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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...

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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.

2016-10-26 - 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...

2016-03-22 - 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 ...

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...

2015-07-23 - 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..

2015-03-26 - 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...

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...

2014-05-21 - 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...

2014-04-22 - 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 ...

2014-03-12 - 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.

2014-02-06 - 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...

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 - 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...

2013-11-11 - 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.

2013-07-18 - 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.

2013-06-19 - 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.

2013-06-04 - 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.

2013-04-24 - 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.

2013-04-15 - 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.

2013-03-05 - 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...

2013-02-13 - 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 - 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.

2013-01-24 - Water industry moves to less data, more information

Regulators are driving the water industry to adopt Whole Life Asset Management, as the best way to ensure overall efficiency, keep prices down and quality up. This has created a need, not for more data but for better information, so the recent ‘Driving Innovations in the Water Industry Conference’ hosted by Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V.’s, UK Branch looked at how some companies...

2012-12-13 - Mitsubishi Electric Europe improves PLC-based data logging

In the push for increased overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), reduced energy usage, improved traceability, analysis of key performance indicators and more, the vital ingredient is data. Barry Weller, Product Manager-iQ Platform, Automation Systems Division of Mitsubishi Electric Europe’s UK Branch discusses why data logging has become an essential feature of modern production line and why...

2012-12-04 - Mitsubishi Electric supports globalisation of production with smart RTUs

Due to their progressive shortage, it is becoming increasingly necessary for raw materials to be extracted from remote locations across the globe. Innovative solutions enable the whole fully automated production process to be controlled remotely. Mitsubishi Electric presented its smart Remote Terminal Units (smart RTUs) for the first time at this year’s SPS IPC Drives.

2012-10-31 - Data: securely at your finger tips

Raima and Mitsubishi Electric Europe have extended their existing e-F@ctory collaboration, based on the Raima RDM database and Mitsubishi Electric iQ platform based C Controller, to deliver data safely and securely, directly to mobile devices, including iPads, on demand.

2012-01-11 - Mitsubishi Electric’s C CPU opens up the world of automation for easier system development

Systems designers, who prefer the flexibility of PC based control, have previously had to choose between industrial PCs or embedded microcontrollers for their bespoke automation control systems now have a third option: Mitsubishi Electric’s C-language controller.

2011-12-14 - Mitsubishi Electric makes motion control easy with the MELSEC L-Series Simple Motion Module

Mitsubishi Electric has expanded its MELSEC L-Series range of positioning modules with the new Simple Motion Module, enabling advanced motion control functions such as positioning, speed control, torque control, cam control, synchronous control and mark detection to be realised easily with just simple parameter settings and a sequence program accredited to IEC 6M3N-3 standard.

2011-11-24 - Mitsubishi Electric introduces rack-free modular compact PLC with key features and functions built in as standard

Mitsubishi Electric has launched a new rack-free, modular PLC, packed with built in features to bridge the gap between the compact MELSEC FX PLC and the iQ platform high performance modular Process Automation Controller (PAC).

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