March 1, 2022
It’s known that innovation works best when people bounce ideas off each other and develop a familiarity with building-block technologies and concepts. That’s why Omron have decided to invest in state-of-the-art proof-of-concept centers (PoCCs) that house a multitude of Omron products, demos, testing equipment, and more.
There are 29 Omron-operated PoCCs around the globe, with several strategically located throughout the Americas. Omron strives to make each PoCC as accessible as possible, since they understand that automation solutions are a major investment and potential customers want solid proof that they’ll work as promised.
Let’s take a look at three key benefits of visiting an Omron PoCC.
1. You’ll build your own expertise in a collaborative space.
If you’re in need of a spot to generate ideas with the guidance of Omron experts and gain a thorough understanding of Omron’s technologies, look no further than your local Omron PoCC. They have designed these facilities to serve as innovation spaces for collaboration with their partners, their customers, and their customers’ customers.
You’ll get hands-on access to technologies and demo applications that may include complete Sysmac platform solutions, integrated multi-robot systems, collaborative robot bin picking systems, traceability technologies, machine safety solutions, and much more. As each PoCC grows, you’ll find even more Omron products and solutions on display.
2. You’ll get access to high-quality training from the experts.
Each center is home to many specialized engineers with years or even decades of experience. If you’ve been wanting to chat with the experts at your own convenience, this is the best way to do so. Omron’s engineers are ready to offer advice on your latest applications either in person or virtually. Some centers, like the one in Cincinnati, feature dedicated training rooms.
Omron are always eager to learn more about your goals so that they can offer creative ways to solve application challenges. If necessary, their experts can connect you with Omron’s worldwide network of field applications engineers that have wide-ranging expertise in vision, safety, robotics and more.
3. You’ll get proof that your next solution will work, prior to implementation.
In each location, you can see real working applications that incorporate Omron’s latest technologies. It’s exciting to see such high-performance demos in a working environment and interact with experts. If you’re at the early stages of your automation investment, Omron will listen to your challenges and try to propose a solution that will sharpen your competitive edge.
Feasibility studies are offered in several facilities for advanced sensing technologies, and some centers have additional laboratories for specialized testing. The Detroit PoCC, for example, has an in-house vision lab where application engineers bring in parts and test out any applications – particularly vision and sensing applications – that require controlled lighting.
Omron’s goal is to help customers minimize risk by validating their solutions prior to implementation. Once you see how Omron technologies can help solve your applications, they’ll help you follow up with their field application engineers.