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Brooklands College in Weybridge has incorporated an ABB IRB 140 robotic training cell into the latest technologies and equipment to enhance its engineering students’ curriculum.

The engineering facility provides several workshops/courses offering various levels of qualifications in automotive, manufacturing, motorsport and aerospace, with the facility also being able to encompass an aircraft hangar complete with aeroplanes.

Many colleges and universities incorporating relevant courses across the UK now house an ABB robot and/or utilises ABB’s Robotstudio 5 robot programming software, which allows up to 50 students to program virtual robots with free-of-charge licences.

This is the same programming technology that runs ABB robots within manufacturing processes worldwide.

With funding justified and in place from COVE, Brooklands now has a complete training cell incorporating an IRB 140 six-axis robot, IRC5 controller and Flexpendant with a workable table area and appropriate interlocking safety features and guarding.

Dave West, programme leader at Brooklands College, said: ‘To familiarise ourselves with the off-line programming tool and to gain further knowledge on our investment, some of my colleagues and I attended the latest Robotstudio 5 Certified User course at ABB’s training facilities in Milton Keynes.

‘This course enabled us to gain a better understanding of this software and ideas on how to implement this within our own methodology of teaching.

‘Since the robot training cell has been up and running, we feel students are already appreciating the opportunity to become skilled with this technology to enhance their own future career prospects in industry,’ he added.

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