Mitsubishi Electric to Launch MELIPC Series Industrial-use Computers

19-Apr-2018 Intellasia | BusinessWire | 9:10 AM Print This Post

Will contribute to the introduction of Internet of Things (IoT) for
production equipment by integrating real-time control and information

Electric Corporation
(TOKYO:6503) announced today that it will
launch three MELIPC Series industrial-use computer models for factory
automation (FA) control applications and edge computing sequentially
from the end of June 2018. The flagship MI5000 combines real-time
equipment control and information processing in one box, the midrange
MI2000 is designed for wide-ranging system expansion, and the compact,
low-cost MI1000 will enable companies to begin introducing IoT on their
factory floors.

Key Feature



MI5000 for edge computing that integrates real-time equipment
control and information processing

-   High-speed collection, diagnosis and feedback of production floor
data utilizing a single machine equipped with VxWorks®1
and Windows® operating system. Saves space and reduces
costs of building IoT systems.
- CC-Link IE Field Network compatibility enables high-speed data
exchange at speeds of up to 1ms for highly accurate real-time
equipment control.
- Quality equivalent to that of Mitsubishi Electric MELSEC Series
general-purpose programmable controllers is guaranteed. Compliance
with IEC2/JIS standards ensures robustness and resilience
required for use at production sites.
1 Real-time operating system for embedded systems
developed and sold by Wind River Systems, Inc.
2 International organization that sets standards for
electrical, electronics and related technologies


MI2000 for wide-ranging system expansions to optimize IoT use
on production floors

- Contributes to improved product quality by performing data
diagnostics and operations monitoring at production sites, using a
built-in high-performance processor and Windows®
operating system.
- Expands systems using PCI and PCI Express3 expansion
ports. Performs high-speed collection of production data using
CC-Link IE Field Network boards (optional), and advanced equipment
control via input/output boards (optional).
3 Interface to connect computers and peripherals for
system expansion


MI1000 for low-cost introduction of IoT at existing production
facilities to enhance innovation

- Compact chassis with Windows® preinstalled for highly
flexible production-floor installations.
- When installed as a gateway in existing facilities having no
communication functions, enables data exchanges with host systems
for the low-cost introduction of IoT.

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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Customer Inquiries
Marketing Department
Factory Automation Systems Group

Takeyoshi Komatsu, +81-3-3218-2346
Relations Division
[email protected]


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