HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL—Omron Automation Americas recently opened its new Advanced Motion Research and Development Center in Chatsworth, CA. Led by Curt Wilson, senior director of engineering and advanced motion at Omron, the facility continues the innovative work pioneered by Delta Tau Data Systems.

The center boasts Omron technology development and systems integration capabilities, and features a production area alongside the in-house engineering team of 40 experts that collaborate regionally with customers. These customers are from the semiconductor, medical, packaging, scientific research and other industries.

The center also allows engineers to further design and innovate in the field of advanced motion control design using the company's Programmable Multi-Axis Controller or PMAC. The controller achieves nanoscale precision control for applications including high-speed synchronous control of 3D additive manufacturing, including laser modulation, synchronization with XY stages, and NC (Numerical Control) type trajectory processing.

“With Omron’s continued investments and focus on resources, we’re continuing to lead in innovative solutions in the field,” says Wilson. “For decades, Delta Tau has been a world leader in high-performance motion and machine control, combining high precision to the subnanometer level at high speeds, while allowing thousands of programmed moves per second, and exceptional flexibility in a variety of cost-effective configurations.”