• Recently, manufacturers have some common issues such as highly developed manufacturing, complicated manufacturing, or manufacturing with few skilled people. They are trying to solve these issues by IoT technologies based on big-data which are...
    Ogino Hirotaka
    • Auto Web Inspection System
    • Quality Control
    • BI
    • Condition Based maintenance
    • Internet of Things
  • In the manufacturing industry, there is lack of engineers who are responsible for maintenance, due to environmental changes such as a declining birth rate and an aging population. In addition, the existing equipment has becoming decrepit, so the frequency...
    Tsubata Hajime / Yamada Takaaki
    • Temperature Controller
    • Equipment Maintenance
    • Anomaly Detection
    • System Identification
    • Condition Based Maintenance
  • In the board mounting industry, there are an increasing number of parts and boards that are difficult to be insepected with AOI because solder is invisible. And high quality requirements such as bonding strength of the automobile industry and full surface...
    Shichiro Makoto
    • CT
    • X-ray
    • Automatic inspection system
    • Inline
    • Solder inspection
  • In recent years, it has become important to make a full use of sensing data from control devices like sensors via new IT technology such as AI. To accelerate this, it is important to collect and transform ill-formed sensing data from control devices to...
    Kobayashi Yoshiaki
    • IoT
    • PLC
    • Data formatting
    • Control device specification
    • Automatic generation of programs
  • With increasing high-mix low volume production in manufacturing industry, more flexible production facility is required for rearrangement of factory layout. Wireless pushbutton switch requires no signal line and no power supply line by internal...
    Yano Keisuke
    • Wireless pushbutton switch
    • Wireless communication
    • Communication reliability
    • Notification indicator
    • Energy Harvesting
  • Development of AI-equipped Machine Automation Controller (2)

    Data collection synchronized with machine control and realization of Time-Series database
    In recent years, in the manufacturing industry, the need to utilize AI (Artificial Intelligence) and IoT (Internet of Things) at the manufacturing site continues to rise in order to improve availability of facilities and stably produce high quality...
    Ota Masanori / Nishiyama Yoshihide
    • Time-series Database
    • Embedded Database
    • AI Technology
    • NoSQL
    • Edge Computing
  • Development of AI-equipped Machine Automation Controller (1)

    Implementation of AI system usable by maintenance personnel and installation of AI function in machine automation controller
    At the manufacturing site, the labor force is chronically short. In the future, productivity is expected to decline due to a decrease in skilled technicians, and there is a demand for labor saving. In view of these backgrounds, we are promoting labor saving by...
    Mioki Takamasa / Deki Jintaro
    • AI
    • Real-time anomaly detection
    • Equipment maintenance
    • PLC
    • Predictive maintenance
  • Along with the recent global trend, consumer needs in the market are getting more diversified, and manufacturers are required to produce new products in a short cycle. Manufacturing companies have installed new equipment and added new production...
    Iwamura Shintaro
    • PLC
    • Open Source
    • Git
    • Concurrent development
    • Integrated factory automation development environment
  • Development of AI-Equipped Machine Automation Controller (3)

    Generation of anomaly detection models at manufacturing site
    In recent years, the need has continually risen for the introduction of AI and the internet of things (IoT) on manufacturing floors. It allows manufacturers to contain the impact of skilled worker shortages and surging labor costs, while...
    Miyamoto Kota / Kawanoue Shinsuke
    • Artificial intelligence technology
    • Real time anomaly detection
    • Equipment maintenance
    • Programmable Logic Controller
    • Machine learning algorithm
  • Stable reading for UHF RFID

