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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,
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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
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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
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Ethernet set to become the mainstream industrial networking technology

A recent research report from IMS Research (part of IHS Inc) suggests that the use of Ethernet networking technology for motor drives and motion control will more than triple by the year 2016. New Ethernet nodes are, according to the report, likely to account for over 20% of the new networked motion-control products in 2016.
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Changing the face of shop-floor automation with vision inspection technology

Dave Shepherd, CI Manager, Adams Foods & Olympus Automation’s Alan Francis explain how secure pack verification and OEE monitoring helps their business make decisions based on accurate data The fifth report from the seminars at the Total Processing & Packaging Exhibition    The opening of a new £30million cheese packing facility with 26 production lines prompted Adams Foods
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361°: Because you don’t need an F1 car to take the kids to school…

Components are all much the same, aren’t they? Commodities have similar performance characteristics, and do more or less the same thing, don’t they? So buy the cheapest, right? Well, no, not at all, certainly not where Omron is concerned. In fact, over the past year, Omron has effectively rethought its component offering. The process began
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Single controller in a turnkey packaging line

Mecapack, a specialist manufacturer of primary and secondary packaging machines has recently developed a turnkey packaging line. Working in close cooperation with Omron has enabled the company to base its concept on a single line controller, a strategically important step forward, with which Mecapack intends to satisfy customer expectations both in its French home market
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Learn how Omron and Autrial cocreated the S8VK

The S8VK, our brand new industrial power supply is designed to meet the requirements of the most demanding users. Autrial, a large panelbuilder in Spain, was consulted among others to ensure Omron created a product that suits the needs of the European industrial market. Our very own Taka, R&D engineer explains what was done to