Introducing the Machine Tending Education Cell

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Machine Tending Education Cell

Rochester Hills, MI – This week the FANUC CERT Education group introduced the New Machine Tending Education Cell (MTEC). The system is available exclusively through FANUC’s Education Authorized Resellers and represents a joint commitment to bring authentic industrial technology to education.

This cart enables education programs to teach Robot-Loaded Machining using an industrial-grade FANUC Robot integrated with virtually any CNC Mill or Lathe. Robot-Loaded Machining, in which an industrial robot loads a machining center, has become increasingly prevalent in industry. This process enables manufacturers to improve throughput and precision while reducing risks to workers. Individuals trained in both CNC Machining and Advanced Automation are in higher demand and command greater salaries than those competent in only one of the two disciplines.

Thus interest has grown among industrial employers in candidates who understand both CNC and Advanced Automation and who have the capability to operate and program both robots and CNC controls. Consequently these employers have encouraged their local technical and community colleges and high schools to integrate robot-loaded machining into their programs.

Unique to the MTEC is its wide versatility. Many CNC programs standardize on a certain brand of CNC machine and control and the MTEC was designed to integrate with almost all of the most common ones, including the FANUC ROBODRILL and machines manufactured by Mazak, Okuma, Doosan and Haas Automation.

The MTEC can be integrated with a center, front or side load machine, comes configured with load and unload program templates, a built-in lockable tool box and a flexible drawer load. The unit fits through a standard door.

FANUC America

Tech-Labs is proud to be FANUC Robotics exclusive Education Authorized Reseller in Texas and Oklahoma. FANUC’s Certified Education Robot Training system sets the standard in Industrial Robotics certification training.

FANUC Robotics industrial robots and automated systems cover a wide range of applications for the aerospace, automotive, consumer goods, food, metal fabrication, medical, pharmaceutical, solar panel, and many other industries. FANUC Robotics America is the industrial robotics industry leader with over 100,000 robots installed in the Americas and 250,000 robots installed worldwide. FANUC robots have payload capabilities ranging from 0.5kg to 1,350kg., and simulation packages, application software, force sensing, and iRVision. Our two primary robot products are the LR Mate 200iC Series & R-30iA Mate Controller and the M-1iA Cart.

As the number one supplier of intelligent robots, there are more FANUC robots working in manufacturing and industrial facilities than any other brand. FANUC robots and automated systems cover many industries from automotive to metal fabrication. The FANUC Robots Certified Education Robot Training Cell is extremely valuable to trade schools, high schools, community colleges, and engineering schools.

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APT Manufacturing Solutions

APT Manufacturing Solutions was founded in January of 1996. Since inception, APT has been on the cutting-edge of technology, utilizing state-of-the-art manufacturing methods, software, and processes. Established by building long-term relationships with customers and providing superior service, APT currently has customers throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Israel, Mexico, and Europe.

APT is an ISO 9001 registered company with an ever-growing work force organized into four divisions: Machining, Automation, Fixture Gage, and Fabrication. The machining division handles manual machining as well as CNC production runs and boasts an excellent finished goods stocking program. Their fixture gage division specializes in weld fixtures and attribute gages. The automation division strength is in application engineering, with deep roots in robotic packaging automation, robotic machine tending, assembly line automation.

APT is one of the largest diversified manufacturing companies in our area with well over 100 employees. They are also proud to be one of the largest FANUC integrators in North America. It's 75,000 square foot building is a controlled atmosphere with heating and air conditioning in order to adhere to the highest standards of quality.

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