The new e-F@ctory Alliance software webstore is a first for the automation business and offers a huge range of incredibly useful ‘approved’ automation software and dedicated function blocks available for instant download. Programs on offer also include partner solutions that have been developed alongside Mitsubishi Electric to support users to find best practice solutions for their automation challenges and further increase performance for many different application fields.
All the software and function blocks associated with Mitsubishi products available for download are designed to improve production accuracy, increase efficiency and ultimately reduce costs for any automation challenge. Items that are expected to be very popular include innovative sector and application specific function blocks for the water, food & beverage, consumer packaged goods, process and life science industries. There is already a high demand for function blocks, as they can save a significant amount of time for engineers and programmers in development and commissioning.
The convenience of being able to search and select from such a wide range of useful software and function blocks by solution, by industry sector or by function should prove to be a fantastic asset to any developer, software engineer, designer or integrator looking to software and function blocks from a trusted secure location. The webstore can be found at e-factory-alliance.digitalriver.com where open access is provided to browse and purchase all the software solutions on offer.
The site offers extended download service as well as a CD backup order option and accepts all major credit cards supported by Visa, MasterCard and Amex via a secure online payment service.
Commenting from Mitsubishi Electric Europe’s Factory Automation – European Business Group, Ciaran Moody, Business Development Manager for partner relationship said “The webstore is intended to be an extremely active service, every day the range of solutions we offer will continue to grow, it certainly helps us to have a dedicated portal for automation related function blocks and software distribution, but the greatest value and convenience is to our customers – meeting the increasing worldwide market demand for function blocks and software solutions from one convenient source.”