ABB sponsors Control & Motion Laboratory

AC500 PLC in use at Ruppin Technological College

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Ruppin Technological College near Netanya in Israel was founded in 1961 and has since become a leading technological institution in Israel, offering education in engineering. 

The educational institution

More than 2,500 students study in the 12 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and pre-academic preparatory programs which focus on engineering, technology and high environmental awareness.

Ruppin’s School for Practical Engineers offers one of the most comprehensive programs in control and mechatronics studies in Israel and produces many of the most sought-after electrical and industrial engineers.

Main facts

Industry Educational institution
Customer Ruppin Technological College
Country Israel

AC500 V3 PLC
CP600-Pro control panels
Automation Builder
ACS580 drives
PSTX softstarters


ABB’s contribution

To give engineering students a hands-on approach to the subject, a laboratory has been set up at Ruppin Technological College in which students will learn how to integrate automation concepts into machinery and processes across different industries.

ABB has donated ten systems for the lab, including the AC500 V3 programmable logic controller, CP600-Pro control panels, ACS580 variable frequency drives, PSTX softstarters, motors and low-voltage equipment.

The students will use the lab on a regular basis as part of the official syllabus and will, for instance, train how to use the operating system, properly set up sensors and actuators, and apply programming languages. For programming, they will use the software solutions ABB Automation Builder, Panel Builder and Drive composer.

Gil Artzi, Head of the Mechatronics Department at Ruppin Technological College
“Thanks to ABB’s donation, our students will not only have theoretical knowledge about PLCs but also highly valuable practical training. This will undoubtedly be a unique selling point for our students on the labor market so that they can hit the ground running right after graduation.”
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