Source: Mitsubishi Electric FA

Oracle has announced its collaboration with Mitsubishi Electric Corporation to develop an Internet of Things (IoT) platform for smart manufacturing. Mitsubishi Electric has used Oracle Cloud to develop its new FA-IT Open Platform for factory automation.

FA-IT Open Platform enables the collection, analysis, and use of data at the production site by using edge computing between devices and business applications.

Most of the organizations are adopting Industry 4.0, which means that the manufacturers need to optimize their manufacturing processes by using IOT systems in order to collect data from all the shop floor equipment and machines for visualization and analysis. These IOT systems must collect and model data from a wide variety of production equipment for analytical purposes, even from the existing equipment, which is not an easy task.

FA-IT Open Platform is capable of creating manufacturing applications for platform operation, connecting the platform to industrial networks in order to collect data from the shop floor devices and equipment. The cloud-connected platform links the production facilities with cloud vendors’ own cloud-supported manufacturing-optimization services for supply chains, administration of multiple factories worldwide, and other applications. And also leverages Oracle Database Cloud, Oracle Java Cloud, Oracle BI Cloud, Oracle IoT Cloud, Oracle IoT Production Monitoring Cloud, Oracle SOA Cloud, and Oracle Infrastructure as a Service.

The real time information received from machine tools and production terminals is received by Oracle IoT Cloud, which enables efficient real time processing with the extensible infrastructure. Mitsubishi Electric uses machine learning of Oracle Database Cloud, the reporting function of Oracle BI Cloud, and the cost-effective Oracle Cloud Infrastructure in the Big Data analysis.

According to Toshiya Takahashi, the corporate executive group senior vice president of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation – Factory Automation: “Mitsubishi Electric develops advanced technologies and products for rapidly emerging factory automation,” said “Our e-F@ctory concept for integrated automation reduces the total cost of developing, producing and maintaining products. The FA-IT Open Platform is based on edge computing, by adding Oracle Cloud services in order to accelerate the IoT use for smart manufacturing.

Source: ORACLE Newsroom