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Edge-computing (linking FA-IT data)


Edge computing solutions e-F@ctory

By making effective use of production site data, you can easily the same kind of problem-solving approach to improving productivity and quality as that imparted by relying on the experience and perception of expert technicians.
With this solution, we support ways for customers to rapidly and effectively improve their operations through the collection and analysis of data from the production site.

  • Preventive maintenance
  • Predictive maintenance
  • Optimization of
    production planning
  • Quality improvement

1. Primary processing of production site data

A massive amount of data is collected from the production site, making it necessary to filter the data to extract only the data necessary for analysis. Furthermore, our solution offers simplified analysis techniques that use primary processing, with no programming required, to draw correlations within complex data sets and to order control data chronologically.

2. Analysis and improvement of production site data

Analysis of the production site data requires know-how of various kinds. Our solution offers fast, on-site data analysis, the results of which can be used for improvements at the site.

3. Protection of expertise

When production site data is uploaded to the cloud, there are often worries about whether the knowledge stored therein will be leaked. With edge computing, by using primary data processing, the risk of this production site expertise leaking is reduced.

1. Primary processing of production site data 2. Analysis and improvement of production site data 3. Protection of expertise

* If all data is processed through cloud services, the load on communications and the time required for responses becomes a problem. Edge computing is a method whereby the concentration of load on resources is improved by distributing some processing to be performed on-site. Because a massive amount of data is also generated from a large number of devices at the production site, processing this data on-site is effective. Mitsubishi Electric offers an edge computing solution that is appropriate for the conditions at production sites.

Through an analysis of the data collected on the status of various devices, our solution helps to visualize, in real time, very slight imperfections that even skilled technicians or other personnel would have a hard time identifying. This visualization alerts personnel to the problem, and they can then use the relevant data to implement quality and productivity improvements.

Usage example 1: Robot amperage is monitored to protect against quality-related defects caused by vibrations from the robot. Usage example 2: Vibrations are monitored to protect against equipment stoppage caused by wear on bearings.

Edge Computing Solution

Configuration for edge computing solutions

FA-IT Information Interface Product ・C Controller R12CCPU-V, Q24DHCCPU-V, Q12DCCPU-V
・High Speed Data Logger RD81DL96, QD81DL96
・BOX Data Logger NZ2DL
Data Analysis Software ・TDX manifactured by Dura Systems Corporation 
・Revolution R manifactured by Revolution Analytics