Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.

Vernon Hills, IL 60061-3108


About Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.

At Mitsubishi Electric, Inc., we have built a tradition of technological leadership and innovation for more than 100 years. Our mission is to enrich everyday life through superior, technologically advanced automation products and solutions. And our people are the most critical component of delivering on that mission.

Product Summary

Complete family of controllers, VFDs, HMIs, motion control systems, and industrial robots.


500 Corporate Woods Pkwy.
Vernon Hills, IL 60061-3108
United States

More Info on Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.

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Headquartered in Vernon Hills, Ill., Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. is a U.S. affiliate company of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation. It offers a broad product portfolio, including programmable automation controllers (PAC), programmable logic controllers (PLC), human machine interfaces (HMI), variable frequency drives (VFD), servo amplifiers and motors, control software, computerized numerical controllers (CNC), motion controllers, robots, and low-voltage power distribution products.  

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Products & Press Releases


Safety Module

July 18, 2024
The Melsec iQ-R Series CIP Safety module implements safe communication over Common Industrial Protocol (CIP) while transmitting both standard and safety signals. Suitable for ...

Servo Motors and Amplifiers

Feb. 16, 2024
The MelServo-J5 product family has been expanded to include two new servo types, additional high-speed motor models, and a number of new functions for enhanced capabilities. Compatible...

Servo Amplifier with FSoE

Jan. 12, 2024
Mitsubishi Electric Automation Inc.’s MelServo-J5 EtherCAT compatible servo amplifiers allow users to integrate safety devices like e-stop buttons, safety sensors and other...

Robotic Machine Tending

Nov. 28, 2023
The LoadMate Plus product line automates the process of machine tending (loading and unloading parts or materials into a machine tool center), most commonly used with vertical...
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Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. Launches Economical PowerGate for Commercial Pumping and Air-Handling Applications

Oct. 24, 2023
PowerGate “E” is a standard bypass solution for commercial HVAC applications that require limited options and have tight budgets.
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Compact Programmable Logic Controller

Sept. 21, 2023
Expanding its line of Melsec iQ-F series of compact controllers, Mitsubishi Electric has released the FX5S, a compact controller for small machines with up to 60 I/O and integrated...
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Data Analysis Software

Aug. 31, 2023
Mitsubishi has announced its Melsoft MaiLab software, which uses Maisart intelligent technology to analyze and diagnose factory data. Through analysis of past manufacturing data...
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System Recorder Module

June 15, 2023
The new iQ-R Series System Recorder module assists programmers in determining a machine’s malfunction root cause by recording all program and mechanical state changes for several...
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3D Simulator Software

May 11, 2023
The MELSoft Gemini 3D Simulator Software from Mitsubishi Electric operates using a PC-based 3D digital space and connects directly to factory devices, enabling 3D data to be updated...
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iQ-R Series CC-Link IE TSN Plus module

March 15, 2023
Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. announces the iQ-R Series CC-Link IE TSN Plus module which supports CC-Link IE TSN and EtherNet/IP™ networks in one module. CC-Link IE TSN...

Articles & News

Mitsubishi Electric’s lineup of MR-J5 servo technologies.

How Servo Drives Help Manufacturers Meet Competitive Digitalization Goals

Nov. 16, 2023
By delivering accurate and precise control over position, speed and torque, servo drives meet exacting industry requirements while embracing the latest innovations to enable the...
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Automation Majors Invest in Robotics (UPDATED)

Sept. 1, 2023
Mitsubishi Electric and Rockwell Automation make strategic investments in Clearpath Robotics and Ready Robotics, respectively. UPDATE: Rockwell Automation signs agreement to acquire...
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Automated Path Generation for Robots

A collaboration between Mitsubishi Electric and Realtime Robotics enables the development of workcells with a higher density of robots for faster throughput.
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Technology Highlights from Automate 2023

From advances in core automation technologies to the cutting edge, the Automate 2023 event in Detroit did a great job showcasing the variety of technologies available to manufacturers...
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Connecting SCADA and Robots

Mitsubishi Electric’s acquisition of SCADA software supplier Iconics supports preventative and predictive maintenance applications for robots and other automated machinery.
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Mitsubishi Electric’s LoadMate Plus Robot Platform

The LoadMate Plus from Mitsubishi Electric is a robot and stand system that can be configured to fit a variety of manufacturing and packaging applications.
Fraunhofer Institute used a Mitsubishi Electric robotic arm, an optical laser scanner and a controller equipped with AI software to develop an AI-driven grinding system for Düspohl, a German manufacturer of wrapping machines. Source: Frauenhofer Institute

Top Industrial Machine Vision Applications

From detecting difficult-to-find flaws and missing components to expanding robot applications and improving palletizing operations, machine vision technologies are rapidly moving...
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Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. Announces Release of MELSOFT Gemini 3D Simulator Software

Feb. 8, 2023
‘Gemini’ models machines and manufacturing processes virtually, to allow users to visualize their manufacturing projects and reduce risk by validating designs in advance.
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Mitsubishi Electric’s Factory Automation Systems Business to Launch “Automating the World” as Global Slogan

Dec. 2, 2022
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today it will launch “Automating the World” as the global slogan for its Factory Automation Systems business.
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dataFEED OPC Suite Extended from Softing Offers Additional Security for Data Integration with OPC UA Reverse Connect

Nov. 3, 2022
With the integration of OPC UA Reverse Connect into its dataFEED OPC Suite Extended V5.22, Softing enables secure communication between OPC UA components in OT and IT that are...

