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Mitsubishi Electric’s e-F@ctory Alliance accelerating the transformation of manufacturing.

10.10.20233 min read

In the era of digital transformation, manufacturers can enhance their competitive edge in the market by investing in resilient and secure automation systems and supply chains.

One of the biggest challenges of today’s organisations’ supply chains are their complexity and global range of operations. Any number of scenarios, almost all of which are impossible to predict, can instantly create conditions that endanger these operations. To make the supply chain efficient, a truly comprehensive and scalable solution is required, one that would connect manufacturers of industrial components with specialised system integrators and software providers.

  • The e‑F@ctory Alliance is a part of Mitsubishi Electric’s e-F@ctory concept, which supports companies in their digital transformation.
  • The e‑F@ctory Alliance is a global network of partner companies which collaborate at an individual level to offer flexible, optimised solutions for various customer requirements. It has over 900 members worldwide (including SI, software and device partners).
  • The e‑F@ctory Alliance is a combination of human knowledge, digital manufacturing, machine automation and digital engineering. 
  • The overarching goal of the e‑F@ctory Alliance is to provide open, consistent architecture at all levels. This includes the seamless integration of the IT and OT domains to support vertical connectivity.

What are the goals of e‑F@ctory Alliance?

Improvement

  • Real-time diagnostic results are fed back to the production site in the edge layer.
  • Offline analysis results from the IT system are fed back to the production site.

Analysis

  • Initial processing of data from the production site is conducted in the edge layer (real-time diagnosis).
  • Meaningful data is smoothly sent to the IT layer and analysed offline.

Visualisation

  • Production site data is collected in real-time

And how does the cooperation within e-F@ctory Alliance benefit its partners?

  • Improving compatibility with Mitsubishi Electric FA products by improving ease of use and connection.
  • Sharing the latest technical information

e-F@ctory Alliance’s preeminent commitment is to bring businesses forward on their journey to digital manufacturing with high-speed connectivity, reliable data and precision control. As a result, it enables the creation of end-to-end digital value chains and provides complete solutions for customers.

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