Mitsubishi Electric Presents Integrated Factory Automation
Visitors to Mitsubishi Electric Automation’s booth will see examples of single source manufacturing, including IIoT systems, the M8 CNC series control platform, FR series robots, five-axis machining and a fully automated manufacturing (FAM) cell.
Mitsubishi Electric Automation’s theme for IMTS this year is “Running the Smartest Machines in the World.” The company, a U.S. affiliate of Mitsubishi Electric Corp. offering factory automation products, training and support services for the industrial and commercial sectors, is presenting examples of single-source manufacturing at its booth.
Visitors will see integrated factory automation products in action. This automation incudes Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) systems, the M8 CNC platform, FR-series robots, five-axis machining and a fully-automated manufacturing (FAM) cell.
“Our booth demonstrations illustrate how Mitsubishi Electric can help manufacturers increase throughput, reduce waste and increase production efficiency through products, services and analytics,” says Scott Strache, product manager. This is conveyed through integrated products, including MES Interface, SCADA, MTConnect-compliant products, digitalization and onboard product analytics. The company hopes these technologies will provide the access needed for manufacturers and end users to apply real-time production information in order to make smarter business decisions.
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