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2017-08-08 - Smart Condition Monitoring aims to end downtime for the Food and Beverage Industry

Predictive maintenance is the best answer to minimising the risks of equipment failure, however, monitoring practices in the past have been expensive, problematic and at worst, unreliable. The solution is to switch to what Mitsubishi Electric offers to as ‘Smart Condition Monitoring’, a system which can connect to rotating equipment and provide plant-wide 24-7 monitoring.

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2017-07-18 - The journey towards Industry 4.0

Hartmut Pütz, President Factory Automation EMEA at Mitsubishi Electric Europe, talks about the digital transformation of industry. He focuses on the effects on manufacturing businesses, especially at a production level, and how customers will benefit from innovative Mitsubishi Electric solutions.

2017-05-05 - Key technology supporting packaging applications on their journey to Industry 4.0

Mitsubishi Electric and APT Automation present latest developments in Linear Transfer Systems with Smart Carriage technology at interpack 2017.

2017-04-26 - Mitsubishi Electric highlights how digital transformation boosts productivity and improves OEE

On Booth D40 in Hall 17 at the Hannover Messe 2017, Mitsubishi Electric is showing automation solutions that address manufacturer requirements to boost productivity, increase flexibility and improve OEE. Demonstrations highlight how users can achieve this through plant-wide integration and transfer of data to the Cloud, with the importance of data defining the digital transformation of businesses.

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 today 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...

2017-01-05 - Mitsubishi Electric enables a holistic approach to predictive maintenance

Mitsubishi Electric has further developed its condition monitoring technology for predictive maintenance. The solution builds on the capabilities of add-on smart sensors by integrating them with an intelligent sensor controller for a more holistic approach to condition monitoring.

2017-01-04 - Mitsubishi Electric delivers Edge Computing solutions within e-F@ctory strategy

Mitsubishi Electric’s solutions for Edge Computing and support for Cloud Computing help businesses who are looking to reap the benefits of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The Edge Computing solutions are built on local control platforms to provide filtering and pre-processing of production data from intelligent devices, and at the same time facilitate communications to a broad range ...

2017-01-03 - Mitsubishi Electric’s e-F@ctory Alliance is growing – APT Automation becomes the latest member

Mitsubishi Electric has recently welcomed APT Automation as member of the e-F@ctory Alliance. They are a key provider of automation and production technology solutions. The two businesses collaborate closely to address industry challenges such as improved productivity, increased overall equipment effectiveness and greater production line flexibility.

2016-06-01 - Preparing the water industry for the future: identifying and implementing trends

In order to remain fit for the future, water supply and distribution facilities need to set themselves special challenges and take future trends seriously. Topics such as system migration and modernisation, data capture and analysis or preventive maintenance are becoming increasingly important when it comes to ensuring a high level of plant availability and efficient operation.

2016-03-17 - New - Mitsubishi Electric powered Delta robots from Codian Robotics

Mitsubishi Electric’s popular MELFA range of compact SCARA and articulated arm robots has been effectively extended by the introduction of new Delta style robots from well-known manufacturer Codian Robotics. Employing high precision servo motion technology and easy to use software from Mitsubishi Electric the new range is fast, precise and user friendly. Ideal for lightweight pick-and-place...

2015-11-27 - SPS IPC DRIVES 2015 - Mitsubishi Electric continues its record of innovation in automation technology

Mitsubishi Electric is presenting several innovations in key automation technologies at the SPS IPC Drives. These cutting edge technologies have been developed to enhance the productivity, efficiency and performance of production plants across all industrial sectors.

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...

2015-10-27 - e-F@ctory Wins Technological Leadership Award for Implementing IIoT in Factory Automation

Mitsubishi Electric's e-F@ctory concept has just been honored by Frost & Sullivan as part of their annual Best Practice Awards. The award recognizes Mitsubishi Electric's e-F@ctory as providing enabling technology in the field of the “Industrial Internet of Things in Factory Automation”.

2015-11-03 - History and the future both influence the latest automated production innovations of today

Mitsubishi Electric will have many of its key technologies on show at the EMO Exhibition (Milan, Italy, 5-10 October 2015, Hall 3, Stand H18/L17), where experts will also be on hand for discussions and demonstrations.

2015-09-21 - Preview EMO - Mitsubishi Electric has it all under control at EMO 2015

Mitsubishi Electric will be demonstrating its integrated, multi-faceted approach to manufacturing and production automation at this year’s EMO Exhibition (Milan, Italy, 5-10 October, Hall 3, Stand H18/L17).

