The Automation Industry is on the rise and is contributing towards increasing productivity, improving quality, consistency and reduced costs in manufacturing sectors. Mitsubishi Electric serves its customers as a comprehensive Factory Automation (FA) Solution Provider. Along with developing products and solutions that match customers’ needs, Mitsubishi Electric utilizes its advanced technology to provide reliable solutions with an eye on the next generation of manufacturing.
For a smart factory to be achievable, the real-time utilization of production shop floor data and efficient connectivity with IT systems are essential. With Mitsubishi Electric’s IIoT solution [email protected], we offer seamless connectivity between shop floor and IT systems and analyse on a real-time basis with optimal efficiency. With continuously enhanced performance on a wide range of Factory Automation products, Mitsubishi Electric uses [email protected] to optimize all aspects of production and coordinate information between MES high-level information systems and production floors. The Edge computing component of [email protected] solution comprises of MELIPC (Industrial PC) and RDA ensure Analysis of the shop-floor data on real-time basis. The real-time feedback ensures immediate corrective actions and reduces losses.
The [email protected] utilizes cutting-edge control like iQ-R platform and high-speed networking technologies like CC-Link IE and CC-Link IE TSN to visualize information and coordinate with high-level Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) to improve production while reducing Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). In India, Mitsubishi Electric’s [email protected] provides Smart Manufacturing Solutions through more than 20 Alliance Partners such as Wipro, Schaeffler, Cognex, Entrib Analytics and more. Our “Edgecross” platform offers software development flexibility to the partners, so as to meet exact customer needs. The [email protected] Alliance addresses the need of smart manufacturing for industries like Automotive, Pharma, F&B, among many others.
Along with its [email protected] concept, the global leader in electric and electronic equipment for residential, commercial and industrial applications have also developed Production Line Improvement Technology, a new technology for the efficient design of production floor layouts and material flows as well as the accurate estimation of productivity. MAISART “Mitsubishi Electric’s AI creates the State-of-the-ART in technology” using deep learning, big data analysis and reinforcement learning techniques “Maisart” offers compact, product-based AI solution to create smarter factories.
As we move to the realization of more Industry 4.0 implementations, as part of an ongoing industrial transformation journey, the use of Collaborative Robots (Cobots), which are designed to work alongside people in/among others manufacturing , warehousing, logistics and healthcare, is expected to grow rapidly in the next few years. Mitsubishi Electric has also launched its MELFA Assista series of robots that work collaboratively with humans based on safety features, such as collision detection and strict compliance with the international safety and robotic standards ISO 10218-1 and ISO/TS15066. The series also will introduce an intuitive engineering software, RT Visual Box, for quick, easy system deployment. MELFA Assista and RT Visual Box will help customers with more efficient production, reduced Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of robotic manufacturing systems, and meeting new needs for adequate distancing of workers in manufacturing sites.
The goal for Mitsubishi Electric is to develop products that our customers can use safely and reliably, and, to only deliver products that fully satisfy their needs. Mitsubishi Electric’s leading-edge development is highly regarded internationally for its efforts to improve quality in every process, whether product development, design or production, as well as in aftermarket service following delivery. With flexible manufacturing processes focused on continuing our legacy and evolving, we provide high-performance, high-quality products that help make our customers more competitive.
As the third-largest Asian economy, India remains an attractive investment destination due to the sheer size and choice of its consumer market. With expected growth and intent to boost demand which is evident from the multiple reforms and measures announced, automation suppliers for the products like PLCs, Software and IoT solutions will see major demands coming. Factory Automation is becoming more and more digital with IIoT and with India being preferred destination for manufacturing, it becomes imperative to increase competitiveness and build efficient value chain with our Products and Solutions.
About the Author
Jitendra Joshi, Sr. Manager, Marketing Department, responsible for Controller, Software and [email protected] Solutions at Mitsubishi Electric India, is Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics & Power Systems from Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj College of Engineering. And holds master degree in Master of Management Studies from Pune University. His professional experience spans over 18 years in Automation Industry. He started his career as project Engineer and worked on machine and Process automation projects for initial period of 5 years. Later he worked in sales and Marketing functions at regionl and Pan India Level.With this he is having experience across various industries in Automation sector. In this role he is responsible for Products and Solutions like Modular PLC Q & IQ-R series platform, McWorks SCADA Solutions, [email protected] solutions, and Various IOT solutions.