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Automation Product Spotlight: The MPiec Series by Yaskawa

Automation Product Spotlight: The MPiec Series by Yaskawa

AMMC brings you motion and PLC solutions using motion controllers and other industry-leading automation products from Yaskawa. Yaskawa produces many lines of machine and motion controllers, one of which is the MPiec Series.

The Basics of the Yaskawa MPiec Series Machine Controllers

Offering up to 62 axes of motion control across six controller variations, the MPiec Series of motion controllers make it easy for you to connect all parts of your machine (controllers, parameter and monitor software, inverter and servo drives, HMIs, remote I/O, and Motoman Robots with ease.

Every MPiec Series controller comes equipped with MECHATROLINK, a reliable open-field motion network that enables users to connect controllers and many types of components. MECHATROLINK uses powerful processors that allow for fast response times, high-speed communications and concurrency, and increased system speed, all at a low cost.

MPiec machine controllers also have an easy-to-use, built-in web interface that delivers complete controller, motion, and IO status data to standard browsers. This simple but powerful interface allows users to remote access into the interface via the Internet, configure and upload projects and configurations to up to 64 modules per session.

Why Choose the MPiec Series Machine Controllers from Yaskawa?

  • Diverse programming standards: MotionWorks IEC complies with IEC 61131-3 and provides five standard programming languages as well as motion function blocks that adhere to the PLCopen standard.
  • Timesaving: standard code elements that are already written reduces development time and makes a ready-to-use product.
  • Reusable code libraries: allows users to import and use previously developed logic.
  • Scalable: all MPiec controllers use the same MotionWorks IEC software, making them easy to use with all machine sizes.

MPiec controllers are great for a variety of applications, including:

  • Handling
  • Textiles
  • Food packaging
  • Beverage filling and packaging
  • Woodworking
  • Digital printing

Meet Some of the MPiec Controllers


  • 200 MHz processing speed
  • Dual port RAM access motion network
  • Motion network speed as fast as 1 ms
  • 5 axis count


  • 240 MHz processor speed
  • MECHATOLINK-II motion network
  • Motion network speed of up to .5 ms
  • 4, 8 or 16 axis count
  • 1 or 3 option card slots


  • 400 and 800 MHz processor speeds
  • MECHATOLINK-III motion network
  • Motion network speed of up to .25 ms
  • 4, 8, 20 or 32 axis count
  • 1, 3 or 8 option card slots


  • 1 GHz processor speed
  • MECHATOLINK-III motion network
  • Motion network speed of up to .25 ms
  • 8, 16, 32 or 64 axis count
  • 3, 5 or 8 option card slots

Learn more about Yaskawa MPiec machine controllers by visiting our Yaskawa products document library.


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