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Industry 4.0

LD robots steal the show at Global Industrie Connected Factory

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
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LinusTechTips visits Omron Factory

In case you don’t know these guys: LinusTechTips provides news, articles, reviews and techguides about everything, err, technical.  Topics vary from SSD’s, videocards, mobile phones, televisions to 3D-printing. These guys are so technical that they don’t have a ‘normal’ website, but they host a pretty large forum. They also create a lot of videos and one
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3D printing redefined

Do you remember Terminator 2, where the shape-shifting robot rises from a pool of liquid? Well, that inspired the researchers from the company Carbon3D to change their perspective on 3D printing. Instead of printing layer for layer, this technology ‘grows’ the parts. Watch the video to get an impression. One of Carbon3D’s co-founders Joseph DeSimone, who
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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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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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Learn how your book cover gets that shiny look: Bagel’s industrial laminating machines

Located in Barcelona, Bagel Systems S.L.L. is a company that designs and sells machinery for the graphics arts sector, particularly industrial laminating machines. Laminating is the process by which a plastic film is applied to any type of surface. In the specific case of laminating in the graphics arts, the plastic film is applied to
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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
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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