TOKYO, February 13, 2014 -- Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced seven new technologies, outlined below, at its annual Research and Development Open House held today at its headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.
Mitsubishi Electric Develops New Manufacturing Technologies for Lightweight, High-strength CFRP Materials
World-leading capacity will lead to smaller, lighter equipment
The company announced today that it has developed technologies for manufacturing carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) components in various shapes, as well as reducing their weight and improving their noise-reduction performance in commercial products. Mitsubishi Electric is applying the technologies in ultra high-speed elevators and industrial fans for delivery this year.
Mitsubishi Electric's "Smart Air Coating" Keeps Grime Off Metal & Plastic
Film protects materials from dust, dirt, ice and snow to maintain product quality
The company announced today it has developed a new technology, Smart Air Coating, which helps to keep metal and plastic products free of dirt mixed with water, snow or ice, and dry dust and dirt. The company plans to apply the technology in products as soon as possible.
Mitsubishi Electric Develops Micro Glass-processing Technology Incorporating Pulsed CO2 Laser
Achieves world's smallest holes with diameters of just 25 microns
The company announced today it has developed micro glass-processing technologies that use a pulsed CO2 laser to drill the world's smallest holes measuring just 25 microns in diameter (1 micron equals 1/1,000 millimeter) in glass substrate. The technology is expected to enhance the use of glass circuit substrates for the improved performance of electronic devices.
Mitsubishi Electric Develops EV Motor Drive System with Built-in Silicon Carbide Inverter
The company announced today it has developed a prototype electric vehicle (EV) motor drive system with a built-in silicon-carbide inverter. The EV motor drive system, the smallest of its kind, will enable manufacturers to develop EVs offering more passenger space and greater energy efficiency.
Mitsubishi Electric Develops High-speed Algorithms for Optimization
Formulations and high-speed calculation methods for improving system performance
The company announced today its development of advanced optimization algorithms and high-speed calculation methods aimed at optimizing the performance of three practical systems: laser-processing machines for high-speed cutting of sheet metal using the shortest possible trajectories, moon probes achieved with minimized fuel consumption, and particle beam therapies for prompt medical treatments.
Mitsubishi Electric Develops Enhanced Battery-control Technology for Expanded Use of Renewable Energy in Power Systems
The company announced today new advanced battery-control technology that estimates fluctuations in renewable power sources, such as photovoltaic and wind-turbine generation, and controls battery charge/discharge to minimize power frequency deviation, thereby ensuring high-quality power systems that make extensive use of renewable energy.
Mitsubishi Electric Develops Energy Loss-reduction Technology for Power Distribution Grids
Achieves 50% less energy loss and reduces power-generation costs
The company announced today that it has developed energy loss-reduction technology that uses fast analysis of three-phase electricity to establish optimal coordination of power-distribution grids for reductions in energy loss and power-generation costs. The technology was achieved under Mitsubishi Electric's Smart Grid Demonstration Project.