Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Moxa now a member of Mitsubishi Electric e-Factory Alliance Program

June 20, 2024
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Moxa, a manufacturer of industrial network equipment, is now an official partner in the Mitsubishi Electric e-Factory Alliance Program.

The company shares in a press statement that by serving as a third-party reference program for its members’ products, the e-Factory Alliance Program enables customers to choose the best options for handling their automation-related challenges. The Alliance reportedly tests the hardware and software of its more than 450 members with Mitsubishi Electric FA equipment to guarantee compatibility.

“By working together with other e-Factory Alliance Program members, Moxa aims to promote innovation and excellence in application areas including time-sensitive networking, cybersecurity, and industrial computing that will bring unprecedented levels of efficiency to industrial automation,” said Jack Lin, global project lead of Moxa’s TSN initiative.

Moxa explains that the e-Factory Alliance Program offers complementary products from member companies to increase productivity from the device to the business system level. For Mitsubishi customers, that means ready access to Moxa’s broad range of compatible network infrastructure solutions including switches, routers, x86 and ARM-based computers, IIoT gateways, servers, and automation-friendly software for the secure, high visibility management of industrial networks.

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Moxa TSN solutions are reportedly CC-Link IE (Control and Communications Link Industrial Ethernet) certified, meaning they comply with this fast-growing open network protocol. Moxa CC-Link IE-certified solutions provide data transmission rates of 1 Gbit/s via Industrial Ethernet as the transport medium.

“Mitsubishi is excited to have a technology innovator of Moxa’s calibre become a member of the e-Factory Alliance, as well as for its ongoing support of CLPA and MELCO Factory Automation. By joining the alliance, Moxa has united with our other partners in forging a new age of industry that transforms traditional manufacturing processes into smarter models of operation,” said Tom Burke, global director of industry standards at Mitsubishi Electric Automation and global strategic advisor for the CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) Americas, on Moxa joining the e-Factory Alliance Program.


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