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2017-03-23 - Mitsubishi Electric adds advanced condition monitoring capabilities to the FR-A800-E inverter series

Mitsubishi Electric has extended the diagnostics capabilities of variable speed drives by integrating smart condition monitoring (SCM) technology in a new version of the FR-A800 inverter series. With the new FR-A800-E line, the company has advanced the concept of drive-based condition monitoring. The user is able to carry out condition monitoring functions directly within the inverter.

2017-04-24 - SAP, Mitsubishi Electric Enable New IoT-Based Services for Manufacturing with SAP® Cloud Platform

SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) and Mitsubishi Electric Europe announced SAP’s participation in Mitsubishi Electric e-F@ctory Alliance partner program. This partnership will enable Mitsubishi Electric’s automation solutions to operate fully with SAP® Cloud Platform...

2017-01-10 - Web server functionality and 100Mbit Ethernet interface available with Mitsubishi Electric Inverter FR-A800-E

Mitsubishi Electric is set to launch the latest addition to its FR-A800 inverter drives in Europe this year. It is based on its FR-A800 series variable speed drives with an integrated web server and 100Mbit Ethernet TCP/IP connectivity as standard.

2016-12-08 - Mitsubishi Electric previews new Smart Carriage for linear transfer systems at SPS IPC Drives

Visitors to SPS IPC Drives 2016 had the first chance to see a brand new Smart Carriage technology from Mitsubishi Electric and APT Automation. Developed to operate with a dedicated linear transfer system, the Smart Carriage delivers on-board intelligence plus integrated power for on-carriage equipment....

2016-11-25 - Mitsubishi Electric enables a holistic approach to predictive maintenance

Mitsubishi Electric demonstrated a further development of its condition monitoring technology for predictive maintenance at SPS IPC Drives 2016. The Smart Condition Monitoring (SCM) solution complements ‘traffic light’ alerts with detailed diagnostics, in-depth analysis and recommended actions to minimise unscheduled downtime and maximise asset availability.

2016-11-02 - Mitsubishi Electric Announces Distributor of the Year

This year’s Mitsubishi Electric Distributor of the Year Award, which honours the best performing distributor, was awarded to Ashdale Engineering Ltd....

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  • 2016-10-26 - Guided Operator Solutions improve quality and performance in assembly processes

    Eliminating human mistakes is one of the main quality challenges facing manufacturing industry today. To overcome this challenge, Mitsubishi Electric has launched a set of Guided Operator Solutions dedicated to preventing mistakes in manual parts picking and assembly tasks. The system is field proven and is already enabling manufacturers from a variety of industries to actively improve...

    2016-08-16 - New flush-mount HMI enables machine builders to promote their own brand identity

    With the launch of the latest addition to the GOT2000 family of HMIs, Mitsubishi Electric has introduced a new style of operator interface. The open-frame, back mounting design enables machine builders to reinforce their own brand identity and provides a flush finish to the machine panel for a smarter, more stylish aesthetic.

    2016-06-08 - The future of Variable Speed Drives in the water industry

    The challenges facing the water industry include climate change, rising energy costs, tightening legislation, population growth and increasing usage per head. The use of automated systems in order to make pumps and processes work more efficiently is helping keep pace with these demands; however, what does the future hold for one ...

    2016-05-31 - New solution from Mitsubishi Electric

    High-speed contact image sensor offers compact, distortion-free alternative to line scan cameras. Mitsubishi Electric has responded to the needs of the surface inspection market, in particular within the print industry, with the launch of a high-speed version of its contact image sensor (CIS), distributed under the name Mitsubishi Electric Line Scan Bar...

    2016-04-07 - Students Performances Honour Memory of Industry Mentor

    Last March saw the re-introduction of the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering Student Award Ceremony. This special awards ceremony, which has been postponed for the past three, highlighted the achievements of the top graduates in the engineering fields from the years 2012 to 2015.

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  • 2016-03-22 - Preparing pharmaceutical and medical technology for the future

    Production environment requirements in the pharmaceutical and medical technology sectors are very high. Not least, the strict cleanroom criteria present a particular challenge. In order to survive in a highly competitive market, companies also need to make sure that they increase their production effectiveness and minimise costs. Current trends include process optimisation for the purpose of ...

    2016-03-10 - New compact high-end HMI acts as automation system gateway

    Mitsubishi Electric has added a new model to its high-end range of HMIs (human machine interfaces) which can act as a gateway device to an entire automation system. The GT2705 completes the current GT27 series line-up offering a 5.7 inch TFT touch screen, gesture control and high-performance graphics processing in addition to its extensive connectivity capabilities.

