Mitsubishi Electric Robots Now Feature EtherNet/IP Connectivity

New option simplifies integration, reduces cost of connecting to PLCs

VERNON HILLS, Ill. — October, 2011 — Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. now offers an
EtherNet/IP (EtherNet Industrial Protocol) option for its SD series of robots. The new EtherNet/IP
option uses a single cable to connect the robot controller with a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC),
simplifying integration and reducing the cost of required hardware and robot setup. The EtherNet/IP
cable plugs into a dedicated port on both the robot controller and PLC, eliminating the need to
individually wire and route parallel I/O terminals, resulting in significant labor savings.

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