Connectivity from the Sensor Level to the Business Intelligence Level

The e-F@ctory Alliance Program from Mitsubishi Electric Automation is a third-party referencing program with other automation hardware and software vendors that allows customers to select solutions that best solve their automation challenges. 

In a continuing effort to help its customers increase productivity and reduce total cost of ownership within industrial plants and manufacturing facilities, Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. (Vernon Hills, IL) introduces the e-F@ctory Alliance Program. In addition to its own factory automation products and technologies, the company now offers connections to complementary products from other vendors through the e-F@ctory Alliance Program to increase productivity from the simple device level to the business system level.

The e-F@ctory Alliance Program is a third-party referencing program with other automation hardware and software vendors that allows customers to select solutions that best solve their automation challenges. e-F@ctory Alliance third-party vendor solutions are thoroughly tested with Mitsubishi Electric products, ensuring compatibility and ease of implementation.

Complete documentation, including quick start guides, sample programs and maintenance screens when required, will be available for each solution, drastically reducing the time necessary to implement and maintain these solutions.

Through the e-F@ctory Alliance Program, the company and its Alliance vendors work together to help customers reduce total cost of ownership. This occurs through pre-engineered integration, making the latest technologies easier to use and more cost effective.

An overview of the capabilites of the e-F@ctory MES IT system.

With the e-F@ctory Alliance Program, we’re helping our customers increase productivity to gain an edge in their fiercely competitive markets,” said Robert Miller, the senior manager of strategic collaborations and partnerships at Mitsubishi Electric Automation.  “We see the e-F@ctory Alliance Program as a win-win for both our customers and the Alliance vendors.”

Customer benefits include:

  •  Proven product and technology solutions
  •  Reduced engineering time to integrate solutions using Mitsubishi Electric hardware with Alliance vendor products
  •  Connectivity from the sensor level to the business intelligence level
  •  Reduced downtime, intuitive maintenance screens, as well as backup and restore capabilities
  •  Ability to implement the latest technology quickly and efficiently

Vendor benefits include:

  • Join forces with a global leader in factory automation products and technologies
  • Access to Mitsubishi Electric-specific protocols and development hardware
  • Worldwide exposure through Mitsubishi Electric marketing through signage, website, advertising and trade shows
  • Increase sales opportunities through joint sales and marketing

Initial third-party hardware and software in the e-F@ctory Alliance Program include BalluffCC-Link Partner Association, COGNEX, LEM®, MDT Software, eWON, Kepware Technologies, Ocean Data Systems — Dream Report™, and Powerit Solutions®.

Headquartered in Vernon Hills, Mitsubishi Electric Automation offers a wide range of factory automation products, solutions, training and support services for the industrial and commercial sectors.  A U.S. affiliate company of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric Automation represents more than 75 years’ experience in the automation industry. Its broad product portfolio includes programmable automation controllers (PAC), programmable logic controllers (PLC), human machine interfaces (HMI), variable frequency drives (VFD), servo amplifiers and motors, control software, computerized numerical control (CNC), circuit breakers, robots and motion controllers.

The company takes its motion control solutions on the road with the 53 ft long Solutions in Motion mobile showroom that appears at tradeshows, training seminars and other events across North America. Additional information about Mitsubishi Electric Automation is available at

In addition to factory automation, Mitsubishi Electric U.S. group companies’ principal businesses include semiconductor devices, automotive electrical components, elevators and escalators, heating and cooling products, solar modules, electric utility products, and large-scale video displays for stadiums and arenas. There are 50 locations throughout North America with approximately 3,600 employees.

LEM is a registered trademark of LEM USA Incorporated.

Powerit Solutions is a registered trademark of Powerit Solutions, LLC.

Dream Report is a trademark of Ocean Data Systems.


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