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Mitsubishi Electric will exhibit its latest automation products for improving efficiency at the Ifat Entsorga trade fair, an event focused on the management of water, sewage, waste and raw materials.

The company’s joint stand with partner KH Automation Projects will feature a range of new developments, such as KH Automation’s process control system, and, via Mitsubishi Electric’s automation platform, special solutions for water management such as the Aqua Control Pack (ACP).

Mitsubishi Electric’s automation platform is said to be ideal for virtually any application in water management, ranging from simple standalone units via fieldbus level to Ethernet networks and global networks based on remote telemetry technology.

The ability of IQ Platform to provide such wide-ranging solutions is a result of its combination of all key modules – PLC, Process CPU, CNC, Robots, Motion or HMI – in one integrated controller.

Using the IQ Platform to control process sequences in discrete areas of sewage treatment plants allows different process/redundant CPUs or high-level programming language CPUs to be used optionally on one backplane, together with a PLC.

Central process data acquisition, from local stations in real time, and the evaluation of this data form a basic part of this concept, and fast, simple analysis ensures adherence to all the required limit values.

In addition, almost all of the established protocols in water management can be implemented easily, while connection to the redundant IQ Platform ensures a high level of availability of the entire plant, according to Mitsubishi.

The ACP, targeted at water engineers, was developed in collaboration with companies in the water management industry.

It complements the IQ Platform and provides a preconfigured solution that covers up to 80 per cent of the development work otherwise required for pumping stations and weirs, including decentralised communication via DNP3 or the IEC 60870-5-104 protocols.

System integrators in particular benefit from the documentation, detailed Eplan CAD drawings and complete field test documents.

Whether providing support in the context of modifications or in the construction of a plant from scratch, the ACP aids implementation and reduces costs.

Mitsubishi Electric’s E-Factory partner, Schad, will show its Extend 7000 Scada system.

This networks PLCs for remote interrogation using mobile Blackberry terminals.

A key benefit of the system is its ability to alert operatives as quickly as possible to any malfunctions occurring in decentralised stations, thus keeping any downtime to a minimum.

The comprehensive range of Mitsubishi Electric products and systems at Ifat Entsorga is completed by frequency inverters that provide efficient drive solutions.

With a variety of protection and overload functions, a simple construction comprising high-quality components and integrated early-warning systems, these inverters ensure smooth, steady operation, especially in demanding water management applications.

They also have a regeneration function to save energy and a service life of more than 10 years.

The Ifat Entsorga event will take place on 13-17 September 2010 at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre.

Mitsubishi Electric will also exhibit at the following upcoming events: SMM Shipbuilding Machinery and Marine Technology on 7-10 September in Hamburg (Hall A4, Stand 320); Motek on 13-16 September in Stuttgart (Hall 7, Stand 7,210); BIMU on 5-9 October in Milan; Euroblech on 26-30 October in Hanover; the Water forum on 10 November in Hanover and on 16 November in Nuremberg; and SPS/IPC/Drives on 23-25 November in Nuremberg (Hall 7, Stand 380).

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