Omron’s complete robotics and automation system delivers greater flexibility to deal with increasing SKU numbers, together with better data collection and reporting. The system combines different applications and uses ‘smart’ data to deliver tailored production efficiency to meet actual demand. Omron aims to show how big data, the vast amounts of data collected by interlinked system, can provide insights into how to improve efficiency and uptime of a production line. The challenge is that there is so much data that we need intelligent systems to analyze the data and turn it into ‘smart data’ which is relevant to help overall system control.
The smart display shows how all the data can be processed to provide relevant information to operators and management in a clear and easy-to-understand interface. The Quattro robot, for example, is a four-axis parallel robot that achieves high speed and high precision for pick-and-place applications. Combined with the vision system, it enables highly accurate pick-and-place control to deliver high speed action, even when moving delicate objects. In addition to speeding production and reducing energy usage the vision system also contributes to food insurance, ensuring affected batches only are pulled from production.