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Mitsubishi Electric Develops Smart-control AI Technology that Adapts Rapidly and Nimbly to Changing Conditions

Mitsubishi Electric Develops Smart-control AI Technology that Adapts Rapidly and Nimbly to Changing Conditions

February 8, 2018
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation  announced today that it has developed a smart-control artificial-intelligence (AI) technology under its Maisart* AI brand that enables devices such as industrial robots to rapidly grasp and nimbly adapt in real time to changing conditions of target objects. The application of this AI technology in devices will simplify automation tasks, even in the case of dramatically changing conditions, such as adapting to the changing shape of a non-rigid object.
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Mitsubishi Electric Develops Fast Force-feedback Control Algorithm by Applying AI Technology

Mitsubishi Electric Develops Fast Force-feedback Control Algorithm by Applying AI Technology

November 21, 2017
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today that it has developed a fast force-feedback control algorithm for industrial robots using its Maisart* proprietary artificial intelligence (AI) technology, resulting in low-tolerance precision tasks to be performed with fewer trials and in less time compared to human-supported robot assembly.
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Mitsubishi Electric Introduces New Edge-computing Software and Products

Mitsubishi Electric Introduces New Edge-computing Software and Products

November 7, 2017
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today that it has developed supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) software and industrial-use computers that it will incorporate in e-F@ctory-brand solutions for edge computing on production floors where network edges and data sources intersect. The new offerings will greatly enhance smart-manufacturing processes for production data collection and analysis as well as real-time diagnostics to strengthen preventive maintenance and product quality.
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Announcing the Founding of the Edgecross Consortium

Announcing the Founding of the Edgecross Consortium

November 7, 2017
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation reached an agreement to establish the Edgecross Consortium with five other companies―Advantec Co., Ltd., Omron Corporation, NEC Corporation, IBM Japan, Ltd., and Oracle Corporation Japan. The Consortium will go beyond the basic framework of companies and industries aiming to create new added value based on edge computing. In this way, it will contribute to the promotion of IoT, for which demand is increasing on a global scale, as well as Society 5.0,*1 proposed by the Japanese government, and activities of Connected Industries,*2 which tie in to Society 5.0.
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Mitsubishi Electric Launches MELSEC iQ-R Series IEC 61508 SIL 2-compliant Redundant Programmable Controller

Mitsubishi Electric Launches MELSEC iQ-R Series IEC 61508 SIL 2-compliant Redundant Programmable Controller

October 30, 2017
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today that it will launch its newest MELSEC iQ-R Series general-purpose programmable controller, the IEC 61508 SIL 2-compliant redundant programmable controller paired with a redundant-function SIL2 CPU set for high performance and extra reliability, on October 31. To help reduce total cost of ownership (TCO), the system integrates detectors and controllers for monitoring and management and a safety programmable controller compliant with international safety standards.
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Celebrating four decades of achievement in Asia Pacific

Celebrating four decades of achievement in Asia Pacific

July 11, 2017
Mitsubishi Electric Asia has long believed in contributing to the creation of a society characterized by fairness and equality through CSR activities. The company makes a point of giving back to society, evidenced by the program at the 40th anniversary dinner it held for its clients. The gathering, featuring performances by MINDS Taiko Drumming and Inclusive Arts Movement, and highlighted by the presentation of charitable donations of S$20,000 each to the APEX Day Rehabilitation Centre for the Elderly and the Asian Women’s Welfare Association (AWWA), was organized jointly by Mitsubishi Electric Asia and Adrenalin Group. All organizations involved in the gathering provide support for children and adults with special needs and the elderly by offering them daily care and opportunities for education, employment, and personal growth, and by facilitating their successful integration into society.
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Mitsubishi Electric Contributes e-F@ctory Demonstration Zone in Changshu Innovation Center for Green & Intelligent Manufacturing

Mitsubishi Electric Contributes e-F@ctory Demonstration Zone in Changshu Innovation Center for Green & Intelligent Manufacturing

July 11, 2017
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today that it provided support and products for the recently completed e-F@ctory* demonstration zone within the Changshu Innovation Center for Green & Intelligent Manufacturing, aimed at promoting intelligent manufacturing in China. The center, which is located in the Changshu New & Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone in Changshu city, Jiangsu Province, is supporting manufacturing and R&D, as well as the development of human resources, in cooperation with companies, universities and research institutes.
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Mitsubishi Electric Develops Smart-learning Algorithm for Extra-efficient AI

