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Yaskawa to showcase new customer machines at IMTS

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The banners and graphics of Yaskawa booth E-4154 at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) will clearly display the logo of Yaskawa America, but the most notable features of the company’s 2016 exhibit will not be operating under the Yaskawa name.

The focus will be on two machines from companies that are doing a particularly impressive job of putting the features of Yaskawa motion automation components to use.

MachMotion of Newburg, Missouri will be showing an engraver that makes use of Yaskawa’s new Sigma-7 servo systems and the latest MP3300iec motion controller. 

The engraver demonstrates MachMotion’s expertise in material cutting and forming processes including machine tool retrofits.

Visitors will get a first-hand demonstration of the superior speed and precision of Sigma-7 and MP3300iec running with MachMotion software as the MachMotion machine will create custom engraved flash drives for visitors while they watch.

Arc Cutting Industries of Las Vegas, Nevada will be demonstrating the precision of its Arc Cut Pro plasma cutting platforms, featuring the new Arc controller with laser height control and plate mapping.

A fully functioning model of the Arc Cutting Industries system will be operating throughout the show, with a special focus on demonstrating live plasma cutting and the industry-leading vibration suppression algorithm built into every Sigma-7 servo amplifier.

While customer machines will be featured, Yaskawa will also demonstrate new G code capability added to the MotionWorks IEC family of machine control products.

“Everybody at IMTS is going to tell you that they are customer focused,” says Chris Knudsen, a Senior Marketing Strategist at Yaskawa America with a special focus on the shape cutting, metal forming and additive manufacturing industries.

“It’s our aim to prove it, using a first-hand demonstration of the role we play in making customers more successful. We want to tell you about our products, but we’re far more interested in what we can do to contribute to a machine’s productivity.”