Videos & Resources

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Mitsubishi Electric and Realtime Robotics Enable Collision-Free Robotics

Patrick Varley with Mitsubishi Electric explained that the automated path generation and collision avoidance provided by this system is important in today's manufacturing environments...
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Mitsubishi Electric Connects Robots with SCADA

Connecting robots to Mitsubishi Electrics' SCADA software (acquired from Iconics) visualizes the robot’s axis positions, enables access to the robot’s control applications and...
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LoadMate Plus: A Pre-Engineered and Customizable Robotic Platform

Mitsubishi Electric's LoadMate Plus can be configured to fit a variety of applications, such as pick and place, inspection, assembly and packing.
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3 Robot Trends at IMTS 2022

Machine tending, automated path planning, and welding were among the most prominent robot trends in evidence at IMTS 2022.
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Industrial Robots Get Collaborative

Watch 2021's Top Automation World Video: Learn how new technologies are allowing industrial robots to work alongside humans in factory environments.
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SPS 2019 Highlights

Automation World Director of Content David Greenfield reports from the SPS (Smart Production Solutions) 2019 event in Nuremberg, Germany.
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Connect Everything 5 Video

Nov. 6, 2019
Many factories send production site information to cloud-based IT systems, but some aren’t using IoT effectively. The massive amount of communication data is difficult to collect...
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Mitsubishi Electric Shows Off Cage-Free Collaborative Robot

Oct. 2, 2015
Using special firmware and safety technology, Mitsubishi can turn any industrial robot into a cage-free, collaborative robotic system.
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SCARA robots in ceiling-mount and conventional configurations

Oct. 11, 2013
Watch this video to get a glimpse of the latest RH Series SCARA robots from Mitsubishi, which offer speed, precision and ease of integration in ceiling-mount and other configurations...
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IQ Motion System with MRJ4 Servos from Mitsubishi Electric

Feb. 5, 2013
Feature vibration suppression and auto tuning—fiber optic motion bus makes it easy to program high-speed synchronous applications with a graphical user interface.

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Multi-Tasking Machine Controllers

Nov. 1, 2022
High-end machine performance is often delivered via a controller that also communicates with other machines in real-time & provides live production data for use by higher level...
Mitsubishi’s Assista cobot and RV-7FRL and RV-8CRL industrial robots in a complex path screw-driving assembly operation at IMTS 2022.

Automated Robot Path Planning for Complex Applications

Realtime Robotics shows how its software can automate robot motion planning—for both small cobots and large industrial robots—to avoid collisions in tight work spaces.
A control cabinet created by Versatech for Agri-Fab featuring Mitsubishi Electric technology.

Creating an Energy Management System

July 27, 2022
With the help of Mitsubishi Electric technologies, automation and engineering company Versatech has developed a system to collect and visualize real time plant-wide energy consumption...
The HG-KR23K servo puts motion control logic within the drive itself, taking the load off of the PLC and simplifying programming.

Precise Automation Required for Pick-and-Pack Machine

Using Mitsubishi Electric servo motors and intelligent drives enabled Hamrick Manufacturing to create a machine with a lower cost controller that reduced changeover times by nearly...
Allen-Bradley Micro820 programmable logic controllers.

Making Sense of Industrial Controller Options

March 22, 2022
System integrators share their tips on the differences between PLCs, PACs, and Industrial PCs, including their best use cases and how to choose the right one for your environment...
Mitsubishi Electric MelSec remote I/O module with safety functions.

The Differences Between Local and Remote I/O

Understanding how local and remote I/O modules work can benefit your operations through improved safety, less wiring, and standardization for spare parts and engineering drawings...
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Determining which type of controller to use in an automated system can lead to some difficult choices. Focusing on the application and specific capabilities of each controller...
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Remote Access Cybersecurity Management

Dec. 21, 2021
The next big cybersecurity challenge for manufacturers is how to secure the remote access points that have been implemented on the plant floor during the pandemic before hackers...
Operator load station application using FreeMove and Fanuc robot.

Safety Certification Issued for Industrial Collaborative Robot Technology

Veo Robotics’ FreeMove system receives ISO 13849 safety certification from TÜV Rheinland.