Companies collaborate on factory automation systems

Intel Corp. and Mitsubishi Electric Corp. announced a collaboration to develop next-generation factory automation (FA) systems designed to improve productivity and decision-making on the plant floor.

09/29/2014


Intel Corporation and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced a collaboration to develop next-generation factory automation (FA) systems designed to improve productivity and decision-making on the plant floor. Courtesy: IntelIntel Corporation and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced a collaboration to develop next-generation factory automation (FA) systems with Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and a pilot program at Intel's backend manufacturing facility in Malaysia.

The pilot program is designed to demonstrate the benefits of IoT in a factory setting. The focus will be on delivering productivity enhancement through functions like predictive failure by combining Intel's expertise developing solutions for IoT and Mitsubishi Electric's "e-F@ctory" automation capabilities.

For the initial collaboration, Intel and Mitsubishi Electric implemented the IoT and big data solution at Intel's backend manufacturing facility in Malaysia. Using an Intel Atom processor-based IoT gateway called the C Controller from Mitsubishi Electric's iQ-Platform, Intel gathered and aggregated data for the analytics server.

Data was then processed using Revolution R Enterprise software from Revolution Analytics, an analytics software solution that uses the open source R statistics language, which was hosted on Cloudera Enterprise, the foundation of an enterprise data hub.

Intel Corporation and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced a collaboration to develop next-generation factory automation (FA) systems designed to improve productivity and decision-making on the plant floor. Courtesy: IntelThe solution improved equipment component uptime, increased yield, and productivity by minimizing misclassification of good units as bad, enabled predictive maintenance, and reduced component failures. Initial results included projected savings of $9 million through cost avoidance and improved decision making.

Both companies will show a live demonstration of the solution in Intel's booth at the IoT Japan 2014 tradeshow, which will be held Oct. 15-17 at Tokyo Big Sight in Japan.

Intel Corporation

www.intel.com 

Mitsubishi Electric

www.mitsubishielectric.com 

- Edited by CFE Media. See more Control Engineering networking stories.

Intel Corporation and Mitsubishi Electric are CSIA members as of 3/5/2015



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