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Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. Implementing Industrial Sewing Machines for Protective Mask Production

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. Implementing Industrial Sewing Machines for Protective Mask Production

June 18, 2020
PLK-J Series programmable sewing machines are being deployed to help meet the rising demand of protective facemasks in North America.
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Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. (MEAU) COVID-19 Response and Updates

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. (MEAU) COVID-19 Response and Updates

June 12, 2020
Important information and updates regarding Mitsubishi Electric Automation's activity in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Illinois shelter-in-place order.
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Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. Releases FR-E800 Series Variable Frequency Drive

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. Releases FR-E800 Series Variable Frequency Drive

May 04, 2020
The new FR-E800 VFD features permanent magnet (PM) motor control and reduces energy usage so users can meet overall energy efficiency standards.
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Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. Releases MELSERVO-J5 Series of Servo Products

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. Releases MELSERVO-J5 Series of Servo Products

April 01, 2020
The MELSERVO-J5 Series brings performance, reliability, flexibility and efficiency to a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, packaging, printing, converting, material handling and more.
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Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. Announces Startup Engagement Program Through MassRobotics

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. Announces Startup Engagement Program Through MassRobotics

February 18, 2020
Startup companies have a chance to develop proof of concepts and potential investment opportunities with Mitsubishi Electric through the Startup Engagement Program.
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Function Blocks Added for Packaging and Converting Industries to iQ Monozukuri Solution Packages

Function Blocks Added for Packaging and Converting Industries to iQ Monozukuri Solution Packages

December 09, 2019
iQ Monozukuri Packaging and Converting drastically cuts down on programming man hours for machines in packaging, printing, and converting applications. A free trial is available for download on our website.
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VISION Community Outreach Committee Has a Busy October

VISION Community Outreach Committee Has a Busy October

November 12, 2019
Mitsubishi Electric’s community outreach committee, VISION, participated in a Food Bank event and hosted a Disability Mentoring Day where students shadowed employees during office hours.
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Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. Raises over $4,200 for Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. Raises over $4,200 for Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County

October 07, 2019
On August 29, 2019, Mitsubishi Electric Automation’s volunteer and community outreach group, the VISION Committee, hosted the Tricycle Olympics Fundraiser to raise money for the Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County (SRACLC), a nonprofit organization that provides recreation programs and services to individuals with special needs and disabilities.
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Taking the Headache out of Returns & Repairs with the New Return Center

Taking the Headache out of Returns & Repairs with the New Return Center

September 26, 2019
Mitsubishi Electric Automation released a new online Return Center, making returns and repairs a more streamlined process. The new Return Center is truly customer-focused and eliminates the need to search for the correct return process and form.
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New MELIPC Line of Industrial PCs for Edge Computing

New MELIPC Line of Industrial PCs for Edge Computing

September 23, 2019
Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. has announced the release of its MELIPC Series of industrial-use computers for data computing, edge computing, remote monitoring, and the integration of hardware and software technologies.
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Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. Takes Workforce Development Program to Local Houston, Texas Neighborhood

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. Takes Workforce Development Program to Local Houston, Texas Neighborhood

August 28, 2019
In collaboration with BenCheri’ Educational Center and Youth Building Success Enhancement of Houston, Illinois-based Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. conducted a training and workforce development program for students in the Acres Homes community of Houston, Texas from August 26 – 30, 2019.
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Introducing the Newly Redesigned Mobile Showroom

Introducing the Newly Redesigned Mobile Showroom

July 11, 2019
Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. has announced the launch of its new mobile showroom. The company has operated a mobile showroom since 2012, but for 2019, it conducted an overhaul, including a new trailer and exhibit stations.
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Case Study - Ossid machinery improves reliability and performance with Mitsubishi Electric Automation portfolio

Case Study - Ossid machinery improves reliability and performance with Mitsubishi Electric Automation portfolio

July 08, 2019
Learn how Ossid, a tray packaging equipment OEM whose machines are primarily used in the poultry, produce, and red meat industries, met increasing customer demand and pressures due to advancing technology with Mitsubishi Electric Automation’s precision PLC and servo systems.
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Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. Announces Platinum Sponsorship of GCAMP

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. Announces Platinum Sponsorship of GCAMP

June 28, 2019
Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. announces a Platinum Sponsorship of the Golden Corridor Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (GCAMP). Through this sponsorship, Mitsubishi Electric supports its customers’ interests by investing in the skilled workforce required for their business.
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Scott Summerville Named as President of Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.

