Atul Patil Asst. GM | Mktg Dept. Factory Automation & Industrial Division | Mitsubishi Electric India highlights the trends, technology and market shaping Industrial Automation and robotics. The veteran also highlights on Mitsubishi Electric’s dominance in this sector.
Industrial Automation Sector Trends
In the past few years, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has developed lot of innovations which are promising for the manufacturing world. When implemented correctly, IIOT has immense potential to transform the technological landscape. While these technologies have been around for a while, a major development has been witnessed recently: the hardware that is required to deploy IIoT has become much more affordable and it is shaping the future of the automation sector. IIoT and Connected Enterprises has gained prominence in Business Environment. However, with IIoT, comes the need to handle massive amount of data which must be safe and secure. Predictive maintenance and diagnostics, utilizing massive amount of data are expected to become an important part of future manufacturing operations. Increased data from sensors on production lines, etc., will raise the demand for expanded data-processing capacity, and we are working to offer Controllers to meet the growing demand to secure the systems against wire tapping, data manipulation, unauthorised access and other forms of cyber-attacks. Mitsubishi Electric’s [email protected] solution interconnects the shopfloor data and makes the factory completely visible. The [email protected] solution is designed to provide real-time security and high reliability for manufacturing execution and quality management systems.
Market Emerging and Sectors Adopting Robotics
Industrial robots have become really popular in the past few years for their productivity and profitability. With the adoption of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), robots will be able to collect data that was previously inaccessible and this trend will, in turn, boost productivity and efficiency of the organizations that employ this technology.
Collaborative robots are really going to gain momentum in the coming years. These robots are capable of working in conjunction with humans and are often cheaper than their industrial counterparts. As their technology evolves and they become more adept to the tough industrial settings, they will find their place in the organizations that are focused on good returns on investment.
There are many industries that have turned to robotics for advanced solutions. Manufacturing industry is the first one that comes to mind. Given the efficiency and speed of production that robotics has to offer, it should come as no surprise that
robotics is finding applications in the manufacturing industry. Besides manufacturing, healthcare industry is also integrating robotics into its infrastructure. From patient monitoring to assisting the staff during surgeries to accurate diagnosis of the patients, robotics has really carved a niche for itself in the healthcare industry. These are just a few among a myriad of industries that are adopting and integrating robotics into their framework. As we step into the third decade of the 21st century, by virtue of its beneficial traits, robotics will find a place for itself in almost all the sectors.
As the technology evolves, it becomes imperative for tech leaderships to adapt accordingly to the changing scenario. Mitsubishi Electric has achieved this goal using [email protected] With the help of IoT (Internet of Things) based big data utilization, [email protected] enables smart manufacturing. For a smart manufacturing to be achievable, it is essential that the production shop-floor data should be utilized in real-time and an efficient connectivity should be maintained with the IT systems. By employing the concept of “edge computing” which facilitates information processing between the shopfloor and IT systems, it is possible to achieve data connectivity with optimal efficiency.
Mitsubishi Electric Market Share and Expectations
In India, we are a major player in the Industrial Automation space. We have a products and solutions basket that covers a wide range of customer needs. We will also continue to expand our operations by reaching out to unrepresented areas. As a group, we are committed to our customers in India and will work closely with them to create, enhance and meet their automation needs.
Mitsubishi Electric Expertise
Mitsubishi Electric’s Factory Automation and Industrial Division (FAID) brings higher productivity to the factory-floor by offering a vast range of automation technologies, including concept like [email protected], that enables Digitalized manufacturing, Inverters (Drive Products), Modular Programmable Controllers (Modular PLCs) and Micro Controllers (Micro PLCs), Motion Controllers & Servo Motion Systems (AC Servos), Human Machine Interfaces – HMIs (including locally developed and manufactured Graphic Operation Controllers – GOCs), SCADA, Computerized Numerical Controllers (CNCs), Robots and Low Voltage Switchgear (LVS) products. Together, these technologies and products have helped OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturer), SI’s (System Integrators), Panel Builders, Consultants and EPC Contractors in providing reliable solutions. In addition, FAID’s extensive service networks provide direct communication and comprehensive support to customers.