Omron Opens New R&D Center for Machine Control

Omron Automation Americas opens an advanced motion research and development center at the forefront of next-generation automation with smaller, faster and more accurate motion controllers.

The Omron Advanced Motion Research and Development Center signifies the company’s continues commitment to research and development. This state-of-the-art facility enables top-talent engineers to continue the innovative work pioneered by Delta Tau Data Systems. They are led by Curt Wilson, Senior Director Engineering, Advanced Motion.

The center delivers world-leading industrial motion control solutions that address the most computationally and complexly demanding applications.

Opening of Omron Advanced Motion Research and Development Center

This modern center located in Chatsworth, California boasts Omron technology development and systems integration capabilities. It houses a production area alongside the in-house engineering team. Meanwhile, the team is comprised of 40 experts who are available to collaborate regionally with customers.

Precise Motion Control Technology

The expansion enables the company to develop highly precise, high-speed motion technology that fits the needs of customers throughout semiconductor, medical, packaging, scientific research, and other industries. It allows engineers to further innovate in the field of advanced motion control design. As a result, the world’s highest-level Programmable Multi-Axis Controller (PMAC) has been developed.

PMAC achieves sophisticated nanoscale precision control for applications including high-speed synchronous control of 3D additive manufacturing. This includes laser modulation, synchronization with XY stages, and numerical control (NC) type trajectory processing.

“With Omron’s continued investments and focus on resources, we’re continuing to lead in innovative solutions in the field,” says Wilson. “For decades, Delta Tau has been a world leader in high-performance motion and machine control, combining high precision – to the sub-nanometer level, high speeds – allowing thousands of programmed moves per second, and exceptional flexibility in a variety of cost-effective configurations.”

“We’re excited to continue this work together, developing elite motion control systems that control some of the world’s most complex and demanding applications,” says Wilson.