With today’s rapid advances in technology, the manufacturing sector needs to be increasingly agile, ready to adapt to changing demands. Production lines must be more flexible, so that they can cope with shorter production runs, more varied products and tight deadlines. So how can manufacturers address these challenges? The solution lies in more advanced, interconnected
Operational Excellence is required to maximize capital expenditures. But at the same time manufacturers are challenged to move away from traditional high volume, low mix production runs, to more complex high mix, low volume production with consumer demand linked directly with production. How to optimize operational efficiency to be ready for the future of manufacturing?
How can food & beverage manufacturers benefit from the latest machine control technology? Implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in food manufacturing is picking up speed. Many F&B companies are realizing that AI presents an opportunity to increase not only the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) – and therefore combine reduced costs with increased productivity – but
The discussion about ‘Artificial Intelligence’ (AI) in manufacturing is now gaining momentum. This is mainly due to the availability of greater processing power and increasing volumes of data (the ‘sensorisation’ of the industry). A key factor that will help manufacturers to gain the maximum benefit from these recent advances is the use of adaptive algorithms.
While stationary robots are well-established and important parts of many factories and production plants, mobile platforms and manipulators will become an integral part of your factory of the future. Bruno Adam, our Mobile Business Director Europe, answers how the manufacturing process is evolving and why factories, driven by greater product customisation, will move from traditional
Although we know OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) is a top priority for you, it is often difficult to create the right dashboard to accomplish real intelligent production. Our innovative Sensing & Control +Think solutions explore new approaches and exploit innovative changes for you to optimize performance, availability, and quality. We continuously work on user friendly technologies
It’s because high flexibility can ultimately offer ‘Lot size 1’, which means 100% customer satisfaction, much less waste, smarter branding, and better results. By being able to realize fast change-overs to exploit new trends and individual consumer demands, you can turn small numbers into big business. Flexibility is a key aspect of our advanced automation
At the Global Industry exhibition in 2018, more than seventy equipment manufacturers have come together to build a 1,000 m2 working demonstration of a connected factory. Omron’s contribution to the production line included a pair of our LD robots which transfer the personalized medals that will be made for each visitor between the different cells
In this third of a series of articles looking at the challenges surrounding machine building, Dan Rossek and Richard Wilkins of Omron examine how safety can be an enabler for increased productivity and reduced total cost of ownership. There are few issues in machine design that are more emotively loaded than safety, and it is
Mespic, with headquarters in northeast Italy, has worked with Omron to develop innovative all-in-one packaging solutions that end-users now demand, and that successful machine makers strive to provide. A recent example is this end-of-line plant for secondary and final packaging of tea. Flexibility and versatility are the two main drivers for the evolution of packaging