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Changes for the Better

Easy IT connectivity for machine tools

Hanover, Germany, 16th – 21st September 2019

The implementation of umati (universal machine tool interface), which enables machine tools to exchange and share information efficiently, has tremendous potential for optimising production. Mitsubishi Electric, together with more than 50 machine tool manufacturers, is helping to show how the digitalisation of production can be achieved in a joint live umati demonstration during the EMO 2019 exhibition.

The networking of machines, systems and software is described as “one of the most important trends in manufacturing” by the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association (VDW). The organisation also states that “today's customers expect to be able to integrate new machines into their own IT ecosystems with no difficulty” and that umati is designed to achieve this “easily, quickly and securely”.

Using umati [1]can help machines and devices to communicate efficiently through one language. It offers a common interface using the international interoperability standard OPC UA. The VDW is describing umati as representing "a quantum leap in the implementation of Industry 4.0 in production."

Frederik Gesthuysen, Marketing Manager CNC, Factory Automation EMEA, Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V., confirms “We are supporting umati, as we believe it is an important technology and one of the key tools for realising the digitalisation of machine tools in manufacturing industry.”

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CNC and factory automation solutions from Mitsubishi Electric at EMO 2019 are located at: Hall 9 / D40.

Wire cutting and die sinking EDM machines from Mitsubishi Electric are located at: Hall 13 / B92.

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Press contact:
Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V.
Factory Automation EMEA - CNC 
Frederik Gesthuysen

Marketing Manager

Mitsubishi-Electric-Platz 1

40882 Ratingen, Germany
Tel.:     +49-(0)2102-486 4390
Fax:    +49 2102 486 7780

PR agency:
DMA Europa Ltd.
Philip Howe
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Tel.:    +44 (0)1562 751436


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