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  • 14.02.2024
    Mitsubishi Electric and Koenig & Bauer announce strategic partnership for quality control systems in electrode foil production for battery cell manufacturing
    Mitsubishi Electric, a leading provider of contact image sensors (CIS), and Koenig & Bauer, a pioneer in industrial print applications and inline machine vision systems for various applications have signed a letter of intent for their future cooperation. The strategic partnership will combine the strengths of both companies to offer standardised, high quality machine vision components aimed at optimising the production of electrode foil for battery cells.
  • 09.01.2024
    Mitsubishi Electric’s new teaching box speeds up MELFA robot deployment
    Mitsubishi Electric has launched the R86TB, a new, high-performance teaching box. This is designed to help users, machine builders and system integrators setup, program, repurpose, maintain as well as troubleshoot industrial and collaborative MELFA robots. As a result, the latest solution simplifies human-machine interactions and supports the creation of highly effective automated operations.
  • 16.11.2023
    Mitsubishi Electric and Visual Components Form JV for 3D Simulators
    Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) have recently announced that it will partner with Visual Components headquartered in Espoo, Finland in a joint venture company, named ME Industrial Simulation Software Corporation, to develop and sell 3D simulators for manufacturing applications. Mitsubishi Electric and Visual Components will hold 70% and 30% stakes respectively in the company, which will begin operating on November 1.
  • 14.11.2023
    Factory-wide visualization streamlines utility management in the “new norm”
    Mitsubishi Electric’s Nagoya Works, one of the company’s main factories developing and manufacturing industrial automation products and systems, introduced a smart visualisation solution to monitor utility data throughout the entire factory. The GENESIS64™ visualisation software, a solution for displaying data in process, infrastructure and manufacturing industries, was leveraged to systematically monitor real-time data remotely from equipment, such as operations and loads, helping to address issues raised by the “new norm”.
  • 07.11.2023
    Latest release enhances Mitsubishi Electric’s MR-J5 safety communications
    Mitsubishi Electric is expanding the capabilities of its MELSERVO MR-J5 drives with the addition of Fail Safe over EtherCAT (FSoE) compatibility. This latest update enables interconnectivity with industrial automation devices that are compatible with EtherCAT, further enhancing multi-vendor interoperability, flexibility and convergence.
  • 31.10.2023
    Latest upgrade extends connectivity of Mitsubishi Electric’s compact MELSEC iQ-F series PLCs
    Mitsubishi Electric has updated its FX5-ENET Ethernet unit to offer advanced Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) capabilities within machines using MELSEC iQ-F series PLCs. End users and machine builders can now drive operational efficiency even further by leveraging expanded access to cloud computing, cybersecurity and email functions that support enhanced connectivity and data management.
  • 27.09.2023
    Mitsubishi Electric Launches Global Awareness Campaign About the Relevance of Factory Automation Systems
    Mitsubishi Electric has started a global awareness campaign using a series of illustrative stories, each accompanied by a striking visual, aimed at a broad audience not only from the manufacturing industries. The company hopes to bring readers to understand the relevance of factory automation to them in their everyday lives, as well as providing manufacturers with a vision of a future enabled by the use of factory automation. The materials will be used in a variety of marketing activities, ranging from websites to exhibitions and advertisements.
  • 12.09.2023
    Drive your digitalisation with a cost-competitive and user-friendly controller
    Mitsubishi Electric’s new MELSEC FX5S PLC is designed to support businesses on their digital transformation journey, offering a cost-effective, easy-to-use control solution. The latest addition to the MELSEC iQ-F series of compact, high-performance PLCs is ideal for simple, straightforward applications in the food and beverage, water and machining industries, for example. It offers Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) functions for effective entry-level industrial automation applications.
  • 15.08.2023
    Start your engines with next-level data processing
    Companies in the Automotive industry have always been at the forefront of innovative manufacturing practices. To remain at the cutting-edge, they rapidly adapt and adopt the latest developments in technology. This approach equips them to face evolving market demands as well as supply chain challenges. The next step to driving the competitiveness and profitability of manufacturers even further is integrating real-time data generation and management within all aspects of car and part production. This is what Lucas Majewski, Global Director of Automotive/EV Industry, Factory Automation, at Mitsubishi Electric, outlines in the videocast “Trends in Automotive – Data means Energy”.
  • 04.07.2023
    Mitsubishi Electric to Add Second Production Building in Owariasahi, Aichi
    Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced on June 20, 2023, that it will invest an additional 42.5 billion yen, or approximately 275 million euros, to construct a second production building for the manufacture of factory automation (FA) control-system products at Owariasahi City, Aichi Prefecture part of its Nagoya Works campus. The initial investment, announced on March 28, 2022, was for a single production building due to start operations in April 2025. This plan is now being expanded to add a second production building with a planned start of operations slated for April 2027. Overall, this increases the total cumulative investment to 55.5 billion yen, or approximately 360 million euros.


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