    2015-11-17 - New inverter brings reliability, intelligence and cost saving to pump, fan and compressor operations

    False alarms and unnecessary service trips due to shut down of pumps and fans are increasingly unacceptable as industry strives for greater operational efficiency and plant availability. The new FR-F800 inverter drive from Mitsubishi Electric provides an intelligent solution to this emerging need and represents the next generation of speed control for general purpose pumps, fans and compressors.

    2015-11-10 - Preview - The world of automation at SPS IPC Drives

    Integrated solutions for manufacturing and production industries are increasingly becoming state-of-the-art. The demand for better quality products, almost immediate availability and more product variants is constantly growing: Traceability, OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness), and resource management for example are becoming increasingly important for innovative companies...

    2015-08-19 - New compact HMI with advanced functionality

    Mitsubishi Electric has added a new, compact, colour HMI to its GOT2000 range, bringing superior visualisation and enhanced functionality to a wide range of applications. The GT2104 offers a 4.3 inch, high resolution TFT display, with a widescreen format and the ability to display over 65,000 colours, bringing new levels of realism to screen elements for enhanced usability.

    2015-07-23 - Mitsubishi Electric launches the new MELSEC iQ-F series compact PLC

    Mitsubishi Electric has expanded its iQ range of PLCs with the compact MELSEC iQ-F series, building on the legacy of the market-leading FX platform and broadening the range of available applications with a comprehensive set of “built-in” functions that offer features only previously found as add-ons or which did not exist at all in this category of PLCs. Sharing many of its features and concepts..

    2015-07-30 - Industry 4.0 in the Food and Beverage industry

    The practical advantages that the new cyber-physical interface of Industry 4.0 brings are acknowledged by engineers across a range of industries. Jeremy Shinton, Business Solutions at Mitsubishi Electric , explains how food and drink manufacturers in particular can benefit from the implementation of Industry 4.0:

    2015-06-02 - Mitsubishi Electric Launches New Environmental Plan

    Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced 23rd of April that it has launched as of this month its eighth environmental plan, a three-year action plan aligned with a long-term environmental management vision pointing to 2021, Mitsubishi Electric’s centenary.

    2015-04-28 - “MELFA SafePlus” enables robots and humans work together in harmony

    Mitsubishi Electric has developed a new optional Safety Solution “MELFA SafePlus” for its MELFA F Series industrial robots. The new technology limits the speed, range of movement or torque of the robot when safety sensors are activated, allowing operators to work in close proximity to a moving robot.

    2015-03-26 - Mitsubishi Electric Develops IoT Factory Controller for Future Factories

    Collects factory data using IoT technology and collaborates with cloud Mitsubishi Electric announces its Internet of Things (IoT) Factory Controller to connect e-F@ctory, the company’s factory automation (FA) solution, with the cloud for the emerging IoT ecosystem. IoT Factory Controller is now being verified in test operation, with commercialization targeted at ...

    2015-02-24 - MELSEC iQ-R, enabling manufacturers to achieve a high speed, information driven, operation

    Mitsubishi Electric is pleased to announce that its revolutionary next generation iQ Platform, the iQ-R Controller Series is now available. Today’s manufacturing environment is already complex and fraught with competitive challenges, but tomorrow, the year after and four years after that will be even more taxing, especially as manufacturers contemplate concepts such as Big Data and the IoT...

    2015-02-10 - Integrated solutions reduce life-cycle costs in the water sector

    As an exhibitor on the joint stand of German Water Partnership e.V. at this year's Wasser Berlin International to be held from 24 to 27 March, Mitsubishi Electric will be focussing on cost-effective life-cycle management in the water sector. The automation experts will be providing visitors with information on the topics of energy management, condition monitoring and preventive maintenance...

    2014-11-28 - IP55 variant added to FR-A800 series of frequency inverters

    Mitsubishi Electric has added dust and splash-proof versions with an IP55 protection rating to its FR-A800 series of modern frequency inverters. Specially designed for harsh environments, the drives are highly robust and ideally suited for use in industrial and commercial building automation systems as well as in heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems.

    2014-11-28 - Packaging Solution with fully automatic program generation and many new function blocks

    At this year's SPS IPC Drives on Stand 380 in Hall 7, Mitsubishi Electric will be presenting its new software solution especially for the packaging industry. It enables systems to be set up quickly and easily using function blocks and predefined programs for packaging applications provided in accordance with valid OMAC PackML and PLCopen international standards.

    2014-11-28 - MAPS HMI - Mitsubishi Electric offers a cost efficient solution for SCADA control

    Mitsubishi Electric has developed a new cost-efficient software, named “MAPS HMI” (Mitsubishi Adroit Process Suite – Human Machine Interface) based on the highly successful MAPS software. The new software is a lite version with reduced functionality which will be particularly attractive for applications with simpler HMI requirements, which do not need the capabilities of a full SCADA solution.

