L to R: Chris Poynter, Vice President and General Manager, Discrete Automation and Motion Division, ABB Canada, Casey DiBattista, General Manager, ABB Canada, Dr. Farzad Rayegani, Associate Dean of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at Sheridan, Dr. Jeff Zabudsky, President and CEO, Sheridan.
Robotics and automation equipment maker ABB Canada is partnering with Sheridan College to create a new robotics centre in the Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT), located at Sheridan’s Davis Campus in Brampton, Ont.
Featuring over 12 robots and related work cells, software and controllers, the new robotics centre is intended to allow “both students and industry partners to gain training in applications that include robotic welding, picking, packing and palletizing, machine tending, material handling and product assembly, and advanced vision-related programming,” ABB Canada said in a statement.
ABB will also team up with Sheridan in applied research initiatives through the Centre, providing consulting and training to third-party industry partners who wish to engage with CAMDT on robotics projects using the highly specialized equipment.
”This is the best of both college and industry: creating together an optimized experience for students and industry professionals is the value-added of a partnership between ABB and Sheridan,” said Chris Poynter, vice president and general manager, Discrete Automation and Motion Division, ABB Canada.
Headquartered in Brampton, ABB employs about 4,600 people in more than 45 locations across Canada.