Robot Training

Robot training maximise your investment

Maximise your investment with our robot training

Convenience

Held right at your facility to meet your scheduling needs.

Cost Effective

Train entire groups of employees over one training period.

Flexibility

Using your facility means employees don’t have to travel.

Customisation

Add specific training components or select additional topics.

Fast Results

Allow your staff to maximise the potential of your investment rapidly.

Experience

Benefit from a vast experience base in robotic automation.

Tailored robotic training courses

Our trainers have training certification from the robot manufactures themselves and can provide training courses on the major robot manufacturers. For example KUKA, ABB, FANUC and Yaskawa. Training courses available are:

Basic robot programming

This covers the basic skills for starting with industrial robots, including: jogging, program creation and editing along with the use of IO

Advanced Programming

This takes the student who has completed the basic programming further and introduces, interrupts, arrays and multitasking.

Electrical Maintenance

This course takes the student through the architecture of the robot controller along with fault finding and routine maintenance.

Choose the perfect robotic training plan

We recommend a maximum of 2 students per robot to ensure a high level of hands-on time with the robot.

Frequently asked questions

The number of robots that a single operator can supervise really depends on the tasks of that operator.  For example, if the robot cell has a turntable and the operator is loading one side whilst the robot is working on the other and the cycle time is quite fast the operator will be fully occupied loading and unloading that one robot. However, if the cycle time of the process is relatively long he may have time to load a second machine during the processing time of the first robot.

Alternatively, it could be an automatic loading from a conveyor in which case the operator is just supervising the machine and in this case, it could be 20+ robotic arm. In short, it all depends on the level of involvement of the operator and there is no specific number relationship between the number of robots and the number of operators.

Ideally, this should be a win-win situation. There are always jobs that no one really wants to do. These are those repetitive, tedious jobs that require a lot of monotonous action from the side of the worker. If it is a task that is repeated throughout the working day you could use an automated solution tailored specifically for that task.

For the majority of robot types, the maintenance periods include:

  • Oil changes for the gearboxes for each axis and
  • Drive belt re-tensioning and examination were applicable
  • Oil seals will also need examining and possibly some re-greasing on the cable runs through the main axis.

Robot maintenance reduces downtime

The amount of downtime that the production can accept determines whether to buy spare parts or indeed which spares to purchase. For critical applications, it may be better to stock essential spares like:

  • drive modules,
  • safety boards,
  • teach pendants etc (in case of breakages) and
  • possibly an exchange wrist unit.

Typical costs outside of the main purchase include – spare parts, yearly service and maintenance, yearly replacement/wear items. Therefore, these costs are after the robot cell is up and running and are mainly costs for the maintenance of the robot. Check out also our Robot System Calculator Tool.

 

Phoenix can provide a customised robot training course based on your particular robot application. Contact us to discuss a training course to fit your needs.

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