OMRON Starts a Virtual Tour to its AUTOMATION CENTER, A Showcase Facility for State-of-the-Art FA Technology - Find Solutions for Manufacturers while Using Digital Transformation (DX) to Avoid the “Three Cs” -

  • August 27, 2020

OMRON Corporation (HQ: Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto; President and CEO: Yoshihito Yamada), on August 28, will commence a virtual tour to its AUTOMATION CENTER (ATC), a factory automation (FA) technology center where customers join with OMRON to find solutions to their manufacturing issues. Allowing customers from around the world to view on their computers the virtual content that features facilities and demonstration machines at the flagship AUTOMATION CENTER TOKYO (ATC-TOKYO), the largest*1 of 37 ATCs across the globe, this new service gives global customers the most realistic experiences of OMRON's state-of-the-art FA technology anytime, anywhere. By using digital transformation (DX), OMRON is capable of accelerating its unique solutions without the "three Cs," namely, closed spaces, crowded places, and close-contact settings, thus safely contributing to solutions to customers' issues on the production floor.

c0827_1.png[3D Walkthrough Rendering of the Virtual ATC-TOKYO]


At ATCs, customers can witness manufacturing developments made possible by innovative-Automation, OMRON's unique manufacturing innovation concept that facilitates solutions to issues that occur on the production floor. Together with teams of manufacturing specialists, including members from OMRON's development function and ATC experts, customers can collaborate on creating solutions. Customers are invited to test for themselves customized solutions to issues that they encounter on production floors, which tap into not only AI, IoT, robotics, and other cutting-edge technologies but also innovative technologies and applications created through an optimal combination of OMRON's more than 200,000 different types of control devices. In the seminar room, customers can also avail themselves of technical training, which they may need upon receiving devices of their choice.

As part of its initiatives to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, OMRON has created a 3D walkthrough video of the virtual ATC-TOKYO. Customers can go on a 360-degree virtual tour to ATC-TOKYO as if they are walking around the facility and watch videos of demonstration machines on OMRON's solutions to their specific issues. If they wish, they can also take a physical tour to an ATC or have a remote experience of "demonstration/verification" and "technology training" processes - two of the key functions of ATCs - as they watch how machines move online. There are plans to offer the virtual tour in English and Chinese as well so that customers from across the globe who find it difficult to travel to Japan can also have the sensational experience of ATC-TOKYO.

バーチャルATCデモ機_english.jpg[Virtual Tour Image- A 360-Degree Walkthrough Around ATC-TOKYO]


Amid the major transition on production floors, manufacturing businesses are being challenged by the rapid changes in customer needs, including the need to avoid the 3Cs and automate manual operation in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, as well as the ongoing shift toward low-volume, high-mix production and shortages of skilled workers. At the same time, AI, IoT, robotics, and other technological innovations are accelerating the advancement of seeds. In an effort to help its customers to innovate their production floors amid these changes, OMRON takes the innovative-Automation approach to offer new values by realizing a hybrid DX that achieves an optimal blend of in-person, remote, and virtual solutions, thus teaming up with its valued customers to find solutions to their issues.


<The content of the virtual ATC-TOKYO tour>
- Tour to the facilities at ATC-TOKYO and POC-TOKYO
- Experience of demonstration machines (w/ video annotations)

バーチャルATCデモ動画_english.jpg[Example Demonstration:
Pick & Place by a Robot Hand with Compact and Light 3D Image Sensor]


*1 As of August 2020. In terms of the floor area of OMRON ATCs


<Arranging your visit (for corporate customers only)>

Please contact your OMRON salesperson.If you do not have a contact within OMRON, please get in touch with our sales office near you from the list below.
http://www.ia.omron.com/global_network/index.html


About ATCs

As the hub of OMRON's proprietary FA technology, ATCs provide manufacturing businesses with access to world-leading automation technology, thus underpinning industrial development and advancement in countries across the globe. With the first ATC having been established in 2011, there are now 37 locations worldwide, assisting manufacturers in each geographical region to bring about technological innovation and enhance their competitive edge by offering a variety of technical know-how and solutions to production-related issues. ATCs now serve as the core storehouse of cutting-edge technologies, connecting OMRON's global development, production, and sales networks. By constantly sharing the latest technology, know-how, and information on technical standards that concern FA globally, ATCs facilitate the evolution of the manufacturing business in each region.

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.

About OMRON

As a leading company of automation centered on its proprietary Sensing & Control + Think technologies, OMRON Corporation is engaged in a wide range of businesses, including control equipment, electronic components, social systems, healthcare, and the environment. OMRON, founded in 1933, has approximately 30,000 employees worldwide and provides products and services in approximately 120 countries and regions. Refer to https://www.omron.com for more information.


Contact (media):
Brand Communications Department
OMRON Corporation
Tel: +81-75-344-7175

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