In order to achieve faster time to market and increased production flexibility, Mistubishi Electric released the M8 Series CNC controllers with Direct Robot Control (DRC) functionality. Both the large touchscreen M800 and the M80 models offer DRC as standard to enable operators to program and use robots quickly, directly from the CNC panel without the need of specialist robot programming expertise. Easy to integrate in regard with loading and unloading, or marking parts, this series can provide benefits to commercial machining operations.
Connected using high-speed Ethernet, the CNC controller and robot allow fast and convenient Plug & Play integration. In addition, on-CNC robot control is cost-saving because there is no need for a separate control unit. The operators can themselves make changes to robot functions by programming in G-code via the CNC. This help robot specialists not to alter less complex actions.