Absolute Machine Tools, Inc., has recently earned the title of Diamond Partner Systems Integrator from Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc., an affiliate of the global manufacturer Mitsubishi Electric that focuses on production solutions. The partnership is expected to expand opportunities for and bring value to both companies.
The Diamond Partnership program is so named for its strength and its multi-faceted approach to automation relationships. These four facets are the customer, the Diamond Partner, Mitsubishi Electric Automation, and Mitsubishi Electric. As a Diamond Partner Systems Integrator, Absolute will have access to a comprehensive software portal to stay up to date on demonstrations and proof-of-concepts; a Systems Integrator Locator to showcase Absolute directly to customers; a hardware demonstration system; a complete software suite for PLC, motion, HMI, VFD, and robot with automatic updates; and a strong support team for product training and technical resources.
Jason Jones, FESG Manager of Automotive & Central US at Mitsubishi Electric Automation conducted the interview that confirmed Absolute’s eligibility for Diamond Partner status. Absolute Machine Tools Director of Marketing and A+ Automation Team Courtney Ortner said, “Our ongoing contribution to Mitsubishi projects as well as our current and past automation projects were part of our qualifications.” Absolute was the only US distributor to partner with Mitsubishi Electric Automation to create and build the LoadMate Plus, a machine tending robotic cell designed to add automation to CNC applications. Mitsubishi also took the development of Absolute’s A+ Automation Team into consideration when deciding to give absolute the title of Diamond Partner.
Ortner created the A+ Automation Team in response to the growing need for automation and to help manufacturers find the best solutions to meet their production requirements. “COVID-19 pushed manufacturers to think even more seriously about automating their processes to remain competitive in an ever-evolving global economy and to fill the voids left by the virus and the lack of skilled labor,” she explained.
Ortner said, “This achievement is just one more step in giving our customers the broader choices for automation. Being a Mitsubishi Diamond Partner means that Absolute can offer the most complete lines of automation products and solutions to the metal cutting industry.”