Mitsubishi Electric to launch collaborative robots

Mitsubishi Electric, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of industrial robots, is preparing to launch collaborative robots.  The company admits it is a late arrival in the collaborative robotics market in comments to Nikkei. Mitsubishi Electric “has come to collaborative robotics later than others, we intend to make ease of use our selling point”, Nikkei … Continue reading Mitsubishi Electric to launch collaborative robots

Mitsubishi launches new computer numerical controller

Mitsubishi Electric Automation has launched the new M80W computer numerical controller, the latest in its industry-proven M8 Series computer numerical controllers. The M80W features a touch-screen Windows-based display that is separate from the control unit, which the company says provides “expandability and flexibility”. The M80W includes two expansion slots for 32GB SD cards, and incorporates … Continue reading Mitsubishi launches new computer numerical controller

Mitsubishi Fuso launches E-Fuso electric truck and plans to electrify all its vehicles

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, part of Daimler Trucks, have strengthened the commitment of their Fuso brand towards alternative drivetrains. At the Tokyo Motor Show, MFTBC announced it will electrify its complete range of trucks and buses in upcoming years. At this occasion, MFTBC unveiled E-Fuso as the first original equipment manufacturer to launch … Continue reading Mitsubishi Fuso launches E-Fuso electric truck and plans to electrify all its vehicles

Mitsubishi Electric and Bimba Manufacturing partner to provide motion solutions

Mitsubishi Electric Automation and Bimba Manufacturing have agreed a collaboration that will combine Mitsubishi Electric’s industrial automation technology with Bimba’s motion control solutions. The arrangement brings together Mitsubishi Electric’s servo motors and control products with Bimba’s electric mechanical actuators. The relationship will allow both companies to benefit from each other’s presence in the industrial marketplace, … Continue reading Mitsubishi Electric and Bimba Manufacturing partner to provide motion solutions

Boeing partners with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries on cost-reduction initiative for 787 production

Boeing and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries have reached an agreement to strengthen collaboration in ways that will enhance both companies’ competitiveness. The agreement includes efforts to reduce costs in MHI production of wings for the 787 Dreamliner and joint studies of advanced aerostructure technologies for future-generation commercial aircraft. MHI manufactures 787 composite wings at its factory … Continue reading Boeing partners with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries on cost-reduction initiative for 787 production

Mitsubishi releases new widescreen human machine interface

  Mitsubishi has released a new widescreen human machine interface. The company says demand for operational efficiencies such as greater visualization into a factory’s automation solutions portfolio has prompted it to launch the new GT25 Wide HMI. The GT25 Wide HMI is an interface that monitors and controls machine components with a graphical touchscreen that … Continue reading Mitsubishi releases new widescreen human machine interface

Mitsubishi might invest $20 million in GreyOrange Robotics

  Mitsubishi Electric is reportedly planning to invest almost $20 million into GreyOrange Robotics. GreyOrange is a startup company developing robotics and automation systems for the logistics industry, particularly warehouse automation systems integrating robots, and has been growing fast, according to a story on EconomicTimes.com. The investment would lead to a valuation for GreyOrange of … Continue reading Mitsubishi might invest $20 million in GreyOrange Robotics

Oracle and Mitsubishi Electric to jointly develop internet of things platform for smart manufacturing

Oracle is partnering with Mitsubishi Electric to develop an internet of things platform for smart manufacturing. Mitsubishi Electric developed its new FA-IT Open Platform for factory automation with Oracle Cloud. Using edge computing between devices and business applications, the new platform enables the rapid collection, analysis, and utilization of data at production site, says the company. 

Mitsubishi improves visualisation on its human machine interface

Mitsubishi has updated its human machine interface and integrated what it says is improved visibility and performance.  The company says the improvements to its GT2107 HMI were driven by “end user demand”. Mitsubishi says the GT2107 is an interface that monitors and controls machine components with a graphical touchscreen that connects to equipment such as … Continue reading Mitsubishi improves visualisation on its human machine interface

Mitsubishi says it has 70,000 industrial robots installed worldwide

Mitsubishi Robotics currently has 70,000 industrial robots installed around the world.  A reliable source close to the company made the information available to Robotics and Automation News exclusively on condition of anonymity. Mitsubishi Robotics is now the eighth-largest industrial robot maker on the Robotics and Automation News list of the top industrial robot manufacturers in the … Continue reading Mitsubishi says it has 70,000 industrial robots installed worldwide

30 industrial robot manufacturers to watch in 2018

2018 looks all set to be a bumper year for sales of industrial robot arms across all categories – from the large, heavyweight class right down to the small desktop variety.  With established robot makers expanding their range, and with new startups launching innovative new models, the market is more dynamic than ever. Oversupply may … Continue reading 30 industrial robot manufacturers to watch in 2018

Exclusive interview: Hitachi Europe boss explains how company uses AI for IIoT

Exclusive interview with Ram Ramachander, chief commercial officer for social innovation in the EMEA region, Hitachi  Hitachi is one of the largest companies in the world, employing more than 300,000 people globally and generating revenues of more than $80 billion a year across all its many business units. Classed as a conglomerate, Hitachi has interests in … Continue reading Exclusive interview: Hitachi Europe boss explains how company uses AI for IIoT

Korea Smart Factory Foundation prepares for growth

Organisers of the Smart Factory Expo 2018 and Korea Smart Manufacturing Industry Association, along with venue providers Coex, say they are preparing for record attendance and participation at next year’s event. Their forecasts are based on the general trend in the industrial sector in South Korea as well as this year’s event. The organisers say … Continue reading Korea Smart Factory Foundation prepares for growth

From primitive tools to global power: Denso celebrates three milestone product anniversaries

Denso started out as a division of Toyota, which is the world’s largest automotive manufacturer, according to some statistics. By revenue, Toyota is actually the fifth-largest company in the world, ahead of competitors such as Volkswagen, Daimler, and General Motors. Interestingly, Toyota also generated more revenue than Apple in 2016. 

Global industrial PC market to reach $9 billion by 2025

The global market for industrial computers is being driven by rising adoption of the internet of things and is expected to grow to almost $9 billion, according to a new report by Transparency Market Research.  The global industrial PC market features several players aggressively targeting technological innovation through research and development activities. The competitive rivalry … Continue reading Global industrial PC market to reach $9 billion by 2025