Inspiring Thailand’s future innovators and engineers with ABB robots

Thirteen ABB robots used in different industrial applications will be used to equip students of Rajamangala University of Technology Tawan-ok with crucial robotic skills needed for the Factory of the Future

For more than 60 years, the Rajamangala University of Technology has been offering courses and programs to educate young students in and around the coastal province of Chonburi in eastern Thailand. In order to provide more relevant and equitable education at its Bangphra campus, the non-profit organization joined the Eastern Economic Corridor Development Plan that aims to revitalize the industrial hubs of the eastern seaboard of Thailand.

The training programs have been offered to the students and those who are interested in industrial robotic applications
The training programs have been offered to the students and those who are interested in industrial robotic applications

Tassaphan Suwannatat, the Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs & Research, Faculty of Science and Technology at Rajamangala University spearheaded the launch of a mechatronics program at the Bangphra campus. At the heart of this program is a central laboratory that is equipped with a range of ABB robots and robotic software that will be used to train students on industrial robotic applications – a requirement by manufacturers enrolled in the EEC program.

Prof. Tassaphan Suwannatat, the Associate Dean for Administrative Affair & Research and YuMi robot @ its new laboratory
Prof. Tassaphan Suwannatat, the Associate Dean for Administrative Affair & Research and YuMi robot @ its new laboratory

“In response to EEC Development Plan which is a pilot project for the economic development of Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard, I rely on ABB robotics with its simulation and offline programming software, RobotStudio, to develop and increase student’s skills. It will ensure that the skills and knowledge gained are retained and met with the manufacturer’s requirement,” said Prof. Tassaphan.

ABB supplied and installed a package of 13 robots that are used for a variety of industrial applications. This installation is made up of five new 6-axes IRB 120 robots that are designed to boost flexibility on the factory floor, two collaborative YuMi robots, two high-precision arc welding robots, one palletizing & de-palletizing system, two compact robots and one spot welding robot. The package was delivered through AppliCAD Co, Ltd, an ABB channel partner.

Learning by doing with the IRB 120 robot, the latest addition to ABB’s new fourthgeneration of robotic technology
Learning by doing with the IRB 120 robot, the latest addition to ABB’s new fourthgeneration of robotic technology

ABB will organize the basic and advanced training as well as in-depth robot programming on RobotStudio® which is a simulation and offline programming software that allows very realistic simulations to be performed, using real robot programs and configuration files identical to those used on the shop floor.

ABB has implemented a broad range of programs across the globe to develop young talent and build a strong pipeline of future colleagues and leaders at all levels of the organization. Transforming education, with a strong focus on technology, is also crucial to ABB's goal of being a good global citizen and achieving our collective objective of sustainable development.

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