Brand Protection

Smart Inspection prevents Downtime

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
Artificial Intelligence

Do you have the right dashboard to steer OEE?

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
Operational Excellence

Why is a flexible production line so attractive?

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
Industry 4.0

LD robots steal the show at Global Industrie Connected Factory

At this year’s Global Industry exhibition, 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 on
Technology

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
Technology

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
Technology

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,
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
Operational Excellence

Your cup of tea? Mespic’s packaging solution

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