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Engineers’ Choice Awards: FR-XC Converter, GT25 Rugged HMI, and iQ Monozukuri Converting Advance as Finalists


Vernon Hills, Illinois - October 10, 2019
Three Mitsubishi Electric factory automation products have been chosen as finalists for the 2020 Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice Awards, a yearly awards program that recognizes innovative new automation technology.

The FR-XC Multifunctional Regenerative Converter, part of our VFD family of products, offers harmonic suppression and power regeneration and enhances efficiency when used in conjunction with VFDs. Incorporating an FR-XC’s regeneration and mitigation functions into an existing system can more than pay for itself in energy savings.

The GT25 Rugged, an HMI designed especially for outdoor use, can function at temperatures between -5 to 150° F (-20 to 65° C) and is UV, vibration, and shock resistant. It is reinforced with a metal housing while keeping the touch screen and all the software native to the GT25 Series HMIs.

The iQ Monozukuri Converting function block library is an engineering tool for printing and converting OEMs to shorten the development time of new machines. It can save hours of programming time by allowing OEMs to work from supplied function blocks for speed and torque control, generating converting application sample programs, and sample HMI screens.

Voting for the contest will be held from October 10 to December 20, 2019. You can vote for the Mitsubishi Electric products and view all the finalists here. Voting is restricted to OEMs and end users who are Control Engineering subscribers.

Learn more about FR-XC, GT25 Rugged, and iQ Monozukuri Converting and see why they were chosen as finalists.

— 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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