LinusTechTips visits Omron Factory

In case you don’t know these guys: LinusTechTips provides news, articles, reviews and techguides about everything, err, technical.  Topics vary from SSD’s, videocards, mobile phones, televisions to 3D-printing. These guys are so technical that they don’t have a ‘normal’ website, but they host a pretty large forum. They also create a lot of videos and one

It’s time for a new approach to machine control

Can you add value to your machines, perhaps adding greater sophistication and complexity, without impacting on development time and programming cost? Robert Brooks and Karl Walker look at the evolution of a new breed of machine controllers. At the heart of every machine is a machine controller. That might seem an obvious thing to say,

Accurate temperature control leads to integrity

Jodie Commercial, components product marketing manager at Omron, explains the importance of accurate temperature control in sealing applications on Form, Fill and Seal machines Whether it is the product manufacturer, machine builder or automation supplier, they are all working towards one goal: finding the best way to move vulnerable goods from producer to consumer. Ultimately

An integrated approach to robotics

With background debate concerning growth in the manufacturing sector, and the wider topic of whether the UK adopts automation and robotics in line with global competitors, Omron’s Robert Brooks addresses some of the issues that might be making machine builders nervous about using robotics. This article was featured in the Control, Drives & Automation magazine

Behind the mask

At the UK’s 2013 Total Processing and Packaging Exhibition Omron showed a ‘smile calibrator’ with OKAO technology designed to measure, compare and even calibrate the smiles of visitors. People were invited to check the quality of their smile and even compare it against that of a friend. This article was featured in the Controls, Drives

The challenges of today’s machine building industry

The ramping up of the low wage economies in the machine building sector means that OEMs often feel they are working under the shadow of the threat of cheap imports. In the first of a series of articles, Robert Brooks and Karl Walker look at the ‘must-have’ features that will keep UK machine builders ahead


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