Sysmac AI Controller from Omron
December 3, 2018 | By MRO Magazine
Omron Automation Americas Sysmac AI Controller handles several key steps in the data-driven decision process for predictive maintenance.
This solution helps manufacturers reduce risk of bad parts or equipment damage by detecting issues early on and prompting immediate action to resolve them. Customers will be able to take advantage of Omron’s technology and its team of data scientists to facilitate predictive maintenance.
The AI functionality – also known as “machine learning” – is able to identify abnormal machine behaviour without being explicitly programmed to do so. Since there could be many different factors and measurements that indicate an issue when observed together, automating the feature extraction process saves a significant amount of time and resources.
Omron’s approach to artificial intelligence-based control involves hardware, offline software and in-person service. No internet connectivity or IT infrastructure/service is required. The hardware is based on the Sysmac NY5 IPC and the NX7 CPU and includes Omron’s AI Application Components, a library of AI predictive maintenance function blocks.