Scott Summerville Named as President of Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.

June 17, 2019
Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. (MEAU) has named Scott Summerville as its new President, it was announced today. Summerville fills the position formerly held by Toshio Kawai.
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New CNC Total Care Package Service Offering - Value-added service to optimize machines, and keep them as productive as when first purchased.

New CNC Total Care Package Service Offering - Value-added service to optimize machines, and keep them as productive as when first purchased.

June 12, 2019
Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. announces the CNC Total Care Package service for its CNC systems. The service package is tailored for Mitsubishi Electric’s M8, M7, and M6 Control Series.
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Mitsubishi Electric to Sponsor MassRobotics in the USA

Mitsubishi Electric to Sponsor MassRobotics in the USA

June 06, 2019
MassRobotics is an independent non-profit that provides entrepreneurs and innovative robotics/automation startups with the workspace and resources they need to develop, prototype, test, and commercialize their products and solutions. Our sponsorship aims to support the development of the next generation of advanced manufacturing solutions that use cutting-edge technology and robots for factory automation customers worldwide.
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Introducing the IoT Gateway Solution for Smart Machine Innovations. Cloud-based network technology allows users to connect to nearly  any controller and database available on the market.

Introducing the IoT Gateway Solution for Smart Machine Innovations. Cloud-based network technology allows users to connect to nearly any controller and database available on the market.

June 03, 2019
Announcing a new IoT Gateway, a network technology that allows the secure connection of machine assets to cloud services or an on-premises server for remote monitoring and visualization. The IoT Gateway is designed to assist organizations in meeting business objectives and revenue goals by providing access to production information to reveal operational insights and gain business intelligence, allowing OEMs to further optimize machine design, and help end users drive down production costs.
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HDMI Port Option Now Available on GT27 Series of Human Machine Interfaces

HDMI Port Option Now Available on GT27 Series of Human Machine Interfaces

May 20, 2019
The GT27 Series human-machine interfaces (HMI) now includes the option for an HDMI port, allowing users to skip the time and cost of setting up a PC to accomplish the same feat. Production managers and maintenance personnel can benefit from seeing what the machine operator sees on a large public screen, allowing them to respond faster to required actions.
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Mitsubishi Electric to Acquire ICONICS, Inc. in United States

May 13, 2019
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announces that it will acquire the remaining shares of ICONICS, Inc., a U.S. software company focused on SCADA,1 IoT, mobile, analytics and cloud software products for the manufacturing, industrial and building-automation markets, to make the company a 100% subsidiary within the Mitsubishi Electric Group.
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Introducing Interactive Cycle Insertion Screens Compatible with Renishaw GoProbe Macros on M8 Series CNC Controls

Introducing Interactive Cycle Insertion Screens Compatible with Renishaw GoProbe Macros on M8 Series CNC Controls

May 09, 2019
Machine tool programmers and engineers that utilize Renishaw’s GoProbe macros could save significant time and labor with the use of Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc’s Interactive Cycle Insertion screens on its M8 Series of CNC controls. They can use the Interactive Cycle Insertion screens to integrate Renishaw GoProbe macros directly into their CNC control.
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Liquid-cooled FR-A800-LC Reduces Enclosure Space and Makes Air Cooling Unnecessary

Liquid-cooled FR-A800-LC Reduces Enclosure Space and Makes Air Cooling Unnecessary

May 06, 2019
The FR-A800-LC Series of liquid-cooled Variable Frequency Drives (VFD), is designed for machine designers or end users that have restricted control system space or work in an application where air-cooling is difficult. When optimized, using an external liquid cooling system with the liquid-cooling enabled FR-A800-LC allows it to deliver rated power within a small equipment footprint.
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New Regenerative Converter Recycles Energy and Returns it to the Power Source

