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Mitsubishi Electric Factory Automation - UK

Travellers Lane
Hatfield
Hertfordshire
AL10 8XB

Telephone : +44 (0)1707 288780
Fax : +44 (0)1707 278695
Email : automation@meuk.mee.com
Web : https://gb3a.mitsubishielectric.com/


Editorial archive;

Graphic operation terminals 23/08/2021
Mitsubishi Electric has added two new Graphic Operation Terminals (GOTs to its GOT2000 Series Wide model lineup. Full Story...

PLC upgrade increases uptime, speed and line responsiveness 04/07/2021
An automation solutions provider, Control Freaks, applied innovative PLC technology to solve production challenges and increase competitiveness at a pizza production facility.  Full Story...

Enabling effective high-mix, low-volume production with cobots 27/06/2021
To allow products to be tailored more closely to customer demand requires a reduction in batch sizes which has led to the rise of 'high-mix, low-volume' (HMLV) production. Find out how cobots can be a key enabler for high-mix automation needs. Full Story...

Securing OT systems against cyber-attack 22/03/2021
As the worlds of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) continue to merge the demand for security measures to protect OT networks is growing. David Bean looks at some fundamental aspects that need to be considered. Full Story...

PLC plays it safe 04/05/2020
A safety module option is now available for Mitsubishi Electric’s MELSEC iQ-R PLC which is said to provide the performance and integrity of a separate safety PLC but without the added cabinet space.  Full Story...

Lightweight delta robots 29/10/2019
Mitsubishi Electric has extended its MELFA articulated arm and SCARA robot offering to include a range of delta robots which combine its servo technology with the latest mechanicals from e-F@ctory Alliance partner Codian Robotics. Full Story...

Predicting the end of unplanned downtimes 14/10/2019
Any unscheduled downtime will cause a major headache for engineers in the food and beverage manufacturing sector. John Rowley believes that predictive maintenance can offer a solution. Full Story...

PLCs address malting process reliability issues 15/07/2019
A new control system has offered malting company, Crisp, some impressive process improvements. Full Story...

PLC addresses malting process reliability issues 03/06/2019
A new control system has offered malting company, Crisp, with some impressive process improvements. Full Story...

The drive towards reduced downtimes 06/05/2019
Inverter drives are getting smarter and are now able to look after themselves, along with a range of other plant equipment such as fans, pumps, motors and conveyors. Wayne Turtill explains how this is being achieved. Full Story...

Get smart to stay ahead in food production 25/03/2019
Suzanne Gill finds out where the food industry is on its ‘smart factory’ journey and gets advice about how to make use of new technologies to become more productive and flexible to meet rapidly changing consumer demands. Full Story...

Addressing old challenges with new controllers 04/06/2018
Suzanne Gill looks at the features of modern machine controllers that can offer benefits in food industry applications. Full Story...

Whitepaper documents the road to digitalisation 18/09/2017
A recently published whitepaper, from Mitsubishi Electrioc, sets out to answer many of the questions being asked about how to take the first steps on the road to Industry 4.0. Full Story...

When and where will Industry 4.0 actually happen? 03/07/2017
Chris Evans evaluates the current status is Industry 4.0 realisation. Full Story...

Inverter gains advanced condition monitoring capabilities 03/05/2017
Mitsubishi Electric has extended the diagnostics capabilities of its variable speed drives by integrating smart condition monitoring (SCM) technology in a new version of the FR-A800 inverter series. Full Story...

Moving towards the future one step at a time 06/03/2017
It will come as no surprise to hear that system integrators have an important role to play in the engineering cycle, delivering turnkey control solutions to their end-user customers. They also offer valuable engineering knowledge, together with application know-how. Suzanne Gill reports on their role in helping to prepare industry for the future. Full Story...

Taking a glimpse into the future of the food production process 06/02/2017
Ever wondered what the food manufacturing environment might look like in the future? Suzanne Gill spoke to some key industry vendors to get their thoughts.  Full Story...

Should we set the robots free? 03/10/2016
Science fiction novels portray robots in a huge variety of ways, often in collaborative roles with humans. Barry Weller considers how this could work in reality. Full Story...

Cyber-security: a journey, not a destination 19/05/2015
Executive viewpoint for Drives & Controls: Chris Evans, Marketing & Operations Group Manager, Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. Automation Systems Division Full Story...

Cyber-security: a journey, not a destination 05/05/2015
Cyber-security has been a hot topic since the Stuxnet incident of a few years ago. Previously it was thought that securing the “top end” of an organisation was an adequate solution but this incident and others like it completely changed the security landscape and highlighted vulnerabilities in the de-facto automation architecture that previously had not been considered. Full Story...

Robots eat their way into the food sector 19/01/2015
To date there have been few applications that have employed robots in the food processing industry. Chris Evans, of Mitsubishi Electric, believes that this is now changing and predicts that in five years time they will be considered very much the norm. Full Story...