Mitsubishi Launches Robots for Heavy Payloads and Longer Reach

The new series of robots was designed to handle large workpieces and heavy objects in manufacturing applications.

Rob Spiegel

May 29, 2024

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Mitsubishi Electric Automation

At a Glance

  • Mitsubishi Electric's new robots were designed for speed and precision.
  • The expanded capabilities seek to improve palletizing and machine-tending.
  • The robots come with a wide range of safety functions for manufacturing environments.

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. has announced a new series of robots to its selection of models for manufacturing. Mitsubishi Electric industrial robots are designed for speed and precision to meet the demands of manufacturing applications. The new RV-35/50/80FR series of robots were created to offer an expanded work envelope and increased opportunity through its increased payload and reach compared to prior series.


The RV-34/50/80FR series has a maximum reach of 2100mm and a maximum payload of 80kg to provide expanded capabilities for palletizing and machine-tending applications. This series of robots was designed to meet Mitsubishi Electric’s goal of compatibility by connecting to a wide range of factory automation equipment that seamlessly integrates robot functionality with IT systems.

RV-35/50/80 is engineered to work seamlessly in manufacturing environments through a wide range of safety functions, including position and speed monitoring. In addition, pairing with Mitsubishi Electric’s MELFA Smart Plus card simplifies installation and programming. “The RV-35/50/80FR series is going to be a game changer for Mitsubishi Electric,” said Curtis Sylliaasen, product manager for robots at Mitsubishi Electric Automation. “These heavier-payload robots give us the ability to do applications that were previously inaccessible to us, such as end-of-line palletizing and machine tending for large parts.”

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Rob Spiegel

Rob Spiegel serves as a senior editor for Design News. He started with Design News in 2002 as a freelancer and hired on full-time in 2011. He covers automation, manufacturing, 3D printing, robotics, AI, and more.

Prior to Design News, he worked as a senior editor for Electronic News and Ecommerce Business. He has contributed to a wide range of industrial technology publications, including Automation World, Supply Chain Management Review, and Logistics Management. He is the author of six books.

Before covering technology, Rob spent 10 years as publisher and owner of Chile Pepper Magazine, a national consumer food publication.

As well as writing for Design News, Rob also participates in IME shows, webinars, and ebooks.

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