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Well plate filling machine supported by Mitsubishi

Well plate filling machine supported by Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi Electric has supported Horizon Instruments in the development of a highly automated well plate filling machine. The solution has boosted operations for a leading provider of immunoassays and in vitro diagnostic (IVD) devices, increasing production yield by 700 to 800% and is projected to cut waste by half.
19th August 2020

Entry-level robots to kickstart factory automation projects

Entry-level robots to kickstart factory automation projects
Mitsubishi Electric is expanding its MELFA CR series for cost entry-level robots users by adding a new slim, long reach 8kg load capacity articulated arm model. The RV-8CRL is suitable for anyone interested in economical machines for low-to-medium complexity applications, allowing them to effectively choose between SCARA and six-axis solutions at a similar price point.
1st July 2020

Mitsubishi Electric drives achieve iFLY high

Mitsubishi Electric drives achieve iFLY high
When iFLY, operator of indoor skydiving tunnels worldwide, needed new drives to continue delivering its unique experience at the company’s facility in Milton Keynes, it chose a powerful and highly reliable solution from Mitsubishi Electric. The upgrade, implemented in record-time, avoided unplanned down-time and offered improved system control for maximum customer enjoyment.
25th June 2020


Digital food for thought: Smart factories and AI

Digital food for thought: Smart factories and AI
Factory automation has traditionally provided the food industry with faster, more reliable and cleaner production capacity - however, with the advent of the smart factory and commercial AI the factory of the very near future is starting to make production efficiency improvement decisions itself.
12th June 2020

Connecting OT and IT infrastructure in manufacturing

Connecting OT and IT infrastructure in manufacturing
One of the key challenges for today’s businesses engaged in the process of digitalisation is connecting shop floor operational technology (OT) with IT infrastructure. New business models that improve how we design, build, sell and operate industrial services and machines are being created by improved connectivity between OT and IT. 
17th December 2019

Be in control… with the right robot controller

Be in control… with the right robot controller
The current trend of robot control is changing with PLC-based solutions offering different benefits and opportunities over the traditional dedicated robot controllers. So what needs to be considered when selecting the right solution for the application? Here Barry Weller, Product Manager at Mitsubishi Electric, looks at how to determine which robot control option is best.
11th December 2019

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


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