News | November 7, 2017

Mitsubishi Electric Automation Introduces Latest CNC With Separate Windows®-Based Display For Increased Flexibility And Expandability

M80W Computer Numerical Controller (CNC) Features Intuitive Touch-Screen Operation

Vernon Hills, IL (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mitsubishi Electric Automation introduces the M80W computer numerical controller, the latest in its industry-proven M8 Series CNCs. The M80W features a touch screen Windows®-based display that is separate from the control unit, providing expandability and flexibility. Incorporating the latest operating system and slim personal computer, the M80W includes two expansion slots for 32GB SD cards, allowing OEMs and end users to add up to 64GB more memory for even greater flexibility.

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The new M80W CNC was designed for the automotive and machine tool industries, and is especially useful for applications such as turning centers, machining centers, lathes and mills.

Key benefits of the M80W include:

  • CNC-dedicated CPU for improved cycles times, faster program processing and more accurate machining
  • Intuitive, touch-screen operation for optimal visibility
  • Improved super smooth surface (SSS) control, reducing machine vibration during high-speed cutting
  • High-speed, high-accuracy mode comes standard, allowing for complex, highly precise 3-D mold work
  • User-level data protection allowing for multiple levels of permissions based on operator’s role
  • Field network compatibility with CC-Link®, PROFIBUS® DP, and Ethernet/IP™ for easy connectivity to peripheral equipment and devices

The M80W CNC includes a 19" vertical display with a split multiple window that can be customized by arranging a keyboard, operation panel, document viewer or other applications. In addition, real-time servo & spindle tuning helps maintain machine stability by adjusting the control gains automatically.

“We designed the M80W from the ground up, creating a revolutionary leap in CNC performance,” said Scott Strache, product manager at Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. “This new standalone CNC is a breakthrough in the control of high-speed, high-precision machining, while offering high productivity and easy operability.”

Additional information on the new M80W CNC and the comprehensive line of factory automation products and solutions from Mitsubishi Electric Automation is available at

About Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.
Headquartered in Vernon Hills, Ill., Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc., offers a wide range of factory automation products, solutions, training 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 automation controllers (PAC), programmable logic controllers (PLC), human machine interfaces (HMI), variable frequency drives (VFD), servo amplifiers and motors, control software, computerized numerical controllers (CNC), motion controllers, robots and low-voltage power distribution products. 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

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 roughly 31 locations throughout North America with approximately 4,000 employees.

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