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Introducing a Portable, Industrial Training Cell to Teach Robotic Process Applications

June 27, 2024

EWI has developed a unique robot training cell that can be deployed at fabrication shops, mill, and foundries that are starting to incorporate robotic applications into their processes.

The specially designed workstation utilizes a collaborative robot (“cobot”) to give students instruction and practice on the most common automation-assisted tasks found in small manufacturing operations. With state-of-the-art equipment configured to teach practical, foundational skills, the station provides a setting in which to learn applications ranging from simplified to advanced. A standard cell is equipped with:

  • Collaborative robot
    • 850-mm reach
    • 5-kg payload
  • Pneumatic grippers
  • Vacuum grippers
  • Quiet air compressor
  • 30” x 150” x 37” mobile cart on locking caster that allows for flexibility in the classroom

Unlike other educational automation systems, the EWI workstation is designed specifically for industrial training. Therefore, the standard setup has been equipped with the following enhancements:

  • 3-Jaw chuck and dome light for machine tending training
  • 24” Conveyor and photoelectric sensors for sensor programming training
  • Integrated control panel with PLC and safety programming features for  industrial cell integration training

The following add-on options can be purchased to teach advances concepts:

  • Vision Package to teach students the fundamentals concepts of vision systems and pick and place programming
  • Tool Changer to demonstrate the switch in-between tools

EWI’s industrial training cell is supported by EWI engineering expertise and an industry-based training curriculum. To find out how you can procure a training cell for your facility, contact Susan Witt, Manager of Industrial Training, at [email protected].