none

OMRON ACQUIRES LEADING US ROBOTICS COMPANY

15-06-2016
by 
in 

Omron, a global leader in automation, has acquired Adept, a leading provider of intelligent robots, autonomous mobile robot solutions and services.

Adept is based in California and boasts more than 78,000 installations worldwide.

Omron’s core technology is electronics, most notably its controllers, safety and sensing products.

The recent acquisition means Omron can now offer its clients a total automation solution.

In April this year, Omron Oceania was granted access to the full range of Adept’s fixed robots, for the Australian, New Zealand and South Pacific markets.

Adept’s robotic portfolio is seen as “best in class.”

It includes Parallel (or Delta) robots (“Hornet” & “Quattro”), SCARA (Selective Compliance Articulated Robotic Arm – “Cobra”), a 6 axis articulated arm (“Viper”) and even Cartesian axes (“Python”).

Omron is expected to gain access to Adept’s remaining product range, such as mobile robots (eg: “Lynx”) and software, before the end of the year.

All robots will be dual branded to take advantage of Omron’s name for quality and Adept’s reputation for innovation.

Adept had developed “ePLC”, a special function to allow most of the robotic programming to be performed in the controlling MAC (Machine Automation Controller). The main advantage is that users can use ubiquitous industrial programming languages, such as Ladder Diagram or Structured Text; in place of dedicated robotic programming.

Omron have also developed dedicated communication drivers and FBs that interface directly into Adept’s controllers (which are often embedded into the robot). The Ethernet/IP protocol is used for this, due to its widespread usage throughout industrial applications.
With the global push to reduce manufacturing costs and increase productivity, Omron firmly believes automation is the key.

“The future in manufacturing is to embrace robots and to have them working alongside (i.e. collaborating with) “traditional” production systems,” says Toby Kilroy, robot specialist for Omron Australia and NZ.

“Omron has established itself as a supplier of quality electrical products used throughout industry, but we’ve never really delved into anything mechanical … until now! The strategic purchase of Adept really completes our range, we now do the entire spectrum of industrial automation; something no competitor can really match.”

For customers, this will mean one partner and one point of contact for purchasing, support and maintenance, which greatly simplifies their operations.

For more information visit: www.omron.com or www.adept.com

Omron Electronics
Ph: 1300 766 766
www.omron.com.au

Related news & editorials

  1. 15.08.2018
    15.08.2018
    by      In
    New from ICP Electronics Australia the tDS-724i/734i is a serial-to-Ethernet device server that can be used to add Ethernet and Internet connectivity to any RS-232/485 device. Not only does this eliminate the cable length limitation of serial communications, it enables easy remote control over any... Read More
  2. 15.08.2018
    15.08.2018
    by      In
    According to Treotham Automation the new Igus lokchain energy supply system has the potential to reinvent power, data and media supply in many dynamic applications. Automatically extending pins hold the e-chain securely in the guide, enabling completely new solutions in vertical, hanging or... Read More
  3. 15.08.2018
    15.08.2018
    by      In
    Exair has come up with a novel device for removing stubborn debris found in industrial facilities. The patent pending design of the Soft Grip Super Air Scraper combines a safety air gun with a scraping blade. The scraper is ideal for removal of caulk, sealant, adhesives, tape, paint, stickers,... Read More
  4. 14.08.2018
    14.08.2018
    by      In
    MTI See-Thru flexible PVC swing doors are ideal for industrial and commercial applications from factories and food processing plants to supermarket cool stores and hospitals.
    Manufactured in Australia from tough resilient PVC and a cold drawn steel frame, they open with a light push and... Read More