With a long history of pioneering digital change, global tech leader Omron has partnered with Brisbane’s Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Hub.
Fostering access to innovation, the ARM Hub and Omron partnership presents an opportunity for small-to-medium enterprise (SME) manufacturers to experience first-hand the benefits of digital transformation.
Omron has established a demonstration space at ARM Hub’s Northgate Facility to bolster local companies’ exposure to new platforms, international technology standards, and additional business opportunities.
This collaboration between Omron and the ARM Hub is essential to catalysing growth and uplifting Australia’s manufacturing capabilities – demonstrating how Australian manufacturers can lead the way to deliver smarter, more cost-effective products whilst sharing knowledge and upskilling the workforce.
“Our presence at the ARM Hub gives us the chance to demonstrate to SMEs the benefits of automation with products that are immediately accessible,” said Paul Gibb, State Manager of Omron – Queensland and Northern Territory, “and at the same time we’re introducing small operators to the extensive network and support that the ARM Hub offers. We also get to connect the local robotics research community with our global technology, together, helping shape the manufacturing capabilities of tomorrow. It’s a win-win.”
Australian manufacturers currently employ an 862,000 strong workforce and the modernisation of our nations’ manufacturing capability is critical to securing our future prosperity and jobs growth.
The ability to connect industry to technology providers, introduce manufacturers to new technologies, and demonstrate expertise in robotics applications will lead to the adoption of advanced systems modernising processes and helping SMEs become more competitive and expand.
“This partnership demonstrates how Australia can act on the important and urgent need to adopt new technologies and advance manufacturing in a global economy.” said Jonathan Roberts, ARM Hub Technical Director and Professor in Robotics at QUT “ARM Hub’s team of experts can now access and work with Omron’s suite of sensors and vision systems to test and problem solve real business challenges at the ARM Hub learning factory.”
About ARM Hub
The independent, not-for-profit $18 million ARM Hub is an agile technology application centre for robotics and design-led manufacturing, accelerating industry’s uptake of advanced manufacturing. The ARM Hub draws together skilled teams of scientists, technical specialists, designers, and engineers, to develop commercial, advanced manufacturing solutions. Committed to advanced manufacturing in Australia, the ARM Hub has been funded by industry, the Innovative Manufacturing CRC (IMCRC), CSIRO, QUT and the Queensland Government.