Due to the wide-ranging impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no in-person PACK EXPO event this year. Instead, industrial automation solutions provider Omron Automation Americas will be participating in the live, web-based event “PACK EXPO Connects” event taking place November 9-13, 2020. This event is being organized by the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI) and the PMMI Media Group (PMG) to help the packaging industry stay connected this year.
Omron will be showcasing several market-leading technologies at PACK EXPO Connects, including its recently upgraded FH Series vision system that now includes powerful artificial intelligence (AI) vision tools for advanced defect detection. The FH Series will be part of a pick-and-place demo that also features delta robots and Omron’s highly regarded Sysmac automation platform.
Also showing for the first time is a bin picking demo that will feature Omron’s 3D imaging technology to quickly and precisely locate parts in a bin and communicate with the TM series collaborative robot for successful picking. Omron will also present a robotic cell that uses the flexible AnyFeeder feeding solution for automated product delivery on high-mix lines. Other technologies featured in this demo will include the NA Series HMI, a safety PLC, the 1S servo, FH Series vision, the i4 robot as well as the V275 printer integrated label inspection and barcode verifier and V410-H handheld code reader.
- Omron’s live demo sessions address the following automated packaging solutions:
- Meeting regulatory requirements with advanced safety technologies
- Avoiding liability related to mislabeling or recalling products
- Identifying abnormal machine behavior to avoid unplanned production stops
- Automating bin picking with 3D vision
- Reducing the complexity of part feeding
- Increasing product throughput with high-speed pick-and-place
- Automating material transport with high-payload autonomous mobility
- Implementing precise laser marking and coding with collaborative product handling
- Increasing flexibility and efficiency with a fully autonomous, collaborative mobile system
- Achieving higher levels of quality and efficiency with Traceability 4.0
Industry professionals who would like to visit the Omron virtual booth and watch the technology demos are encouraged to register for the event at packexpoconnects.com and add Omron’s live product demo sessions to their “MyConnects Planner.”