Omron Brings Working Warehouse and Production Facility to PACK EXPO 2021, Showcasing Smart Automation in Connected Environment


September 14, 2021

HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL. – The factory of the future has arrived. Integrators, machine builders, and packaging and processing companies will experience how to combine automation and robotics with AI and real-time data to drive efficiency, flexibility and overall process visibility.

Omron Automation Americas, a global provider of advanced automation solutions for the food, beverage, packaging and consumer goods industries, will operate a working warehouse and production facility during PACK EXPO 2021 in Las Vegas. This mini factory, built completely with Omron technology, will demonstrate how connected sensors, machines and processes enable plant operators to identify and solve common-to-complex challenges.

“Connected smart solutions enable plant operators to collect and visualize data at the machine, line, and plant levels and then make decisions in real-time — even on-the-fly,” says Laura Studwell, Food, Beverage & Packaging Industry Marketing Manager for Omron. “Integrators, machine builders, and packaging and processing companies need this flexibility. Everything has to be designed to connect if you want to go live quickly.”

Omron will demonstrate the value of its smart solutions using a scaled-down warehouse and production facility to replicate primary and secondary packaging as well as end-of-line processes. The mini factory will use advanced Omron technologies such as a next-generation mobile manipulator (MoMa) collaborative robot mounted to a mobile base, pick-and-place robotics, a palletizer, and an AI-powered vision inspection solution.

“The workflow is simple,” says Studwell. “It illustrates how Omron has a complete strategy for delivering real-time operational insight, dynamic process control and seamless data exchange.”

All components will be synchronized and controlled by the Omron Sysmac automation platform, which is ideal for increasing connectivity throughout the plant and enterprise for IIoT applications as well as interoperability with multiple machines.

Omron industry experts will be available throughout PACK EXPO to discuss connected solutions packaging, managing diverse inventories, and other pressing business challenges. To reserve a meeting, visit the link below and click ‘Reserve a meeting time’.



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