Displayed at fdt Africa 2016-
Robotics, motion control, vision and panel solution products from Omron were displayed at the food and drink technology (fdt) Africa 2016 exhibition from 14 to 15 September at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg.
Organised by Messe München (MMG) and its subsidiary Messe München South Africa, fdt Africa 2016 is a biennial trade fair and conference focused specifically on the food and beverage industry. With 3 000 m2 of exhibition space, the 2016 event will feature 120 exhibitors and 2 000 participants.
“Omron products are developed with a strong focus on meeting the ever-increasing needs and demands of the food and beverage industry,” Victor Marques, Country General Manager, commented.
Marques, in conjunction with Field Application Engineer Evert Jansen van Vuuren, delivered a case study in the ‘Latest Trends in Packaging for the Food Industry’ session at the Exhibitor Forum.
This focused on Omron’s ongoing involvement with a leading packaging and end-of-line machine-building specialist. Van Vuuren elaborated how the Omron Delta robot was used for this particular application, due mainly to its high-speed pick-and-place functionality. Function blocks were designed specifically for a roll-on bottle packing line, where 340 bottles a minute are picked and placed.
“We provide tailored solutions from basic to high-end application needs in this particular market. We present decision-makers in the food and beverage industry with innovative and cost-effective solutions to their machine and production line needs,” Marques explained.
Latest developments showcased at fdt Africa 2016 included Omron Adept robotic solutions and its ever-expanding portfolio of Sysmac machine control solution offerings. “Omron places a major emphasis on R&D, always being a frontrunner with regard to cutting-edge technology that meets the specific needs of various market segments,” Marques stressed.
Omron offers a range of vision inspection solutions to boost package quality and help maintain customer confidence in a brand. These range from simple pattern matching to simultaneous inspections using up to four cameras and fine colour discrimination.
Smart measurement sensors from Omron always eliminate problems preventing packaging operations from running smoothly. High-resolution, precision inspection improves quality at each process, ensuring products are sealed properly. These high-speed measurement sensors perform up to 5 000 inspections a minute to keep pace with the fastest packing lines in order to help reduce waste.
For more information on Omron solutions for the food and beverage industry, visit www.industrial.omron.co.za
Omron Electronics is the South African subsidiary of Omron Corporation, a global leader in the field of automation. Established in 1933, Omron has more than 35 000 employees in over 35 countries working to provide products and services to customers in a variety of fields, including industrial automation, electronic components industries, and healthcare. Omron Electronics provides a comprehensive sales and support service for Omron’s vast range of industrial automation products, including industrial components, sensing and safety, automation systems and drives.