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Mitsubishi Electric Automation Connects the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) with Open Standard MTConnect
Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. Posted 03/17/2017
VERNON HILLS, Illinois – In its continuing effort to help manufacturers leverage Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) opportunities to improve productivity and reduce manufacturing costs, Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. introduces an MTConnect® adapter to facilitate shop floor monitoring. MTConnect is an open standard that allows the sharing of a common language between machines and other electrical equipment from various manufacturers.
Compliant with version 1.31 of the MTConnect standard, the new MTConnect adapter captures the NC data from machines on the shop floor in real time and formats it into the MTConnect standard. Using one common communication tool for all equipment eliminates the need for specialized, proprietary software from multiple equipment vendors.
The MTConnect adapter combined with a third-party client software interface gives executive management, plant managers and shop floor personnel a complete overview of shop floor activity. Armed with that data, shop floor personnel can quickly detect problems or inefficiencies in their production line and take action to remedy the situation.
“IIoT has the ability to transform the manufacturing industry. We want to help our customers create a truly connected production line and our MTConnect adapter is a giant step forward in that process,” said Steve Dumont, vice president, technical service and support, Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. “Using MTConnect with our MTConnect adapter has the potential to boost overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) for those manufacturing leaders who are embracing IIoT.”
Machine tools in North America equipped with the latest Mitsubishi Electric CNC controls can immediately use the MTConnect adapter to connect equipment on their shop floors.
About Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.
Headquartered in Vernon Hills, Ill., Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc., offers a wide range of factory automation products, solutions, training and support services for the industrial and commercial sectors.
A U.S. affiliate company of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric Automation represents more than 75 years’ experience in the automation industry. A broad product portfolio includes programmable automation controllers (PAC), programmable logic controllers (PLC), human machine interfaces (HMI), variable frequency drives (VFD), servo amplifiers and motors, control software, computerized numerical controllers (CNC), motion controllers, robots and low-voltage power distribution products. The company takes its solutions on the road with the 53-foot long Solutions in Motion mobile showroom that appears at tradeshows, training seminars and other events across North America.
In addition to factory automation, Mitsubishi Electric US group companies’ principal businesses include semiconductor devices, automotive electrical components, elevators and escalators, heating and cooling products, solar modules, electric utility products, and large-scale video displays for stadiums and arenas. Mitsubishi Electric US group companies have roughly 31 locations throughout North America with approximately 4,000 employees.
MTConnect is a registered trademark of The Association for Manufacturing Technology.
Justin Kueker, Business Development Manager