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 manufacturers.
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, Sameer Gandhi, Managing Director, OMRON Automation India, said, “OMRON has a commendable market share in North India in the industrial automation segment and is recognised 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 automaker would be keen to explore 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,” Sameer 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.