Flexible Automation System (FAS) invited our customers to join the System Control Fair 2017 and International Robotic Exhibition 2017 held in Tokyo. This event was an excellent way to show our manufacturing customers the latest trends according to the concepts Smart Factory and IIoT.
Tokyo System Control Fair 2017 is the Japanese equivalent of the German Industry 4.0. MONO means ‘Thing which is made’ and ZUKURI: ‘The act of making’.
The highlights of the System Control Fair 2017 in Tokyo according to the FAS customers are diverse with central themes like flexible production, real-time information, standardization and vertical/horizontal integration.
The biggest highlight was the introduction of the FA-IT IoT standard connectivity platform for automation plants to help manufacturer standardize and connect their assets. The consortium will bring seamless connectivity to the factory independent of brand.
The partnership exists of many key players:
- IT: Oracle, IBM, Fujitsu, NEC, …
- Software: Microsoft, CTC, KSK, …
- Industrial PCs: Advantech, Intel, HP, Contec, …
- Factory Automation: Mitsubishi Electric, Omron, Beckhoff, Schneider, …
Mitsubishi Electric shows during the fair the e-F@ctory concept what makes it possible to integrate the production process from raw material till the shipping products and from shop floor till the Cloud.
Mitsubishi will launch the first Collaborative Robot in 2018 which designed to have a payload of 5 kg and a touch-screen teach pendant on the front of the 5th axis. The interface to teach will be based on ‘Apps’ .
One of the new products is the MELIPC from Mitsubishi Electric what will facilitate the EDGECROSS platform for IIoT applications and will be launched in 2018. The MELIPC can be used in various solutions like Condition Monitoring, Production Performance (OEE) and Energy Management.