Innovative strength and competitiveness in times of skills shortage

OMRON shows autonomous flexible production supported by digital twins

  • April 15, 2024
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  • Innovative strength and competitiveness in times of skills shortage
    Innovative strength and competitiveness in times of skills shortage

For OMRON, this year's Hannover Messe is all about virtual twins, robot-supported automation and increasing the competitiveness of industrial companies: Together with Dassault Systèmes, OMRON will use various stations to show how virtual twin technology simplifies the process from factory planning to operation, increases efficiency and improves flexibility.

3D Plant planning and virtual commissioning

Production lines and manufacturing systems in existing factories can be planned in advance in 3D for greater efficiency and shorter installation times. This allows work processes to be optimized with the help of mobile robots and factors such as the flow of goods or material supply to be planned in advance. This allows errors or bottlenecks to be identified and rectified at an early stage. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform from Dassault Systèmes supports the use of asset administration shells (AAS), which helps companies to optimize their value chains. Virtual twins support prototyping, for example, or simulate material and resource savings in new circular concepts.

Robot fleet management and predictive maintenance

The larger a fleet of mobile robots is, the more complex the monitoring and management. A specific virtual twin, individually tailored to customer requirements, enables data-based, sustainable and predictive maintenance. Sensor data is analyzed using artificial intelligence and machine learning to detect and rectify potential failures at an early stage.