2015-09-17 - Mapping the clearest route to project completion

RWM exhibition, Birmingham, 15.-17.9.2015 Whether it is for a small renewable energy plant or a full-scale power station, often the hardest part of a control engineering project is the start. A popular and market-proven tool from Mitsubishi Electric and its e-F@ctory partner Adroit Technologies not only makes the planning stage easier, but also helps reduce the time and cost to completion of...

2015-04-14 - Reduce your engineering costs by up to 50% with Mitsubishi Adroit Process Suite (MAPS) and Eplan Electric P8

At SPS IPC Drives 2014, Mitsubishi Electric demonstrated the 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. The integration enables Eplan Electric P8 users to generate a MAPS project directly from Eplan Electric P8 circuit diagrams.

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

2014-11-11 - 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.

2014-05-15 - 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 ...

2014-03-12 - 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...

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...

2013-11-22 - 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.

2013-09-12 - 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...

2013-06-04 - 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.

2013-04-24 - 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.

2013-02-26 - 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 ...

2013-01-30 - Mitsubishi Electric to Acquire KH-Automation Projects and Expand Project Management Reach

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and KH-Automation Projects GmbH, a subsidiary of Koop Holding Group and long term strategic partner of Mitsubishi Electric, announced by mutual agreement that Mitsubishi Electric will acquire 100% share of KH-Automation Projects. This strategic acquisition brings together two partners who have enjoyed a close working relationship over the past 12 years.

2012-12-04 - Combat rising energy costs with energy management systems from Mitsubishi Electric

Energy transition has resulted in an increase in energy costs and has made the subject of energy efficiency increasingly significant. The primary concerns of the production industry include the need to ensure that companies remain competitive, even with rising energy costs, and that production processes continue to run smoothly without any problems.

2012-11-30 - Eighth annual EMS Summit proves success for e F@ctory Alliance partners and Mitsubishi Electric Europe

The e F@ctory Alliance partners and Mitsubishi Electric, Factory Automation – European Business Group (FA-EBG) enjoyed a highly successful European Manufacturing Strategies (EMS) Summit in October, hosting a keynote speech and an expert panel discussion, while discussing with delegates the benefits of advanced automation solutions within the e F@ctory Village.

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.

2012-10-11 - Mitsubishi Electric extends its System Integrator program to Germany

Following successful introductions in Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and most recently Italy , Mitsubishi Electric has expanded its innovative EMEA based System Integrator program into Germany. Membership of the program gives system integrators access to hardware, software and a host of offers from Mitsubishi Electric, in return for training up staff in these products.

2012-09-12 - The e-F@ctory Alliance and Mitsubishi Electric at the 8th Annual EMS Summit provide vision of the future

The e-F@ctory Alliance and Mitsubishi Electric are again official sponsors of the annual European Manufacturing Strategies (EMS) Summit, which this year will focus on improving productivity and cost-effectiveness, future-proof manufacturing strategies, and how to regain global competitiveness.

2012-07-24 - New e-F@ctory Alliance partner: Simulation software from Emulate3D

British advanced engineering software specialist Emuate3D has joined the e-F@ctory Alliance of Mitsubishi Electric Europe, bringing emulation and simulation software which reduces commissioning time and cost for Mitsubishi controllers.

2012-07-12 - “Energy Control Pack” from Mitsubishi Electric ensures stable energy supply

Mitsubishi Electric’s “Energy Control Pack” (ECP) is a solution for ensuring a stable energy supply for production. The ECP enables a wide range of energy-related information from automation systems to be collected and displayed, thus providing an accurate overview of the energy usage of individual machines or drives.

2012-06-27 - FELTEN adds new green flavour to Mitsubishi Electric’s growing e-F@ctory Alliance partnership program

Leading specialist MES supplier to global food, flavours and pharmaceutical industries FELTEN Group has been added to the pantheon of Mitsubishi e-F@ctory Alliance partners with two distinct innovations, one is a specialist MES integration and the other a green energy solution.

2012-06-25 - The process industry in 2020

The automation of production is continually increasing, and the process industry area in particular is leading the way. Today, for example, it is already impossible to think of the downstream packaging industry without robot technology. Re-tooling times can be minimised by its use and production can be structured in a considerably more flexible and cost effective way.

2012-05-14 - With the new e-F@ctory Alliance partner Visual Components - Mitsubishi robots enter a 3D world for easy simulation

The Finnish 3D factory simulation software expert Visual Components has joined the Mitsubishi Electric e-F@ctory Alliance - having integrated all of Mitsubishi’s Robots into its industry leading ‘3DRealize R’ automation simulation software.