    2014-11-28 - Mitsubishi Electric expands successful GOT2000 series by adding GT25 models

    Following the introduction of the GOT2000 series at last year's SPS IPC Drives, Mitsubishi Electric is now set to present the latest addition to its powerful HMI portfolio, in the form of the models from the new GT25 series. The company will also be presenting the biggest HMI in the series to date in the form of the 15-inch variant of the high-end GT27 series.

    2014-11-27 - The new GS series HMIs: entry-level visualisation technology for the particularly price-conscious

    The GS series, a new range of HMIs from Mitsubishi Electric, is set to be launched at this year's SPS IPC Drives. The operating devices from this cost-effective series offer a simple and flexible entry-level option for newcomers to the world of machine visualisation. The scope of functionality of the GS series includes all standard basic functions as well as a number of special features.

    2014-11-27 - Actively promoting Industry 4.0

    Industry 4.0 is going to be a hot topic for discussion at this year's SPS IPC Drives to be held from 25 to 27 November in Nuremberg. Mitsubishi Electric has been actively involved in the development of Industry 4.0 standard specifications in Germany.

    2014-11-27 - New MR-J4-TM servo controller enables connection of Mitsubishi Electric servo technology to open networks

    At this year's SPS IPC Drives, Mitsubishi Electric on stand 7-380 will be presenting the new MR-J4-TM servo controller that can be combined with Anybus plug-in cards from e-F@ctory Alliance partner HMS Industrial Networks. With this solution, Mitsubishi Electric enables its servo technology to be used with third-party control system and network technologies for the first time

    2014-11-19 - Reduce your engineering costs by up to 50% with Mitsubishi Adroit Process Suite (MAPS) and Eplan Electric P8

    In the partnership section on the Eplan stand – Stand 210 in Hall 6 – at this year’s SPS IPC Drives, Mitsubishi Electric will be demonstrating integration of the Mitsubishi Adroit Process Suite (MAPS) with Eplan Electric P8 data for the first time, underlining the positioning of MAPS as an integrated automation lifecycle software solution.

    2014-11-11 - Regenerative energy, reduction of energy peaks and innovative products – the highlights at SPS IPC Drives

    Visitors to the Mitsubishi Electric stand 380 in hall 7 at this year's SPS IPC Drives can expect to see a range of innovative factory automation products based on Industry 4.0. The highlights will include the Energy Assist Unit, the MR-J4-TM servo controller and the new GS series HMIs.

    2014-10-20 - Mitsubishi Electric Servo controls pressure control for material determination

    At this year's Motek trade fair, Mitsubishi Electric demonstrated a new handling application with pressure control directly controlled by servo amplifiers. The demo application showcased a number of innovative features developed by Mitsubishi Electric, including third-party motor control, high-precision direct-drive motors which interacted with robots and third-party motors, PLC CPUs ...

    2014-10-02 - Food & Beverage production fit for the future: Productivity and efficiency achieved with innovative solutions from Mitsubishi Electric

    The food and beverage industry faces major challenges. These include increasing product diversity, shorter product life cycles, fluctuating order quantities and stricter statutory regulations particularly with respect to hygiene directives, just to name a few...

    2014-09-30 - Intel and Mitsubishi Electric collaborate to create next generation Factory Automation systems

    Pilot program demonstrates the benefits of End-to-End Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity in industrial settings

    2014-09-29 - Energy from Waste sector gets ready for expansion and development

    Mitsubishi Electric’s first-time presence in the EfW (Energy from Waste) hall at the Resource Efficiency and Waste Management show (RWM) in Birmingham, UK, has been hailed as an immediate success.

    2014-09-02 - MAPS HMI - Mitsubishi Electric offers a cost efficient solution for SCADA control

    Mitsubishi Electric has developed a new cost-efficient software, named “MAPS HMI” based on the highly successful MAPS software. The new software is a lite version with reduced functionality. It will be particularly attractive for applications with simpler HMI requirements, which do not need the capabilities of a full SCADA solution.

    2014-08-19 - MELFA-3D Vision and Sensor-less Servo Win R&D 100 Awards

    Two Mitsubishi Electric Factory-Automation technologies, MELFA-3D Vision and Sensor-less Servo, have each won a 2014 R&D 100 Award from R&D Magazine. The awards, commonly known as the “Oscars of Innovation,” underline Mitsubishi Electric’s continuing status as a global leader in industrial innovation.

