OMRON Releases New Models Of NJ101 Series Automation Controller

KYOTO, Japan -- OMRON Corporation will release the Database Connection CPU Units NJ101-9020 (number of controlled axes: 0) and NJ101-1020 (number of controlled axes: 2) on December 1 to join the Machine Automation Controllers NJ101-series as controllers to play core roles in manufacturing innovation by leveraging big data and IoT initiated by the site. OMRON will exhibit the NJ101 Database Connection CPU Units at the System Control Fair 2015 to be held at Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Center) from December 2 (Wed) to 4 (Fri).

The entry model NJ101-series with a simple hardware performance enables application functionalities and solutions of the Sysmac Automation Platform (*1) to be adopted in existing production equipment and general systems. It was released in April 2015 and has been adopted in existing production equipment and general systems at various production sites.

In addition to the functions of the NJ101-series, the new NJ101 Database Connection CPU Units are also equipped with a function to collect and utilize information at production sites. The Units can be directly connected to a variety of databases including a Microsoft SQL Server without special software or middleware. Users are not required to have ICT-related programming knowledge to construct a system. The programming using ladder language, which is widely used at production sites, enables data utilization in manufacturing processes. The users can start big data utilization and IoT introduction in the manufacturing processes easily on a small scale for productivity enhancement, predictive maintenance, and constructing a quality traceability system by installing the Unit to their existing equipment afterward.

In today's globalized manufacturing environment, diverse and complex challenges arise and need to be overcome. The global market rapidly changes, and companies are under increasing pressure to supply products in a timely manner that satisfies a wide variety of consumer needs. There is an increasing need on a global basis to leverage IoT, big data, and other latest ICT at manufacturing sites. Understanding detailed operating conditions of manufacturing equipment and processes timely is getting increasingly important. Anticipating changes in the needs of manufacturing innovation, OMRON released the NJ501 Database Connection CPU Units in April 2013 to provide solutions for product quality enhancement using large amounts of machine data at production sites and for quick production process improvement. The new NJ101 Database Connection CPU Units enable OMRON to contribute to achieving site-driven "evolving factories". The Units will accelerate big data utilization in a wider range of manufacturing processes and equipment, enhance product quality and productivity, and feed back information to the manufacturing site to prevent a line stop in advance due to equipment or machinery failures.

OMRON adds robotics technology to our advanced, world-leading sensing and control technology cultivated over many years, and merges the two and the latest information technology to evolve automation and to be committed to innovating manufacturing sites with manufacturing companies all over the world who are challenging new manufacturing.

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