OMRON Software Offers Seamless Factory Integration

OMRON Corporation started supplying Sysmac Studio 3D Simulation globally since October 4. The simulation software can digitally reproduce the entire facility by utilizing the Robotic Integrated Controller launched in July. It can easily verify its operation with the same accuracy as the actual machine.

Sysmac Studio 3D Simulation allows customers to simulate the entire machine, including custom robots developed in-house and equipment of partner companies. In addition to OMRON’s extensive lineup of control equipment, including robots, OMRON can verify the entire machine, including customer’s custom robots and equipment from partner companies. This contributes to the improvement of production capacity in the manufacturing industry and the realization of equipment start-up to maintenance in a short period.

High Operating Accuracy

In recent years, there has been a growing demand for automation using robots. Aside from growing labor shortage, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and innovations in digital technology have pushed further automation demands.

Simulating custom robots developed by customers

OMRON is the first in the industry to develop the Robotic Integrated Controller that enables control and verification of robots and other peripheral devices in a batch. This enables simulation with high operating accuracy and real-time performance with actual devices. OMRON has realized shorter delivery times for machine design and more sophisticated facilities.

Conventional simulation functions, on the other hand, did not support equipment manufactured by other companies used in customers’ automation facilities or self-manufactured robots. This poses challenge in grasping the entire machine.

Through its unique “innovative-Automation” concept, OMRON strives to innovate its manufacturing sites. The concept’s evolution through the Robotic Integrated Controller seamlessly integrates the control equipment needed for the manufacturing process and to continue the advancement of site.

Sysmac Studio 3D Simulation has made it possible to easily incorporate into simulations the general-purpose equipment of partner companies, which are often available in custom robots and installations the Robotic Integrated Controller can control.

As a result, operators can check the operation of the entire machine. They can also conduct pre-verification of visualization and movement before the actual performance of the machine. This reduces by 50 percent the time required for machine design and operation.