Designing new technologies to meet the needs of the future with its forward-looking vision, Mitsubishi Electric produces leading products and solutions in its field with a perspective that supports R&D activities. Aiming to increase the quality of life of the society with its advanced technology, as it has been for a century, Şevket Saraçoğlu, Turkey President of Mitsubishi Electric, gave information about the current efforts of the company to create an even better tomorrow within the scope of the 8-14 March Science and Technology Week.
Mitsubishi Electric, which determines its commitment to create an “even better tomorrow” by sharing a strong will and passion that constantly aims for change, develops leading technologies in many different fields of activity from home to space. The company, which works without slowing down for the development of technology in Turkey as well as in the world; By developing technologies beyond the age, it manages to take a leading role in many areas from factory automation systems to industrial and collaborative advanced robot technologies, from mechatronic CNC systems to elevators and escalators, from air conditioners to fresh air devices and data center cooling systems.
Drawing attention to the importance of science and technology for the development of societies, Mitsubishi Electric Turkey President Şevket Saraçoğlu gave information about the pioneering technologies that they have recently developed as a company and that will contribute to society as part of the 8-14 March Science and Technology Week.
Leader in technologies that shape the future
Underlining that as a company, they attach great importance to global intellectual property initiatives, Saraçoğlu said; “Mitsubishi Electric; According to the announcement of the World Intellectual Property Organization WIPO in 2021, it ranked first in Japan and third globally in 2020 international patent applications. We continue our investments in order to maintain this success in the new period and to put our signature under the technologies that take the future as a reference. Again in 2021, we joined the Swiss-based World Intellectual Property Organization's WIPO GREEN technology platform as a partner, and started to support open innovation with our environmentally friendly technologies. In addition, a 5G Open Innovation laboratory was established at our company's Information Technology R&D Center in Kamakura, to collaborate with customers and partner companies on research and test demonstrations of local 5G private mobile communication systems.
Developed a robot that tests 15 thousand corona-suspicious samples per day
Şevket Saraçoğlu said that they have recently made a very important development regarding the corona, which is one of the most important agenda topics in the world; “Mitsubishi Electric, in collaboration with Labomatica and Perlan Technologies, designed the AGAMEDE robotic system to accelerate the diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 at the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Thanks to advanced automation technology equipped with artificial intelligence, the system has the capacity to test 15 thousand samples per day. AGAMADE; “It will present a great opportunity for breakthrough innovations in biotechnology as well as developing new drug research, personalized cancer treatments and even cosmetic formulations.”
Center established for the dissemination of the zero-energy building concept
Şevket Saraçoğlu stated that the most important pillar of the goal of creating a more effective and comfortable society is sustainability and that energy efficiency plays a decisive role in this context; “Mitsubishi Electric launched its SUSTIE facility last year at its Information Technology R&D Center in Kamakura, Japan for the energy efficient cities of the future. It will be possible to create much more comfortable and more energy efficient interior spaces with the studies carried out in our test center, which was established with the aim of facilitating the development and testing phases of zero-energy building compatible energy saving technologies. According to the latest data, SUSTIE has reduced its annual operating energy below 0 percent. This means that it produces more energy than it consumes.”
Artificial intelligence with real-time control in factories
Stating that Mitsubishi Electric and Japan Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Institute (AIST) developed a technology that greatly optimizes the processes in the factories, Saraçoğlu continued his words as follows: has implemented an artificial intelligence technology that makes real-time adjustments, such as This technology provides more agile, stable, reliable and efficient production processes, eliminating the need for time-consuming manual adjustments. The system, which makes high-speed inferences for the dynamic control of factory automation equipment, also minimizes the processing load.”
Radar-based artificial intelligence that predicts tsunami
Saying that Mitsubishi Electric has developed an artificial intelligence technology that uses data on tsunami velocity detected by radar to predict flood depths in coastal areas, in cooperation with the Japanese General Society Foundation Civil Engineering Support Association, Saraçoğlu said, “Mitsubishi Electric uses MAISART®2 technology. Using this artificial intelligence technology, it will provide accurate predictions in just seconds after detecting a tsunami, supporting the rapid implementation of evacuation plans to prevent potential disasters in coastal areas.” said.
Technologies that touch every aspect of life
Expressing that they have introduced artificial intelligence technologies to the market that will make business processes efficient, Saraçoğlu stated that they have developed a technology that automatically summarizes verbal conversations accurately. He added that this system, which is an interview summarization technology based on the artificial intelligence brand MAISART, will approximately halve the time employees spend preparing a call report, according to preliminary tests at Mitsubishi Electric's call center. At the same time, he stated that they developed the SwipeTalk Air user interface, in which augmented reality (AR) technology is used for the first time in the world, to instantly convert what is said in live video recordings into three-dimensional text in order to facilitate communication between speakers of different languages, thus removing barriers to communication.
