OMRON Corporation is a global, industrial-automation company that operates in the fields of control devices, factory automation systems, and electronic components, with more than 100,000 distinct products to its name. With a 40% share of Japan’s domestic market in control devices, the company seeks to retain its leadership position. OMRON launched its unique, Sysmac NJ-Series machine automation controller to satisfy market demands for a more robust, stable, and reliable factory automation device.
OMRON realized that customers wanted a more stable, faster controller device for their factory automation systems. Following the launch of OMRON’s Sysmac NJ-Series machine automation controller in 2011, OMRON decided to adopt Oracle Java SE Embedded because of its reputation for high-performance and its suitability to Sysmac’s requirements.
“We chose Oracle Java SE Embedded as it fits perfectly with Sysmac’s automation controller, which doesn’t have a large memory or the storage capacity of a personal computer. It also enables our customers to operate the device easily without the need for specialized database knowledge.” said Minoru Oka, assistant manager, group 1, business development department no. 1, control division, industrial automation company, OMRON Corporation.
In early 2012, OMRON began researching various methods of connecting Sysmac’s automation controller directly with the database.
In April 2013, OMRON adopted Oracle Java SE Embedded for its Sysmac controller and incorporated Java Micro Edition JDBC Optional Package for Connected Device Configuration Reference Implementation to enable Java programs to access databases.