Toolingu.com, a provider of online training for the manufacturing industry, has expanded its curriculum to include rigging, robotics and welding. Both robotics and rigging are new subject areas, while the new welding training enhances existing offerings in this area.
The new robotics department offers a comprehensive overview of modern industrial robots, including installation, maintenance, programming basics and more. It features in-depth explorations of various robot components, including end effectors, drives and vision systems. The content is geared toward maintenance, not robot design. “Robots are not foolproof,” says Greg Herlevi, director of content for Toolingu.com. “They need proper maintenance just like any other piece of equipment.” He adds that robot maintenance requires knowledge of mechanical drives and motors, pneumatics and programmable logic controllers (PLC), all of which are already included in the company’s curriculum.
The rigging training focuses on proper attachment and use of cable, chains, slings, and hoists, as well as other topics such as proper load calculations and rigging safety. The company sees this content as a complement to other entry-level topics such as shop math, print reading and safety.
Toolingu.com’s existing welding training focuses primarily on common arc-welding processes, which use electricity to heat the base metal. The new content adds oxyfuel welding, weld inspection and plasma content to the curriculum.