Uninterrupted production, uninterrupted life
Şevket Saraçoğlu emphasized that with the digital factory concept eF@ctory, they provide factories with a much faster, more efficient and environmentally friendly production opportunity; “Using advanced technologies to optimize factory layers, this concept offers businesses opportunities to increase uninterrupted production capability and stay ahead of the competition. In addition, we are working to ensure that companies get maximum benefit from artificial intelligence with our registered artificial intelligence brand MAISART technology. We want to accelerate the AI-based equipment industry and contribute to the expansion of AI applications in various industries, including high-end computing. In addition, we add value to the industry with our collaborative robot series that works in cooperation with humans. We add a hybrid perspective to production by assisting the human workforce with our MELFA ASSISTA collaborative robots, which stand out with their flexibility and adjustability.”
Innovative CNC control technology
Saraçoğlu stated that they provide CNC products to the world's leading machine manufacturers; “Mitsubishi Electric adds a new dimension to the understanding of production with its innovative control technology, and offers an easy and intuitive use thanks to its touch screen solution similar to smartphones. The new generation CNC series provides trouble-free surface control with its features such as optical communication, high speed and high precision machining, high read-ahead numbers, multi-spindle synchronization control, and data server function offered as standard; It makes machine operations faster, more precise and much more efficient.” said.
Firsts that shape the air conditioning industry
Summarizing the prominent technologies in the air conditioning sector, Saraçoğlu; “Mitsubishi Electric has carried the ventilation, which was born from the needs of the Second World War and simply separating the inlet and outlet airways, to an innovative dimension over the years, and in this period when the use of technology for human benefit has increased, it has developed air conditioning and ventilation systems that are artificial intelligence-based and increase indoor air quality. proof that it develops products and solutions suitable for every period... We produce our air conditioning systems with the understanding of Mitsubishi Electric Quality (MEQ-Mitsubishi Electric Quality), which expresses the highest standard of comfort, efficiency and durability. E.g; We ensure that Legendera air conditioners, which have managed to offer dynamic tracking and functionality thanks to the support of artificial intelligence, are directed primarily and intensively to areas where people spend more time in the space, which is conditioned in the light of the data evaluated by artificial intelligence. Apart from our Legendera and Kirigamine series air conditioners, we also use 3D sensor systems in professional commercial cassette type devices, which are available in different versions and make a big impression in the industry. Mitsubishi Electric's 3D i-See Sensor technology continuously takes a thermal scan of the room, divides it into 752 three-dimensional zones, and determines exactly where people are by measuring the temperature in each. In the light of these data evaluated by artificial intelligence, it takes the comfort level to the next level with the climate-conditioned environment. When there is no user in the environment, it adjusts the setting temperature 1 or 2 degrees up or down to save energy, and it can adjust the temperature by distinguishing people and pets in the space.
Saraçoğlu said that Lossnay heat recovery ventilation devices, first developed by Mitsubishi Electric in the 1970s, help to refresh the air while maintaining the temperature and humidity in the room to a large extent, and provide 100 percent fresh air to the interior spaces; “Our filter technologies, which were renewed in 2021, have groundbreaking features in indoor air quality. In closed spaces where the population and human circulation is high and ventilation is difficult; Air cleaners using Plasma Quad Plus technology neutralize indoor air pollutants in a quiet and odorless manner, thanks to the plasma it creates by applying 6000 volts to the electrode. The V Blocking Filter, which is an improved version of the Silver Ion filter designed for people who care about air filtration, removes dust, dirt, pollen, allergens, etc. in the air. contributes to preventing the circulation of pollutants”.
Mitsubishi Electric signature in the air, on land and in the water
Şevket Saraçoğlu stated that the radar system called Terminal Doppler Lidar System, which they developed for airports in order to increase aircraft and flight safety, complies with the standards and recommendations of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO); “Our radar technology can be used in all weather conditions, maximizing security at many airports. In addition, thanks to our energy management technology, we ensure the efficient management of photovoltaic and other electricity generation systems and the charging and discharging of electric vehicles parked at company facilities. An example of how we as a company are in every aspect of life is the solution we bring to the management of mains water in cities. Due to climate change and increasing population, the management of water in cities is of critical importance. With the Aquatoria we developed, we optimize city water management with artificial intelligence. Consisting of a process management, visualization and control package built on Mitsubishi Electric's MAPS solution, Aquatoria® balances water pressure with pump optimization throughout the city water distribution network, reduces water leaks and maintenance requirements, provides a minimum of 15 percent energy savings and operational efficiency in city water management. provides excellence.