    2014-08-13 - High-speed screwing system from Engmatec on the Mitsubishi Electric stand

    At this year’s Motek trade fair to be held from 6-9 October 2014 in Stuttgart, Mitsubishi Electric together with Engmatec GmbH will be presenting a high-speed screwing station for inline operation as part of an assembly line....(hall 7, stand 7210).

    2014-08-05 - Mitsubishi Electric demonstrates world class capabilities in energy from waste

    Mitsubishi Electric Europe will be exhibiting at RWM 2014 – the resource efficiency and waste management show, being held in the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham UK, 16-18 September 2014. For more than 25 years Mitsubishi Electric has been one of the leading suppliers for the Energy from Waste (EfW) industry. It will be displaying its solutions on stand 4C44-D45 in hall 4 & 5 ...

    2014-05-21 - Making baked products manufacturing fit for the future: Productivity and efficiency through data transparency

    Pressure on prices is rising in the bakery market. Of particular concern is the increasing pressure from the discounters who are competing with cheap products baked freshly in store. At the same time, productivity and profit margins are low in the food processing industry in comparison to other producing industries. Above all...

    2014-05-20 - Mitsubishi Electric- Looking forward to a green future in more ways than one

    Mitsubishi Electric a global, leading green technology company, has re affirmed their commitment to Ireland with the announcement of a multi-million euro investment in their Irish operations.

    2014-05-19 - Mitsubishi Electric Europe awards Modular Automation ‘European Robot Systems Integrator of the Year’

    Mitsubishi Electric award Modular Automation Ltd. European 'Robot Systems Integrator of the Year' in recognition of their ingenuity, skill and hard work.

    2014-04-16 - Mitsubishi Electric Group to Acquire Setsuyo Astec Corporation

    Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced that the company and its group companies will acquire Setsuyo Astec Corporation, a factory automation (FA) equipment sales firm operating in 10 Asian countries and regions, to enhance Mitsubishi Electric’s presence in these markets. With Setsuyo Astec as a wholly owned subsidiary, Mitsubishi Electric expects to raise FA sales in Asia to 200 billion yen...

    2014-05-13 - Mitsubishi Electric- Looking forward to a green future in more ways than one

    Mitsubishi Electric a global, leading green technology company, has re affirmed their commitment to Ireland with the announcement of a multi-million euro investment in their Irish operations.

    2014-04-15 - Industrial Solutions- Celebrating 21 years of Business with Mitsubishi Electric Ireland Branch

    One of Mitsubishi Electric Europe’s largest and longest serving distributors in the Republic of Ireland, Industrial Solutions Ltd is celebrating its twenty first anniversary, marking a remarkable partnership which has helped shape the automation industry throughout Ireland.

    2014-04-22 - Preview components 2014 - Mitsubishi Electric Europe and Robotronic exhibit world’s first syringe handling solution with a small footprint

    At this year’s components show, which is being staged in parallel with interpack, Mitsubishi Electric Europe and Swiss robotics specialist Robotronic are jointly presenting a brand new handling solution for supplying pre-filled syringes to an end-of-line packing system. The unique concept takes up very little space, yet offers a high processing rate of up to 600 syringes per minute and ...

    2014-04-04 - Mitsubishi Electric announces the opening of the MEU Branch in Dubai for the Automation Division

    Mitsubishi Electric Europe, MEU, is expanding its business in the Middle East region announcing the opening of the new Branch for Automation Division in Dubai at Dubai Silicon Oasis.

    2014-03-12 - IFAT preview - Mitsubishi Electric designs special water management solutions

    At this year’s IFAT – the world’s leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management – Mitsubishi Electric, along with its subsidiary ME-Automation Projects GmbH (formerly KH-Automation Projects), will be presenting a range of innovative solutions designed for the water market. The two companies will be sharing Stand A5 425/524 in Hall 5.

    2014-02-25 - Mitsubishi Electric Appoints New President & CEO, Chairman

    Mitsubishi Electric Corporation appointed Masaki Sakuyama as the company’s new President & CEO, effective April 1, 2014. Masaki Sakuyama will replace Kenichiro Yamanishi, who will assume the position of Chairman.

    2014-02-18 - Mitsubishi Electric goes live in EMEA with new Factory Automation global website concept

    Mitsubishi Electric Europe offers its web visitors and customers an even better online experience, with the launch of its EMEA websites built upon Mitsubishi Electric’s Factory Automation Global Website Strategy. At the European portal eu3a.mitsubishielectric.com, as well as on 23 country websites, visitors will find a streamlined new website with a modern design ...

