Ono Denki Seisakusyo Co., Ltd.
We offer consignment development of research robots and space-related experimental equipment.
We have extensive experience in consignment manufacturing for the R&D departments of major companies, universities, and public organizations. We can develop and deliver products that are optimal for their intended use. We have in-house design and machining departments. We use 3D CAD, CAE structural analysis, and mechanical analysis to reduce costs and verify product quality and mechanisms. We can quickly carry out maintenance and improvement because of our integrated in-house production.
[Product description] This product consists of a passive rotating wheel having a semi-spherical shape in combination with a barrel-shaped wheel to avoid irregular points. The performance achieved by this combination of the spherical wheel for omnidirectional mobility and its cart includes traveling across high level differences and grooves and drive transmission (gripping) force. The semi-spherical rotating wheel can actively rotate itself. The wheel can also be driven passively by connecting the wheel to a motor via a shaft. [Authorization/Certification] Management Innovation Plan approval based on the Act for the Promotion of New Business Activities by Small and Medium-Size Enterprises (Metropolitan approval No. 877, 2013). [Intellectual property] Spherical Wheel for Omnidirectional Mobility, and Omnidirectional Mobility Member (Japanese Patent No. 5057130). *Exclusive implementation rights concluded in September 2012.
[Product description] This product has a simple mechanism consisting of only two motors and link bearings. This mechanical structure has made it possible to tilt the top plate in an arbitrary direction. This used to be impossible with conventional methods. The structure can simulate head movement by moving in three dimensions. The structure moves without complicated parts such as cylinders or joints, so manufacturing costs can be reduced. The mechanism is simple, so its control is easy. [Intellectual property] Three-Dimensional Operation Mechanical Structure (Japanese Patent No. 5385817).
[Product description] This product was produced from the artificial satellite attitude control test device that we jointly developed on consignment from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency in January 2008. A slot throttle air-feed method is applied to a spherical bearing via a ring-shaped air feed section. Our new method has increased rigidity and levitation weight capacity compared with the multi-bore air feed method of other companies. Levitation with a fine flow rate and fine differential pressure has made the air feed mechanism compact and lightweight. The working fluid flow rate is small and the gas flow is uniform and stable. This makes it possible to reduce disturbances to the movement of a levitated sphere. This air feed method is also applicable to high-accuracy sphere movement measurement and control. [Intellectual property] Sphere Levitation Device (Japanese Patent No. 4806741). *Shared with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (50% each).
[Company strength] We have abundant experience in consignment manufacturing of research robots, space-related experimental devices, and research medical equipment. Our clients are engineering laboratories at national, public and private universities, public research organizations, and the R&D departments of major companies. Our experience enables us to develop and deliver optimal products according to their intended use. We make use of the advantage of having in-house design and machining departments and we are committed to 3D CAD. This contributes to reducing machining costs. We also verify product quality and mechanisms with CAE structural analysis and mechanical analysis as required. We can quickly carry out post-delivery maintenance and improvement because of our integrated in-house production. [Business description] Consignment manufacturing of research robots (for space, ocean, rescue, medicine, welfare, humanoid, virtual reality, etc.). Consignment manufacturing of space-related experimental devices (for ground experimentation and mounting on artificial satellites). Subcontract manufacturing of parts for high-precision equipment, such as medical equipment (including research equipment), optical equipment, semiconductor-related equipment, and fixed-volume dispensers for high-viscosity materials. Consignment manufacturing of various jigs and tools. [Industry] General machine and implement manufacturing [Strength of products/technologies] Integrated in-house production from design, machining, assembly, and adjustment to embedded software and hardware development, wiring, and performance checks. The latest machining technology (3D profiling) with the latest simultaneous 5-axis machining devices (composite lathe and 5-axis machining center) and a 3D CAD/CAM system. Skillful manual work (bonding, press fitting, and engagement) with many years of expertise. Machining very hard materials (titanium alloy, nickel alloy, and magnesium alloy) and precision instruments (surgical forceps, etc.). [Representative's message] Our company has extensive experience in consignment manufacturing of research robots, space-related experimental devices, and research medical equipment. Our clients are engineering laboratories at national, public and private universities, public research organizations, and the R&D departments of major companies. People in Japan have expectations for cutting-edge medical and welfare equipment due to the decreasing birthrate and aging population. We plan to develop and manufacture practical medical and welfare robots using techniques cultivated in consignment manufacturing. We must face great obstacles, such as safety standards, ethical codes, and the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act (PMDA). However, we will clear them with high objectives in mind. [Company structure for market development/overseas expansion] Our own products (spherical wheel for omnidirectional mobility, three-dimensional operation mechanical structure, and sphere levitation device) are not currently introduced on our website, but we will post this information soon. These products are research platforms. We will send a demonstration DVD free of charge at your request if you would like to know how these products could help you. Feel free to send a request email to the sales department’s email address. We will make necessary alterations for the local use conditions while looking at actual results in the domestic market as we expand overseas. [Awards and media coverage] [Awards] Quality Control Achievement Award, Space Development Agency (now the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) (November 25, 2002). [Media] Nikkan Kogyo People, "A Company is Its People" (February 9, 2010). Diamond Weekly, "Space Odyssey in 2010" (issued on June 12, 2010). Tokyo MX TV, "Resources by small and medium-sized companies" (August 17 and 24, 2014). [Authorization/Certification] Management Innovation Plan approved company, based on the Act for the Promotion of New Business Activities by Small and Medium-Size Enterprises (approved on February 25, 2014). [Joint research and development] Joint development of artificial satellite attitude control test devices with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. Development of a patient and affected part superposition real-time true 3D display system with the University of Tokyo. This was done in the Program to Develop Medical Equipment and Devices to Solve Unmet Medical Needs (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) in fiscal 2011. [Intellectual property] New Sphere Levitation System (Japanese Patent No. 4806741). Jointly developed with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (50% each). Three-Dimensional Motion Mechanism Structure (Japanese Patent No. 5385817). Guide Stopper (Japanese Patent Application No. 2014-1829). [Factory (domestic)] Main factory, Tokyo [Transaction form] Consignment development, subcontract machining, and joint research. [Transaction terms] Negotiable (separate, prior agreements are requested). [Main Clients / Business History (domestic)] Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (consignment, since 1998), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (consignment, since 1994), IHI (consignment, since 1996), Kawasaki Heavy Industries (consignment, since 2010), Olympus (consignment and subcontracting, since 1996), Stanley Electric (subcontracting, since 1962), Terumo (consignment, since 2012), Nikon (subcontracting, since 1994), Nihon Powered Kogyo (subcontracting, since 1988), Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (subcontracting, since 1988), Kyushu University, Kyoto University, Keio University, Kobe University, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Chiba Institute of Technology, University of Tsukuba, Tokyo Institute of Technology, University of Tokyo, Tokyo Women’s Medical University, Nagoya University, Tohoku University, Hiroshima University, National Defense Academy of Japan, Hokkaido University, Yokohama National University, Yamagata University, etc. [Exhibition History/Information] The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers; the Robots Society of Japan; Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering; Aerospace Industry Exhibition Tokyo 2009; the Robotics and Mechatronics Conference of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (planned); the Annual Conference of the Robots Society of Japan (planned); etc.
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