Industrial automation can help companies improve efficiency, quality and productivity in an immense range of applications. Automating manual applications also improves worker safety. However, it’s crucial that automated applications are safe at all times and in all conditions. OMRON has set up a bespoke Skills-Up Safety Training program for selected European OMRON Safety Solution Partners to ensure that they have the full and latest knowledge regarding all safety aspects of industrial automation.
One of the first companies to complete this training program is OMRON Solution Partner Tecno-Elèctric Girona (TEG), based in Spain. TEG is a specialist in industrial automation solutions for example for the automotive, food and beverage and pharmaceutical markets. The company aims to develop new and innovative solutions for their customers, always taking advantage of their in-depth knowledge of the technology.
TEG provides complete solutions, from initial design and consultation, through proof of concept, system development, to installation, commissioning and after-sales support. They implement innovative technologies such as mobile and collaborative robots, motion, vision, traceability, and advanced sensors. At the same time, they need skilled in-house experts to ensure the safety of the solutions.
To ensure the highest possible level of expertise in OMRON safety solutions, TEG decided to enrol in a bespoke safety training program offered by OMRON. The Skills-Up Safety Training program consisted of 100 hours of training. Four members from TEG engineering and design department attended the training, using approximately 4 hours per (each) week to complete the training within one year.
The educational program is tailored to the needs of the partner, and is a hybrid of in-person classes and self-learning studies, taking advantage of remote learning options, such as Google Classroom tools. OMRON provided training materials such as test panels for hands-on training, and the progress of the participants was followed via job assignments and review videos. The TEG staff attended 100% of the classes and were very pleased with the content and the execution of the training.