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Case Studies - Manufacturing

Compatibility and Forward Migration of Mitsubishi Electric Products Help Keep Yupo Corporation America On the Cutting Edge

Compatibility and Forward Migration of Mitsubishi Electric Products Help Keep Yupo Corporation America On the Cutting Edge

Plastic paper manufacturer Yupo has used Mitsubishi Electric PLCs since 1989. The forward compatibility and reliable control are key reasons they continue to use them to this day. In a recent migration process, it was possible to port 1990s programs into a new platform and get everything running with minimal disruption.
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Air Clear LLC Uses Customized Package Drive Systems from Mitsubishi Electric for Pollution Control

Air Clear LLC Uses Customized Package Drive Systems from Mitsubishi Electric for Pollution Control

As pollution control machine manufacturer Air Clear was brought into a customer’s facility to develop an indoor pollution control system (a regenerative thermal oxidizer, or RTO), they worked with Mitsubishi Electric Automation to install and start-up FR-F800 package drives that could save space and communicate with their existing PLC.
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Full House Machinery Strengthens Competitive Edge with Modular CNC Programming from Mitsubishi Electric Automation

Full House Machinery Strengthens Competitive Edge with Modular CNC Programming from Mitsubishi Electric Automation

Full House Machinery, a family owned business run by three brothers from Florida, creates machines that make wood doors for commercial use. About a quarter of the residential and commercial wood doors in the US come off their machines. In order to keep that level of market share and competitiveness, Full House saw an opportunity to upgrade
their PC-based programming system with a CNC and PLC-based system
from Mitsubishi Electric Automation.
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SCYTEC and Mitsubishi Electric Automation Collaborate to Achieve Data-Driven Improvement of CNC Machines

SCYTEC and Mitsubishi Electric Automation Collaborate to Achieve Data-Driven Improvement of CNC Machines

CNC machines have a long life, and the competitive advantage they may have once offered when they were new can diminish as time goes on. That's why SCYTEC, with their DataXchange software, and Mitsubishi Electric Automation, with its IMA Adapter, collaborated to create a solution to quickly gather data that reduces cycle times, increases production throughput,
and shaves time wherever possible.
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Mitsubishi Electric Automation Combines Power and Precision Into Packaging Solution for Hamrick Manufacturing

Mitsubishi Electric Automation Combines Power and Precision Into Packaging Solution for Hamrick Manufacturing

When Hamrick Manufacturing was challenged with designing a new automated packaging solution from the ground up while working with limited space, they turned to Mitsubishi Electric Automation’s precision, compact servo products, FR-E800 micro-drives, and reliable service.
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ASSISTA Collaborative Robots Improve Safety & Efficiency at Hella Electronics

ASSISTA Collaborative Robots Improve Safety & Efficiency at Hella Electronics

Hella Electronics Corporation recently turned to Mitsubishi Electric Automation and Realtime Robotics to develop a unique solution for their current and future robotic automation needs. A “cobot” system enables multiple robotic arms to avoid collisions and work in close proximity to human employees. With visual programming and dynamic path planning, these technologies cut factory automation set up time from weeks or months down to just days.
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FCC (Adams) Vehicle Clutch Manufacturing Plant Increases Efficiency with Mitsubishi Electric Automation

FCC (Adams) Vehicle Clutch Manufacturing Plant Increases Efficiency with Mitsubishi Electric Automation

FCC (Adams), a Japanese vehicle clutch manufacturer with a manufacturing plant in Berne, Indiana, improved their visualization and reporting process on one of their production lines through the help of Mitsubishi Electric. The end result allowed the plant to become more cost-efficient and simplified the process for everyone involved.
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 Seats Inc. Embraces Radical Reinvention, Guaranteeing Sewing Consistency

Seats Inc. Embraces Radical Reinvention, Guaranteeing Sewing Consistency

Seats, Inc., a prominent vehicle seating designer and manufacturer, had a need for programmable, industrial sewing machines with high-speed sewing and stitching that could handle 2800 stitches per minute. Mitsubishi Electric Automation had just the answer for this unique manufacturing process which is historically time-consuming.
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JR Machine Uses Automation to Produce More, With Limited Space

JR Machine Uses Automation to Produce More, With Limited Space

JR Machine had reached the limits of their production capacity. Space constraints in their manufacturing facility made physical expansion impossible, so they turned to automation to improve efficiency and reduce downtime. Integrating Mitsubishi Electric M700 CNC controls into their multitasking lathes helped the company dramatically reduce setup and cycle times.
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Custom Engineering and High Performance VFDs Score Success for Hunter Fan