New Regenerative Converter Recycles Energy and Returns it to the Power Source

May 03, 2019
The FR-XC Series Multi-functional Regenerative Converter, offers considerable energy savings and system cost reductions as supplemental hardware for the FR Series of Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs). Geared towards end users in crane and material handling applications, the regenerated energy from one VFD in a lift application is used by another VFD to drive other motors in the system.
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New IMA™ Mobile App Allows Remote Monitoring of CNC Machines from Handheld Device

New IMA™ Mobile App Allows Remote Monitoring of CNC Machines from Handheld Device

May 02, 2019
The IMA™ mobile app offers real-time monitoring and analysis of CNC functions, and will notify the user when changes or anomalies are detected. If users have multiple CNC machines in their facility with an MTConnect® compliant adapter, they can all be monitored through the app simultaneously.
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Case Study: T-ROC Equipment improves made-to-measure box system with Mitsubishi Electric solution

Case Study: T-ROC Equipment improves made-to-measure box system with Mitsubishi Electric solution

March 07, 2019
T-ROC Equipment is a Kansas City area box machine manufacturer that built the very first state-of-the-art, heavy duty, automated box making machine in 1995. Learn how Mitsubishi Electric products helped T-ROC Equipment automate their process, increasing efficiency, reducing waste, and saving a significant amount in shipping costs.
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New Extra-Durable GT25 Rugged Series HMI Built to Withstand Extreme Conditions.

New Extra-Durable GT25 Rugged Series HMI Built to Withstand Extreme Conditions.

March 05, 2019
Reinforced with metal housing and equipped with an extra bright screen visible under direct sunlight, this interface is engineered for environments that would damage or destroy more vulnerable HMIs.
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Specialized Variable Frequency Drive Contains Integrated Functions for  Roll-to-Roll Applications

Specialized Variable Frequency Drive Contains Integrated Functions for Roll-to-Roll Applications

February 20, 2019
The FR-A800-R2R Series of Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) is ideal for end users and machine designers looking for an optimized control solution for continuous roll-to-roll processing. The drive builds on the performance and functionality of the standard FR-A800 Series VFD, with enhanced firmware engineered for unwinding and rewinding processes such as coating, laminating, slitting, drawing and extruding.
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Low-Profile Direct Drive Motor Provides Direct Control with Accuracy of a Servo Motor

Low-Profile Direct Drive Motor Provides Direct Control with Accuracy of a Servo Motor

January 24, 2019
Unlike rotary servo motors that are coupled to a load with a mechanical transmission such as a gear, coupling, or belt, the TM-RG2M / TM-RU2M Low-Profile Direct Drive Motor is coupled directly to a load, resulting in greater positioning accuracy, reduced energy use and less maintenance.
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Introducing Handheld Models For GOT2000 Series HMI

Introducing Handheld Models For GOT2000 Series HMI

December 13, 2018
Making it easier than ever for machine operators and maintenance personnel to monitor and control machine components, Mitsubishi Electric Automation introduces handheld models for its GOT2000 Series, a human machine interface (HMI) that optimizes operator control and monitoring of device and line status.
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New White Paper Provides Solutions to Complex Demands of Machine Design in Packaging Industry

New White Paper Provides Solutions to Complex Demands of Machine Design in Packaging Industry

December 03, 2018
This latest whitepaper, titled "Optimizing Innovation in Machine Design", was written to enlighten readers on how innovative solutions in machine design can lead to faster and more efficient machine program design in packaging machines.
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New Integrated Robotics White Paper Discusses Production Efficiencies for Packaging Industry

New Integrated Robotics White Paper Discusses Production Efficiencies for Packaging Industry

November 05, 2018
Integrated robotics in packaging machinery and production lines can result in significant productivity gains. Readers of this latest white paper will learn how the use of integrated robotics can improve packaging machines’ performance and demand response.
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Lowering Total Cost of Ownership and Maintenance of Packaging Machines - Whitepaper

