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Lowering Total Cost of Ownership and Maintenance of Packaging Machines - White paper

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Vernon Hills, Illinois - October 11, 2018

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. has released the latest in a series of white papers to support packaging industry professionals. The paper titled, 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.

While the paper is tailored to the packaging industry, OEMs and end users in all manufacturing sectors, including food and beverage, material handling, printing and converting will glean useful information regarding the convergence of IT technologies with automation systems to leverage data and analytics that predict the need for maintenance service before a machine goes down.

The paper takes a deep dive into such topics as:

  • Enabling predictive operating environments
  • How the cloud drives predictive capabilities
  • Machine learning
  • Advancing robotic maintenance with artificial intelligence
  • New OEM business model

“Our OEM customers will especially benefit from this paper as it provides them with information they can use to lower their total cost to deploy and service their fleets, and ultimately, to provide better service to their customers,” said Elaine Wang, senior product marketing engineer, Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.  “It also offers end users in packaging, food and beverage, material handling, printing and converting insights into lowering total cost of ownership and maintenance of their machines.” 

Wang explained that beyond reducing total cost of ownership, smart machine solutions from Mitsubishi Electric Automation provide the means to improve manufacturing, reduce waste, and increase uptime. “The failure prediction capabilities of our solution provides analytics to be aware of probable machine maintenance needs allowing the ability to schedule service and avoid unplanned downtime,” she said.

OEMs and manufacturers are invited to access the white paper, “Innovative Predictive Maintenance Capabilities for Packaging Operations,” at

— About Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.

Headquartered in Vernon Hills, Ill., Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc., offers a wide range of factory automation productssolutionstraining and support services for the industrial and commercial sectors. A U.S. affiliate company of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric Automation represents more than 75 years’ experience in the automation industry. A broad product portfolio includes programmable logic controllers (PLC), human machine interfaces (HMI), invertersservo amplifiers and motorscontrol software, computerized numerical control (CNC), circuit breakersrobots and motion controllers. The company takes its solutions on the road with the 53-foot long Solutions in Motion mobile showroom that appears at tradeshows, training seminars and other events across North America. Additional information about Mitsubishi Electric Automation is available at

In addition to factory automation, Mitsubishi Electric US group companies’ principal businesses include semiconductor devices, automotive electrical components, elevators and escalators, heating and cooling products, electric utility products, and large-scale video displays for stadiums and arenas. Mitsubishi Electric US group companies have 38 locations throughout North America with approximately 4,000 employees.

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Pam Summers
Marketing Communications Manager
Mitsubishi Electric Automation
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