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First Step to Digital Transformation Solution Platform and industrial computer from Mitsubishi Electric that provides high cyber security and time savings and prepare factories for Industry 4.0

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17 June 2019

Within the phase of Industry 4.0, it became the most important item on the agenda of industries to install manufacturing lines that meet the constantly evolving and personalized needs in the fastest and most efficient way possible. In this phase which can be described as the digitalization of the industry, transition to digital factories becomes more important for Turkey to increase production power. Answering this new phase of industry with e-F@ctory concept, Mitsubishi Electric makes it possible for Turkey to build tomorrow's digital factories, starting today. Mitsubishi Electric Turkey Factory Automation Systems OEM Business Development Senior Manager Tolga Bizel told us that it is possible to build factories that can meet all needs of Industry 4.0 and to test production before the factory is built via virtual factories thanks to e-F@ctory. Emphasizing that the Cube Enterprise Solution Platform incorporated into e-F@ctory concept is the first step to digital transformation, Bizel said that thanks to this platform, necessary data processing is provided between manufacturing department and IT systems. Stating that with the industrial computer MELIPC incorporated into Cube Enterprise Solution Platform, data within a factory can be analyzed in real time within production line without sending this data outside, Bizel emphasized that this way, cyber security threats are greatly eliminated.

Stating that faster and more flexible factories became essential for manufacturers to compete in global markets in the phase of Industry 4.0, Mitsubishi Electric Turkey Factory Automation Systems OEM Business Development Senior Manager Tolga Bizel said, in this period, most important item on the agenda of industry is "production" and stated; "When we look how many transactions are performed online over shopping sites globally within a minute, we can see why we need a rapid change. In the new era, consumers are forcing manufacturers to undergo a change. This change is not just about speed either, the customers' demands for personalized products also increase day by day. Gaining attention all over the world with its high manufacturing power and potential, it is important for Turkey to adapt to digital manufacturing for sustainable development. In order to achieve this, development costs must be decreased while production rate and quality are increased. At this point, as a competitive actor of the new industrial phase, we provide solutions so that Turkish industry can be prepared for tomorrow's digital and smart factories equipped with advanced robotics technologies starting today."

It's possible to establish the factories of the future, starting today with e-F@ctory

Stating that machines came to a point where they can perceive what is going on around and they can communicate with one another via internet protocols today, Bizel said; "It is possible with Mitsubishi Electric's answer to Industry 4.0, e-F@ctory, to build tomorrow's digital factories starting today. Today, thanks to e-F@ctory infrastructure, robots can communicate with other products on production lines and they are ready to share information within themselves and the main system controlling the factory without human intervention in order to increase efficiency. Because in e-F@ctory concept, all products that make up the factory automation work integrated to one another with open architecture. Standing out as an integrated solution for installing reliable and flexible manufacturing systems, e-F@ctory improved speed, quality and efficiency in manufacturing while reducing costs considerably. With this concept, Mitsubishi Electric provide industrialists with the ability to establish their factories in a way to fulfill the requirements of Industry 4.0. Prior to factory investment, it allows industrialists to shape their investments in accordance with the data received from factory and production simulation as a result of creating a virtual factory and evaluating efficiency."

Preventive maintenance cost is reduced, manufacturing quality is improved

Stating that in factories, it is very important to use and analyze manufacturing data in real time and coordinating such data with IT systems for digital transformation, Bizel said; "At this point Cube Enterprise Solution Platform incorporated into our e-F@ctory as the first step of digital transformation of factories provide necessary data processing between production area and IT system. Collecting production area data while analyzing data in offline mode and processing data for efficient analysis and using analysis results in real-time, this platform makes it possible to reduce preventative maintenance costs and achieve high quality production."

Real time analysis of data within a factory is possible

Stating that incorporated into Cube Enterprise Solution Platform, the industrial computer MELIPC can perform real time control that cannot be performed with general industrial computers, Bizel said; "with MELIPC that can perform device control and data processing at high speed with high precision, factory data can be analyzed in real time within the factory without the need to carry data outside. This way, cyber-threats are greatly eliminated. Thanks to the real-time analysis, decisions that must be taken in production lines can be made much more quickly. This system makes it possible to design each factory in accordance with its digital transformation needs." ending his words.


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