The 2nd Machine Safety Seminar for Automotive Makers held in Gurugram
The convening mulled on several initiatives around robotics and automation solutions to reduce exposing workers to hazardous manufacturing conditions
OMRON, a global leader in advanced industrial automation, conducted the second leg of its multi-city machine-safety seminar at Gurugram, recently, to further expand the awareness around the role of automation technology in strengthening shop-floor safety among automotive manufactures.
The day-long seminar saw about 200 delegates, including machine builders and automakers brought together on a common platform to have pertinent conversations on varied aspects dealing with safety on the shop floor. Many industry experts such as Sukhbir Singh Yadav, Head- Production Engineering, Subros; H.L. Yadav, Manager-EHS, Denso also participated as speakers.
Talking about the objectives of the seminars, Mr. Sameer Gandhi, Managing Director, OMRON Automation India, said, “OMRON has a commendable market share in North India in the industrial automation segment and is recognized for its end-to-end solutions. With the country's biggest automotive manufacturers here, the region has in-store many promising avenues especially in the safety segment which an auto maker would be keen to explor e to become more efficient. The initiative is a step ahead to enable them with more know-how on the importance of automation based safety solutions. We plan to come up with more such interactive platforms for quality, inspection, traceability, robotics and vision solutions also in the future.”
The seminar had a showcase of all key offerings of the Omron’s end-to-end safety solution portfolio comprising niche robotics solutions, safety switches, safety sensors, safety limit switches, emergency stop switches, safety relays and safety controllers – highlighting the countermeasures in equipment and facilities, their utility in shut-out detection of mechanical guards, checking intrusion into hazardous areas, and building safety circuits, etc.
“Safety technology is an integral part of every manufacturing unit not only to protect employees from injuries, but also as a tool to increase production efficiency. Automotive manufacturing sector – having the highest rate of adoption of automation technologies – is making rapid strides in manifesting the utility of these safety solutions.” Mr Gandhi added.
The 1st seminar of the series was held in Pune on Jan 25. Two more seminars will be held in Bengaluru and Chennai respectively this month.
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’.