Your Trusted Global Automation Partner
Building excellence in automotive manufacturing
Today's automotive manufacturing environment is complex. Trusted for over 83 years, Omron Automation is a world leader in automation and safety solutions. Our unique mix of general purpose and application specific solutions is coupled with a global footprint not found with our competitors. We are renowned for unmatched quality, innovation, reliability, and long-term stability. From vehicle components to vehicle assembly, Omron’s portfolio includes Control, Vision, Safety, Motion, and Robotic solutions to meet the most demanding automotive manufacturing environments.
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Intelligent, connected and flexible technology
Global competition, varying demand, short delivery times, high product variety, increasing design complexity, electrification, skill shortages, regulatory and compliance requirements, have resulted in a challenging cost competitive environment for all manufacturers and their suppliers.
From vehicle component to vehicle assembly, our portfolio includes Input, Output, Logic, Vision, Safety, Motion, and Robotic solutions to meet the most demanding automotive manufacturing environment. Our extensive experience in battery, semiconductor, electrified powertrain, advanced manufacturing, and connected vehicle technology assembly allow us to provide innovative solutions that are scalable for manufacturing of the future vehicle.
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Smart Manufacturing Specialists
Intelligent error proofing
Product detection, traceability, and identification
Unparalleled solutions for all environments
Real-time scalable logic building blocks
Scalable architectures and connected flexibility in a single platform
Experienced manufacturing technology advisor
Motion control and robotic solutions
Manufacturers at every scale are using automation hardware to increase productivity, improve quality, maximize safety and reduce costs. But it is automation software that often determines whether these investments are going to deliver significant value.
Modern engine assemblies are one of the most expensive components in today’s new vehicles. One recent study estimates they represent 22% to 24% of the total cost of manufacturing. Defects in an assembly can generate substantial warranty, recall and legal expenses for automakers and suppliers as well as further reduce vehicle profit margins.
Automakers and other manufacturers are under intense pressure to accelerate production and improve quality.
Manufacturing is becoming more focused on providing motion control, embedded intelligence, and even robotics. Methodologies such as Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things (IoT), and Smart Manufacturing are helping to drive these changes and compel companies to create a tighter integration between operational and informational technologies.
Manufacturers understand that “good enough” quality control is a risky proposition in today’s heavily regulated, litigation-prone marketplace. Even small assembly errors can evolve into huge business liabilities once customers take delivery on new products or components.
In the new flexible factory environment, customers require that every piece of automation earns its spot in the manufacturing process. This means that, not only purchase price, but operator safety, reliability, maintenance, and repair costs all go into the equipment purchase decision. Providing a safe and reliable solution in a robot-AGV-human environment is a must.
Power quality is a requirement in modern manufacturing environments. Transient harmonic distortion, brownout voltage sags and swells, voltage reductions, momentary disruptions and interruptions, and current spikes are an increasingly common problem.
Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) are a key component of a flexible manufacturing system (FMS) and are a proven technology to improve efficiency, safety, and quality in an automotive manufacturing environment. Reliable, configurable, easily programmable, and real-time communication capabilities are critical to successful implementation.
In most press shops, damaged tooling is the number one cause of downtime. Misalignment, short feed, over feed, slug stacking and part ejection failures can damage dies that cost upwards of $10,000 to replace and create hazardous conditions for operators.
Many semiconductor, FPD, and LED plants use obsolete middleware to enable SECS/GEM communication. Middleware failure potentially can disable a production line for days, weeks, or months. Omron’s NJ SECS/GEM solution provides a more reliable and easier to configure solution for connecting backend equipment to host systems.
Data logging is a critical part of the manufacturing process. For decades manufacturers have used SCADA or gateway systems to perform this task. However, these tend to be complex to support and vulnerable to cyber-attacks. It also requires more time to poll monitored devices.
Many automotive plants operate at capacity. Omron’s LifeCycle Function Blocks for Predictive and Preventive Maintenance technology allows plant personnel to be both preventative and proactive with maintenance while improving utilization while consuming fewer resources.
What our customers are saying
"When the Omron team first showed me their new NJ technology, I was very impressed with its capabilities and potential. In fact, I don't think anyone has yet scratched the surface on all that it can do."Hugo Beltran, Associate Chief Engineer of Honda North America Services