Custom Engineering and High Performance VFDs Score Success for Hunter Fan

Hunter Fan has been a leader in the industrial fan market since 1886, when it invented the world's first ceiling fan. Still an innovator generations later, Hunter Fan enlisted the help of Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. when they introduced their new line of HVLS (high-volume, low-speed) fans for both industrial and commercial use. The two companies’ synergy led to some impressive breakthroughs.
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World Wide Fittings Streamlines Operations with Mitsubishi Electric Robotic Solutions

World Wide Fittings Streamlines Operations with Mitsubishi Electric Robotic Solutions

World Wide Fittings (WWF) was looking for a turnkey automation solution to help them continue to manufacture domestically. A robotic automation solution from Mitsubishi Electric streamlined their operations, while boosting competitive edge.
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Rock-Solid Elevator Reliability With VFDs

Rock-Solid Elevator Reliability With VFDs

Waupaca Elevator Company out of Wisconsin is a manufacturer of residential elevators and dumbwaiters. They demand rock-solid reliability for their specialized lift systems. That’s what they got with Mitsubishi Electric controls and drives.
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ACS and Mitsubishi Electric Help Manufacturer Integrate Quality, Performance, and Compatibility

ACS and Mitsubishi Electric Help Manufacturer Integrate Quality, Performance, and Compatibility

Systems integrator ACS was looking for a solution for one of its customers, a semi-trailer manufacturer, that wanted to simplify its maintenance processes. They decided to make a full switch to PLCs only from Mitsubishi Electric.
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Automated Palletizing Delivers Advancements for Fast-Growing Grupo Fortec

Automated Palletizing Delivers Advancements for Fast-Growing Grupo Fortec

As Grupo Fortec, a manufacturer of construction materials such as ceramic adhesive in Mexico, underwent a period of rapid growth, they implemented a large-format robot palletizing solution from Mitsubishi Electric. It replaced what was currently a manual process to improve productivity and keep employees safer and healthier.
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Scalable Production Cells Revolutionize Conventional Manufacturing Processes

Scalable Production Cells Revolutionize Conventional Manufacturing Processes

The product development company IPSUMM called Mitsubishi Electric when they needed a flexible automation partner with the ability and willingness to scale and revolutionize their IRIS Production Cell solution.
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Accuracy, Traceability & Repeatability Key to Haptic System’s Success

Accuracy, Traceability & Repeatability Key to Haptic System’s Success

Battenberg, a company that uses robotics to test and analyze a car's control elements, required top-end accuracy, traceability, and repeatability for their system. Mitsubishi Electric's robotic solution excelled far beyond Battenberg’s requirements for accuracy, and provided repeatability for iterative test sequences, as well as traceability, allowing comparison of test results from location to location.
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reACTIV Laser Systems Defines Forward Migration and Backward Compatibility

reACTIV Laser Systems Defines Forward Migration and Backward Compatibility

reACTIV Laser Systems, a laser system OEM, needed a seamless servo upgrade. With Mitsubishi Electric's compatibility and forward migration, that's what they got.
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ISSI revolutionizes the bagged ice palletizing process with EVOLUTION — designed from the ground up using CC‑Link communication protocol and all Mitsubishi Electric components

ISSI revolutionizes the bagged ice palletizing process with EVOLUTION — designed from the ground up using CC‑Link communication protocol and all Mitsubishi Electric components

It’s simpler, cleaner and easier to wire and there’s no more lag in communication between components that can be a drag on palletizer operating speed.
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RR Floody’s Flexible Feeder System pairs Mitsubishi Electric robot and Cognex vision system for fully integrated, “best of both worlds” solution

RR Floody’s Flexible Feeder System pairs Mitsubishi Electric robot and Cognex vision system for fully integrated, “best of both worlds” solution

Fully integrated in-house and “85% ready to go out of the box”, promises to offer significant benefits for manufacturing operations concerned about the impact of shortening product cycles.
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IPSUMM’s New Flexible, Scalable IRIS Production Cells Promise to Revolutionize Conventional Manufacturing Processes

IPSUMM’s New Flexible, Scalable IRIS Production Cells Promise to Revolutionize Conventional Manufacturing Processes

The IRIS backbone allows manufacturers to switch quickly among manufacturing tasks as diverse as picking, painting, assembly, packaging, vision inspection and more, on the same line, with a simple change of a “plug and play” tool and picking a new recipe.
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Vision Inspection Integration with Mitsubishi Electric HMI’s and PLC’s

Vision Inspection Integration with Mitsubishi Electric HMI’s and PLC’s

kmV iSight Systems wanted a new control platform for their products that reduced software engineering and introduced visual display control in-line with a vision control system seamlessly.
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