Robot operating license for the specialists of tomorrow
04. July 2018
Since 2015, CeraCon has been organising the two-day robot training for students from the Bad Mergentheim region in cooperation with the Taubertal Youth Technical School. With this successful concept, the machine specialist has sparked enthusiasm among technically interested young people from the eighth class for robots and mechanical engineering. In addition, the courses help to find the specialists of tomorrow.
Touch and be amazed
An impressive number of applications for the robot operating licence was already received in the first year of the cooperation. Each of the four course groups attended the CeraCon technical centre for two days. Following a tour of the premises and a brief introduction to the safety regulations for robots, it was time for the participants to try their hand. With the aid of a Yaskawa DX200 high-end robot controller the students traced different contours – without outside help – with the robot arm of a Motoman MH24 handling robot. Thanks to the simple and intuitive operation of the Yaskawa robot, the young participants soon achieved their first successes and were able to process real components. They were tasked, for instance, with the foam-coating of a picture frame to make it waterproof.
The resounding success of the robot operating licence is reflected in the enthusiasm of these young people, who proudly displayed the picture frames they had made during the two days at CeraCon. The company already has several trainees who achieved their robot operating licence during their school days. CeraCon’s aim of bonding the course participants with the company in the long term is certainly paying off. One example of this success is Jonas Landwehr: “I was introduced to CeraCon through the robot operating licence, and I stayed. Even though I didn’t end up in the technical sector, this course awakened my interest in the company. In the meantime I have completed my training at CeraCon and started as a dual student in the marketing department.”
Besides the robot operating licence at CeraCon, Yaskawa trains and certifies beginners and advanced workers in the areas of robot-, drive- and control technology at the Yaskawa Academy in Allershausen, Eschborn and Herzogenaurach. Under professional guidance, the course participants quickly acquire practically-oriented robot expertise on a total of over 75 robots in state-of-the-art training facilities.
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