    2014-02-07 - Starting Signal: Mitsubishi Electric constructs a new office building in Ratingen

    Mitsubishi Electric will build a new office and administration building in Ratingen-Ost. The contract concerning the new building was signed and notarized on 17 January 2014. The company subsequently announced the plans in a press conference...

    2014-02-06 - Making bakery production future-ready thanks to data transparency

    At this year’s trade press days in Karlsruhe, Mitsubishi Electric is switching the focus to the bakery industry with its presentation “Increasing Productivity through Automation Technology in the Food Industry”. Stefan Knauf, Corporate Account Manager Food & Beverage, CPG, at Mitsubishi Electric’s Factory Automation – European Business Group, will look at options for improving efficiency...

    2014-01-28 - e-F@ctory Alliance welcome Eplan as new member

    In parallel with Eplan joining the e-F@ctory Alliance, Mitsubishi Electric Europe have been welcomed into Eplan’s “Community of efficient engineering”. This was agreed between Maximilian Brandl, Chairman of Eplan’s board of Management, and Hartmut Pütz, President of Mitsubishi Electric’s European Factory Automation Business Group, during a meeting at the SPS IPC Drives fair 2013 in Nuremberg...

    2014-01-07 - Mitsubishi Electric launches its high performance HMI/SCADA software, MAPS, in Scandinavia

    Mitsubishi Electric has launched MAPS (Mitsubishi Adroit Process Suite) in the strategically important regions of Scandinavia and the Baltic States. Mitsubishi explains that MAPS offers much more than a simple SCADA system. It is a complete life-cycle management tool. One of its main benefits is almost infinite scalability: MAPS can be used for complex process-oriented solutions...

    2013-11-26 - New FR-A770 690V frequency inverters: high performance in harsh environments

    The new FR-A770 inverters – high-performance devices with an operating voltage of 690 volts – are Mitsubishi Electric’s latest additions to the tried and tested FR-A700 series. The FR-A770 inverters are based on the successful FR-A740-EC models and are ideally suited for use in harsh environments.

    2013-11-26 - Mitsubishi Adroit Process Suite 3.0 perfects life cycle management

    Mitsubishi Electric will be presenting the next generation, version 3.0, of MAPS (Mitsubishi Adroit Process Suite) at this year’s SPS IPC Drives (Hall 7, Stand 380). MAPS 3.0 is the optimised HMI/SCADA life cycle management software that offers virtually unlimited scalability for versatile use.

    2013-12-12 - KH-Automation Projects GmbH becomes ME-Automation Projects GmbH

    KH-Automation Projects GmbH, which has been part of Mitsubishi Electric Group since mid 2013, is changing its name on 1st January 2014 - subject to completion of the formalities for entry in the Trade Register - to ME-Automation Projects GmbH.

    2013-12-12 - Mitsubishi provided a look at its future automation solutions at SPS IPC Drives 2013

    At this year's SPS IPC Drives, Mitsubishi Electric provided visitors with a look into the future of its automation solutions. For the first time in Europe, the successors to the globally popular compact MELSEC FX PLC series and the latest generation modular MELSEC iQ Platform were on show, alongside the new GOT2000 series touch screen HMI and the new FR-A800 high-end frequency inverter range.

    2013-11-26 - New GOT2000 series: HMIs with multi-touch function and gesture control

    Improved user-friendliness, expanded functionalities, high cost-efficiency and optimum integration in Mitsubishi Electric’s Automation portfolio – these are the features of the new GOT2000 HMI series that Mitsubishi Electric will be presenting at this year’s SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg from 26th to 28th November 2013 (Hall 7, Stand 380). The successor to the tried and tested GOT1000 HMI range...

    2013-11-26 - Mitsubishi Electric presents new modular control concept MELSEC iQ-R

    Mitsubishi Electric will be presenting its new control concept, MELSEC iQ-R, for the first time in Europe at SPS IPC Drives 2013 in Nuremberg. Compared with its predecessor, the successful MELSEC System Q series, the new modular high-performance controller will significantly reduce development costs as well as maintenance and operating costs...

    2013-11-26 - New MELSEC FX5 series from Mitsubishi Electric - the next generation of compact PLC

    The new MELSEC FX5 series is the next generation of the successful compact PLC that Mitsubishi Electric will be launching on the market. The successor to the advanced and well-established MELSEC FX3 range will once more drastically increase plant productivity and reduce total operating costs as well as energy consumption...

    2013-11-26 - 3D-based robot technology: Adaptive handling for Mitsubishi Electric robots

    Visitors to the Mitsubishi Electric stand (Hall 7, Stand 380) at this year’s SPS IPC Drives will be able to experience live the latest developments in the field of 3D-based robotics. Mitsubishi Electric, along with partner isys vision GmbH, will be presenting the RoboView 3D stereo vision system that allows adaptive handling by MELFA robots. For the trade fair, the system has been integrated in ..

