturing & Service, Inc., the packaging of delicate protein supplements into bottles requires a high level of control. When the company wanted to design an automated pick-and-pack system, it needed powerful servo motors that could work with a soft touch and fit into a very confined space.
As a longtime Mitsubishi Electric Automation customer, Hamrick engineers were happy to learn that Mitsubishi Electric HG Series servo motors offered nearly double the speed needed in such a small size. The manufacturer then rounded out the solution with Mitsubishi Electric FR-E800 VFDs and EtherNet/IP amplifier.
The new system delivered the precise control and soft touch Hamrick needed for the delicate pick-and-pack operation—and accelerated changeovers from 30 minutes to about 40 seconds. Along with the operational success, Hamrick leaders were thrilled with the personal service and support the Mitsubishi Electric Automation team provided throughout the installation and afterwards.
Controls Engineering Manager Jeff Eckstein said, "The Mitsubishi Electric products themselves are good, really good, but it's the relationship with Mitsubishi Electric … that I think made the real difference. We don't have a ton of employees, so the Mitsubishi Electric team's willingness and ability to help us in the middle of a crisis was key."
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— About Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.
Headquartered in Vernon Hills, Ill., Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. is a U.S. affiliate company of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation. It offers a broad product portfolio including 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. Additional information about Mitsubishi Electric Automation is available at us.mitsubishielectric.com/fa/en/.
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