Mitsubishi Electric Develops Smart-learning Algorithm for Extra-efficient AI

May 24, 2017
With the proprietary deep-reinforcement algorithm for artificial-intelligence (AI) machine control that requires just one-fiftieth the numbers of trials compared to conventional AI control methods. The algorithm is expected to enable smart equipment such as industrial robots and vehicles to use sensors and cameras to rapidly learn about their environments for finely tuned AI-based control in unique environments.
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Mitsubishi Electric Establishes FA Service Facilities in Queretaro and Monterrey, Mexico

Mitsubishi Electric Establishes FA Service Facilities in Queretaro and Monterrey, Mexico

May 12, 2017
To strengthen and accelerate customer support as well as the servicing of FA products in Mexico. Two new factory automation (FA) service facilities-the Mexico FA Center in Queretaro and the Mexico Monterrey FA Center in Nuevo Leon will begin operating on May 15.
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Mitsubishi Electric Introduces New FA-IT Open Platform

Mitsubishi Electric Introduces New FA-IT Open Platform

May 6, 2017
New FA-IT Open Platform is introduced for factory automation based on edge computing. The platform facilitates connectivity between factory shop floors and value chains via Internet of things (IoT) systems to enable the rapid collection, analysis and utilization of data for smart manufacturing.
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Mitsubishi Electric to Launch Over 200 FA Devices Compatible with CC-Link IE Field Network Basic

Mitsubishi Electric to Launch Over 200 FA Devices Compatible with CC-Link IE Field Network Basic

October 27, 2016
More than 200 factory automation (FA) devices for the company's CC-Link IE Field Network products will be released beginning October 31. The devices, including programmable controllers, servo amplifiers, human-machine interfaces (HMIs) and inverters, will be compatible with CC-Link IE Field Network Basic, an open field network utilizing 100Mbps general-purpose Ethernet communication to connect controllers and devices.
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Mitsubishi Electric Pioneers Water Sustainability in Singapore’s Eco-business Park

Mitsubishi Electric Pioneers Water Sustainability in Singapore’s Eco-business Park

August 19, 2016
For years, Green Buildings have taken centre-stage as the symbol of urban ecological friendliness. Today, Mitsubishi Electric’s redefining technologies are making a splash in tomorrow’s Blue Buildings that drive water sustainability.
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CNC System Designed for Accurate, Complex Machining: Modern Machine Shop

CNC System Designed for Accurate, Complex Machining: Modern Machine Shop

August 5, 2016
Mitsubishi Electric Automation will exhibit its M8 series CNC designed to address the need for a fast, precise and affordable CNC system for complex machining applications. The M800 CNC designed for high-speed, high-accuracy machining and multi-axis, multi-part system control, and the M80 provides high productivity and easy operability. Both offer 19" capacitive touchscreens with icon-based navigation for easy, intuitive, smartphone-like operation.
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HVAC System Life Cycles: How Long Should It Last?

HVAC System Life Cycles: How Long Should It Last?

July 11, 2016
While customers and contractors may at times have differing opinions on how long a system should work to its full capabilities, manufacturers have clear expectations. Mitsubishi Electric has one of the best warranties in the HVAC industry,” said Michelle Robb, director of residential marketing, Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating Division. “When installed by a certified Diamond Contractor™, a residential single-family home’s system’s parts are warranted for 12 years. Additionally, the filters in our wall-mounted indoor units are washable, reusable, and built to last up to 20 years. It’s Mitsubishi Electric’s impeccable quality that enables homeowners to enjoy their systems with greater longevity.”
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IIC Approves Factory Automation Platform As A Service (FA PaaS) Testbed Proposed By Mitsubishi Electric, Hitachi & Intel

IIC Approves Factory Automation Platform As A Service (FA PaaS) Testbed Proposed By Mitsubishi Electric, Hitachi & Intel

June 30, 2016
A joint development by Mitsubishi Electric, Hitachi and Intel Corporation has been approved by the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) in the United States. The testbed is expected to facilitate the integration of Internet of Things (IoT) systems to connect manufacturing sites and head offices for strengthened operations such as the globalization of supply chains and improved production quality, delivery time and productivity when responding to sudden changes in markets.
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No Giant Leap For Man But Compact AI Is One Small Step For Machine-kind