    2013-11-26 - New FR-A800 series of frequency inverters provides maximum drive performance for plant and machinery

    One of the highlights on the Mitsubishi Electric stand at this year’s SPS IPC Drives will be the new-generation FR-A800 inverters. The ultramodern drive has been specially designed for use in classic plant and machinery and with its maximum output and performance, increased efficiency and productivity are guaranteed...

    2013-11-26 - Guaranteed safety: New WS-V low-voltage circuit breakers in ASTA-certified switchgear cabinet system

    The challenge for designers and installers of low-voltage switchgears and control units is how to meet the rigorous approval requirements for user protection and system safety under normal operating conditions, for example in the case of a short circuit or overvoltage, and also those for protection against misuse in general. The method for providing proof of this compliance based on type testing.

    2013-11-22 - Company nxtControl - Distributed control specialist - strengthens

    Mitsubishi Electric Europe’s network partnership of specialist automation companies has been expanded with the addition of nxtControl. They are market leading experts in hardware independent programming for distributed control systems.

    2013-11-21 - AUVESY joins Mitsubishi Electric’s e‑F@ctory Alliance

    Company AUVESY GmbH & Co KG has joined the e‑F@ctory Alliance, a partner initiative of Mitsubishi Electric Europe for offering market leading industrial automation solutions. The German company AUVESY, located in Landau, are experts in automated backup and version control of software used in manufacturing and production environments.

    2013-11-11 - Next Generations – Experience the future live at SPS IPC Drives

    At this year's SPS IPC Drives, Mitsubishi Electric will be giving visitors a closer look into the future of its automation solutions. For the first time in Europe, the successors to the compact MELSEC FX PLC series and the modular automation concept MELSEC iQ Platform, the brilliant HMI GOT2000 series and the FR-A800 high-end frequency inverter will be presented.

    2013-11-07 - Mitsubishi Electric’s iQ Platform: full automation on one rack

    Machine tool manufacturers have been successfully combining Mitsubishi Electric CNC and robot technology in their systems for years and consequently promoting unmanned production. The iQ Platform from Mitsubishi Electric permits not only the seamless combination of CNC and robot CPUs but also of PLC and Motion Control CPUs – an integrated solution that is unique throughout the industry...

    2013-10-29 - Mega project uses Mitsubishi Electric controls to improve Sussex coast water quality

    One of the most ambitious wastewater treatment projects in Europe, designed to process several towns’ wastewater and improve water quality along the Sussex coast, has been speeded along because of the ease of integration of Mitsubishi Electric control equipment.

    2013-10-17 - Jürgen Rüth named as new Division Manager Central Europe for Mitsubishi Electric Europe

    In September 2013 Jürgen Rüth took over the Industrial Automation Central Europe division of Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. As Division Manager Central Europe he is responsible for sales, marketing and support for Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Benelux countries.

    2013-10-10 - Mitsubishi Electric to Strengthen FA Product Services in Turkey

    Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced that its sales subsidiary Mitsubishi Electric Turkey A.Ş. established a new factory automation (FA) center at its location in the Ümraniye district of Istanbul to provide enhanced services to locally operating manufacturers, especially Japanese automotive and component manufacturers, starting October 1.

    2013-09-12 - Mitsubishi Electric launches new webstore for automation software

    The new e-F@ctory Alliance software webstore is a first for the automation business and offers a huge range of incredibly useful ‘approved’ automation software and dedicated function blocks available for instant download. Programs on offer also include partner solutions that have been developed alongside Mitsubishi Electric to support users to find best practice solutions for their automation...

    2013-07-19 - Mitsubishi Electric Launches Industrial Automation Business in Turkey

    Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced that its local Turkish entity, Mitsubishi Electric Turkey A.Ş., has integrated the operations of GENEL TEKNİK SİSTEMLER SANAYİ ve TİCARET ANONİM ŞİRKETİ (GTS) and is now inaugurating sales of industrial automation systems under a new 42-person organization encompassing five sales offices in the country.

    2013-07-18 - Mitsubishi Electric extends MELSEC FX3G Compact PLC with Ethernet Embedded CPU

    Mitsubishi Electric has extended the capability of its MELSEC FX3G Compact PLC with the release of a new Ethernet embedded CPU – the FX3GE. Further, the new CPU also adds two analogue inputs and an analogue output. These new analogue and network features, combined with the power and expandability of the MELSEC FX3G mean the new Compact PLC can meet the needs of a wider range of applications.

