1933: The Origins Of Innovations
High Prescision Timer for X-Ray Machines - This induction-type protective relay timer operated at a high-precision speed of 1/20 of a second to give clear X-Ray pictures.
1960: Advancement of Automated Systems Through Technological Innovation
The "Dream Switch" - OMRON’s new contactless, solid state switch was unveiled at the Osaka International Trade Fair. The “dream switch” could withstand more than 100 million cycles in its lifetime.
1967: The Unmanned Train Station System
High Prescision Timer for X-Ray Machines
1972: Factory Automation in Japan
The SYSMAC PLC - OMRON developed “SYSMAC” – a programmable sequence controller for machine tools – to fulfil industry needs for programmable controllers with fast processing speeds.
1987: Grasping the Intangible
OMRON produced the world’s fastest fuzzy controller, a multi-task fuzzy controller, and the world’s first fuzzy microcomputer chip. They were later adopted in our control components.
2009: Addressing Environmental Issues through OMRON Sensing and Control Technology
Launching the Environmental Business – Rising environmental awareness drove production of OMRON’s energy-saving product line. This led to the first of its kind “ene-brain” CO2 visualisation system that automatically analyses production areas to reduce energy consumption.
1935: Establishing A Relay Factory
General-Purpose Relay For Switchboard - An induction-type protective relay was developed for use in power switchboards. It was based on the voltage relay used in X-ray timers.
1963: First Steps Toward Cybernation
The Automatic Ticket Vending Machine - We made the world’s first vending machine that could issue three different types of meal tickets. It first appeared in Daimaru department store, Kyoto.
1970: Insights into the Future of Society, Science and Technology
The SINIC Theory - OMRON’s “Seed Innovation to Need Impetus Cyclic Evolution” (SINIC) theory showed how technology and society engaged in a cyclical relationship of mutual impact and influence.
1974: Popularising Desktop Calculators
The OMRON-8 Desktop Calculator - The low-cost OMRON 800 (aka OMRON-8) was introduced to the market. This contributed to the widespread adoption of calculators in the world.
1991: Automating In-line Inspection
Sensing Technology Advancements - OMRON combined sensing and information processing technologies to automate final stage inspection with the F300 Vision System and VT-WIN for different systems.
1943: Expansion of Automation Devices
Successful Production of Japan-Made Precision Switch - OMRON perfected the precision switch and produced it domestically. The switch , first-of-its-kind in Japan, had an impressive lifespan of more than 100,000 operations.
1964: Tackling Motorisation Issues
The Automated Traffic Signal - OMRON developed the world's first automatic traffic signal that detected and responded to vehicles for better traffic control. It was effectively executed at a Tokyo intersection.
1971: Start of a Cashless Age
The Automated Cash Dispenser - The world’s first online automated cash dispenser that used a magnetic card. This marked the beginning of today’s magnetic card systems.
1978: Electronic Equipment to Manage Health
Digital Thermometers and Blood Pressure Monitors - Our focus on biometric data collection, essential for good health management, led to healthcare innovations such as the digital blood pressure monitor and digital thermometer.
2002: "The Second Omron" in China
Regional head office and production bases in China - OMRON’s regional management centre for Greater China became its regional head office. A core production electronic components production facility was also set up in Shenzhen.