Vision

Brand Protection

Are you ready for inspection?

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
Brand Protection

Legacy of machine vision

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
Artificial Ingelligence

Smart machines: laying the golden egg?

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).
Artificial Ingelligence

Artificial Intelligence and the factory of the future

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.
Artificial Ingelligence

Forpheus and Dimitrij Ovtcharov train together!

At Hannover Messe, Forpheus’ guest opponent, table tennis champion Dimitrij Ovtcharov, put the robot through its paces. Dimitrij became the world’s number one player in 2017, but perhaps even he can learn something from Forpheus! Especially, as Forpheus has some new tricks to its game that can help its ability as a training robot. Ultimate Hannover Messe Experience Our showcase
Human-Machine collaboration

The future of Autonomous Driving

Next level human-machine harmony Omron’s Driver Monitoring Sensor for autonomous driving has been designed for a future in which a car acts optimally in accordance with the driver’s state – enabling you to move safely and securely. It underlines our vision for a better future society and the role that our advanced technology can play
Human-Machine collaboration

Ping Pong Power at Hannover Messe

Our table tennis protégé, Forpheus, is more than just a fun demonstration of some of our current Sensing & Control + THINK technologies. It also illustrates how we are improving the relationship between machines and humans, representing another major step towards our vision of the future. Bringing Sensing & Control + THINK to life Forpheus
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
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
Technology

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

Robotics integrates with vision, motion and PLC in single platform

A delta robot solution that is no more difficult to integrate into your system than any other standard automation component? Mark Simms takes a look at the latest part of Omron’s innovative Sysmac platform. These days machine builders who develop machines for the packaging industry are facing ever increasing challenges to provide designs that will