Meeting the Demand for Workers Skilled in Mechatronics

Epson Robots Give Real-World Industrial Robotics Experience to Students at Randolph Community College

With the automation trend in manufacturing rapidly increasing, education must keep pace, training the next-generation on cutting-edge mechatronic system technologies that include electrical, industrial and manufacturing. As the industry breaks down silos in these areas, Randolph Community College is ensuring students have skills across those disciplines, focusing on preparing them for mechatronics roles that require electrical, mechanical, robotics and software skills.

Randolph Community College chose robots from Epson, the #1 SCARA robot manufacturer in the world, for the course. CIMTEC designed the T3 Education System, featuring Epson’s ultra-low-cost, T3 SCARA robot, as a high-value, turnkey solution for schools that need to train students on manufacturing automation but often have a limited budget for equipment.  

The T3 uses Epson’s intuitive RC+ Development Software which makes it easy for students to learn to program the robot and complete the course by writing a simple pick-and-place program. As all Epson robots utilize the Epson RC+ Development Software, students who learn how to program with the T3 Education System will be able to program all robots in the Epson lineup, giving them a great advantage when joining the automation workforce.

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