Vision and robotic systems have become an important part of keeping an organization competitive. Our training systems teach the principles of automation including Vision, Robotics, Programmable Logic Control, hydraulics, and pneumatics in an environment designed to maximize learning. Our labs use industry standard equipment so trainees can return to work and readily apply the new skills.
Our networked lab enables up to twelve trainees to work on the system at the
same time, providing an efficient learning environment. The training systems
utilize Allen-Bradley PLC controllers, Keyence Vision system, and Intellitik
five-axis robots all within a cell and connected via Ethernet. Automation
Studio, a simulation software, allows students to design and test programs prior
to downloading to the cell. The training systems also include bar code scanner,
fiber optic sensors, and position sensors.
These are some of our industrial course offerings:
Programmable Logic Controllers
This course is an introduction to the Allen Bradley SLC 500 family of
programmable controllers using RSLogix software. Topics include PLC hardware,
basic instructions including timers, counters, data acquisition, and
troubleshooting. Programming experience is provided using our modern PLC lab.
Fundamentals of Machine Vision
This industrial workshop covers the basics of machine vision components, how
it operates, its benefits, and how to use machine vision for imaging, analysis
and quality control. It is designed for technicians responsible for the
maintenance of vision systems, as well as engineers or quality control managers
who do vision planning. Participants will learn how vision sensors can be used
to accurately gauge, guide, identify, and inspect products: at single points, or
on an entire factory-wide network of vision sensors.
This course introduces hydraulic and pneumatic principles as they relate to
industrial applications. Topics covered include physical principles, basic fluid
circuits, actuators, valves, pumps, compressors and accessories. Practical
experience is provided with our hydraulic and pneumatic training systems.
Introduction to Robotics
This course teaches the principles of automation using an Intellitek 5 axis
robot. The robots are integrated into a work cell that includes Vision, Fiber
Optics, and Bar Code.
This course is designed to teach the application of electricity in an
industrial environment. Topics include electrical safety, transformers, single
and three phase motors and troubleshooting. Practical application is provided in
Mechanical Drive Systems
This course provides an overview of the most common drive systems used in manufacturing and processing industries. Belts, chains, gears, drive couplings as well as the characteristics of each type and common troubleshooting techniques are covered.
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Class Refund Policy: At times, undue circumstances or insufficient enrollment may cause the Continuing Education Department to cancel classes. If such cancellations occur, you will be notified prior to the class and full refunds will be issued. No refunds will be given if cancellations are made by the student less than 5 business days in advance of class start date (7 business days is required for all culinary cancellations).