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European automation centre opens for business in Spain

13 October, 2012

Omron has opened a European Automation Centre in Barcelona, Spain, where engineers will work both on customer projects and on internal developments based on the Sysmac machine automation platform that the company launched last year.

The Barcelona centre is third in a series of such centres being established around the world in line with Omron’s current ten-year strategic plan, which is focusing on machine automation. There are already similar centres in Japan and China, and a fourth will open in the US next year.

The Barcelona centre, which has more than 50 employees, has grown out of the earlier Mechatronics Application Centre, inaugurated in 1999, whose main activities were technical backup, training and on-site support. The enhanced centre has engineers specialising in markets such as packaging, textiles and plastics. There is also a 20-strong team of software developers and a group devising kinematic algorithms for delta robots.

The centre includes a demonstration area, training facilities and development laboratories. Its services will include: training on Sysmac technologies; developing software libraries for Omron`s target markets; working with customers on prototype systems; and demonstrating robots and other automation technologies.

Omron Europe now has more than 700 field and sales engineers in 19 countries selling and supporting the Sysmac system. Extensions to the system will be unveiled at the SPS/IPC/Drives show in Germany in November.

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