Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. is proud to announce the newest pre-engineered work cell product to its existing lineup with LoadMate Plus.

ARIA (Automated Robotic Industrial Assistant) is an ideal and cost-effective solution to address labor shortages and productivity challenges across a multitude of industries. ARIA has a payload capacity of up to 13 kg (28.6 lbs.) and reach capabilities of 1503 mm (59.173 inches). It is suitable for use as a stand-alone cell, or it can be implemented into a larger solution and offers two different base options: standard andSource: Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.Source: Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. machine tool bases.

ARIA's Standard Base option is designed for various industry applications where flexibility and mobility are a must. The Machine Tool Base is designed for tending CNC mill, lathe and Swiss applications. Both bases are suitable for Mitsubishi Electric collaborative, vertical/articulated and SCARA robots. Included in the ARIA package is an FX5 PLC, an external 120 V outlet, casters with jackscrews, a network switch with an external EtherNet port, an operator station w/button panel, floor mounting brackets and much more. Accessory add-on features include preprogrammed software packages, RT ToolBox3 software, MELFA Works for robot simulation, MELFA Safe Plus, Force Sensor, R86TB high-performance teach pendant and two HMI options.

"ARIA fulfills an immediate need for flexible and cost-effective automation that addresses common industry problems. Labor shortages, productivity challenges, and the need to maintain quality standards are major concerns across most industrial sectors in North America. ARIA is powerful enough to act as a stand-alone cell and is fully configurable and mobile, making it an ideal solution to tackle multiple applications within a given facility," said David Simak, product manager (service) at Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.

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