21 Sep 2017
Omron demonstrates commitment to Industry 4.0
Omron continues to expand support for customers in the Nordic region with robotics and automation systems
As part of its i-Automation strategy in the Nordic region, Omron is opening a new Nordic Automation Center (NAC) in Malmö, Sweden, and will be attending the Hi Tech & Industry Scandinavia Fair in Herning, Denmark. This follows on from the move to larger offices one year ago, and the opening a Nordic robotic test centre.
Omron’s “i-Automation” concept represents intelligent, integrated and interactive solutions that unlock untapped potential in terms of productivity and quality in industrial processes. Its key focus is interoperable solutions that facilitate the digitalization of manufacturing in the context of Industry 4.0. As part of its i-Automation strategy, Omron will be demonstrating its commitment to supporting customers in the move to Industry 4.0 with demonstrations of its latest robotics and automation solutions at two key events happening this Autumn.
On 3 - 5 October 2017 at MCH Messecenter Herning, Omron will attend the Hi Tech & Industry Scandinavia Fair. At the Omron stand (Hall E, stand 4012), visitors will be able to learn more about Omron’s latest robotic solutions for advanced manufacturing. These innovative displays include a demo where two autonomous, driverless transport systems move independently between working cells. These robots feature integrated navigation and movement controllers plus software-based map generation, that allows them to safely navigate a defined work space without the need for specialized infrastructure. Other demos will highlight safety, automated optical inspections and panel solutions. These demos demonstrate how Omron can create flexible production facilities for customers, to help them stay competitive and prepare for the future.
Omron has also invested in a brand-new Nordic Automation Center, which will be officially inaugurated at a grand opening ceremony on 26 October 2017. The facility gives customers from Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland access to engineering and technical resources in one centralized location. It also creates a dedicated local site for showcasing the company’s technical capabilities, as well as serving as a university-style laboratory where customers can collaborate, test and explore Industry 4.0 solutions.
The opening ceremony will show how manufacturers can get ready for the ‘digital factory’. This will be brought about by combining robotics with AI, a key trend being adopted in manufacturing. Professor Anders Kofoed-Petersen, Deputy Director at the Alexandra Institute and a specialist in AI, will be giving a talk on the subject at the opening. In addition, there will be presentations on the Flexible Factory, Overall Equipment Effectiveness, and Industry 4.0.
“By strengthening our focus on the Nordic region, Omron is better supporting customers to adopt Industry 4.0,” said Håkan Nordkvist, Omron’s Nordic CEO. “Our leading position in robotics and AI gives them the integration, interaction and intelligence to stay competitive in manufacturing.”
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Omron Corporation is a leading industrial automation company that leverages its core sensing & control technologies to expand into businesses, such as control components, electronic components, automotive electronic components, social infrastructure, healthcare, and the environment. Omron was established in 1933, and has around 36,000 global employees, offering products and services in over 110 nations and regions. In the industrial automation business, Omron is contributing to making an affluent society by offering automation technologies which drive innovation in manufacturing as well as products and customer support. For more detail, industrial.omron.eu.