Omron and Production Traceability
Helping manufacturers hike quality by more closely tracking parts
Manufacturing is all about efficiency, and that includes the ability to trace the whereabouts of parts from intake through product shipment.
Omron Industrial Automation supplies the sensors, barcode readers, cameras, robotics, motion control and controller products to help do just that.
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