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Mitsubishi Electric Releases FR-E800 General Purpose Inverter Series

Connectivity with various networks will enable smart factories and infrastructures in various fields

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 3300

TOKYO, September 10, 2019 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that it will release the FR-E800 series power inverters, with a range of 44 new models, from December 9. The new series, with safety functionality meeting IEC 61508 standards, supports various networks such as CC-Link IE TSN, a next-generation open industrial network, and make manufacturing smarter in various fields by integrating the world's first1 corrosive gas environment detection circuit2 and the industry's first1 AI-based diagnostic functions. From April 2020, Mitsubishi Electric will release successive new models with safety communication features such as safely-limited speed, similarly conforming to relevant IEC standards. The product range will be further expanded to a total of 120 models.

  1. 1According to Mitsubishi Electric research as of September 10, 2019
  2. 2Patent pending. Relevant press release dated September 4, 2019:
    "Mitsubishi Electric Develops World's First Metal Corrosion Sensor Designed for Mounting on Printed Circuit Boards"
    https://www.MitsubishiElectric.com/news/2019/0904.html
  3. FR-E800 series

    FR-E800 series

    key Features

    1. 1)Various networks supported, enabling smart factories and facilities
      • Ethernet models and safety communication models support various open industrial networks such as CC-Link IE TSN, Ethernet/IP, and MODBUS/TCP. This will contribute to productivity improvement and energy saving at facilities including infrastructure such as air conditioning units and water treatment facilities.
    2. 2)Downtime reduction owing to predictive maintenance and data analysis
      • Integrating the world's first corrosive gas environment detection circuit makes it possible to identify signs of inverter damage caused by hydrogen sulfide or other corrosive gases, reducing equipment downtime.
      • Maisart®3 is integrated in the inverter setup software FR Configurator2. The causes of downtime such as overcurrent caused by bursts of acceleration are analyzed using the industry's first AI-based diagnostic functions, helping to reduce such downtime.
      1. 3 Mitsubishi Electric's AI creates the State-of-the- ART in technologyMaisart
    3. 3)Safety functions to ensure safe operation of equipment (to be supported from April 2020)
      • The safety of operators is ensured by the incorporation of safety functions conforming to international standards.
      • The motor speed is calculated based on the current value or other data without using speed detectors when the safely-limited speed function is used. This will contribute to reductions in the use of wiring and to cost savings.

    Development Completion Schedule

    Specification Type Price Development
    completion
    Sales target
    Ethernet models
    (22 models)
    FR-E820-0.1KE to 7.5KE, 9 models Contact our
    customer
    support
    December 9 850,000
    units
    in FY 2021
    FR-E840-0.4KE to 7.5KE, 7 models
    FR-E860-0.75KE to 7.5KE, 6 models
    Standard
    models
    (22 models)
    FR-E820-0.1K to 7.5K,
    9 models
    FR-E840-0.4K to 7.5K,
    7 models
    FR-E860-0.75K to 7.5K,
    6 models



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