Posts tagged as Omron

Robot packaging a new approach to an old practice

  Omron showcased its latest offering in high-speed pick-and-place solutions for linear packaging lines at the Food and Drink Technology Africa 2016 that took place in Midrand in September 2016. According to the company’s country general manager, Victor Marques, packaging is more relevant than ever as it is increasingly end-user driven, with consumers more aware […]

Preventing PID in transformerless PV inverter installations

  Reduced power output in PV modules due to Potential Induced Degradation (PID) is something whose importance has resurfaced in recent years due to the introduction of increased module sensitivity and higher system voltages. The phenomenon reduces the output power of a PV module after just a few years of service (Fig. 1) and the […]

The future of intuitive robotics

  It is believed that the automation cells and production lines of the future will see symmetry in interaction between robots and humans. The Ping-Pong robot has shown the first fruits of efforts to meet this collaborative challenge. Sustaining long table tennis rallies with its human opponent, the Ping-Pong robot consistently returns the ball to […]

Technology helps machine builders offer improved availability

  The ongoing pursuit of ever-better overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) scores has become a real focus for end users across industries in recent years. OEE itself, however, is not a conversation end users routinely have with their machinery suppliers. The focus instead tends to be on areas such as baseline speed, cycle times and overall […]