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Mitsubishi Electric’s e-F@ctory IoT Gateway Provides Real-time, Cloud-Based Energy Utilization Information
Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. Posted 12/21/2014
Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. and ILS Technology, a Telit company, today announced that they have collaborated on the e-F@ctory IoT Gateway, Mitsubishi Electric’s new Machine-to-Cloud (M2C) industrial appliance for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The Internet-enabled gateway is powered by the deviceWISE IoT platform from ILS Technology for seamless and secure M2C connectivity and data transfers.
The Mitsubishi Electric e-F@ctory IoT Gateway improves information visibility and accessibility for energy management applications. The appliance provides the ability to macro-process data and transform it into actionable information prior to sending it to the cloud. Once the data is stored in the cloud, charts are automatically created to provide real-time visual key performance indicators.
“For years, companies have been aggregating data from a variety of devices and storing it in a database in its raw format or in spreadsheets. Rarely is it used to provide any value to the organization,” said Sloan Zupan, senior product manager, Mitsubishi Electric Automation. “With the e-F@ctory IoT Gateway, customers can identify which facilities, production lines, work cells, and shifts are underperforming compared to other areas of the organization.”
The e-F@ctory IoT Gateway can help organizations drive down production costs and reduce energy consumption while optimizing automated asset utilization. Cloud-based analytics can also benefit organizations that want to shift from reactive or preventive maintenance to predictive maintenance.
“Mitsubishi Electric and ILS Technology have had a long-standing collaboration on developing best-in-class industrial automation solutions. By adding M2C integration, the e-F@ctory IoT Gateway unlocks additional levels of operational insights, business intelligence and big data analytics across industrial markets,” commented Fred Yentz, president and CEO of ILS Technology. “e-F@ctory IoT Gateway customers also have full access to our ever-expanding deviceWISE ecosystem of industry experts for support and integration services.”
Mitsubishi Electric energy management products can be easily added to existing energy monitoring installations from various vendors. The e-F@ctory IoT Gateway can collect information from various sources and provide a common data processing and cloud transport methodology. Additional information about the e-F@ctory IoT Gateway and Mitsubishi Electric Automation’s comprehensive line of factory automation products and solutions is available at http://us.mitsubishielectric.com/fa/en.
About ILS Technology
ILS Technology, a Telit company, provides innovative M2M/IoT software and cloud services that directly link production equipment and remote devices with enterprise systems, databases, and web-based and mobile apps and dashboards, enabling deeper insights into operational performance and productivity. The deviceWISE Application Enablement Platform makes it easy to connect things to the cloud and reduces the risk, time-to-market, complexity and cost of deploying solutions for remote monitoring and control, industrial automation, asset tracking and field service operations across virtually all industries and market segments around the world.
Telit Wireless Solutions (AIM: TCM listed as Telit Communications PLC), is the global leader in Internet of Things (IoT) enablement. The unique Telit combination of products and services feed data directly into apps and/or business IT systems to deliver real-time intelligence to businesses across countless industries. The Telit ONE STOP. ONE SHOP. offering reduces cost, time to market and risk associated with the adoption of IoT solutions by delivering a broad portfolio including 2G, 3G, 4G; automotive- and industrial-grade cellular modules; short-range wireless modules; positioning (GPS/GNSS) receivers, and related cloud and connectivity services. Visit www.telit.com for more information.
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 control (CNC), circuit breakers, robots and motion controllers. The company takes its motion control 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. Additional information about Mitsubishi Electric Automation is available at http://us.mitsubishielectric.com/fa/en.
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. There are 50 locations throughout North America with approximately 3,600 employees.