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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Unveils Seven New Technologies at Annual R&D Open House

TOKYO, February 17, 2015 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced seven new technologies, outlined below, at its annual Research and Development Open House held today at its headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.
No.2905 Mitsubishi Electric Develops DC Arc-fault Circuit Protection Technology for Solar Power Plants
Minimizes power-generation drops by quickly detecting arc faults and isolating faulty circuit
The company announced today that it has developed a direct-current (DC) arc-fault circuit protection technology for solar power plants that detects any DC arc fault, or high-temperature luminous electrical discharge between DC wiring, and isolates the faulty circuit in just 0.25 second. The technology enables plants both to prevent large decreases in power generation and quickly restore faulty circuits
No.2906 Mitsubishi Electric Develops Multi-function Irradiation Nozzle for Proton-type Particle Therapy Systems
Single nozzle for three types of beam irradiation lightens burden on patients
The company has developed an advanced multi-function irradiation nozzle for particle therapy systems for cancer treatment that enables quickly switching between broad-beam, layer-stacking, and scanning particle beams. The innovative nozzle achieves flexibly varied treatment matched to tumor's individual location and shape to be performed in one treatment room, thereby lightening the burden on patients.
No.2907 Mitsubishi Electric Develops Cutting Tool Position-control Method for Machine Tools
Facilitates high-speed, high-accuracy machining of complex geometries
The company announced today that it has developed an advanced numerical-control method for compensating tool position error in predicted target tool paths. In five-axis machining tests, Mitsubishi Electric verified that the new method reduces machining time by 10.4% for improved productivity in machining complex geometries.
No.2908 Mitsubishi Electric Develops IoT Factory Controller for Future Factories
Collects factory data using IoT technology and collaborates with cloud
The company announced today its Internet of Things (IoT) Factory Controller to connect e-F@ctory, the company's factory automation (FA) solution, with the cloud for the emerging IoT ecosystem. IoT Factory Controller is now being verified in test operation, with commercialization targeted at April 2016.
No.2909 Mitsubishi Electric's New Technologies Enhance Tsunami Radar Monitoring
Earlier detection allows more time for evacuation of coastal communities
The company announced today that it has developed new technologies to improve the visibility and height estimation of tsunamis by using unprecedented procedures for extracting tsunami information from conventional radar observations of sea surfaces. The technologies, which Mitsubishi Electric will make available during the fiscal year starting in April, are expected to help observers detect tsunamis earlier and give evacuators more time to implement emergency countermeasures.
No.2910 Mitsubishi Electric Develops Noise-suppression Technology for Hands-free Voice Calls via Car Navigation Systems
Improves clarity in speech communication by drastically suppressing surrounding noises
The company has developed breakthrough noise-suppression technology that significantly improves the quality of hands-free voice communication in noisy conditions, such as making a voice call via a car navigation system. The technology improves voice clarity by removing 96% of ambient sound, including rapidly changing noise from turn signals or wipers, which are difficult to suppress using conventional methods.
No.2911 Mitsubishi Electric Proposes New Design Concept for Enhanced Living by the Needy in Developing Countries
Presenting new project led by young designers
The company is pleased to present a group of conceptual product prototypes created by four young designers as part of the Small World Project, a design initiative aimed at improving the lives of people in the lowest income groups ("Base of the Pyramid" or "BoP") of developing countries.