The 90-year-old who amazes trade fair visitors
OMRON will be celebrating 90 years of automation and robotics innovation at HANNOVER MESSE 2023 and, in this context, will enable visitors to independently tackle practical assembly challenges with AR glasses and a digital twin and to experience a harmonised automation approach first-hand.20 Mar 2023
OMRON has already amazed many a trade fair visitor worldwide with its FORPHEUS tabletop robot. At HANNOVER MESSE 2023, the automation expert now has a further development of its AI-based technology in its luggage. In Hall 9 at Stand F24, OMRON will show for the first time how the trend concept of harmonised automation can be applied in an industrial context to counter the increasing shortage of skilled workers.
Interactive visitor concept for the company anniversary
As OMRON is also celebrating its 90th anniversary, the company's trade fair concept is based on nine decades of innovation. The highlight of OMRON's stand will be a flexible assembly demonstration based on AI technology, which will celebrate its world premiere at HANNOVER MESSE 2023. Visitors will have the opportunity to independently tackle practical assembly challenges using AR (augmented reality) glasses and a digital twin, and to experience a harmonised automation approach first-hand. Robots and cobots learn from humans, but also teach them to develop their skills. The basis is OMRON's core technology "Sensing & Control + Think".
Mutual learning and training
The robot learns how to perform assembly tasks by following hand movements and learning from the mistakes of the human operator. Based on the knowledge gained, the machine is able to develop an optimal strategy for assembling a product. In a next step, a digital twin of the robot is created to train other operators in a virtual environment. This close collaboration between man and machine ensures continuous performance improvement.
Addressing the pervasive skills shortage
Fernando Colás, CEO of OMRON's Industrial Automation Business Unit (IAB) in Europe, comments: "It is no secret that the skills shortage is a major problem in all areas of industry and manufacturing. Companies therefore need to maximise human skills through user-centric automation technologies. Developing a harmonised approach to automation that balances productivity, sustainability and employee well-being helps solve this problem. Our flexible assembly demonstration at HANNOVER MESSE is a great example of this approach in action."
Future-oriented solutions for sustainable manufacturing
Flexible assembly is one of seven demonstrations that will be live on the OMRON stand. They illustrate how OMRON combines automation technologies such as robotics, control, sensing and vision with new technologies such as AI, AR and 5G to develop future-oriented solutions for sustainable manufacturing.
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