From Vision to Reality: Omron at VISION 2018

Sharp, speedy, systematic: machine vision as the key to automation

At VISION 2018 (11/06–11/08/2018) in Stuttgart —the world's leading trade fair for industrial machine vision — Omron will exhibit its comprehensive portfolio of machine vision solutions for quality control and automatic identification, ranging from components, smart cameras and machine vision systems to complete embedded solutions (Hall 1, Stand F80).

Alongside robotics, industrial image processing is vital on the road to the digital factory: Robots capable of vision will master complex manufacturing and logistics tasks and collaborate with people, powerful camera systems will ensure production processes and product quality, and secure and fast identification solutions can enable highly automated lines with full traceability, even in the case of lot size one.

Through targeted acquisitions and development, Omron has made significant advancements in the field of machine vision, and will exhibit its comprehensive, market-leading portfolio at VISION 2018: "With the powerful cameras and algorithms from Omron Sentech, the Omron Microscan identification solutions offering high process reliability, and of course, the image processing developed especially for robot guidance, Omron is able to offer the right solution for practically any customer inquiry," says Dr. Klaus Kluger, General Manager Central Eastern Europe at Omron Industrial Automation.

Increased performance at all levels
Whether customers need powerful individual components, an application-specific system designed for integration into their own manufacturing or packaging line, or machine vision solutions as part of a completely automated environment, Omron has the technologies and products to fulfill customer demands — especially the challenging demands in the automotive, fast-moving consumer goods, medical technology and pharmaceutical industries.

"At VISION 2018, with the FH-V7 series, we are also presenting a new, modular product range which sets new benchmarks in optical quality control. We are achieving the highest performance values currently available on the market, both in terms of the resolution and the processing speed, " says Jan Nieswandt, Product Marketing Manager Vision & RFID at Omron Europe. The camera system is equipped with the MDMC (multi-direction & multi-color) lighting system, which is also new from Omron. This system allows the software-controlled adjustment of illumination (angle, color, intensity) and is therefore especially universal, flexible and user-oriented.

Everything from a single source: from single components to a complete system
The new combined expertise in machine vision is part of Omron’s "innovative Automation!" concept to accelerate towards the reality of smart factories. It is based on the three pillars of integration (enhancement of control technology), intelligence (development of self-learning machines) and interaction (cooperation between human and machine). By implementing this concept, Omron is helping to increase productivity in industrial manufacturing.

Omron invites all existing and potential customers—from small and medium-sized machine manufacturers to automotive groups—to experience the new possibilities in industrial machine vision (Hall 1, Stand F80). Dr. Klaus Kluger concludes: "We can now provide solutions at all levels, from individual components using application-specific designs to a complete factory automation system. At VISION 2018, we want to show that we not only have something to offer for all of these areas, but that we also have one of the best options to offer."

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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 36,000 global employees, offering products and services in over 117 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,

About "innovative-Automation!"

As a leader in industrial automation, Omron has extensive lines of control components and equipment, ranging from image-processing sensors and other input devices to various controllers and output devices such as servo motors, as well as a range of safety devices and industrial robots. By combining these devices via software, Omron has developed a variety of unique and highly effective automation solutions for manufacturers worldwide. Based on its reservoir of advanced technologies and comprehensive range of devices, Omron set forth a strategic concept called "innovative-Automation!" consisting of three innovations or "i's"--"integrated" (control evolution), "intelligent" (development of intelligence by ICT), and "interactive" (new harmonization between people and machines). Omron is now committed to bringing innovation to manufacturing sites by materializing this concept.

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