MC Machinery’s booth at FABTECH 2023 welcomed more than 6,000 visitors who watched machine demos, talked with laser, press brake and automation experts, registered for a raffle, received free t-shirts and other items, and enjoyed socializing at the open bar. And, during machine demos on Sept. 12 and Sept. 13, MC Machinery set an industry record by achieving 96 percent beam-time efficiency, with 1,387 parts sorted and only one missed, according to MC Machinery Laser Applications Manager Mike Koch.
Held at Chicago’s McCormick Place Sept. 11 through Sept. 14, FABTECH 2023 attracted more than 40,000 attendees from 80 countries—a 26 percent increase from 2022. Mitsubishi Laser was again a Platinum Sponsor of the premier international metal forming event.
“This year’s event was truly excellent and probably my favorite so far,” said MC Machinery Systems Regional Sales Manager Mike Pellecchia. “We talked to the right customers, and it felt like the right people were kind of working their way through. We connected with new accounts and customers who showed genuine interest in our products, as well as reconnecting with those we’ve worked with in the past. It was a very good mix of people, including enthusiastic students who represent the future of our industry. Overall, it was a very positive experience.”
Our featured FABTECH machines included
The New FV Five-Axis Fiber Laser
Our booth visitors witnessed precision, speed and innovation like never before. The FV boasts an innovative double-rail gantry motion system for high-speed, accurate cutting, coupled with 4.0G H-axis acceleration for high-speed height sensing. This dynamic combination delivers the fastest processing in Mitsubishi Electric’s history, establishing new standards in laser cutting.
GX-F ADVANCED Series: Featuring 12-kilowatt and 20-kilowatt AI-enabled fiber lasers, these machines earned accolades from customers for their energy efficiency, fast and stable processing, and intuitive AI technology. This technology ensures that operators of all skill levels can utilize these machines with ease, blending sustainability with extraordinary performance.
Smart Flex Element Type R: Compact yet powerful, this laser automation system delivers high-volume, lights-out production.
ASTES4 High-Speed Advanced Laser Sorting System: This solution is the answer to maximum productivity and efficiency, eradicating bottlenecks and workforce shortages.
Several press brakes and press brake automation were also displayed and available for live demonstrations, including:
- Mitsubishi Diamond Series BH – Hybrid Press Brake (BH 1353) with Automatic Tool Changer (ATC) and VIDERE digital operating support system
- Mitsubishi Diamond Series BB – Electric Press Brake (BB 4013) with Iris Plus Angle Measurement System (AMS)
- Mitsubishi Diamond Series BB – Electric Press Brake (BB 6020) with Mitsubishi LM13 Movable Robotic Cell
- Mitsubishi Diamond Series BB – Electric Press Brake (BB 6020) with Fast Bend Robotic Cell
- ADIRA PA Plus – Hydraulic Press Brake (PA 2204)
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