Shinano Kenshi History

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Kenshi
History
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Advancement

Before
Refining advanced technology through diversification

Starting with a high-end tape deck, the electronics department began development and production of products in 1972. We have found a way to play an active role in a variety of other industries by developing PLEXTOR brand products such as BGM players, optical disc drives, CD players for trial listening, off-set printers, and data loggers with wave-synchronous high-speed cameras. PLEXTOR is a coined word that connects PLEX, which means “weave” or “knit” in Latin, with the TOR in the word motor. While the PLEXTOR brand was spreading to the world, we were gathering new technology such as electronic circuits, software, sensors, and information processors. As a result, it broadened the scope of technical proposals.

PLEXTOR brand Optical disk drive

Shinano
Kenshi
History
04

Advancement

Future
Plegg, the idea-hatching“egg”

Plegg is an egg-type robot developed as a robot mascot for exhibitions. “Eggs” that one would expect to simply fall over will instead be able to run autonomously on two wheels while controlling their attitude, position and orientation. Combining its 6-axis motion sensor, fisheye camera image processing technology, electric control of a BLDC motor, circuit technology, and wireless communication, Plegg utilizes original control technology. Applications include tasks such as liquid and gas transportation, automated systems, mobility assistance, and work as an industrial/service robot.

Plegg