Mitsubishi dedicates factory to industrial mechatronics
Mitsubishi Electric said it will establish its Industrial Mechatronics Systems Works as of 1 April 2021 within the premises of the company’s Nagoya Works in Nagoya, Japan.
The functions that are currently performed at Nagoya Works for development and manufacturing of computerised numerical controllers, electrical discharge machines and laser processing machines will be transferred to the new works, improving flexibility and speed in responding to customer needs.
The Industrial Mechatronics Systems Works will become Mitsubishi Electric’s dedicated factory for industrial mechatronic products, which contribute to the manufacturing industry through automation of product and parts processing.
The recent evolution in digital manufacturing has pushed manufacturers to seek solutions that offer increased benefit in processing, automation and labour efficiency.
To satisfy these customer needs for diverse and advanced solutions and to address the issues around a shrinking workforce, industrial mechatronic products need to provide increased productivity, processing accuracy and quality.
The company says the change in organisational structure will enhance its competitiveness in the industrial mechatronic and industrial products businesses, which were previously both handled by Nagoya Works.
The new facility will focus on the development and production of industrial mechatronic products, including the application of new technologies such as artificial intelligence to such products, while Nagoya Works will handle programmable logic controllers, servo motors, human machine interfaces, inverters, collaborative and industrial robots, three-phase motors, electromagnetic switches, transformers, software and other industrial products.
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