Material Handling Innovations

Automated Material Handling Innovations

Smart Manufacturing

Manufacturers are presented with a convergence of technologies offering unprecedented efficiencies and profitability, while improving demand response, quality, and flexibility to serve changing market demands.

Smart operations are investing in collaborative technologies, including analytics, robotics, cloud, and mobile technologies. Leveraging the intelligence contained within smart machines and smart controls provides operations with insight to production variables that provide improved consumer response, while driving hidden costs from production to supply chain. The rise of intelligence as a service provided by control systems has made plant upgrades an imperative.

Consequently, public and private coalitions such as Industry 4.0 have provided a unique opportunity to invest in material handling innovations while mining information, analyzing critical performance indicators, and improving reliability, safety, and responsiveness.

Smart Machines

Analyzing production or fulfillment anomalies and machine shutdowns can be a challenge without robust information and operator intelligence.

Put critical production information at your fingertips with Smart Machine technology.
Mitsubishi Electric’s built-in troubleshooting screens pull production and diagnostic information from its servos to provide the critical tolerance and availability data necessary to avoid unexpected production losses and anticipate future maintenance needs. In short, this allows for better spare parts inventory management, giving OEMs a competitive advantage.

On-board analytics, operator intelligence, and other material handling innovations can mitigate unplanned shutdowns and lost production. Utilizing machine learning techniques and continuous tuning algorithms, servo and robot performance is guaranteed while providing critical diagnostic and maintenance information across the organization.

Analytics andMachine Learning

Remote analytics monitoring enables more effective management of users’ issues, and more importantly enables you to manage your spare parts stores and service resources more efficiently.

Ensure you can meet production and logistics demands and maintain mechanical integrity with Mitsubishi Electric’s advanced analytic algorithms. They continuously tune as well as suppress vibration and sway while calculating tolerance variances to provide prognostic indicators and diagnose impending issues with robotics, ASRS and conveyance machinery.

These material handling innovations ensure your warehouse and material handling systems are running at peak performance.

Mechatronics& Robotics

Increasingly, demand fulfillment, e-commerce and manufacturing efficiency relies upon safe, repeatable and accurate motion while processing increasing amounts of tracking and regulatory information.

Integration of machines with robotics presents a unique opportunity to innovate beyond simple handoffs resulting in improved OEE, schedule coordination, seamless production and faster changeovers.

Mitsubishi Electric Automation robotics, chief among our material handling innovations, integrate quickly and seamlessly with our iQ instruction sets and connectivity to provide a full range of control, motion, robotics and information in a convenient toolkit for OEMs to deploy faster with more consistency and reliability.

Machine Utilization

Smart machines re-configure automatically, saving you valuable time and money. Evaluating your machines’ Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) will identify areas to improve performance. We provide automation controls to keep machines moving and adjusting with efficiency and precision. To improve utilization, Mitsubishi Electric controls offer the maximum versatility in information and motion processing while integrating with robotics and MES systems.

With ever-changing production needs, your machines should be able to accommodate them at any moment. In other words, Mitsubishi Electric’s range of solutions ensure your machines can always adjust to demand.

From process to packaging, discrete manufacturing and infrastructure projects, the Mitsubishi Electric portfolio of control, motion, drives, robotics, and material handling innovations provides ultra-reliable operations and predictive diagnostics to ensure no lost production.

Anti-Sway Technology

Mitsubishi Electric’s advanced drive technologies address key safety and operational issues surrounding crane and hoist operations. Whether in industrial or commercial and construction applications, anti-sway control is crucial to ensuring loads are moved efficiently and quickly while maintaining safe operating environments. Specific load sensing algorithms set brake outputs on the detection of a falling load and improve start up times through torque sensing and load based speed control.

To sum it up, by using this material handling innovation, start up and run times can be optimized without the need for operator input, providing improved cycle times.

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