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Mitsubishi Electric puts robot control on the PLC rack

Mitsubishi Electric puts robot control on the PLC rack

The increasing modularity of PLC components means that in principle life has been getting easier for systems integrators of late, with the ability to implement complete automation systems on a single backplane. However, with a host of new PLC modules making it feasible to implement full control of a complete production line without ever leaving […]

By February 1, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Mitsubishi extends range with first collaborative robot

Mitsubishi extends range with first collaborative robot

At SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg, Mitsubishi Electric demonstrated production in an Industry 4.0 environment, including a new collaborative robot, working together with an operator without safety barriers. The launch of the new collaborative MELFA robot marks the company’s first dedicated development in the area of Human-Robot Cooperation (HRC). Mitsubishi Electric says the new collaborative […]

By December 5, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Mitsubishi adds robot CPU to iQ-R series PLC

Mitsubishi adds robot CPU to iQ-R series PLC

Mitsubishi Electric is highlighting the benefits of the PLC as a platform for automation, with a complete set of dedicated CPU modules for the MELSEC iQ-R Series PLC. A CNC CPU module and a robot control CPU now complement the existing options for analogue and digital I/O, motion, positioning, process control, safety and networking, delivering […]

By December 2, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
3D printing using a Mitsubishi Electric 7-axis robot

3D printing using a Mitsubishi Electric 7-axis robot

A project at the Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) is looking at 3D printing from a totally different angle – where the emphasis is placed on meaningful expression, rather than the accurate reproduction of digital data. A flexible Mitsubishi Electric MELFA RV-7FLM articulated arm industrial robot is at the centre of the project. Additive […]

By November 17, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Mitsubishi presents new concept for maintenance

Mitsubishi presents new concept for maintenance

At EMO 2017 Mitsubishi Electric demonstrated innovative predictive maintenance possibilities for robots that can reduce operational costs, increase asset productivity and improve process efficiency. The cloud-based solution is based on the AI platform within IBM Watson, which enables the smart analysis of operational data to highlight maintenance requirements. In addition, to increase the speed and […]

By October 20, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
The age of the PLC platform is now says Mitsubishi

The age of the PLC platform is now says Mitsubishi

Can an automation system be more than just the sum of its parts? Barry Weller of Mitsubishi Electric argues that it can and that the age of the PLC platform is now bringing a host of benefits that extend far beyond ease of programming and simplicity of integration. Replacements and upgrades aside, it is rare […]

By October 17, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Mitsubishi robot automates printer cartridge refills

Mitsubishi robot automates printer cartridge refills

A team of UK maintenance engineers has developed a new automated cartridge refill cell built around a Mitsubishi Electric articulated arm robot. The cell quickly and accurately refills printer cartridges, making the company’s recycling programme more cost effective to operate. The solution has proved so successful that it is now being rolled-out to other plants […]

By October 2, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Mitsubishi Electric highlights robot integration at PPMA

Mitsubishi Electric highlights robot integration at PPMA

With the aid of a ProSeal GT0 automatic in-line tray sealing system on its stand at the PPMA Show, Mitsubishi Electric is demonstrating how the most advanced high-speed heat sealing technology and robots are becoming far easier to deploy. The advanced functionality, simple integration and ease of programming of its automation technologies are being shown […]

By July 15, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Mitsubishi Electric robots aid assembly and test

Mitsubishi Electric robots aid assembly and test

Mitsubishi Electric has worked with system integrator TQC to build a new production line for a customer where robots and automation have been combined with an OEE monitoring system to ensure assembly and testing work is carried out as efficiently and effectively as possible. When working towards optimising production efficiency, the worst case scenario for […]

By July 13, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Mitsubishi Electric highlights revolution in life sciences

Mitsubishi Electric highlights revolution in life sciences

As the life sciences industry looks to address today’s production challenges, Neal Welch of Mitsubishi Electric explains how in demanding applications such as the manipulating of live cultures, robots are in a league of their own. Robots have become an established technology within the industry for precise and efficient processing and packaging of drugs and […]

By April 20, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
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