Lowering Total Cost of Ownership and Maintenance of Packaging Machines - Whitepaper

October 11, 2018
This whitepaper, "Innovative Predictive Maintenance Capabilities for Packaging Operations", provides insights on data analysis and machine learning technologies that provide in-time communication to operators and managers regarding the quality of production and the availability and effectiveness of machines. The purpose of the paper is to provide readers with innovative solutions for lowering total cost of ownership and reduce unplanned maintenance of packaging machines.
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White Paper Provides Manufacturers with Insights About Smart Machines

White Paper Provides Manufacturers with Insights About Smart Machines

September 20, 2018
Mitsubishi Electric technologies' exceptional performance and insight ensure production is always optimized. By downloading our free whitepaper "5 Smart Machine Innovations and why you should care" you will gain insight into the innovations that have created a foundation for improving machine intelligence while offering the benefit of reshaping business models for enhanced revenue streams and cost containment.
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Introducing Pak/iQ to Boost Intelligence of Smart Packaging Machines

Introducing Pak/iQ to Boost Intelligence of Smart Packaging Machines

August 16, 2018
Responding to end user needs to rapidly adjust to changing consumer demands and OEM requirements to incorporate the latest technologies into their machines, Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc., introduces Pak/iQ to solve the challenges of both customer segments in the packaging industry. Pak/iQ is a comprehensive portfolio of packaging products designed to improve the performance and lower the total cost of deploying smart packaging machines.
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New iQ Monozukuri Andon Provides Simple, Cost-effective Visualization of Production Sites

New iQ Monozukuri Andon Provides Simple, Cost-effective Visualization of Production Sites

June 27, 2018
Mitsubishi Electric Automation is making it easy for small- to medium-sized factories to realize the benefits of an Andon system, with the introduction of iQ Monozukuri Andon. The simple, cost-effective Andon package facilitates visualization of production sites using Mitsubishi Electric’s GOT2000 graphic operation terminal and a web browser. iQ Monozukuri Andon offers pre-engineered project data and software to quickly and easily implement and operate an Andon system.
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Mitsubishi Electric Automation to Present Its Single Source Manufacturing Solutions at IMTS

Mitsubishi Electric Automation to Present Its Single Source Manufacturing Solutions at IMTS

June 20, 2018
Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. will present its single source manufacturing solutions at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), being held September 10 - 15, 2018 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Visitors to booth 134102 will see some of Mitsubishi Electric’s most advanced, integrated factory automation products in action, including industrial internet of things (IIoT) systems, the M8 CNC series control platform, FR series robots, 5-axis machining and a fully automated manufacturing (FAM) cell.
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New C80 Series CNC-Dedicated CPU Maximizes Performance

New C80 Series CNC-Dedicated CPU Maximizes Performance

April 24, 2018
Users of the MELSEC iQ-R automation platform can now achieve even greater productivity and lower cycle times with the introduction of the C80 Series CNC. The rack-based C80 features a CNC-dedicated CPU designed to maximize the control’s performance.
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Introducing Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Quick Tip Videos

Introducing Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Quick Tip Videos

March 01, 2018
We have developed a series of quick tip videos to help users of our CNC control products with answers to the most commonly asked questions. The video series provides a step-by-step explanation of various functions and topics such as customizing counters, and performing a program search. We plan to continue to add to the series to provide useful and convenient tools to support our customers.
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CC-Link IE Field Safety Features Integrated into Mitsubishi Electric MR-J4-GF Servo Amplifiers

CC-Link IE Field Safety Features Integrated into Mitsubishi Electric MR-J4-GF Servo Amplifiers

February 21, 2018
We’ve integrated CC-Link IE Field Safety features into our MR-J4-GF Servo Amplifiers, facilitating complete industrial Ethernet safety communication capabilities and attributes. CC-Link IE Field is an open 1-Gbit industrial Ethernet automation network and CC-Link IE Field Safety meets both IEC and ISO safety standards. The integration also makes the system configuration much simpler and cleaner by reducing wiring.
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