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Omron to unveil new collaborative robot and automation solutions at Pack Expo

Omron says it will “unveil a new collaborative robot” as well as solutions in traceability, flexible manufacturing and more at the forthcoming Pack Expo event.

However, it may be that the collaborative robot Omron is talking about is the result of its partnership with Techman, on which we have reported previously.

The company says decision-makers seeking comprehensive automation solutions for food, beverage and pharmaceutical packaging applications need look no further than the solutions it provides. 

Omron’s stand will be at booth N-4740 at Pack Expo 2018.

The company will be displaying new technologies including sensing, control, safety, vision, motion and robotics that it says will “help manufacturers upgrade their traceability systems and streamline their flexible production lines”.

This is essential to compete successfully in an industry where high variety and extensive customization is the norm, it adds.

Flexible manufacturing and customization are especially critical topics in the packaging industry today, as companies consistently demonstrate how the ability to diversify and personalize packaging sharpens their competitive advantage.

Below are a couple of examples of Omron’s “flexible and interactive” technology:

  • New collaborative robots: Omron says the new line of collaborative are safe, simple to program, and easy to integrate with other equipment, representing a big step towards creating an intelligent manufacturing environment where humans and machines work in harmony.
  • Upgraded Pick-and-Place demo: This will present several technologies designed to facilitate customization, including the “high-speed, high-precision Quattro robot”. These robotics and other technologies making up the demo will show how intelligent, modular design can create reusable functions and subsystems that improve application flexibility.

With the 2017 acquisition of Microscan, a company known for its high-performance barcode reading, barcode verification, machine vision and data connectivity solutions, Omron now has an unmatched traceability portfolio that covers marking, reading, verification and data transfer.

The traceability demo at Pack Expo will highlight how Omron’s technology can minimize the impact of recalls and maximize productivity by providing real-time data on all supplier materials, machinery, operators and processes involved in production.

When implemented, these technologies can ensure regulatory compliance, boost quality and safeguard brand reputation.

One more key theme of Omron’s booth will be “factory of the future” solutions – integrated, intelligent and interactive uses of automation technologies that will keep applications future-proof.

The mobile robots from Omron will make an appearance to demonstrate how autonomous, self-navigating vehicles can maximize productivity in fast-paced environments while requiring minimal input from human workers.

Omron’s specialty lies in providing fully integrated solutions that minimize design time, maximize uptime, ensure speedy deployment and increase the overall return on investment.

Each Pack Expo demo is designed to show how Omron technologies work seamlessly together to simultaneously maximize the productivity, quality and safety of any application.

Manufacturers interested in implementing a complete solution for flexible production lines and robust traceability systems should visit Booth N-4740 to discuss their options with Omron’s experts.