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Enabling the Smart Factory with new edge computing

Enabling the Smart Factory with new edge computing
Companies with a requirement to combine factory floor operational technology (OT) and IT systems now have a new option from Mitsubishi Electric. The MELIPC edge computing solution offers optimisations such as predictive maintenance or quality control with real-time data analysis and early feedback to the operator. 
3rd December 2019

Preview of common solution for web-based predictive maintenance

Preview of common solution for web-based predictive maintenance
The strengthening cooperation between Mitsubishi Electric Europe and Schaeffler has been highlighted by the development of a new web-based condition monitoring solution. Customers will require no new IT equipment as the software application runs within a web browser on existing PC hardware, tablets and smartphones.
3rd December 2019

Bridging the gap between IT and OT

Bridging the gap between IT and OT
In May of 2019, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced its 100% acquisition of ICONICS. It is a US-headquartered global automation software provider of advanced web-enabled OPC UA and BACnet certified visualisation, analytics, mobile, and IoT software solutions for any energy, manufacturing, industrial or building automation applications.
3rd December 2019


Articulated-arm robot for medium-level applications

Articulated-arm robot for medium-level applications
Mitsubishi Electric is completing its range for robotics beginners and cost-conscious users with the MELFA RV-8CRL articulated arm model, which will be shown for the first time in Europe at SPS 2019. This robot is an addition to the RH-CH Series SCARA robots, which also cater for low-to-medium complexity applications.
28th November 2019

Easy IT connectivity for machine tools

Easy IT connectivity for machine tools
Mitsubishi Electric CNCs has demonstrated support for umati machine tool networking technology at EMO 2019. The implementation of umati (universal machine tool interface), which enables machine tools to exchange and share information efficiently, has tremendous potential for optimising production. 
14th November 2019

Predictive maintenance reduces cost the smart way

Predictive maintenance reduces cost the smart way
  Preventing unscheduled down-time is one of the most effective cost reduction measures in any production environment. Mitsubishi Electric offers practical solutions for both machine tools and robots. 
14th October 2019

Plug-n-play robots for machine tools increase competitiveness

Plug-n-play robots for machine tools increase competitiveness
Faster time to market and increased production flexibility can be achieved using Mitsubishi Electric’s M8 Series CNC controllers with Direct Robot Control (DRC) functionality. Both the large touchscreen M800 and the M80 models offer DRC as standard. It allows machine tool operators to program and use robots quickly, direct from the CNC panel without specialist robot programming expertise.
14th October 2019

Plug-in-for perfect manual assemblies

Plug-in-for perfect manual assemblies
Mitsubishi Electric is offering its Guided Operator Solutions (GOS) as a self-assembly plug and play flexible automated picking system, reportedly making it possible to achieve perfect production line assembly tasks every time.
8th October 2019

Introducing the range of high performance delta robots

Introducing the range of high performance delta robots
Mitsubishi Electric has extended its MELFA articulated arm and SCARA robot offering to include a range of delta robots. These combine Mitsubishi Electric’s award-winning servo technology with the latest mechanicals from e-F@ctory Alliance partner Codian Robotics. This combination enables the user to achieve reliable performance in higher speed pick and place operations, with the advantage of simple set-up and programming from one the markets main automation brands.
16th September 2019

Predictive maintenance helps food and beverage companies

Predictive maintenance helps food and beverage companies
With any unscheduled down-time being a cause of major headaches for food and drink manufacturers, John Rowley of Mitsubishi Electric highlights how predictive maintenance can provide the solution and how easy it is to implement. With food manufacturers being continually squeezed on price by retailers and asked to fulfil orders for supply that can seem, at best, challenging and at worst highly unrealistic, improving productivity is a priority. 
30th August 2019

Smart automation solutions increase productivity

Smart automation solutions increase productivity
In an increasingly competitive marketplace smarter machine tools can offer big advantages to production facilities such as increased flexibility, efficiency gains and reduced down-time. At EMO 2019 Mitsubishi Electric will be showing how these goals can be met with connected production systems, intelligent control systems, Edge Computing and partner solutions.
28th August 2019

Meeting the automation challenges of smart manufacturing

Meeting the automation challenges of smart manufacturing
It is worth stating that implementing smart manufacturing is a very worthwhile exercise, successfully applying a level of smart manufacturing will bring greater efficiencies and flexibility to any given production process. It is also a significant step toward ‘futureproofing’ a production enterprise. That 'forward thinking' mind-set is essential when implementing smart manufacturing projects where intelligent machines, systems and networks are capable of independently exchanging and responding to information to manage industrial production processes.
19th August 2019

Industrial food cutting becomes a piece of cake

Industrial food cutting becomes a piece of cake
Mitsubishi Electric has assisted Western Mechanical Handling (WMH) to develop a fully automated inline cell for cutting and slicing food of any size and shape on the fly. The solution is based on Mitsubishi Electric’s MELSEC Q series high-performance PLC, plus system-matched components including HMI, variable speed drives and two MELFA articulated arm robots. The resulting machine maximises performance, flexibility and productivity for customers in the food sector.
8th August 2019

Explore the future of digitalisation with real industry insight

Explore the future of digitalisation with real industry insight
One of the world’s leading automation companies Mitsubishi Electric is hosting a national event where visitors can explore the very latest technology being applied in smart manufacturing and discover how leading companies from a variety of industrial sectors are navigating their path towards digitalisation.
8th August 2019

Mitsubishi Electric invests in Akribis Systems

Mitsubishi Electric invests in Akribis Systems
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has taken an equity stake in Akribis Systems, a Singapore based manufacturer of linear servo motors and linear stages,to strengthen its industrial automation solutions for the global market. Mitsubishi Electric, by integrating its servo systems and other industrial automation products with Akribis' product lineup, aims to meet increasing needs for high specification, high precision manufacturing.
7th August 2019

Gaining a competitive edge with automation solutions

Gaining a competitive edge with automation solutions
  At SPS 2019 in Nuremberg, Mitsubishi Electric’s motto will be ‘Your solution partner for smart manufacturing’. On the stand the company will be demonstrating its latest range of automation products and technologies that give users a competitive advantage.
6th August 2019

AI improves maintenance management for robots

AI improves maintenance management for robots
As Industry 4.0 turns into a reality, businesses that are introducing more robots into the production environment will be able to benefit from increasingly efficient maintenance regimes. As with any asset, these critical machines will run at peak efficiency when operators have access to predictive maintenance tools. The latest predictive analytics solution supplied with Mitsubishi Electric industrial robots uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a key feature for optimisation.
6th August 2019

Cloud based SCADA

Cloud based SCADA
By transferring its multi-faceted MAPS SCADA / HMI solution to a secure cloud-based app, Mitsubishi Electric is offering potentially the best of both worlds; an advanced solution that is flexible and easy to integrate, but is also well supported, stable and secure in operation.
24th July 2019

Test of explosion-proof plant inspection robot

Test of explosion-proof plant inspection robot
A running test of the prototype EX ROVR, a plant inspection robot with explosion protection features to limit the danger of the robot itself igniting an explosion or fire from electric sparks or heat, even in areas with flammable gas, is being carried about by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI).
17th June 2019

Smart condition monitoring increases malt barley productivity

Smart condition monitoring increases malt barley productivity
One of the UK’s largest producers of malted barley, Muntons has protected vital parts of their production process against unscheduled down-time by using the Smart Condition Monitoring (SCM) system from Mitsubishi Electric. Used to make beer, spirits and a range of popular foodstuffs, malted barley is produced in large batches where environmental conditions are critical to a consistent product. 
17th May 2019


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