Automation Technology Highlights Safety, Flexible Manufacturing
IMTS 2018: Omron Automation Americas's automation technologies aim to help manufacturers meet vision inspection, flexible manufacturing and safety needs.
Omron Automation Americas's automation technologies aim to help manufacturers meet vision inspection, flexible manufacturing and safety needs. Featured technologies include integrated mobile and fixed robots, machine automation controllers and laser marking technologies.
The NX1P controller is built for integration with other company products. The MicroHawk ID-40 barcode reader and the MicroHawk MV-40 smart camera are known for their out-of-box reading and ease of use. The Hawk MV-4000 smart camera is said to reach processing speeds that rival PC-based camera systems and is designed for real-time inspections requiring high levels of detail. The standards-compliant F3SG safety light curtain, safety mat, safety laser scanner and safety controller are featured as the company’s comprehensive solutions for production line safety and machine guarding.
Robotic automation is transforming a job that was perhaps a machine operator’s least-favorite work assignment into one that is not a heavy lift.
From quoting and design analysis to the application of tool paths, software automation facilitates custom-machined parts on demand and without middlemen.
Finding a way to fixture contoured marine propellors proved to be this shop’s biggest challenge in developing an effective automated machining cell.