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Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. Helps Customers Harness the Power of IT/OT Convergence at the Oracle Industry Lab


Deerfield, IL & Vernon Hills, IL - May 11, 2022

New Chicago lab provides a testing ground for manufacturing customers to explore and innovate solutions to solve their toughest challenges.

Oracle and Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. are joining forces to help manufacturing customers create new opportunities and solve tough challenges at the Oracle Industry Lab. The facility provides hands-on, simulated industry settings for customers to experiment, learn, and bring transformative technologies to life.

Mitsubishi Electric Automation supplies automation products, that when integrated into an Oracle system, provides customers with significant return on investment by reducing engineering hours during design and improvement of their processes through the use of proven architectures. At the lab, visitors will be able to experience Mitsubishi Electric Automation's "poka yoke" (error-proofing) demo. The demo takes a work order from the Oracle system for a particular product - in this demo's case, a luggage tag. It guides the assembler to reach for and obtain the proper parts, directs them on how to assemble the product, and then sends the Oracle system a "work order closed" signal.

"Mitsubishi Electric Automation is uniquely positioned to offer smart manufacturing capabilities and digital transformation to its customers," said Tom Burke, Global Director of Industry Standards at Mitsubishi Electric Automation. "We are honored and excited to have a place in the Oracle Industry Lab, and by working with a trusted name and company like Oracle, we position ourselves to offer IT/OT convergence to our customers so that they can leverage it to their full potential."

The 30,000-square-foot Oracle Industry Lab brings customers, technology partners, and the entire Oracle portfolio of solutions and decades of deep industry expertise together to incubate and demonstrate new solutions across industries. The Oracle Industry Lab will first focus on use cases in utilities, construction and engineering, communications, and manufacturing.

"Many industries are at a crossroads as they look to navigate increasing regulatory, environmental, and customer-driven demands," said Burcin Kaplanoglu, vice president, Oracle Industry Labs. "We built the Chicago lab to bring together leading innovators like Mitsubishi Electric Automation so we can jointly help customers shape bold ideas into powerful solutions that improve productivity, operational intelligence, and sustainability."

— 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.

*e-F@ctory, iQ Platform are trademarks of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation in Japan and other countries.
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Pam Summers
Marketing Communications Manager
Mitsubishi Electric Automation
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