    2013-07-12 - Mitsubishi Electric Europe awards prize to Italian wire drawing line manufacturer in ‘Best HMI screen’ competition

    March 2013 saw the second award of the prize in Mitsubishi Electric Europe’s “Best HMI screen competition”, with the prize going to Italian manufacturer Mario Frigerio for its innovative use of HMI technology. Mario Frigerio was one of three winners in Mitsubishi Electric’s hugely popular HMI competition, held to find the most creative use of HMI screens in an application.

    2013-06-19 - Mitsubishi Electric PLCs provide control heart of AGVs at automotive engine block assembly plant

    A leading automotive manufacturer is benefiting from increased production in its engine block assembly thanks to the use of automated guided vehicles (AGV) to transfer components to different stations within the assembly process. Key to the design operation of the AGVs are the modular MELSEC L series PLCs from Mitsubishi Electric.

    2013-06-10 - Award recognizes Mitsubishi Electric MR-J4 servo as ‘giant leap forward in precision motion’

    Mitsubishi Electric’s latest MR-J4 series of servo amplifiers has won a prestigious ‘Product of the Year’ award in the Motors, Drives and Motion product category of the annual industry awards organised by respected European industry title Control Engineering Czech.

    2013-05-23 - 1st Weihenstephan conference on automation technology used in the manufacture of bakery products

    The first Weihenstephan conference on automation technology used in the manufacture of bakery goods was held in Freising-Weihenstephan near Munich, Germany in mid-April 2013. The aim was to create a communication platform for end users involved in the manufacture of bakery products, mechanical engineers, system integrators, automation manufacturers and representatives from research institutions...

    2013-06-13 - Mitsubishi Electric sponsors WorldSkills Leipzig 2013

    1000 trainees and skilled workers, 67 countries and regions, 46 official competitive disciplines, 200,000 visitors, 3000 specialists, 1000 journalists and 38 robots from Mitsubishi Electric – this is the vocational World Cup. From 2 to 7 July, the best skilled workers in the world will be competing at the WorldSkills Leipzig 2013 event by demonstrating their abilities in a wide variety of ...

    2013-05-29 - Mitsubishi Electric programming software and Simple Motion Modules certified compliant with PLCopen standard

    Mitsubishi Electric Europe has been awarded a Certificate of Compliance for Function Blocks for Motion Control by PLCopen for its Simple Motion Module and GX Works2 software. The certification recognises the compliance of these products with IEC61131-3 standards in implementation of motion control function blocks, and demonstrates Mitsubishi Electric’s commitment to best practice in automation...

    2013-06-04 - e-F@ctory Alliance exhibition launches into the virtual world

    The e-F@ctory Alliance* trade show is the first full exhibition to be staged using Mitsubishi Electric’s new virtual exhibition platform, and the first major virtual show to deliver a convincing and rewarding visitor experience.

    2013-06-03 - Mitsubishi Electric finalizes strategic acquisition of KH-Automation Projects

    Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) has finalized its acquisition of KH-Automation Projects GmbH, a subsidiary of Koop Holding Group. The parties completed the acquisition on 29th May 2013, with Mitsubishi Electric acquiring a 100% share of KH-Automation Projects GmbH, a long term strategic partner with over 50 years experience in industrial and process automation.

    2013-04-18 - European marketing torch is handed over at Mitsubishi Electric Factory Automation

    Mitsubishi Electric Factory Automation - European Business Group (FA-EBG) is pleased to announce that Klaus Petersen has been appointed as Director Marketing for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) Region, succeeding Chris Hazlewood, who is moving on to Mitsubishi Electric Japan to pursue the next level of his career.

    2013-05-08 - Mitsubishi Electric Europe appoints new Marketing Manager for Central European Hub

    Mitsubishi Electric’s Factory Automation - European Business Group has announced the appointment of Reiner Hänel as Marketing Manager for Central Europe. He brings a wealth of automation experience to the role, and is looking forward to continuing the business strategy in driving Mitsubishi Electric’s strong growth across the important Central European region...

    2013-04-26 - Mitsubishi Electric establishes a new laser cutting division in Poland

    On January 1, 2013, Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. established a new laser processing division to cover Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Located in Mitsubishi Electric’s CEE headquarter in Balice, Poland, the LPM (Laser Processing Machines) division will provide complete laser processing machine services for users as well as technical training, and will work with distributors to develop...

    2013-04-24 - Mitsubishi Electric and Raima create secure data handling process

    Controlling and managing a complex system is difficult at any time. However, users in the process (ex. water, petro-chemical) and infrastructure industries such as surface rail, airports or underground metro systems have the added complexities of having to do the same over extreme distances with the possibility of 1000's of I/O points.

