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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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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
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Omron CP1H stuns manufacturer of leak testing machines

In order to improve the throughput of leak testing machines for PET bottles, Air Logic Power Systems (ALPS) replaced custom-made PC-boards with an Omron CP1H PLC system. This allowed the company to quickly meet strong demand for smaller and more competitively priced leak testing machines. Air Logic Power Systems (ALPS) is a leading manufacturer of
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Image processing: productivity plus sustainability

It’s fairly well accepted that manufacturing processes now have to take sustainability into account along with increased productivity. Put simply, production machinery must offer minimum resource consumption along with maximum efficiency. And one of the key technologies that will help deliver this is image processing. Energy consumption and the use of raw materials can be
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Energy efficiency: more than just cost savings

Energy is expensive, and more efficient use can make a significant difference on the bottom line. But there’s much more to energy efficiency than reducing operating costs. This was demonstrated in practical terms by Emmebi, a long-established family business making high-quality interior design products at Brianza in the heartland of the Italian furniture industry. At
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Process packaging does more harm to the environment

Environmentally aware food manufacturers should not only be looking at their packaging material but also in particular at their packaging processes. After all, Thai researchers have discovered, that this is where the most major environmental benefit in terms of packaging can be gained. This explains why retort cups are scarcely more environmentally friendly as a
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Save money, cut pollution

Making sure that waste recovery doesn’t waste money Environmental protection, recycling, sustainability, reducing CO2 emissions, waste treatment: these are all topics that are at the forefront of 21st century thinking by governments and responsible businesses such as machine makers. But at the heart of any discussion of these issues is the need to ensure that
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The flexibility dream came true!

On the face of it, there are not many parallels between vehicle production and packaging machinery. However, the challenges are very similar, particularly in the increasing need to offer manufacturing versatility, dealing efficiently with different products. Mass production used to be a synonym for standardisation – “you can have any colour as long as it’s