Omron has introduced its sixth wave of factory automation control equipment.
The company says the devices are built on a common design platform for unified product specifications, for further innovation in control panel building.
The products will be available as 237 models in six categories.
Since the release of the first wave in April 2016, we have expanded the product lineups built on the common platform to 17,250 models in 53 categories, which are the largest in the industry.
The lineups cover almost all devices in the control panel including from control circuit devices such as Machine Automation Controllers and Timers to main circuit devices such as Low Voltage Switching Gears for large currents.
The addition of the categories enables users to make more product combinations with common values, contributing to further efficiency in control panel production.
To reduce workload and save space in control panel production, Omron has been innovating in the manufacturing of control panels, the heart of machines and equipment by offering a wide range of products.
The company says it has expanded the product lineups built on common design platform to 17,250 models in 53 categories since its first introduction in April 2016.
The products have been adopted on the front line of manufacturing by more than 15,000 global companies and produced the following effects.
Omron claims manufacturers make significant savings by using its products:
- A manufacturer of semiconductor production equipment reduced the control panel size by approximately 30 per cent and the wiring lead time by half.
- A manufacturer of food production equipment reduced the control panel size by approximately 40 per cent, and improved the ease-of-cleaning of the equipment.