2012-04-17 - Removing layers of system complexity helps to boost productivity

To meet the challenges of modern process control, companies are looking for the means to increase flexibility, to boost efficiency and to increase productivity. This calls for a new approach to enterprise-wide integration that enables a seamless flow of information through all levels of the business, from the plant floor to higher level business systems.

2012-03-15 - Mitsubishi Electric and COPA-DATA strengthen cooperation to provide access to IEC61850 and IEC61400-25-4

Mitsubishi Electric and COPA-DATA have announced their cooperation in the framework of the e-F@ctory Alliance Partner Program. The cooperation is based on porting COPA-DATA’s IEC61131-3 Soft PLC, straton, to Mitsubishi’s C Controller CPU of the iQ Platform. Users can then gain access to a number of drivers and communication protocols such as IEC61850 and IEC61400-25-4.

2012-03-19 - Mitsubishi Electric at Anuga FoodTec 2012 – Complete solutions from a single source

Mitsubishi Electric's Food & Beverage team will take part in the Anuage FoodTec, to be held from 27-30 March 2012 in Cologne, Germany. Mitsubishi Electric will be present with its e-F@ctory Alliance partner Felten GmbH.

2011-12-01 - eWON joins Mitsubishi Electric Europe’s e‑F@ctory Alliance

Mitsubishi Electric Europe and eWON announce together that eWON has joined the e‑F@ctory Alliance with Mitsubishi Electric to offer easy and secure remote access solutions, across both broadband & mobile Internet.

2011-11-29 - Mitsubishi Electric Europe brings new member to the e‑F@ctory Alliance: HMS Industrial Networks

HMS is able to provide a fast low-cost solution for interconnecting Mitsubishi automation devices via a wide range of standardised industrial networks, while ensuring the secure exchange of data between those devices, in the form of its “Anybus” gateways, protocol converters and wireless solutions.

2011-10-30 - Mitsubishi Electric Europe Reports Highly Successful joint EMS and e-F@ctory Summit

The 7th annual European Manufacturing Strategies (EMS) Summit 2011 proved highly successful for Mitsubishi Electric Europe, with the company and its e-F@ctory Alliance partners hosting panel discussions and keynote speeches while demonstrating innovative solutions in areas such as energy, enterprise connectivity, manufacturing processes, networking and SCADA.

2011-10-14 - Mitsubishi Electric Makes 19.9% Equity Investment in ICONICS

Tokyo, October 5, 2011 – Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc., its 100% subsidiary selling industrial automation equipment in the U.S., has made a 19.9% equity investment in the U.S. software company ICONICS.

2011-09-06 - Energy Control Pack from Mitsubishi provides scalable solutions for managing plant energy costs

As energy costs spiral ever upwards, companies of all sizes are looking to manage their energy uses by optimising the efficiency of their plant. Realising that successfully optimising energy usage depends on complete transparency throughout the enterprise, Mitsubishi Electric has introduced the Energy Control Pack (ECP).

2011-08-23 - Mitsubishi and the e‑F@ctory Alliance Sponsor the 7th Annual EMS Summit, hosting panel discussions and demonstrating e‑F@ctory capabilities

Mitsubishi Electric and the e‑F@ctory Alliance, are the official event sponsors for the 2011 European Manufacturing Strategies (EMS) Summit, held in Düsseldorf, Germany from 17-19 October. Mitsubishi will be building an e‑F@ctory Village within the main event, while the e‑F@ctory Alliance will be running two important panel discussions.

2011-08-16 - The e‑F@ctory Alliance brings solutions partners to your finger tips

Currently the e‑F@ctory Alliance covers over 20 different partners across areas including communications, electrical power solutions, enclosures and fittings, enterprise connection, data connectivity, manufacturing process, programming, SCADA and vision systems.

2011-08-09 - Mitsubishi Electric makes it easy to find the right solution for any automation project

Under the e‑F@ctory Alliance, Mitsubishi Electric has created partnerships with other best-in-class suppliers to bring users the most comprehensive solutions available and deliver access to the widest possible expertise in any given area.

2011-04-06 - MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC EUROPE B.V. STRENGTHENS e‑F@ctory alliance with Adroit

Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. and e‑F@ctory partner Adroit Technologies are deepening their relationship further with Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. acquiring a 14.9% share in its South African based partner.

2011-01-19 - Mitsubishi Electric joins Future Factory Initiative of SAP Research Dresden

Mitsubishi Electric and SAP Research have formalised their existing working relationship, with Mitsubishi Electric becoming a core partner of the Future Factory Initiative of SAP Research Dresden.

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