Omron accentuates ‘Total Traceability’ as a key essential for automotive manufacturing process
January 12, 2016 3:56 pm
Reiterating its contribution towards the automotive sector, one of the main drivers of manufacturing growth in India, Omron Automation underlines the role of ‘Total Traceability’ as a futuristic technology set to bring in significant advancements in the factory automation domain.
The insight was shared by Sameer Gandhi, MD, Omron Automation India at the CII Industrial Automation Summit 2015 held in Gurgaon recently. Speaking at the summit, Gandhi said, “Total Traceability is the ability to trace and verify the history, location, or application of an item by means of documented recorded identification. Considering one defective product can bring humongous loss and setbacks to the credibility of a brand, the solution holds a lot of importance to ensure zero – defects manufacturing system. This attains more significance for the automotive industry where assembling of multiple complex components needs constant checking at every step and product-recalls are witnessed quite often.”
Explaining more about the practical applications of Traceability solutions provided by Omron for the automotive sector, Mr Gandhi further explained, “For example, in a brake assembly (which has multiple parts), a piston ring assembly or a ball-bearing assembly – the entire assembly can be checked for visual completeness and quality including dimensions by an OMRON vision system. It not only identifies whether the quality is acceptable or not but also can store the images for future analysis.”