The latest MELSEC iQ-R Series controller, a control algorithm for industrial robots, and the SCADA software are a few of the latest launches in the market by Mitsubishi Electric.
Headquartered in Japan, the Mitsubishi Electric Group is one of the leading companies dealing with the manufacture and sales of electric and electronic equipment in numerous sectors such as energy and electric systems, industrial automation, information and communication systems, and electronic devices. Lately, the company has introduced many technologies and software for the benefit of the industry.
Latest MELSEC iQ-R Series Controller
Mitsubishi Electric has launched the IEC 61508 SIL 2-compliant redundant programmable controller, its latest MELSEC iQ-R Series general-purpose programmable controller. To ensure high performance and extra reliability, the new controller is teamed up with a redundant-function SIL2 CPU. The device is compliant with international safety standards and is also equipped to integrate detectors and controllers for monitoring and management in order to reduce total cost of ownership.
Control algorithm for industrial robots
By making use of “Maisart”, its proprietary artificial intelligence technology, Mitsubishi Electric has developed a fast force-feedback control algorithm for industrial robots. The control algorithm enables low-tolerance precision tasks to be performed more effectively as it requires fewer trials and the task gets completed in a shorter period of time. For instance, efficiency in processes such as assembling electric components and inserting mechanical parts can be improved. At the same time, the technology also eliminates violent movements by assembly robots.
Mitsubishi's SCADA software
A supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) software and industrial-use computers have also been recently developed by the firm. The software will be incorporated in e-F@ctory-brand solutions for edge computing on production floors where network edges and data sources meet. The solution offers multiple benefits including enhancing smart-manufacturing processes for production data collection and analysis, providing real-time diagnostics to strengthen preventive maintenance and it also ensures product quality. The company is planning to launch this solution later in 2018.
With ‘Industry 4.0’ coming of age and the constant requirement from customers for better and more efficient processes, we can expect many more products to be developed by the company. Some of the recent technologies will be presented in Düsseldorf this February. At METAV 2018, the fair for metalworking technologies, Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V has its stand in hall 16 / F49.