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History of Computerized Numerical Controllers (CNCs)

Mitsubishi Electric began its research and development of numerical controllers back in 1956, and has been providing the market with industry-leading products ever since. Fully utilizing the company’s comprehensive factory automation technologies and R&D system, we will continue to develop high-precision, high-quality products in the future, offering our customers trusted products they can rely on.

  2010 Mitsubishi CNC M70V Series added to lineup, sales began
  2009 Mitsubishi CNC M700V Series added to lineup, sales began
  2008 Advanced, Complete Nano NC, Mitsubishi CNC M700V Series announced
  2007 Mitsubishi CNC C70 Series added to lineup, sales began
2006 Mitsubishi CNC 70 Series added to lineup, sales began
2005 NC E68 Standard Type sales began
2004 Mitsubishi CNC 700 Series added to lineup, sales began
2003 Complete Nano NC, Mitsubishi CNC 700 Series sales began
2002 NC E60 High Cost-performance model sales began in China
2001 NC 60S Series Standard Type sales began
2000 MELDAS C6 and C64 (processing line use) sales began Network service started
1998 High-efficiency IPM Main Spindle Motor commercialized
High-speed magnetic axis with main spindle rotation speed of 40,000rpm developed
Linear servomotor commercialized, Series created
1997 MELDAS 64A/64 Series Simple CNC commercialized
1996 MELDAS 600 Series NC with built-in network personal computer commercialized
HS Series intelligent servomotor with built-in servo drive unit developed
1994 MELDAS MAGIC50 personal computer board-type NC displayed at Chicago exhibition
1992 MELDAS 500 Series with high speed, high accuracy, compact size, low-heat generation and improved human-machine interface developed
1986 MELDAS 300 Series CNC, first in the world to incorporate a 32-bit CPU, developed
(Chosen as one of the “Top 10 New Products in 1987” by the Nikkan Kogyo Newspaper)
1982 NC machining center developed
1981 World's first lathe-use NC with interactive automatic programming developed
1976 3-phase/half-wave main axis amplifier developed
1972 Thyristor servo-amplifier (3-phase/half-wave) developed
1961 MELDAS 5230 and MELDAS 4200 with transistor-based interpolating functions developed and displayed at international trade fair
1960 MELDAS 3212 and MELDAS 3213, first NC devices (using Parametron) displayed at machine tool international trade fair
1956 Automation work group established
Research and development of NCs began
MITSUBISHI CNC M70V Series
MITSUBISHI CNC M700V Series
MITSUBISHI CNC C70 Series
MITSUBISHI CNC 70 Series
MITSUBISHI CNC 700 Series
MELDAS 600 Series
MELDAS 500 Series
MELDAS 300 Series
MELDAS 5000CII MELDAS L1 MELDAS M2 Series
MELDAS 2000 MELDAS 6000 MELDAS 5100AII
MELDAS 5230