Integrated, interactive and intelligent automation – Innovation by automation enabling innovation in manufacturing

Omron Industrial Automation at Hannover Messe 2017, Hall 9, booth F24

Hoofddorp (NL), 24/4/2017 - Global industrial automation leader Omron has captured the future of manufacturing in an advanced i-Automation innovation concept that is based on Omron's 3i's: integrated, intelligent and interactive. At Hannover Messe 2017 these concepts will be featured in Omron's booth and showcased in live demonstrations. A prominent place is devoted to Omron's smart collaborative tutor robot Forpheus. The GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® certified table tennis robot will play and train visitors at the fair demonstrating Omron's leading Sensing & Control +Think technologies.

Omron’s 3i-approach to innovation by automation provides all of the core competencies and interoperable solutions required to master manufacturing digitalization. It helps customers leverage this rapidly expanding global opportunity. Transformation to Industry 4.0 is a journey that all stakeholders travel together. At the booth Omron will show how to support a transition to the Connected, Collaborative and Smart factories of the future.

The Connected Factory - Integrated
A Connected Factory is about seamlessly integrating machine automation and corporate IT to generate, collect and exchange large volumes of relevant real-time data. ’IO-Link enabled sensors and actuators for IoT are the first inch to vertical integrate field data into a digitalized infrastructure, essential for use at smart manufacturing sites’, says Lucian Dold, Omron's General Manager Product & Solution Marketing, EMEA. A demo accentuates the smart use of vertically and horizontally integrated systems with, respectively, Viper and LD mobile robots and leading control and sensing technology.

The Collaborative Factory - Interactive
Enhancing interaction between humans and machines, combining the intuitive, flexible, knowledgeable and adaptive capabilities of humans with the repeatability, accuracy, strength, speed, autonomy and connectivity of machines all comes together in the Collaborative Factory. Tim Foreman, European R&D Manager at Omron Europe, states: 'At Hannover we will have the world première demo of our proprietary OKAO® Vision technology in combination with our newly released Industrial PC Platform (IPC) and Omron Adept robots. A new approach towards gesture control and human-machine interactions.'

The Smart Factory - Intelligent
Robert Brooks, Omron's European Industry Marketing Manager F&B, is convinced that data is the key to Overall Equipment Effectiveness and the smart factories of the future. The demo at the Omron booth demonstrates how enabling intelligent data analysis and evaluation capabilities can realise predictive maintenance, process improvements, customization, serialisation, traceability and a reduction in resources, energy and waste. All facilitated by the Sysmac controller and fully integrated robotics with the fastest Delta robot in the market.

Technology to create the Future
'Omron’s highly specialized owned core technologies add the Think Dimension to manufacturing today to enable producers to innovate to Industry 4.0 smart factories and improve their output', remarks Peter Cusack, Head of Strategic Marketing at Omron Europe. To showcase Omron’s advanced technologies, the 3rd generation of Forpheus is featured at the Hannover Messe 2017. The friendly and smart table tennis collaborative robot has become a whole lot smarter since last year. Omron has given Forpheus the ability to interpret, predict, learn, think, act, connect and communicate with humans. Seven amazing techniques that make it possible for Forpheus to actually tutor humans.

The Omron Experience
Visit Omron Industrial Automation at the Hannover Messe, 24 - 28 April, to play with Forpheus and experience the integrated, intelligent and interactive automation technologies in Hall 9, booth F24. Omron experts will answer all questions and the demonstrations will run continuously. Four great demo's, including a world première and a collaborative robot that was recently certified by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the First robot table tennis tutor on 20 October 2015, with our innovative Omron signature. A signature that again has earned Omron a place in the Top 100 Global Innovators according to Clarivate Analytics. Innovation by automation enabling innovation in manufacturing.

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About Omron
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 38,000 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,

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