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Powerful, Precise Pick-and-Pack Solution Significantly Cuts Changeover Time

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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., 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 us.mitsubishielectric.com/fa/en.

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
Marketing Communications Manager
Mitsubishi Electric Automation
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