November 20, 2017
On November 20th, 2017, Omron announced the results of a demonstration experimentation of the IoT service infrastructure “i-BELT” at Kusatsu office in Shiga prefecture.”i-BELT” is a generic term for hardware and software services that combine control and informational technologies to accelerate the intelligence of manufacturing sites.The demonstration experiments were carried out in the process of assembling the proximity switching module performed at Ayabe plant (Kyoto) and in the field of die mold processing at the Kusatsu plant.In Ayabe Plant, the cause of assembly failure was determined by monitoring and preventive maintenance measures were established.At Kusatsu Plant, by processing metal with ultrafine end mill, machining under higher cutting conditions than those of skilled workers, and controlling the load on the tool, both long life and high speed machining were achieved.
Both were implemented using the company’s controller, NX Series.On the same day, 4 status monitoring devices to visualize the operation status of the facility were announced. They are launched from November 2017 to February 2018.
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