Omron Offers Online Automation Courses

Omron Industrial Automation has expanded its eLearning education portal ( to include 10 introductory courses in eight different languages—available to all visitors. The portal features courses on types, functions and general knowledge of factory automation equipment that allow users to study at their own pace.

"By creating open online courses that cover the same content globally, we are providing the opportunity for anyone to experience anytime, anywhere automation education—at their own speed and convenience," says Peter McEneaney, eLearning executive manager at Omron Industrial Automation. "This allows eLearning students to maintain a competitive edge by staying current with the technology used in factory automation."

Current course topics include Introduction to Factory Automation, General-Purpose Relays, Photoelectric Sensors, Proximity Sensors, Fiber-Optic Sensors, Power Supplies and Temperature Controllers.

The courses will be available in eight languages, including Japanese, English, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Thai, Indonesian, Spanish and French. Additional languages will be released later this year.

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