OMRON Introduction to Automation Innovation and Research Award 2012

The selection committee of the OMRON Award to the Introduction to Automation Innovation and Research (“Iniciación a la Investigación e Innovación en Automática” in Spanish), which is composed by members of the CEA (Spanish Automation Committee) direction and OMRON representatives, agreed by unanimity: To propose for the winner of the 2011/12 OMRON Award the project “SMD components assembly system using a parallel manipulator”, presented by the students Andrea Mª Maidana Gómez,  Antonio Javier Pérez Vigo and Fernando Sabarit Peñalosa, from the Engineering School of the university of Málaga, tutored by Jesús M. Gómez-de-Gabriel.

The project (described here) consited on a grant of more than 5.000 € in OMRON equipments, incluiding the brand new NJ501 controller and four 200W ethercat servo drives to build the manipulator.

The build started in January 2012, and during 9 months the students learned aa lot on manipulator design, communications, and motion control. It was a hard work, and in September 2012, the team of students received an additional price at the general CEA conference in Vigo (Spain).

Andrea, Antonio and Fernando receiving the OMRON 2012 Award in Vigo (Spain)

Andrea, Antonio and Fernando receiving the OMRON 2012 Award in Vigo (Spain)