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Mitsubishi Electric Introduces New Edge-computing Software and Products

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

TOKYO,November 7, 2017 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that it has developed supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) software and industrial-use computers that it will incorporate in e-F@ctory-brand solutions for edge computing on production floors where network edges and data sources intersect. The new offerings will greatly enhance smart-manufacturing processes for production data collection and analysis as well as real-time diagnostics to strengthen preventive maintenance and product quality. Solutions will support the Edgecross open-software platform facilitating connectivity between production floors and value chains via the Internet of Things (IoT) systems. A commercial launch is expected in the spring of 2018.

Mitsubishi Electric will exhibit its new edge-computing software and products at the System Control Fair at the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition complex from November 28 to December 1 and the China International Industry Fair at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai from November 7 to 11.

Key Features

1) Real-time Data Analyzer (data analysis and diagnostics software)Maisart
-Create diagnostics rules by conducting offline analysis of shop data and then executing real-time diagnostics of production systems during operation.
-Improve the accuracy of detecting equipment anomalies during real-time diagnostics using Maisart-brand waveform recognition technology to learn and recognize data, such as sensor waveform patterns.
(Maisart: "Mitsubishi Electric's AI creates the State-of-the-ART in technology").
-Implement preventive maintenance and quality improvement using statistical diagnostic tools, such as the Mahalanobis-Taguchi method and multivariable regression analysis for data analysis.
2) MC Works64 Edge-computing Edition (SCADA software)
-Easily monitor data across the entire production floor with special sensors and devices.
-Use best-in-class visualization, including 3D graphics, and remote monitoring (via Web browser and mobile devices) to access KPI data anytime, anywhere.
-Easy to use and simple configuration dedicated to edge-computing applications.
3) MELIPC Series (industrial-use computers)
-Rugged, high-reliability design based on MELSEC Series PLC quality standards.
-Meets diverse needs, ranging from high-end models offering high-performance processors and built-in CC-LINK IE for high-speed communications to lower-end small-profile models suited to simple tasks.
-Will be expanded with lines offering new functions, such as drive and motion control.