What do you do when a company donates a $40K robot to STEM, but it won’t fit through the front door? Well, sometimes you need a little help from your friends!
Meet the Comau Racer 3 robot. It was generously given to STEM from Fiero Automation. It is housed in the P-TECH building and will be used as part of the P-TECH Robotics and Automation Program.
Getting this rig through the door was a challenge to say the least. The platform for the robot is made of steel and is extremely heavy. We had to remove the robot from the platform first, then remove the door and squeeze it inside. As you can see from the pictures, it *barely* made it through! Thank you so much to Greg Short, Territory Manager for Fiero Automation and Ron Schmoker, General Manager of Panther Industries. They took extra time out of their day to not only get the robot to STEM, but ensure that it was delivered to the spot where it will be for years to come.
Thank you Fiero Automation for this incredible donation. What this robot will be able to do alongside our students is nothing short of extraordinary and it also has extra safety features built in. We can’t wait to see the innovation that will come from it. Here’s a little bit about the robot itself:
It is a 6-axis robot arm, it offers a 3.0 kg payload and 630 mm reach and the repeatability is 0.02 mm. Common applications include arc welding, dispensing, remote TCP and spot welding.
Get ready for a lot of innovation to be happening from our brand new P-TECH building!