1933: The Origins Of Innovations

High Prescision Timer for X-Ray Machines - This induction-type protective relay timer operated at a high-precision speed of 1/20 of a second to give clear X-Ray pictures.

1960: Advancement of Automated Systems Through Technological Innovation

The "Dream Switch" - OMRON’s new contactless, solid state switch was unveiled at the Osaka International Trade Fair. The “dream switch” could withstand more than 100 million cycles in its lifetime.

1967: The Unmanned Train Station System

High Prescision Timer for X-Ray Machines

1972: Factory Automation in Japan

The SYSMAC PLC - OMRON developed “SYSMAC” – a programmable sequence controller for machine tools – to fulfil industry needs for programmable controllers with fast processing speeds.

1987: Grasping the Intangible

OMRON produced the world’s fastest fuzzy controller, a multi-task fuzzy controller, and the world’s first fuzzy microcomputer chip. They were later adopted in our control components.

2009: Addressing Environmental Issues through OMRON Sensing and Control Technology

Launching the Environmental Business – Rising environmental awareness drove production of OMRON’s energy-saving product line. This led to the first of its kind “ene-brain” CO2 visualisation system that automatically analyses production areas to reduce energy consumption.

1935: Establishing A Relay Factory

General-Purpose Relay For Switchboard - An induction-type protective relay was developed for use in power switchboards. It was based on the voltage relay used in X-ray timers.

1963: First Steps Toward Cybernation

The Automatic Ticket Vending Machine - We made the world’s first vending machine that could issue three different types of meal tickets. It first appeared in Daimaru department store, Kyoto.

1970: Insights into the Future of Society, Science and Technology

The SINIC Theory - OMRON’s “Seed Innovation to Need Impetus Cyclic Evolution” (SINIC) theory showed how technology and society engaged in a cyclical relationship of mutual impact and influence.

1974: Popularising Desktop Calculators

The OMRON-8 Desktop Calculator - The low-cost OMRON 800 (aka OMRON-8) was introduced to the market. This contributed to the widespread adoption of calculators in the world.

1991: Automating In-line Inspection

Sensing Technology Advancements - OMRON combined sensing and information processing technologies to automate final stage inspection with the F300 Vision System and VT-WIN for different systems.

1943: Expansion of Automation Devices

Successful Production of Japan-Made Precision Switch - OMRON perfected the precision switch and produced it domestically. The switch , first-of-its-kind in Japan, had an impressive lifespan of more than 100,000 operations.

1964: Tackling Motorisation Issues

The Automated Traffic Signal - OMRON developed the world's first automatic traffic signal that detected and responded to vehicles for better traffic control. It was effectively executed at a Tokyo intersection.

1971: Start of a Cashless Age

The Automated Cash Dispenser - The world’s first online automated cash dispenser that used a magnetic card. This marked the beginning of today’s magnetic card systems.

1978: Electronic Equipment to Manage Health

Digital Thermometers and Blood Pressure Monitors - Our focus on biometric data collection, essential for good health management, led to healthcare innovations such as the digital blood pressure monitor and digital thermometer.

2002: "The Second Omron" in China

Regional head office and production bases in China - OMRON’s regional management centre for Greater China became its regional head office. A core production electronic components production facility was also set up in Shenzhen.