MDT Software and Mitsubishi Electric Automation Join Forces


By Erin Massey

Apr 24, 2014

Today Automation, Inc. announced it has selected MDT Software to join its e-F@ctory Alliance Program.

MDT Software is a world leader in change management solutions for automated manufacturing assets and was chosen because of its proven ability to solve the challenges of managing automation program changes.

Mitsubishi Electric's e-F@ctory Alliance Program is a third-party referencing program that work with other automation hardware and software vendors.  The program allows customers to select solutions that best solve their automation challenges from both e-F@ctory Alliance third-party vendor solutions and Mitsubishi Electric.

As an e-F@ctory Alliance product, MDT will work with Mitsubishi Electric to ensure technical competence in providing change management support for Mitsubishi’s products as well as compatibility and ease of implementation.

Part of MDT Software is their AutoSave program.  AutoSave is an enterprise source management solution that protects, save and track changes in industrial programmable devices and documents.

AutoSave will integrate directly with Mitsubishi Electric to provide superior change management for Mitsubishi Electric products including GX Works2, GX Developer, and C64 and C70 CNCs.

AutoSave's interactive environment provides background monitoring for complete control over secured user and workstation access device programs including, disaster recovery, controlled editor operations, and automatic change notification.

The GX Works2 module of the AutoSave program performs edits, comparisons, and uploads. Both single file format and workspace format project types are supported.

The compare functionality provides an overall summary of the differences between the device and the revision, as well as details of logic changes.

"In modern manufacturing operations, adjustments to automation programs are essential to maximize performance, but they can also put the plant at risk for downtime and quality issues if these changes are not managed effectively," said Robert Miller, senior manager, strategic collaborations and partnerships, Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.

Miller also said that MDT has solved this issue for a number of their customers with its disaster recovery and version control solutions.

"MDT has long enjoyed a collaborative relationship with Mitsubishi Electric Automation" said Gary Gillespie, vice president, MDT Software. "The selection of MDT in the e-F@ctory Alliance Program further validates our expertise in integrating with Mitsubishi Electric Automation technology to protect our customers’ intellectual property and help them avoid risk."

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