OMRON announces its future manufacturing innovation concept based on the evolution of “innovative automation”


SINGAPORE, February 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — OMRON Corporation (Headquarters: Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto. President and CEO: Yoshihito Yamada) announced the future course of “innovative-Automation”, OMRON’s manufacturing innovation concept, as the direction of manufacturing evolution for its next decade in light of the diverse and complex changes in the manufacturing environment. market and based on its past achievement of three “i’s” of automation.

OMRON aims for on-site innovation by embodying three goals of a renewed automation concept: “Digital Engineering Transformation”, “Automation Beyond Human Capabilities” and “Advanced Collaboration Between People and Machines”.

Currently, manufacturers around the world are faced with the challenge of renewing and scaling manufacturing to the post-COVID world. In addition to responding to technological innovations and changes in products and manufacturing methods, the focus of manufacturers is on transforming manufacturing processes that takes into consideration the global environment represented by the SDGs, the diversification of the values ​​of people and the well-being of their employees. Since 2016, OMRON has solved many customers’ manufacturing problems by realizing its unique concept of Innovative Automation Manufacturing Innovation.

To realize this new course of innovative automation, OMRON will strengthen its collaboration with customers to solve problems in the manufacturing industry, which are becoming increasingly diverse and complicated, with unique automation that realizes coexistence with the global environment. and employee well-being. .

According to Mr. Takehito MaedaMD, Industrial Automation Business, OMRON Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, “The concept of ‘Innovative Automation’ has greatly helped OMRON to strengthen its presence in the industrial automation segment by solving manufacturing challenges for many industries across Asia Pacific such as automotive, food and beverage, FMCG, infrastructure and digital, to name a few. With this evolution, we are confident to contribute more through advanced technology solutions, better reach and improved service.”

1. Manufacturing Site Innovation through “Digital Engineering Transformation”

At OMRON, simulations and remote monitoring using virtual technology have played a major role in the development of our products and the maintenance of our manufacturing sites in terms of movement restrictions and access restrictions in the face of the COVID pandemic. -19. OMRON believes that such onsite innovation based on digital experience (DX) is essential for manufacturing sophistication, even in the post-COVID world, and will enhance the development of technologies and solutions that accelerate DX evolution. manufacturing sites.

2. “Automation beyond human capability”, let the machine do what the machine can do

As manufacturers face the challenge of securing human resources, they are also under pressure to continuously improve production efficiency to meet their sourcing responsibilities and maintain and enhance their competitiveness. In the concept of “automation beyond human capability”, based on high-speed and high-precision control application technology, OMRON aims to innovate at manufacturing sites where people can engage in creative work by feeling comfortable making full use of IoT, AI and robotic technology, and leaving the work that depended on people to the machine. Additionally, with automation that balances productivity and energy efficiency, OMRON will help establish new manufacturing that meets rapidly changing product needs while taking into account the global environment.

3.”Advanced collaboration between people and machines” that empowers people to maximize their potential.

Human dexterity and creativity are essential for manufacturing that responds to the diversification and customization of product needs. It is necessary that the evolution of manufacturing maximizes human capabilities. OMRON aims to develop new manufacturing that enables people to maximize their potential and experience growth and motivation by putting people first while advancing the substitution of people for machines. Leaving heavy work and simple repetitive work to robots, machines support human competence, and in the event of a sudden problem, people and robots must cover themselves. OMRON aims to realize a manufacturing site where workers can enjoy their work and enjoy manufacturing, and at the same time achieve high productivity by embodying the concept of “advanced collaboration between people and machines”.

About Innovative-Automation

Recently, OMRON has developed a manufacturing innovation concept, called “innovative-Automation”. With this concept, OMRON is currently committed to bringing innovation to manufacturing sites through three key innovations, or three “i’s”. Through these automation innovations, OMRON aims to enable significant improvements in productivity at manufacturing sites to achieve high value-added manufacturing. With the first “i”, “integrated” (evolution of control), OMRON will seek to advance automated control technology so that virtually any operator, even inexperienced operators, can effortlessly perform work that previously required the expert skills of experienced workers. With the second “i”, “intelligent” (development of intelligence through ICT), OMRON seeks to create constantly evolving equipment and production lines. By adopting a wide range of control devices and artificial intelligence (AI), machines can learn from experience and maintain themselves in optimal condition. For the third “i”, “interactive” (new harmonization between humans and machines), OMRON continues to develop a new harmonious relationship between human operators and machines; as they work together in the same workspace, the machines will be able to assist human operators by recognizing human thoughts and behavior in a way that only OMRON, a specialist manufacturer of control equipment that knows the background production floors in height, can achieve.

About OMRON Corporation

OMRON Corporation is a world leader in the field of automation based on its core technology “Sensing & Control + Think”. OMRON’s business areas cover a wide range, from industrial automation and electronic components to social systems, healthcare and environmental solutions. Founded in 1933, OMRON has approximately 30,000 employees worldwide, working to provide products and services in approximately 120 countries and regions. For more information visit:



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