Discrete and Process Automation

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. launches tool to match system requirements and streamline the quoting process of new machines

25 January 2024

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. is proud to launch its Factory Automation (FA) Integrated Selection tool as a configuration resource for its customers. As opposed to digging through catalogs and manuals to select components that meet system requirements, the tool is designed to do this for customers in a user-friendly way.

The FA Selection Tool allows users to configure their system by device or network type and includesSource: Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.Source: Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. Mitsubishi Electric PLCs, variable frequency drives, remote I/O, human-machine interfaces (HMIs), servos and cables. Customers can configure 1 axis or 1,000 and visualize the configuration with a system configuration diagram. Once configured, the tool will output a list of selected product model names, quantity, and item descriptions and can be exported into Excel. The bill of materials (BOM) can be used to expedite the quoting process for sales engineers, application engineers, inside sales associates, and other members of an organization.

"As a former application engineer, I can attest that some of the more challenging and repetitive work when configuring a BOM is selecting accessories. The FA Integrated Selection Tool simplifies this process by filtering results to only display compatible items and helps users discover potentially missing items before an order is placed, reducing time and mistakes for users of all levels of experience," said Dan Zachacki, product manager servo and motion at Mitsubishi Electric Automation.

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