Open week will highlight robotic automation

ABB Robotics is to hold open week in May (11 to 16 May 2015) at its Milton Keynes site.

The event is free to attend and is open to anyone interested in finding out more about the benefits of using robots in manufacturing processes.

Activities include hands-on workshops, innovation seminars and demonstrations of the latest advances in robotic technology from the company's portfolio of modular products, function packages and standardised cells for various metal fabrication applications.

Visitors will be able to see the company's new FlexArc suite. Featuring an ABB robot with the same controller and software technology to be found in a real-life application, the suite enables customers to trial solutions and to gain hands-on training experience of using a robot to carry out different welding techniques and configurations.

There will also be a focus on the company's customer service and support capabilities, such as service engineer coverage, turnaround on spare parts and robot refurbishment services. Specialists will be on hand too, to answer any questions about any aspect of robotic automation.

Delegates will have the chance to try out the FlexPendant handheld controller, and the RobotStudio offline programming software, which can be used to set up and trial everything from a standalone robot through to a complete cell in a virtual environment.

There will also be a day dedicated to education, with a focus on both current and future robot technologies for students and graduates.