“Proof of concept” production set-ups
The European Automation Technology Center (ATC) in Barcelona continues to raise awareness of the benefits of industrial automation. Now the Innovation Labs will show individual customers how their own existing production set-ups can benefit from integrated robotics and automation. This means testing things out together, to see whether the solution actually works in a practical environment. Omron will essentially provide a ‘proof of concept’ that enables customers to see for themselves how to implement integrated robotics and automation. With these new Innovation Labs Omron enables their customer to seize the advantages of Smart Manufacturing as part of its commitment to bringing innovation to manufacturing sites that are integrated" (control evolution), "intelligent" (development of intelligence by ICT), and "interactive" (new harmonization between people and machines)”.
The first five Innovation Labs will be up and running by October 2018 and two more will be opened soon after. Locations include Stuttgart in Germany, Milan in Italy, Madrid in Spain, Milton Keynes in the UK, Tychy in Poland, Istanbul in Turkey, and Annecy in France. These seven new Innovation Labs join the Nordic Automation Center, located in Malmo, Sweden, which has been successfully providing a similar role since October 2017.
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