November 7, 2017
On November 7, 2017, Mitsubishi Electric announced that it will expand the product lineup of “e-F@ctory” (=image), a solution that supports a series of development, production, and maintenance in FA and IT technologies.
The company will use the data to contribute to preventive maintenance and quality improvement. The new products are scheduled to be released in the spring of 2018.
These product lines are being used in “e-F@ctory”, among other edge computing near production sites. It also supports open software platforms “Edgecross” newly developed by six companies, including OMRON.
Three types of software are developed here: “Real-Time Data Analyzer”, monitoring control software “MC Works64 Edge Computing Edition”, and “MELIPC Series” for Industrial PCs. The data analysis software is capable of real-time diagnosis as well as data analysis at the production site.
The company has also incorporated its own artificial intelligence (AI) technology to improve the accuracy of anomaly detection.