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OMRON Automation and Safety has published these technical articles:

(Process Controllers)
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Oak Leaf Confections in Toronto, Ontario streamelined production of chocolate balls for Sixlets candies by desiging a depositing system consisting of a modulating process valve whose actuator had... (View Full Article)
(Machine and Motion Controllers)
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Snack and confection packagers face the challenge of producing an even greater variety of portion sizes using a single machine, most recently fueled by the explosive demand for snacks in 100-calorie... (View Full Article)
(Machine and Motion Controllers)
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The renowned carmaker, Audi AG, currently has its largest plant at Ingolstadt, employing a workforce of about 33,000. With a production capacity of approximately 2,200 cars a day, it produces about... (View Full Article)
(Sensors, Transducers and Detectors)
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Deluxe Laboratories processes original negative film that studio cameramen shoot and produces finished film prints that are distributed to theatres. The company has a global capacity to process more... (View Full Article)
(Orientation Position Sensing)
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One effective way to promote the trial of new consumer packaged goods is with the use of peel-off labels. These labels can contain coupons applied to popular existing products. This has been... (View Full Article)
(Process Controllers)
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Plastics Process Technology Group (PPTG), of Brampton, Ont., retrofits co-extruders to extend the service life and improve efficiency. They cost-effectively automate co-extruders with a combination of... (View Full Article)
(Inspection Tools and Instruments)
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With today's focus on zero-defect production, circuit board fabricators seek the most costeffective and easiest-to-implement way to inspect their output. This comes at a time when lead-free solder... (View Full Article)
(Operator Interfaces)
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Whether it is packaging, injection molding, metal cutting, or robotic machinery, the question is what are the optimal criteria that the OEMs use for choosing an automation solution. This article... (View Full Article)
(Machine Vision Equipment)
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An automated workcell integrates sensors, encoders, vacuum arms, and a smart dual-camera-head vision system to operate a plastic weld system for blister packaging. Algus Packaging Inc. selected... (View Full Article)
(Sensing and Measurement Instruments)
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Vision inspection systems have come a long way in the relatively short time they've been around. Not long ago, they are limited to binary (black or white) or gray scale images and required complex... (View Full Article)
(Inspection Tools and Instruments)
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A thin layer of glossy coating presents one of the toughest presence/absence detection problems in packaging and quality inspection. It shows up when you try to inspect clear shrink-wrap safety bands... (View Full Article)
(Sensors, Transducers and Detectors)
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Omron designed a cost-saving line of small photoelectric sensors to fit space-confined areas that operate in relatively clean manufacturing environments. Most photomicrosensors have enclosures rated... (View Full Article)
(Hand, Power and Assembly Tools)
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TG-Missouri Corporation in Perryville, Missouri, a third-tier automotive parts supplier, makes injection-molded products including body side moldings, interior dash components and air bag systems.... (View Full Article)
(Material Handling and Packaging Services)
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In material handling operations, lane dividers are a great time saver. Empty bottles headed into a filling operation, for example, can be divided into two packaging lines to feed two fillers, cutting... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Like Dick Tracy's wrist radio, the promise of Ethernet's wide-ranging use for remote troubleshooting and corrective action has been slow to show results for manufacturing. Only in the past few years... (View Full Article)
(Process Controllers)
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Whether your plant is molding plastic containers, applying adhesives, extruding plastic films, powder coating automobile parts, or is involved in any other thermal process application, adequate... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Here's the challenge Omron's Networked Systems Product Manager Dave Kaley proposed: Where's there cost savings at installation and over the long run based on choosing distributed I/O handled by... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Turn a motorized conveyor system inside out and give the pallets the semi-autonomous capability to transport products from one station to the next for the type of product being carried. That level of... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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With the popularity and low cost of Ethernet hardware, industrial control systems are evolving toward this platform. Users be aware; proper network design and implementation is critical to fast... (View Full Article)
(Sensors, Transducers and Detectors)
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The latest generation of fiber-optic sensors now pulls their own weight to support decentralized control, especially in space-confined sites. With the addition of differential comparison functions,... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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With the advent of the Internet, manufacturing firms and OEMs have gained access to a new method of monitoring, troubleshooting, and programming automation devices remotely. While this can provide... (View Full Article)
(Proximity or Presence Sensing)
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Most inductive proximity sensors have a set of standardized behaviors and a designer's understanding of these behaviors can lead to successful implementation while avoiding the pitfalls typically... (View Full Article)
(Machine Vision Equipment)
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Food and beverage packagers can choose from many solutions to help them achieve greater productivity and profits without investing in capital equipment to increase capacity. An increasingly popular... (View Full Article)
(Sensing and Measurement Instruments)
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Quantifying exact performance specifications for sensors used in factory automation by OEMs and users is a difficult task that crosses the bounds from science to art. Sensor performance specifications... (View Full Article)
(Machine and Motion Controllers)
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The customer wanted to automate their mechanical operations to shorten setup times and increase accuracy and repeatability on two different pieces of printing equipment: a paper folder that can be... (View Full Article)
(Machine and Motion Controllers)
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Mountain Home, Idaho recognized that the water supply system was no longer able to keep up with the demands of growing population and an expanding business area. In particular, communications had... (View Full Article)

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