OMRON to Exhibit at the International Robot Exhibition 2023
A Sneak Preview of Manufacturing Sites that Help Humans and Machines Maximize their Potential
- November 20, 2023
OMRON Corporation (HQ: Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto; President & CEO: Junta Tsujinaga) is pleased to announce that it will exhibit at the International Robot Exhibition 2023 (iREX 2023), which will be held at Tokyo Big Sight from November 29 (Wed) to December 2 (Sat), 2023.
On exhibit will be two sets of next-generation concept production lines, both an embodiment of OMRON’s “innovative-Automation” concept for manufacturing innovation. Guests will be shown futuristic “manufacturing sites” reproduced on the largest scale ever. Upon arriving at the OMRON booth, they are invited to experience a never-before-seen production line that is sustainable, highly competitive, and meets the demands of decarbonization while drawing out the full potential of both humans and machines. Come experience the future of manufacturing!
1. Two sets of next-generation concept production lines
The first next-generation concept production line to be assembled there is a “fully-automated production line that transcends human abilities,” which mitigates the ever-worsening labor shortage in the manufacturing sector across the globe. Leveraging robotic integrated control, digital twin, and other technologies, this innovative production line not only robotizes the manual dexterity of skilled artisans but also automates various tasks such as adjusting and maintaining equipment, which has been dependent on engineers’ sensitivity. The other one is a “flexible production line that achieves harmony between humans and machines,” capable of responding to rapid changes in demand for products. With a high degree of freedom, this robotic cell line allows the layout of manufacturing sites to be changed quickly by flexibly changing the roles of humans and machines according to shifts in production volume.
2. OMRON’s one-of-a-kind innovative application technologies
Both production lines realize their purposes by using primarily robots and one-of-a-kind innovative application technologies to combine OMRON’s diverse lineup of control devices (ILOR+S*) in a sophisticated manner. At the booth, our application engineers, who created these production lines, will be there to talk about the key points of their creations and share their know-how on how to maximize the performance of equipment.
3. Energy productivity solution made possible by i-BELT, a data utilization service for co-creation
Visitors will also learn about what OMRON is doing to develop solutions that maximize energy productivity at the manufacturing site, where productivity and quality are required in equal measure. OMRON became the first Japanese company in the manufacturing industry to join the EP100 initiative and, in fiscal 2022, increased the energy productivity of its Industrial Automation Business by 1.3 times compared to that in fiscal 2016. Showcased here is the know-how accumulated thus far to achieve the targets and services designed to enhance energy productivity.
[Artist’s Rendition of iREX 2023 OMRON Booth]
About the International Robot Exhibition 2023 (iREX 2023)
|Date & Time||Wednesday, November 29 to Saturday, December 2, 2023, 10:00-17:00
(Online)Date & Time：East Halls 1–8 / West Halls 3–4, Tokyo Big Sight
|Location||Wednesday, November 22 to Friday, December 15, 2023|
|Mode of Exhibit||Physical exhibition only|
|OMRON booth location||E6–17, East Hall 6, Tokyo Big Sight|
|Details of OMRON’s
* Coined by combining the first letter of each word, “Input,” “Logic,” “Output,” “Robot,” and “Safety,” which are among the diverse lineup of OMRON products for manufacturing sites
OMRON is advancing a unique “innovative-Automation” concept, creating new types of automation that drive the manufacturing revolution forward at the same time as realizing coexistence with the global environment and a sense of purpose for all workers, as well as contributing to the growth of sustainable industries.
As we look to the future of manufacturing, OMRON will pursue novel approaches to productivity in the form of “Autonomation beyond human abilities” and “Advanced collaboration between people and machines,” underpinned by “Digital engineering transformation” in order to enrich the future for people, industries and the globe by innovative-Automation.
About OMRON Corporation
OMRON Corporation is a leading automation company with its core competencies in Sensing & Control + Think technology, and is engaged in a wide range of businesses including industrial automation, healthcare, social systems, and device & module solutions. Established in 1933, OMRON has about 30,000 employees worldwide, working to provide products and services in more than 130 countries. For more information,
please visit https://www.omron.com/global/en/
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