In an age of short product lifecycles and an increasing demand for customised solutions, if you’re a manufacturer, you need to be very agile to remain competitive. For instance, you might need to make products down to a lot size of one as simply and cost-efficiently as in mass production; or to change or update
by Dan Rossek, Regional Marketing Manager, Omron UK Industry 4.0 is changing the way in which manufactured goods are produced, through the use of automation and data exchange. By incorporating it into your packaging line, you can start to enjoy a range of benefits, from better data management to improved efficiency. Moving to a modern,
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
by Jan Nieswandt, EMEA Product Marketing Manager for Vision & RFID, Omron Quality inspections are a critical requirement for all manufacturing and packaging lines. Being able to identify defective products before they are shipped to customers can bring significant savings in both time and money. It prevents costly product recalls, wasted production and potentially expensive
Industry 4.0 is defined by Wikipedia as “the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies”. But what does that mean for you and your customers? And it isn’t really a new topic. At Omron, we’ve been working on manufacturing automation and data exchange for years. While Industry 4.0 might still be a
Did you know that for more than 40 years, Omron has developed vision sensing technologies for factory automation, surveillance and transport systems, and more recently for facial recognition and image processing for mobile phones, and even driver monitoring for autonomous driving? In addition, through targeted acquisitions and development, we have recently made significant advancements in
Greater manufacturing efficiency: it’s the golden egg we’re all looking for. But it’s getting increasingly hard to find. The solution could be smarter automation, which involves lots and lots of data (‘big data’) and data collection and data-driven modelling. The smart machine then uses the models to automatically adjust its own behaviour (i.e. machine learning).
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
Innovative traceability technology and serialisation are essential parts of the flexible answer to modern customer demands, frequently dubbed ‘Lot Size 1‘. Individualization requires smart internal traceability that is linked to other relevant data sources to enable you to quickly modify your production to tap into new market opportunities and reap the benefits. For any of
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
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