OMRON aims for zero defects with automation and inspection solutions at productronica

Collaborative and autonomous robotics enable flexible manufacturing.

See OMRON’s next generation 3D AOI system VT-S1080 at stand A2.433 at productronica, 16-19 November 2021 

Responding to manufacturers’ inspection and automation challenges such as shortage of skilled workers and ever smaller PCB assemblies, OMRON will debut its new PCB inspection system VT-S10 Series at productronica 2021. The new automated optical inspection (AOI) system combines full-colour imaging technology and AI to automate high-precision inspection processes for PCB sub-assemblies. The new VT-S1080 3D AOI system inspects key components for manufacturing to maintain and enhance quality whilst contributing to safety. 

The automation and inspection solutions from OMRON are designed to help manufacturers future proof their business with the company’s innovative-Automation! concept for intelligent, integrated, and interactive solutions. 

“With almost 90 years of experience in automation, and as the global market leader in Automated Optical Inspection systems solutions for the past 35 years, we are very proud to showcase the new VT-S10 Series to the visitors at productronica this year,” comments Kevin Youngs, European Sales Manager at Omron Europe B.V., Automated Inspection Systems Division Europe.  

VT-S1080 with advanced imaging technology and AI automates high-precision inspection processes for PCB sub-assemblies.

“The VT-S1080 enables flexible manufacturing, responds to shortages in manpower and demands for higher quality production. On top of that, with automated inspection, workers can be freed from repetitive and monotonous work so that they can engage in more creative work, providing solutions that improve the security and safety of our society,” Youngs continues. “Whilst zero defects are our ultimate goal, in addition to that we also aim for zero PCB design constraints, zero over rejects, zero program teaching, and zero downtime,” Youngs summarizes.

In addition to its new AOI solution, OMRON will also showcase its latest Automated X-ray Inspection (AXI) solution, as well as machine vision and collaborative and mobile robotics solutions that can work seamlessly with the inspection systems to enable scalable, agile and flexible manufacturing.

For example, in a demonstration of sensory inspection with intelligent AI algorithms, visitors can see how inspection tasks previously only possible for humans can be automated by using sensing and control technology. In another demonstration, a collaborative robot carries out parts supply and removal for machine tending. This underlines the possibility for safe automation without remodelling of machine tools.

For a demonstration of OMRON’s latest automation, robotics and inspection solutions, visit stand A2.433 at productronica.

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