New Omron integrated Industrial PC platform for manufacturing

    New integrated and intelligent industrial PC platform for manufacturing.   Omron Automation has introduced a new Industrial PC Platform (IPC) that delivers “integrated” and “intelligent” automation to production sites and equipment. The powerful and robust automation platform integrates motion, sequencing, safety, networking and vision inspection, and a new software (Sysmac Studio). It includes […]

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Omron first to integrate Artifical Intelligence in a PLC

  OMRON Automation has announced a machine automation controller (PLC) equipped with a machine learning artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm. The first of its kind in the industry, the AI-equipped controller achieves real-time integration with the factory floor. The new controllers integrate knowhow of skilled workers into the controls of equipment.   This enable it to […]

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Omron Factory uses Microsoft Big Data fo find productivity gains

In a recent project to improve productivity at Omron’s Kusatsu plant, engineers wanted to support anecdotal reports from plant-floor operators with real-time information. Their goal was to identify and assess continuous improvement projects with real-time data. To realise this, the factory traced products through the manufacturing processes to analyse where improvements can be made.   […]

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Why OEE is the business of machine builders too

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) identifies how effectively a manufacturing operation is utilised, but Omron argues that it is not routinely discussed with an organisations machinery suppliers, with the focus instead tending to be on areas such as baseline speed, cycle times and overall performance.   By consider their customers’ OEE during machine design, machine builders […]

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Cut energy costs with regenerative variable speed drive solutions

  In addition to providing variable the speed of motors, inverter drives can also be used to stop them quickly by applying a braking torque to the motor.  The energy released during this process is normally absorbed by a braking circuit and dissipated through braking resistors in the form of heat   However, regenerative variable […]

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