TOKYO, October 27, 2016 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that it would sequentially release more than 200 factory automation (FA) devices for the company's CC-Link IE Field Network products beginning October 31. The devices, including programmable controllers, servo amplifiers, human-machine interfaces (HMIs) and inverters, will be compatible with CC-Link IE Field Network Basic, an open field network utilizing 100Mbps general-purpose Ethernet communication to connect controllers and devices. The new lineup will expand the scope of e-F@ctory solutions, which incorporate FA and IT technologies to reduce total costs, from development to production and maintenance. Mitsubishi Electric expects its new FA devices to help users better visualize production site/facility operations, enhance efficiency and advance IoT manufacturing.
Production environments of all sizes are being upgraded through the utilization of IT and the Internet of Things (IoT) to meet increasingly diversified and sophisticated needs in manufacturing. Specific advancements include enhanced productivity through the visualization of factory operations, traceability and preventive maintenance to avoid equipment failure. Mitsubishi Electric's new FA devices, all compatible with CC-Link IE Field Network Basic, will help to further these advancements by expanding the scope of e-F@ctory solutions.
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