Australian owned Robotic Automation, a leading supplier of robotics and automation solutions, will soon roll out an innovative new robotics mobile training unit for schools and colleges.
Launched in Sweden earlier this year, the MotoTraining station features a Yaskawa MOTOMAN-GP8 robot, with multiple safety systems embedded.
The unit is a self-contained robotics station on castor wheels. As well as the GP8 general purpose industrial robot, the unit houses a YRC 1000 controller, small compressor 6 bar with 240V plug-in cable.
The station has a table top with a magnetic whiteboard surface which you can be used to mark positions for your training program.
It is easy to operate and very compact – so it can be easily moved between classrooms or offices through standard doorways.
When approaching the station the scanner under the table will first make the robot enter slow speed, and nearer to the station the robot stops completely.
Preparing Australia’s future workforce
“Our ‘You Teach Me’ robot is ideal for introducing the MOTOMAN robot and its programming to students and robot operators,” RA National Sales Manager David Husband told Inside Robotics.
“This custom designed training solution will prepare Australia’s future workforce,” he says. “Students at schools, colleges and universities will be able to learn the art of programming robots and understand their tasks.”
RA is expected to begin rolling out the new training stations Australian wide before the end of the year.
Mr Husband says qualified educational institutions will be offered substantial discounts as an incentive to promote robotics programs.
Established in 1988 the RA Group has installed and supports over 3,000 systems across Australia and New Zealand.
The company is an exclusive Australian agent for Yaskawa Motoman Robotics – a Japanese robotics giant with more than 300,000 robots installed globally.