No Giant Leap For Man But Compact AI Is One Small Step For Machine-kind

May 30, 2016
Human-level artificial intelligence or AI may not be waiting around the corner to say Hi and shake our hands—or demand we hand over our clothes Terminator style—but the technology is making steady incremental improvements of a practical nature. One such advance recently announced by Mitsubishi Electric is the development of a compact AI system that can be embedded in a variety of applications such as robots, industrial machines and cars, and so cut the computational cost for high-level artificial inferencing—the drawing of conclusions from processed data.
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Mitsubishi Electric Automation Introduces Large Capacity 6-Axis Robots

Mitsubishi Electric Automation Introduces Large Capacity 6-Axis Robots

May 19, 2016
Addressing the need for higher capacity robots to meet the demands of today’s advanced automated manufacturing processes; Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. introduces the latest in its line of RV-F Series 6-axis robots in 35, 50 and 70 kg payloads.
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Mitsubishi Electric Has Achieved The Good Design Award For MELSEC iQ-F Series

Mitsubishi Electric Has Achieved The Good Design Award For MELSEC iQ-F Series

May 9, 2016
The Good Design Award, organised by the Japan institute of Design Promotion (JDP) has been the sole comprehensive design program for the evaluation and encouragement of design in Japan since 1957. Mitsubishi Electric MELSEC iQ-F Series which is a new breed of programmable automation controllers for machinery has been awarded for The Good Design Award.
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OPC Foundation and CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) Sign Memorandum of Understanding at Hannover Fair

OPC Foundation and CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) Sign Memorandum of Understanding at Hannover Fair

April 27, 2016
Digitalization in all areas of industrial automation requires consistent communications across all levels while using Internet technologies, both inside and outside of the factory, for example to cloud-based services. This is precisely what the OPC Foundation and the CLPA hope to achieve by developing an interface specification with harmonized access.
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Is Integrated Safety Acceptable Now?

Is Integrated Safety Acceptable Now?

April 18, 2016
Many in industry agree that it is. Fewer automation professionals seem to be holding onto the idea that processes will be safe only if the safety controls are kept separate from process controls. No one wants safety to be an afterthought, a function imposed upon a well-designed process.
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Industrial Robot News Heats Up

Industrial Robot News Heats Up

April 12, 2016
Through a partnership with Codian Robotics, Mitsubishi Electric’s MELFA range of compact SCARA and articulated arm robots is being extended by the addition of Codian Robotics’ new delta style robots. These delta robots are designed for lightweight pick-and-place tasks and can work autonomously using servo control or integrated into a Mitsubishi Electric automation environment.
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IoT Revolution on Horizon For Business, Private Life

IoT Revolution on Horizon For Business, Private Life

April 3, 2016
The Internet of Things (IoT) connects various objects through the Internet, will make family life more convenient and production in factories more efficient. This new market has brought business opportunities for companies — it is no exaggeration to say IoT initiatives will influence the Japanese economy in the future. Mitsubishi Electric Corp.’s Nagoya Works also connected equipment for making machinery parts to the Internet, making it possible to control the entire assembly process. This resulted in shorter stoppages of assembly lines.
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ARC White Paper on e-F@ctory

ARC White Paper on e-F@ctory

March 4, 2016
New ARC white paper about e-Factory explains how it is suitable for Industrie 4.0/IIoT solutions and more. Some examples are used as well as some insight into the future of manufacturing needs.
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Mitsubishi Electric's METoA Ginza Event Space to Open on March 31

Mitsubishi Electric's METoA Ginza Event Space to Open on March 31

March 3, 2016
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today the March 31 opening of METoA Ginza, an event space where visitors will learn more about the company’s newest and most advanced offerings, located in the Tokyu Plaza Ginza building of Ginza, Tokyo. Based on the theme “Always something new. With Mitsubishi Electric.,” METoA Ginza (Mitsubishi Electric: Touch of Advancement) will provide visitors with opportunities to see, feel and experience innovative world-class products and services through hands-on events on its second and third floors.
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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games signs up Mitsubishi as sponsor

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games signs up Mitsubishi as sponsor

February 29, 2016
Japanese industrial giant Mitsubishi Electric has signed up as a sponsor of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo. The firm will be an official partner of the games, the second level of domestic sponsorship support.
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Mitsubishi Electric Automation Launches iQ-R Control Platform

Mitsubishi Electric Automation Launches iQ-R Control Platform

February 22, 2016
In response to "industry demand for integrated machine and plant control", Mitsubishi Electric Automation has announced the iQ-R series which incorporates sequence, motion, safety, process, and C language control into one platform.
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No-fuse Switch for HVDC Wins R&D 100 Award

