Source: Omron Electronics LLC

SCHAUMBURG, IL-Omron has launched its redesigned industrial automation Web site( provide visitors and customers with tools that shorten search and simplify information access.

The new site combines enhanced research, selection, sourcing and shopping tools. Among the functional enhancements are parameter-based selection tools, easier access to information on how to solve applications in various industries, the ability to start a relationship with a local Omron distributor online and the ability to build and store a list of frequently-used products.

"The new Web site meets the needs of experienced machine designers and systems integrators as well as students and inventors working to develop new applications of automation technology," says Michael Cotton, Web site manager at Omron Electronics LLC.

Search capabilities on the site include an enhanced search center powered by a Google search appliance, a product selector tool defined by part attributes and an enhanced cross reference tool that employs new search techniques.

Registered users have access to operation manuals, computer-aided design (CAD) drawings, EDS files and other software downloads. Users can select or associate themselves with a local distributor in their region, send a request for quotation (RFQ) via e-mail in real time, and access e-commerce to purchase a sample or use the emergency express expedited same-day delivery service to shorten downtime from an unexpected product failure.