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Omron Electronics

Opal Drive
Fox Milne
Milton Keynes
MK15 0DG
United Kingdom

Telephone : 01908 258 258
Fax : 01908 258 158
Email : uk@eu.omron.com
Web : www.industrial.omron.co.uk


Editorial archive;

Man and machine working collaboratively 06/10/2019
Josep Lario, EMEA product marketing manager, Software, at Omron, comments on how industry is overcoming the challenges associated with the move towards greater collaboration between man and machine. Full Story...

Taking steps to implement AI 12/08/2019
Tim Foreman argues that companies should be looking to benefit from the potential of technologies such as ‘AI at the Edge’ strategically and thoughtfully for business success and competitive advantage. Full Story...

RS Components wins distribution award from Omron 04/08/2019
RS Components (RS) has gained the accolade of the ‘Best High Service Distributor’ from Omron Electronic Components Europe. Full Story...

Machine control: The benefits of gaining intelligence 13/05/2019
Control Engineering Europe focuses on the increasing addition of artificial intelligence technology in machine control solutions, asking what benefits this will bring for the machine builder and the end user. Full Story...

The role of robotics in flexible production 09/04/2019
Peter Lange believes that combining the power of mobile robots and cobots is key to making factories more flexible to cope with rapidly changing demands. Full Story...

AI controller reduces downtime 01/04/2019
A new solution for predictive maintenance and control is available from Omron Industrial Automation Europe in the shape of an AI machine automation controller with a Sysmac library which fuses control functions of manufacturing lines and equipment with AI processing at manufacturing sites in real time. Full Story...

Education is key to keeping industry 4.0 moving forward 04/03/2019
Suzanne Gill asked a cross-section of automation vendors where they believe the manufacturing sector is on its Industry 4.0 journey and, importantly, what obstacles still need to be overcome. Full Story...

Making a business case for artificial intelligence 22/01/2019
A recent Omron conference about the use of artificial intelligence in the manufacturing industry emphasised the fact that the technologies are ready and available — it’s just the business cases that are waiting for their finishing touches. Full Story...

Double monitoring sensors transfer data via IO-Link 04/01/2019
New flow sensors and pressure sensors from Omron are said to offer solutions for controlling industrial processes that use different fluids and gases – performing double monitoring of the main parameters of flow or pressure and also providing temperature control giving advanced warning of process abnormalities. Full Story...

Collaborative robot family launched 10/12/2018
Omron has introduced the TM series collaborative robot family to realise a manufacturing environment where humans and machines work in harmony. Full Story...

30% more productivity and fewer failures with robots and vision system 05/12/2018
Combilo, a leading fruit and vegetables wholesaler in the Netherlands, recently installed a new robot assisted packaging line that increased productivity by 30%. The new packaging line, built by systems integrator EasyPack Technologies, includes parallel robots and a vision system from Omron. Full Story...

Personalising the manufacturing process 07/10/2018
Faouzi Grebici shares his vision of an autonomous and intelligent manufacturing approach where the three key functions of transformation, transfer and transportation are harmonised to provide optimum agility. Full Story...

Facial recognition and gesture for machine control 06/11/2017
At the PPMA exhibition in the UK, Omron demonstrated the benefits of its OKAO facial recognition and gesture control technology for machine access and control, operating as a facial recognition system for access control and presenting a contextualised menu dependant on the authorised access level. Full Story...

Delta robot gains an extra limb 03/07/2017
Suzanne Gill reports on an interesting design development to the more traditional Delta robot. Full Story...

Omron’s new servo system improves machine design and productivity 17/10/2016
The 1S range incorporates a 23-bit high-resolution encoder plus an exceptionally short 125 µs network cycle time that enables faster machine speeds without impairing accuracy or repeatability.  Full Story...

Omron Sysmac advanced machine control Starter Kit special offers 16/08/2016
Get the chance to access the advanced machine control functionality that is offered by the Sysmac Automation Platform with the introduction of three NJ1 Starter Kit options, including NJ1 motion, NJ1 SQL data and NJ1 safety kits, all at a fraction of the UK list price, for a limited period. Full Story...

Track and trace from farm to fork 04/07/2016
Robert Brooks examines how automation in the food and beverage production supply chain can help to deliver increased visibility and traceability. Full Story...

Let’s Build It - discover innovation in panel building 21/06/2016
Omron’s new panel builder products provide new value in your control panels. Reduced dead space, improved airflow and easy wiring enable you to build smaller panels, quicker.  Full Story...

