Mitsubishi Electric releases OEM developer’s kit aimed at first-time automation users and experienced engineers
The Mitsubishi Electric kit consists of a PLC, HMI and programming software that can be used to develop new machines for a wide range of manufacturing and process industries. With expanded technical support resources, this starter pack can help to create innovative industrial automation systems in a variety of applications, states the company.
The kit includes the MELSEC iQ-F FX5U PLC, which is said to combine advanced functionalities and high adaptability with an easy-to-program set-up. The controller is complemented by a GOT2000 HMI to monitor and visualise automated processes, as well as key equipment.
In addition, users are provided with a copy of the MELSOFT iQ Works2 integrated engineering software suite to support coding and programming activities. The kit can be expanded to use safety modules to support more advanced application requirements.
Machine builders are promised access to an extensive, dedicated technical library and centralised data repository to support the development of new systems. Resources, such as e-learning courses, start-up guides and videos, template projects, as well as examples of programming code for key applications, will also be included.
Barry Weller, OEM solutions manager at Mitsubishi Electric, comments: “We are always exploring new ways of making it easier and more cost-efficient for machine builders to create automated systems and improve manufacturing operations. The new kit is a great solution to help reduce design and development time.
“This kit brings together our latest hardware and software, plus the technical resources needed to use the products, and provides users with what is required to go from never having used an automation product to delivering a successful project.”