Omron to Demo Traceability, Flexible Manufacturing and Mobility Solutions at NAIAS AutoMobili-D

Omron Automation Americas, a provider of end-to-end solutions for industrial automation, will display its latest innovations at the upcoming NAIAS AutoMobili-D event in Detroit this January

Industrial automation solutions provider Omron Automation Americas will showcase its wide-ranging technology portfolio for the automotive industry at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) AutoMobili-D event on January 14-17 at Cobo Center in Detroit.


Omron's solutions help manufacturers boost productivity and flexibility while minimizing downtime and warranty costs and also help manage recalls more effectively.

Omron's multiple areas of expertise - including traceability, flexible manufacturing and mobility - will be featured in three demos. The traceability demo will mimic an automated manufacturing process using the Omron's Sysmac machine automation platform, components laser etched with the Omron's Laser Marker and several key traceability products, including an RFID reader/writer, the compact yet powerful MicroHAWK barcode readers for 2D optical code recognition and the FH Series Vision System for advanced color inspection and error-proofing. The demo will showcase solutions that can help manufacturers improve process control and product quality, keep the impact of recalls as small as possible, and ensure part traceability in challenging environments.

Data collected throughout the traceability demo will be stored to a database, manipulated and visualized in a dashboard for high level tracking and trending. Visuals can be easily manipulated to meet user requirements, and data can be easily exchanged with cloud-based systems or in-house databases. Improved data visualization and exchange helps manufacturers keep better tabs on the status of their flexible production lines.

The company's popular LD series of mobile robots will also be on display at the event. These robots provide a unique and innovative solution for manufacturers seeking to add flexibility to their production lines without needing to rearrange heavy and cumbersome conveyors. Capable of self-navigating through dynamic and peopled environments, the LD robots are a safe and effective way to deliver materials amid constantly changing requirements.

In addition to the Omron Automation demos, Omron Automotive Electronics products will also be featured in the booth to complement the company's offering for the automotive industry. Omron Automotive Electronics recently created a new solution for NVIDIA's autonomous vehicle platform, "NVIDIA DRIVE," and this innovation will be featured in another demo at AutoMobili-D. Known as 3D-LiDAR, this solution helps make autonomous driving more reliable and better suited to various road environments.

The detection distance for long-range 3D-LiDAR is an impressive 150 meters, and it maintains the vertical high resolution at the same level characteristic of the short-range version. This increased its ability to recognize not only distant obstacles, such as four-wheeled vehicles, two-wheeled vehicles and pedestrians, but also low obstacles like curbs and falling objects on the road surface and road surface shapes.

Automotive industry professionals seeking to learn more about the latest advancements in mobility, traceability and flexible manufacturing should be sure to visit Booth AD02b at NAIAS AutoMobili-D to see exciting new technologies in action and speak with leaders in the field.

About Omron Automation
Omron Automation is an industrial automation partner that creates, sells and services fully integrated automation solutions that include robotics, sensing, motion, logic, safety and more. Established in 1933 and currently headed by President Yoshihito Yamada, Omron's 36,000 employees help businesses solve problems with creativity in more than 110 countries. Learn more at omron247.com.

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