Growth Drivers

Factory Automation Systems

Overview

Diverse lineup

For decades Mitsubishi Electric has delivered the cutting edge of factory automation, providing a wide variety of products, from component devices to processing machines.
Understanding the challenges that our customers face, we have continued to apply our advanced engineering technologies, systems and solutions to meet customer needs, increase productivity and create efficiencies across a wide variety of platforms.

Global support

Our global service network stands ready to support customers who have production bases around the world. With core support functions at FA Centers established in many regions globally, we offer extensive services, while closely cooperating with local sales offices, branch offices and agencies.
Mitsubishi Electric FA products are available in almost any country, and our service network can support your global business with repair, training (in local language) and informational resources to enhance your local manufacturing centers.

e-F@ctory

Our e-F@ctory solution makes possible ‘smart factories’ through IoT-based big data utilization. e-F@ctory optimizes manufacturing by connecting all devices and equipment involved in development, manufacturing, logistics, and more, and then analyzes and maximizes the vast amount of data collected. Mitsubishi Electric’s FA expertise and connectivity technologies link FA with IT, for next-generation manufacturing that encompasses mass customization, preventive maintenance and traceability.

Products

Factory Automation Systems

History

1924

Nagoya Works was established as a base factory for mass production of general-purpose motors.

1933

Began production of magnetic motor starters.

1943

Established Fukuyama Works.

1952

Began production of transformers.

1964

Began production of electrical discharge machines (EDM).

1978

Launched production of programmable controllers.

1979

Started production of laser processing machines.

1981

Enhanced production of laser processing machines.

1981

Began production of industrial robots.

1983

AC servo production started.

1992

Began production of motion controllers.

1992

Launched HMI production.

2003

Introduced e-F@ctory.

R&D/Technologies

Technology to enable industrial robots to achieve fast, human-like nimble assembly

We have applied AI technology to develop a fast force-feedback control algorithm for industrial robots.

New edge-computing software and products

Advanced processing of production floor data contributes to preventative maintenance and product quality.

Mitsubishi Electric and five other companies establish the Edgecross Consortium

In order to create new added value, we’ve gone beyond the framework of companies and industries to maximize on edge computing technology.

Newest MELSEC iQ-R Series general-purpose programmable controller

Realizes redundant system configuration that is compliant with international safety standards

Supporting intelligent manufacturing in Chinese companies with e-F@ctory

Introducing the e-F@ctory Demonstration Zone in Changshu Innovation Center for Green & Intelligent Manufacturing.

Latest trends in e-F@ctory systems and FA products

MELSEC iQ-R Series Safety PLC, development of “GX Works3”, new functionality of the graphic ops terminal "GOT2000 Series", and more...