    2013-04-17 - Mitsubishi Electric expands Factory Automation business in Scandinavia

    Mitsubishi Electric Europe has announced that it will further strengthen and expand its Factory Automation (FA) business in Scandinavia and the Baltic States. In line with this strategy a new FA office has been established to extend local customer support for its Factory Automation business in this region. The new FA business unit is located in Lund, South of Sweden.

    2013-04-15 - Energy Efficiency with Mitsubishi Electric and KH-Automation at WASSER BERLIN 2013

    At the WASSER BERLIN INTERNATIONAL Show from 23 – 26 April 2013, Mitsubishi Electric and KH-Automation Projects will present automation solutions for the water sector. The two companies specialise in systems for the water, waste water and waste materials sectors. The focal points are energy efficiency, remote maintenance, preventative maintenance and condition monitoring.

    2013-03-26 - Trends in control technology: is there a future for the PLC?

    Change defines the world. The current challenges faced by society range from the demographic shift to a growing scarcity of natural resources. Automation, too, is changing: future trends in control technology suggest that the role of that control technology will change...The experts at Mitsubishi Electric believe in the coexistence of both systems and already offer flexible, future-ready solution.

    2013-03-21 - Mitsubishi Electric takes second major step in Turkish automation market

    Following the establishment of Mitsubishi Electric Turkey A.Ş. in January 2013 by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, the Mitsubishi Electric Group has now acquired a 100% share-holding of its local Factory Automation distribution partner GENEL TEKNİK SİSTEMLER SANAYİ ve TİCARET ANONİM ŞİRKETİ (GTS). This important step in developing a firm commitment to the Turkish market follows a 21 year ....

    2013-03-14 - Mitsubishi Electric Europe awards prizes to winners of ‘Best HMI Screen’ competition

    Mitsubishi Electric Europe has announced the three winners of its “Best HMI screen competition” – two from Italy and one from the Czech Republic. The hugely popular and successful competition was held to find the most creative use of HMI screens in an application, with each winner receiving a Samsung tablet as a prize.

    2013-03-05 - Mitsubishi Electric to Expand Factory Automation Business in India

    Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced that its subsidiary Mitsubishi Electric India Pvt. Ltd. will host a new factory automation (FA) development center on its premises for business expansion in India. Launched on March 1, the Indian FA Development Center will strengthen R&D functions in the FA business to better meet needs in the growing Indian market and global market beyond.

    2013-03-05 - Smart conveyor lines up quiches for precision baking

    In the drive to reduce packaging and its resultant waste, a specialist machinery builder has developed a pressureless queuing conveyor for collating quiches prior to baking.

    2013-02-26 - Cyber safety – what happens next

    The high profile incidents with the Stuxnet malware and vulnerable SCADA systems provided a timely reminder that we need to take effective measures to protect process control systems and infrastructure from attacks from cyberspace. Thomas Lantermann, Senior Business Development Manager at Mitsubishi Electric Europe, looks at where vulnerabilities lie and how the problem will be exacerbated...

    2013-02-19 - Mitsubishi Electric GOT1000 series HMIs provide advanced SFC program system monitoring functions for easier troubleshooting

    In advanced automation systems with complex SFC (Sequential Function Chart) programs and multiple motion controllers and servo axes, system monitoring and troubleshooting has traditionally required making individual PC connections to each part of the control system – something which is time consuming and inconvenient. With the GOT1000 series HMIs, Mitsubishi Electric has removed this headache...

    2013-02-13 - Mitsubishi Electric optimises Irish waste water treatment and purification plants in record time

    The aim of the operators of a waste water treatment plant and four associated purification plants in the East of Ireland was to reduce ongoing operating costs through modernisation. In order to do that, the plant was brought right up-to-date by installing Mitsubishi Electric automation components. This involved taking particularly diverse performance requirements into account as well as ...

    2013-02-12 - Optimum servo system parameterisation with just one click - “One-touch tuning” with the MELSERVO MR-J4 amplifier series

    Mitsubishi Electric sees the Fachpressetage Stutensee in Karlsruhe (5-7 February 2013) as the perfect opportunity to present its new MELSERVO MR-J4 amplifier series with “one-touch tuning” function. Compared to the previous series, the MR-J4 series simplifies operation and commissioning once again while ensuring a high level of performance at the same time. The result: increased safety ...

    2013-02-12 - The Production-integrated Enterprise in 2020

    Globalisation, increasing customer sophistication and resource scarcity are all challenges facing the process industries, and by 2020 these will be even more acute. Meeting these challenges will depend on structures that will enable wholly automated planning, dynamic scheduling and fully optimised production processes to control unit production cost.

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