A network for Industry 4.0

The Ethernet-based CC-Link IE open network provides Mitsubishi Electric with an optimal solution for its range of PLCs, HMIs, robots, inverters, servo motion systems, and other automation devices. “e -F@ctory is Mitsubishi Electric’s concept for Industry 4.0 and CC-Link IE is a key element of this strategy, as it provides high-speed, high-performance open connectivity”, said Alberto Griffini, Product Manager at Mitsubishi Electric. “High-performance networks are very important to address Industry 4.0 requirements. Sharing big amounts of data from field devices enables operators to perform various services, including monitoring, diagnostics and maintenance activities. This also helps customers to improve the overall plant productivity”. Thanks to all these features, CC-Link IE has been showing double digit growth for the past several years and now has over 22 million devices installed globally.