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Technology

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
Technology

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.
Creators

Changing attitudes to automation amongst UK manufacturing companies

Brian Holliday discussed how automation has historically been seen as too expensive, too unreliable, unsafe and only the preserve of large multinationals The fourth report from the seminars at the Total Processing & Packaging Exhibition    Siemens’ Brian Holliday started by highlighting how the manufacturing industry is changing faster than ever before, but that the UK market is
Technology

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
Future

Our magazine Technology and Trends issue 17 is out!

We designed the Technology & Trends magazine to update you about the latest news concerning Omron technology, organization developments and trends in the market. All supported with customer experience and application experts views and presented in an attractive high quality design. In this issue: All-in-one solution for end of line packaging Sysmac Integrated Safety Sysmac
Technology

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
Machines

Omron welcomes guests to new European Automation Technology Centre

Omron welcomed its first guests to its newly opened European Automation Technology Centre (ATC) in Barcelona, Spain, providing state of the art facilities for customer training on the Sysmac platform, development of software libraries for target markets, discussions with customers about new prototypes, as well as proof of the System technology concept and demonstrations of
Technology

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