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White Paper Provides Manufacturers with Insights About Smart Machines

Mitsubishi Smart Machines White Paper

Vernon Hills, Illinois - September 20, 2018

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. published a white paper titled, “5 Smart Machine Innovations and Why You Should Care” to provide insights to manufacturers about what they should consider in order to improve their machines and processes to get the data required to make better and more timely decisions. The paper is written for OEMs who build these machines as well as end users in manufacturing who want to fully leverage the advantages of smart machine technologies as they face increasing margin pressures, operator skill challenges and the impact of immediate demand requirements.

The paper gives readers an introduction into the Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous data analytics, remote monitoring through cloud services, machine learning, the rise of robotics, and how these innovations impact smart manufacturing. 

“Our objective in producing this white paper is to equip our OEM customers with the knowledge and solutions necessary to produce better functioning machines, while building or maintaining their competitive advantage,” said Elaine Wang, senior product marketing engineer. “Similarly, this white paper offers manufacturers in packaging, food and beverage, material handling, printing and converting the insights they require to fully adopt smart machine technologies to improve efficiencies, increase uptime, meet demand, guarantee product quality and minimize losses.”

OEMs and manufactures are invited to access the white paper, “5 Smart Machine Innovations and Why You Should Care” at

Mitsubishi Electric Automation leads the industry in integrated smart manufacturing products, running on the same platform to allow better access to analytics, remote monitoring and machine learning.

— About Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.

Headquartered in Vernon Hills, Ill., Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. is a U.S. affiliate company of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation. It offers a broad product portfolio including programmable automation controllers (PAC), programmable logic controllers (PLC), human machine interfaces (HMI), variable frequency drives (VFD), servo amplifiers and motors, control software, computerized numerical controllers (CNC), motion controllers, robots and low-voltage power distribution products. Additional information about Mitsubishi Electric Automation is available at

— About Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

With more than 100 years of experience in providing reliable, high-quality products, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) is a recognized world leader in the manufacture, marketing, and sales of electrical and electronic equipment used in information processing and communications, space development and satellite communications, consumer electronics, industrial technology, energy, transportation, and building equipment. Mitsubishi Electric enriches society with technology in the spirit of its “Changes for the Better.” The company recorded a revenue of 5,003.6 billion yen (U.S.$ 37.3 billion*) in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023. For more information, please visit

*U.S. dollar amounts are translated from yen at the rate of \134=U.S.$1, the approximate rate on the Tokyo Foreign Exchange Market on March 31, 2023

— About Mitsubishi Electric Factory Automation Business Group

Offering a vast range of automation and processing technologies, including controllers, drive products, power distribution and control products, electrical discharge machines, laser processing machines, computerized numerical controllers, and industrial robots, Mitsubishi Electric helps bring higher productivity – and quality – to the factory floor. In addition, our extensive networks around the globe provide direct communication and comprehensive support to customers. The global slogan "Automating the World" shows the company's approach to leverage automation for the betterment of society, through the application of advanced technology, sharing know-how and supporting customers as a trusted partner. For more about the story behind "Automating the World" please visit:

— About e-F@ctory

e-F@ctory is Mitsubishi Electric's integrated concept to build reliable and flexible manufacturing systems that enable users to achieve many of their high speed, information driven manufacturing aspirations. Through its partner solution activity, the e-F@ctory Alliance, and its work with open network associations such as The CC-Link Partners Association (CLPA), users can build comprehensive solutions based on a wide ranging "best in class" principle.
In summary, e-F@ctory and the e-F@ctory Alliance enable customers to achieve integrated manufacturing but still retain the ability to choose the most optimal suppliers and solutions.

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Pam Summers
Marketing Communications Manager
Mitsubishi Electric Automation
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