Panel downsizing: help is at hand 13/04/2016
Jodie Commercial discusses how a new breed of compact panel components can help to address panel builders downsizing challenges. Full Story...

Ethernet safety laser scanners 26/05/2015
RS Components (RS) has added Ethernet-compliant laser scanners to its portfolio, which are said to dramatically simplify management of safety zones on factory floors. Full Story...

Relays make safety simpler 20/11/2014
With just three models, safety relays in the new G9SR range from Omron are said to cover most common control system safety requirements for standalone applications. Full Story...

Helping Seba Developments to keep temperature under control 01/03/2013
Compact temperature controllers supplied by Omron have been employed by Seba Developments, a UK-based manufacturer of heating equipment for the industrial and craft markets. Full Story...

Feature rich HMI series 16/10/2012
Omron has introduced a new HMI series which is said to offer increased functionality and usability for small and medium sized machines. Full Story...

Visualising solutions 03/05/2011
CEE looks at vision solutions that are helping to increase product quality and consistency. Full Story...

Easy-to-use Omron FQ vision sensors deliver images with crystal clarity! 09/03/2011
Even with the most challenging of targets, vision sensors in Omron’s new FQ range consistently deliver crystal clear images, yet they offer outstanding simplicity of installation and set up. These groundbreaking units, which continue Omron’s tradition of setting new standards in vision sensing, feature one-touch control via a simple and intuitive icon-driven menu system that eliminates the need for complex instructions and specialist know-how. Full Story...

30-axis motion control in the rack 12/11/2009
The Trajexia motion controller fits directly into Omron’s CJ1 PLC rack, thereby providing big space savings within the control panel and reducing the need for control panel wiring, since communications between the PLC and the motion controller are made through the backplane. It also means the two can directly share data of all types, thereby enhancing interoperability and simplifying programming. Full Story...

Omron's new series of temperature controllers 28/07/2009
With built-in logic and data bank functions, Omron says its new E5_N-H temperature controllers allow, in many applications, complete control systems to be implemented without the need for additional devices such as timers, mini-PLCs or intelligent relays. Full Story...

Littlefuse gets big on vision 13/05/2009
Littelfuse, a large producer of circuit protection components, manufactures 5x20mm cartridge fuses in huge quantities, making reliable manual inspection impossible. At the company’s manufacturing plant in China, each cartridge fuse production line manufactures products in any of 500 variants which, except for their markings, are visually identical. Full Story...

Omron and IBM clean up transport 14/04/2009
Omron has joined forces with IBM to develop ‘green’ transportation solutions by creating ‘smart’ solutions that lower energy use, reduce carbon dioxide emissions and increase efficiency. The Japanese sensor and control manufacturer hopes that by collaborating with IBM it can help clients decide which types of shipping and transportation to use for a reduction in cost and CO2 emissions. Full Story...

Vision system helps fuse manufacturer deliver zero defects 01/10/2008
Nothing less than 100% visual inspection is good enough to ensure that products meet the rigorous zero-defect quality targets that Littelfuse, the world’s largest producer of circuit protection components, sets for its manufacturing operations. But, for 5x20mm cartridge fuses made in huge quantities, reliable manual inspection is impossible. Vision systems have provided the solution. Full Story...

Making machine vision simple 31/03/2008
Setting up the ZFX vision sensor is a fast, straightforward task that doesn’t rely on specialist expertise, according to Omron. In most applications, the entire procedure can be completed in just a few minutes. All functions are accessed via the touch screen; a PC is not required. Full Story...

Fundamentals of Self-Tuning Control 31/03/2008
Although proportional-integral-derivative controllers or ‘PID loops’ have been the de facto standard of industrial feedback control for more than 65 years, they’re not always easy to use. For PID loops to perform up to their potential, they must first be tuned to fit each application, then periodically re-tuned to maintain the desired closed-loop behaviour. Full Story...

DS Smith in safety push 01/10/2007
At DS Smith Converters’ sheet feeding plant, located in Louth, Lincolnshire, two complete corrugaters produce a range of corrugated board for the packaging market. The automation of a paper reel handling process provided an ideal opportunity to push forward a new approach to safety from Omron. Full Story...

LOW COST, HIGH HORSEPOWER Vision Sensors 01/10/2006
Designed to run fast and cheap, with the bare minimum of features, these new sensors do not require a PC to process their images. And since they’re not designed for a specific task, they can easily be moved from one application to another. Full Story...