A New Tool for School

FANUC’s new fenceless CERT cart is designed to help students gain the skills they’ll need to succeed in today’s advanced manufacturing environment.

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The LR Mate 200iD/4S fenceless CERT cart is designed for classroom use in helping students gain the skills they’ll need to succeed in today’s advanced manufacturing environment.

When I met Paul Aiello, director of CERT (certified education training) with FANUC at the company’s open house in Oshino, Japan, last April, we discussed our mutual interest in making students aware of the many career paths available in modern manufacturing. So I was pleased to learn about the introduction of the LR Mate 200iD/4S fenceless CERT cart for use in classroom settings.

The unit was developed by combining FANUC DCS Position and Speed Check software with an Allen Bradley SafeZone Mini Safety Laser Scanner mounted to a cart with heavy duty, locking casters that will fit through a standard doorway and runs off of 110 volts. The cart comes with gripper fingers and an embedded laser pointer. It features a 180+ degree work envelope with space on the worktable for Project Based Learning (PBL) kits such as Shapes. Options include multi end-of-arm tooling with suction cups and an integrated robot-mounted 2D iRVision camera.

This development supports the FANUC America Certified Education CNC Training (CERT) program, which works with the academic community to help students gain knowledge and skills that will help them to succeed in today’s high-tech manufacturing environment. See a video of the FANUC Cert cart here.