    Technique for preventing erroneous detection of non-target RF tag
    In the automotive industry, the increase in the number of recalls is a problem. In order to respond quickly when a recall occurs, there is likewise an increasing importance of individual part identification to identify when and where all...
    Nogami Hidekatsu
    • RFID
    • Stable communication
    • Post-installation adjustment
    • Traceability
    • RF tag
  • In recent years, manufacturing companies need to respond the request of “multi-variety, variable-volume production” in the era of diversified needs. Along with that, they also need to develop safety systems that can be flexibly modified...
    Suganuma Hiromu / Fujimura Ryosuke / Kubo Hiroko / Takuma Nobuyuki
    • Automation Software Sysmac Studio
    • Safety Controller
    • Programming expertise
    • Reduction of safety system design man-hours
    • PLCopen Safety
  • In production lines, stable operation of machines is one of the most important factors so that it is required to have scheduled maintenance at the right timing. In most maintenance scenes, maintenance personnel will...
    Yokota Koji / Takeuchi Tsuyoshi
    • Three-phase motor
    • Maintenance
    • Insulation resistance
    • Minute leakage current
    • Leakage current of inverter-driven motor
  • In recent years, the importance of traceability is increasing to respond to quality problems such as recall of automobile industry. In order to realize traceability and fulfill its social responsibility, companies...
    Fujikawa Masahiro / Kurita Masashi
    • Image Processing
    • Automatic recognition technology
    • Two-dimensional symbols
    • Data Matrix
    • DPM(Direct Part Mark)
  • AI Visual Inspection System

    Defect Detection using Deep Learning
    In this paper, we propose a technique to detect various defects in uniform background objects (hairline, satin, etc.) in visual inspection system. “Human resources shortage” and “ diversification of consumer needs...
    Hanzawa Yuki / Ikeda Yasuyuki / Kurita Masashi / Hasegawa Yuki
    • AI
    • Deep Learning
    • Visual Inspection
    • CPU Optimization
  • The progress in displacement sensor technology by the change of application scene in manufacturing

    High Accuracy / High Speed for Realizing Stable Measurement during Scanning
    Conventional triangulation method has been the mainstream for displacement sensors, but on leading-edge manufacturing of customers, there have been the problems of the tuning difficulties when setting by the...
    Takashima Jun / Okuda Takahiro / Morino Hisayasu / Hayakawa Masayuki
    • Displacement sensor
    • High precision
    • High speed
    • Optical design
    • Algorithm
  • Recently, manufacturers of printed circuit boards are required more high quality and more cost competitiveness. Therefore the manufacturing lines must keep high quality autonomously without human skills and work.Omron...
    Mori Hiroyuki / Kishimoto Mayuko
    • Real-time anomaly detection
    • Potential defect prevention
    • Quality management
    • SMT
    • Solder inspection
  • Development of AI Technology for Machine Automation Controller (1)

    Anomaly Detection Method for Manufacturing Equipment by Utilizing Machine Data
    The equipment maintenance and production management for manufacturing, which have been dependent on experience and knowledge of workers, are being improved by AI, IoT, and big data. It is necessary to collect and analyze...
    Tsuruta Kosuke / Minemoto Toshifumi / Hirohashi Yuki
    • AI Technology
    • Real-time anomaly detection
    • Equipment maintenance
    • Programmable logic controller
    • Machine learning algorithm
  • Development of AI Technology for Machine Automation Controller (2)

    The Insight Gained Through Implementation of Anomaly Detection AIs to the Machine Controller.
    Recently, activities of productivity improvement have been attempted at production sites with predictive approaches. Cloud-based machine monitoring systems were once introduced but were not prevailing due to cost...
    Abe Yasuaki / Ueyama Yuhki / Sakatani Nobuyuki / Fujii Takashi
    • AI machine automation controller
    • Anomaly detection AI
    • High speed and light
    • Monitoring and analyzing
    • Isolation forest
  • ILO integrated control technology

    Control technology contributing to innovation in manufacturing
    To solve various control problems in the manufacturing process, Omron pursues advanced integrated control technology of ILO(Input-Logic-Output). In addition to providing ILO devices capable of high-speed and highprecision...
    Namie Masaki
    • ILO integrated control technology
    • Machine automation controller
    • Model predictive control
    • Visual feedback control
    • Control theory