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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
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Why not make it easy for ourselves?

There was an interesting review on the Amazon website recently from someone who had just bought a new PC. Almost everything about this computer was fantastic: the memory was awesome, the graphics system coped easily everything from movies to the latest games, the hard drive would hold the entire contents of the Library of Congress
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The power of one: The Omron 361 Concept

It’s a truism that most of us encounter every day: little things can mean a lot. A word of thanks for a job well done, an act of kindness from a complete stranger, a free sample from a retailer – we’ve all experienced the feeling. It’s something that underpins Omron’s recently introduced “361° Approach” to
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Has Ethernet taken I/O as far as it can go?

Considerations of input and output – I/O – are fundamental to machine design and configuration, and different implementations can have significant impacts on both operational efficiency and in-service maintenance. Virtually every machine from a laptop to a production-line robot has I/O at its heart, and equipment and system suppliers have put a lot of energy
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Tightly integrated safety: the fourth dimension

No one doubts the importance of functional safety in modern automation systems. Safety is a responsibility that all plant operators take seriously because of the potential impact on personnel, systems and the environment if “something goes wrong”. A system failure or mal-function that is not detected immediately can have dire consequences. Today, machine safety is
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Lean manufacturing helps Aqualectra stay ahead of the competition

‘I would be lying if I said the market for panel builders was booming at the moment, but we are still managing to hold our heads above water”, says Tom Stringer, general director of Aqualectra in Heerhugowaard. Stringer is a keen advocate of ‘lean manufacturing’, which enables panels to be produced as efficiently as possibly.
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Remote access enables global support for machines

In our globalised economy, packaging machines made in France could be sold to a food manufacturer in the Netherlands for installation in Brazil. The customer will, of course, be looking for good back-up as part of the deal, and for the machine maker, providing active and long-term support offers a major sales advantage, leading to