EMO Hall 13 stand B94
Mitsubishi Electric shows how one can benefit from the digitization of the production level. Under the motto "e-F @ ctory - pushing business further ", the company presents a broad spectrum of technologies that addresses the current challenges of the machine tool sector.
The exhibits show how a networked production by means of the eF @ ctory concept which enables the integration of different product technologies in an IoT-based environment.
When it comes to control tasks, the M800 and C80 series CNCs can be flexibly extended for various types of machine tools. The new CNC series C80 also has a separate MES interface module, which transfers data to the ERP and operating management level for further processing. For this purpose the platform of the PLC series "Melsec iQ-R", Which offers the user great flexibility in the integration of different control types. The C controller or the robot controller are particularly worth mentioning.
Edge computing technology plays an important role in preprocessing data to be transmitted to the cloud. Visitors can use an example to experience a new type of preventive state monitoring, in which humans and robots interact. Using Smart Glasses and the IBM Watson KI platform, visitors can visualize important components of the robot in real-time to optimize preventive maintenance. The robot that is produced also reacts to speech control.
In the context of another live demonstration, the automation system introduces an intelligent information system developed jointly with the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT. Thanks to its high level of networking, it provides the machine operator with customized information, enabling it to react faster and more efficiently. For this purpose, commercially available Smart Glasses and tablets communicate via the M850W CNC control system with a CNC machine tool.