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Omron purchased maxken, a code reader manufacturer, for $157 million. Omron, an industrial automation manufacturer, purchased maxken, an industrial barcode reader and machine vision expert headquartered in the United States, a subsidiary of Sipai in the United Kingdom, for $157 million. The purpose of this acquisition is to further promote the control of manufacturing equipment and production lines, and use IOT to connect almost all objects on the manufacturing layer, including components, equipment and robots

maxken systems, founded in 1982, is headquartered in Langdon, Washington, D.C., and currently has 192 employees. According to spectris, the parent company of spectris, the value of spectris' assets reached 22million pounds, and the company generated an operating profit of 7million pounds last year

maxken develops barcode reading equipment, including barcode readers and verification procedures. Maxken products adopt advanced algorithms, which can read engraved or printed bar codes, and even print QR codes on rough or curved products. In addition, maxken also provides machine vision products, including smart cameras and tool software, under the brands of microhawk, autovision and visionscape

Omron said that maxken encodes the configuration information of all parts and production equipment in the factory to help customers make their production operations more flexible. At the same time, it also helps to avoid quality problems by tracking the root causes of problems. Omron plans to integrate advanced QR code recognition technology with its automation system. Make use of the sales network of maxken to form a customer group that pays more attention to the wide variety of germanium, lithium and zirconium small metals with high prosperity in the industry

Omron pointed out that more and more manufacturers have begun to work to achieve accurate traceability management, so that they can respond to the growing requirements of the market for product safety, while eliminating quality problems. Nowadays, products are becoming more and more personalized, resulting in an increasing demand for high mixing and small batch manufacturing. To achieve the other ideal of one-to-one customized production, many companies realize the importance of tracking individual products through serialization

due to these trends, it is becoming more and more common to assign ID codes to each product or component, which puts forward stricter requirements for bar code readers used in manufacturing

for example, the automotive industry needs a powerful barcode reader that can read two-dimensional codes engraved on metal parts, such as engine cylinders. At the same time, it can also withstand the harsh factory environment. In the digital equipment department, every component needs ID control and a compact and accurate barcode reader. In the pharmaceutical industry, a separate bar code serialization system for each box of drugs helps to prevent forgery and improve product safety

scanning bar code reading will help to speed up the deployment of IOT technology. At least two specimens in Europe should show ductile fracture. Mron said that he would strive to create an environment convenient for information collection, analysis and application at the production level. Omron hopes to provide services and technologies based on composite technology, including:

1. Robot traceability and tracking, allowing easy and stable reading of multiple complex ID codes

2. Carry out predictive maintenance of effective operation through the ID code of the machine

wipe off the antirust oil and grease on the experimental machine. 3. Achieve a zero defect manufacturing environment

this event, spectris plans to reduce its debt burden by selling maxken, which is an important step for spectris to focus on its advantageous areas. Omron and maxken have the same development strategy. After the acquisition, the two sides will start the next stage of the journey

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