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OMRON Embarks on Machine Safety Seminars to Strengthen Safety at Automotive Shop Floors


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Ist seminar for knowledge exchange on Machine & Workplace Safety including Robotics held in Pune

OMRON, a global leader in advanced industrial automation, has embarked on a multi-city machine-safety seminar initiative to expand awareness on shop-floor safety amongst automotive manufactures. The first leg of the seminar was concluded in Pune, today where around 200 experts from the industry attended the seminar which includes machine builders, auto makers and many industry experts. The key speakers gathered for knowledge sharing sessions were Rahul Lale, Associate Vice President, Bharat Forge Limited ; Apurba Bose , Senior Manager, Varroc Engineering; Pradeep Kumar Patel, Plant Head, Minda Vast Access System ; Pradeep Bhalwankar, Founder & Managing Director, Twin Engineers.

The safety seminars are curated with a view to discuss the concerns at the shop floors of automotive manufacturers and exchange knowledge about the machine safety solutions practices. Safety plays a key role in enhancing the productivity of manufacturing site and automation is a strong enabler to achieve the same.

Giving more insights on the overall objectives, Mr. Sameer Gandhi, Managing Director, OMRON Automation India, said, “Being an auto manufacturing hub in Western India, Pune holds a lot of importance for us. Omron is well placed amongst the automotive manufacturing fraternity for its automotive automation and sensors. We are now striving to popularize the safety components and services to this sector. These seminars are a step ahead in this direction. We plan to come up with more of these interactive platforms for our quality, inspection, traceability, robotics & vision solutions too in the future.”

The seminar had exhibits of all key offerings of Omron end-to-end Safety solution portfolio comprising of Safety Switches, Safety Sensors, Safety Limit Switches, Emergency Stop Switches, Safety Relays, and Safety Controllers as well as niche Robotics solutions. The solutions highlighted the countermeasures in equipment and facilities and their utility in shut-out detection of mechanical guards, checking intrusion into hazardous areas, and building safety circuits, etc.

“Safety technology needs to become an integral part of every manufacturing unit not only to protect the employees from injuries, but also as a tool to increase production efficiency. This applies well to the automotive sector which has been showing the highest rate of adoption of automation technologies.” Mr Gandhi, added.

Other seminars in the series will be held at Bangalore, Chennai and New Delhi (NCR).

About OMRON Automation:

Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, OMRON Corporation is a multi-billion-dollar, diversified company with business units producing industrial automation products, electronic components, and healthcare equipment and ticketing systems. OMRON Industrial Automation is a global leader providing complete automation solutions for industrial applications. It brings innovation to manufacturing sites through automation with "Integrated”, "intelligent" and "interactive" concepts with one of the world’s most sophisticated Input-Logic-Output-Robotics + Safety (ILOR+S) technology including the proprietary sensing technology.

OMRON Automation – India, now more than two decades old in the country, caters to over 7 industrial applications encompassing the wide requirements of packaging, automotive, material handling, solar, food & beverages, textile and panel building applications. The company is focussing on the solution business, including Robotics and IIoT, providing “One Stop” solutions, to improve the overall efficiency on diverse production sites. Focusing on the themes of quality, safety and the environment, they support manufacturing innovation worldwide with their unique sensing & controlling technologies. OMRON is rapidly expanding its operations with focus on all major cities making its presence felt across the country with a strong network of offices, automation centre, training centres, sales & marketing force, application teams, resident engineers and channel partners to address the ever challenging requirements of the customers. A major factor in OMRON’s progress globally & locally has been the strong commitment towards its customers keeping ‘Quality First’.

To learn more, please visit: www.omronb-ap.co.in ,www.omron.co.in

For further information, please contact:

Ankur Bhat, Corporate Communications, OMRON, +91 9899819904, ankurb@ap.omron.com
Jaskaran Gautam, Corporate Communications, OMRON, +91 7838491307, jaskarang@ap.omron.com
Richa Shrotriya, Weber Shandwick, +91 9560144115, rshrotriya@webershandwick.com
Ramita Khurana, Weber Shandwick, +91 9999798730, rkhurana@webershandwick.com