No-Fuse Switch for HVDC Wins R&D 100 Award

December 17, 2015
Mitsubishi Electric’s No-fuse Switch for HVDC (high-voltage direct current), which incorporates power-switching technology, has won a 2015 R&D 100 award from R&D Magazine. This is Mitsubishi Electric's 25th R&D 100 Awards. The awards, commonly known as the "Oscars of Invention," underline Mitsubishi Electric's continuing status as a global leader in industrial innovation. The awards ceremony took place at Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. on November 13.
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Mitsubishi Opens Transportation Systems Factory in India

Mitsubishi Opens Transportation Systems Factory in India

November 30, 2015
Mitsubishi Electric's Indian subsidiary has opened a new factory for transportation systems in Bidadi, near Bengaluru, India. The company is targeting annual revenues of $170m from the transportation systems business in India by fiscal 2020, by enhancing sales and maintenance services for subways and trains.
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CLPA & PI To Cooperate For A Transparent Network Infrastructure

CLPA & PI To Cooperate For A Transparent Network Infrastructure

November 25, 2015
The CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) and PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) are announcing a close collaboration with the objective of promoting and disseminating the use of open industrial networks.
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South East Water Award Mitsubishi Electric New Framework Agreement for Automation Products

South East Water Award Mitsubishi Electric New Framework Agreement for Automation Products

November 20, 2015
A new framework agreement between South East Water and Mitsubishi Electric has been agreed for four years with an option to extend for a further two years. The framework agreement covers the supply of PLCs, HMIs, VSDs and associated equipment, as well as support, training, extended warranties, software updates and bespoke 24/7 support.
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Mitsubishi Electric Improves Color Gamut of Laser Display by 70%

Mitsubishi Electric Improves Color Gamut of Laser Display by 70%

October 27, 2015
Mitsubishi Electric Corp has developed a laser display whose color gamut is about 70% wider than that of the company’s existing laser displays. In addition to the new laser display, the company’s laser backlight technology used for the display was exhibited at Ceatec Japan last month. With the new technology, it becomes possible to cover 98% of the color gamut of BT.2020 (a standard for 8k video).
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e-F@ctory Wins Technological Leadership Award for Implementing IIot in Factory Automation

e-F@ctory Wins Technological Leadership Award for Implementing IIot in Factory Automation

October 16, 2015
Mitsubishi Electric’s e-F@ctory concept has just been honoured by Frost & Sulivan as part of their annual Best Practice Awards. The award recognizes Mitsubishi’s e-F@ctory as providing enabling technology in the field of the “Industrial Internet of things in Factory Automation”.
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Mitsubishi FA Digital Product Catalog Release

Mitsubishi FA Digital Product Catalog Release

October 5, 2015
Now you can view our catalogs digitally and access it at anywhere & anytime.
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Mitsubishi Electric Shows Off Cage-Free Collaborative Robot

Mitsubishi Electric Shows Off Cage-Free Collaborative Robot

September 30, 2015
Using special firmware and safety technology, Mitsubishi can turn any industrial robot into a cage-free, collaborative robotic system.
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Small Assembly Robots with Big Gains

Small Assembly Robots with Big Gains

September 28, 2015
Our electronics are shrinking. Products are more customized. Product lifecycles are getting shorter. And labor is harder to find and more expensive. So what’s a manufacturer to do?
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New Release of F800 Series Variable Frequency Drive

New Release of F800 Series Variable Frequency Drive

March 1, 2015
Responding to demand within the HVAC market for a drive that can improve efficiency of air movement through HVAC systems, Mitsubishi Electric introduces the new F800 Series variable frequency drive (VFD).
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Mitsubishi Electric Develops Cutting Tool Position-control Method for Machine Tools

Mitsubishi Electric Develops Cutting Tool Position-control Method for Machine Tools

February 17, 2015
An advanced numerical-control method for compensating tool position error in predicted target tool paths was being introduced today.
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Mitsubishi Electric Develops IoT Factory Controller for Future Factories

Mitsubishi Electric Develops IoT Factory Controller for Future Factories

February 17, 2015
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today 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.
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Mitsubishi Electric to Consolidate Development and Manufacturer of PLC and Operator Panels at Nagoya Works

Mitsubishi Electric to Consolidate Development and Manufacturer of PLC and Operator Panels at Nagoya Works

January 26, 2015
In order to continually expand global business in factory automation (FA), Mitsubishi Electric Corporation will consolidate the development and manufacture of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and operator panels, core products for FA at Nagoya Works starting from April this year.
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