In a bold move, Mitsubishi Electric has announced the acquisition of ASTES4. Based in Switzerland, ASTES4 designs and builds robotic part removal and sorting automation, and their patented technology is considered the leader in this field. Their “Lasorting” system features four robotic arms that load a new sheet, remove and stack up to four parts at one time, unload the remnant, and even clean the slats. Check it out in this video clip.
ASTES4 has over forty installations in the field operating with a variety of lasers. But now teamed with Mitsubishi lasers, Mitsubishi material handling, and industry leading automation software from Ncell, ASTES4 is poised to become a truly integrated, premium sorting solution.
A Mitsubishi fiber laser with ASTES4 was featured at the recent JIMTOF tool show in Japan, and a system is slated for arrival at Mitsubishi’s US laser showroom in 2019. After its installation we invite you to come in for a look. You will be impressed.