Mitsubishi Electric Automation's Integration of Cognex In-Sight Machine Vision Saves Customers Time and Lowers Cost New White Paper Finds

VERNON HILLS, Ill.- February 2, 2009 - According to a new white paper from the ARC Advisory Group, Mitsubishi Electric's integration of Cognex In-Sight machine vision into the Mitsubishi iQ platform significantly shortens the time and lowers the cost of applying vision systems, making these systems more practical to apply in a host of industries. Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc., a premier industrial automation company, commissioned the new white paper for the 2009 ARC Manufacturing Forum opening today in Orlando.

The ARC white paper authors state, "In today's highly competitive manufacturing environments, the Mitsubishi Electric and Cognex partnership provides a comprehensive solution that not only reduces downtime and maximizes productivity, but also ensures that procedures are in place for regulatory compliance." The authors go on to say, "Mitsubishi Electric is well ahead of the curve compared to most major global automation suppliers in anticipating the increasing need for vision capabilities in an automation platform."

The Mitsubishi Electric-Cognex solution offers manufacturers a standard set of integratable products, rather than an untested set of components patched together to perform a specific function. These solutions offer easy accessibility to all useful features and functions of logic, motion, HMI, vision, and robotic domains in a manner such that each task is a part of a single system.

Early sections of the white paper describe machine vision's overall advantages and the expanding role of machine vision. Later sections talk about the importance of integrating vision
with robotics. The extensively researched and detailed white paper explores the time, cost, and engineering barriers typically associated with integrating machine vision into a control architecture.

"This new white paper details what is being done at the leading edge of automation technology to eliminate issues and barriers to the application of machine vision," said Sloan Zupan, Mitsubishi Electric marketing manager. "We believe this white paper is a must read for everyone looking to understand the advantages of a vision system which is pre-integrated into a platform that includes one or more of the following - logic, motion, robotics, HMI, and CNC."

To obtain a copy of this ARC Advisory Group white paper on vision, write to To locate the nearest distributor or Mitsubishi Electric Automation technical sales person and learn more about the company's high-reliability and low total-cost-of-ownership automation products and systems, visit the Contact Us page on the Mitsubishi Electric Automation website

About Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc., in Vernon Hills, IL, offers a comprehensive line of factory automation solutions. Products include automation platforms, programmable logic controllers, human machine interfaces (HMI), AC variable frequency drives, servo amplifiers and motors, motion controllers, control software, computerized numerical control systems (CNC), robots, and industrial sewing machines. For a broad range of factory automation applications, visit the Mitsubishi Electric Automation web site at

About ARC

Founded in 1986, the ARC Advisory Group has grown to be the thought leader in manufacturing and supply chain solutions. For even the most complex business issues, ARC analysts have the expert industry knowledge and firsthand experience to help companies find the best answers. ARC focuses on simple yet critical goals: Improving return on assets, operational performance, total cost of ownership, project time-to-benefit, and shareholder value.

Lori A. Bacharz
Mitsubishi Electric Automation

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