Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced that it will extend its MELIPC series of industrial PCs for edge computing and control applications in the field of factory automation (FA) by introducing two new MI3000 units on February 28. The models, which enable the display of collected data at production sites and the operation of facilities and equipment, are preinstalled with Edgecross Basic Software and SLMP data collector to support the visualization of collected data for improved productivity at production sites. Edgecross is an open software platform supporting edge computing and FA/IT integration, and SLMP (Seamless Message Protocol) is a common protocol for seamless connection between CC-Link IE compatible devices and Ethernet products without network hierarchy/boundary.
Product features include as follows:
Supporting Edgecross for visualization of data from the production site
The new units are preinstalled with the Edgecross software platform and SLMP data collector for real-time data collection of production site data and creation of edge-computing systems. The preinstalled GT SoftGOT2000 visualization software for creating screen displays and screen-based operations is compatible with Edgecross for easy data visualization.
High flexibility and scalability enable optimal system design for a wide variety of applications
New model features include a 21.5-inch widescreen, full-HD LCD panel displays data easily and clearly; PCAP projected capacitive touch-panel technology adopted from smartphones and tablets enables a “light-touch” operation and enhanced LCD backlighting; a flexible connection with various devices from Windows barcode readers to OnVIF network cameras; and a variety of expansion slots and interfaces including audio output, support flexible system design for optimum solutions to meet diverse application needs.