TOKYO, November 27, 2018 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that it will launch factory automation products, such as programmable controllers, industrial PCs, servo amplifiers, GOT human-machine interfaces, inverters, and robots that are compatible with CC-Link IE TSN, the world's first industrial open network to utilize time sensitive networking (TSN)* technology. CC-Link IE TSN supports TSN technology that ensures real-time control communication on the manufacturing communications layer, even when integrated with the upper level IT system and mixed with other open networks. The launch of these new product will further enhance the integrated factory automation solution e-F@ctory** by utilizing Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and edge-computing, accelerating the realization of a smart factory solution.
* Enhanced version of standard Ethernet that realizes mixing of different protocols using the time sharing method.
** Integrated factory automation solution using a combination of factory automation and IT technologies, offering solutions to reduce the total cost of development, production, and maintenance.
Mitsubishi Electric will continue to develop compatible products, some of which will start shipping in spring 2019.
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