Omron Corporation, a global leader in industrial automation, anticipated increasing demand from its customers for factory automation solutions that leverage data collection and analytics from interconnected machines—the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in action.
The Omron team wanted to develop a new type of control solution based on a PC architecture that combined advanced automation control capabilities with the ability to utilize data from connected systems and devices.
HOW WIND RIVER HELPED
Wind River® assisted in the development of the company’s IPC RTOS Controller, which can run on either VxWorks® or Wind River Linux, enabling manufacturers to program real-time control of machine functionality while simultaneously executing advanced data processing tasks.
The 2016 launch of Omron’s industrial PC (IPC) control platform puts the company at the forefront of digital transformation in manufacturing. The platform helps make manufacturing equipment smarter, improving productivity and output quality through IoT connectivity and Big Data analytics, while meeting strict performance and reliability standards.
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“The IPC RTOS Controller supports both real-time control and information technology in one box. With VxWorks or Wind River Linux, users get fast and highly accurate automation technology combined with a flexible development and programming environment.”
—Toshiki Natsui, Manager, Controller Product Management Group, Omron