That’s when the company invited several automation suppliers, including Omron, to propose solutions for adding remote access to the machine’s control system.

“There was absolutely no doubt that Omron clearly understood our requirements and knew how to meet them efficiently and cost-effectively”, says Chris Barfe, Ibonhart director. “Omron was able to show us similar projects it had worked on with other clients, all of which were operating very successfully.”

The decision was, therefore, to use Omron automation equipment for all key functions in the new control system.

Omron supplied and integrated all of the automation equipment, which reduced time and development costs. In addition, all of the components were already available and optimized for the food industry, to save further costs.