Since 2016, Universal Robots (U.S. headquarters, Novi, MI) has offered robotics training to customers and others with an interest in collaborative robots. And now, after having grown increasingly popular in the past years and with 119 onsite training centers across the globe, more than 200,000 robotics enthusiasts have joined the Universal Robots Academy.
With customers ranging from big global companies to small, family-owned businesses, Universal Robots helps automate anything from bin picking to heavy-load palletizing and ship welding. This variety is reflected in the Universal Robots Academy which offers a range of courses from free virtual e-learning to in-depth and in-person classroom training.
One customer who went through the Academy training is Jon Gelston, owner of Colorado-based injection molding company Aim Processing. Gelston had very little direct experience with robot programming and used the resources he found through the free online portion of the UR Academy. “There were self-training modules in both video and read-along formats that were very helpful for us to learn from in terms of applications and improvements in procedures that would benefit a variety of our applications,” he says. “By utilizing the resources in the UR training database and support site, as well as the Universal Robots community of value-added resellers and add-on components, it really enabled that project to come to a great success.”
The users of UR Academy come from more than 130 different countries and have all taken some of the free online courses or participated in either virtual or in-class robotics training led by highly-skilled specialists from either Universal Robots or an Authorized Training Partner. In North America alone, in-class robotics training is offered through 28 different authorized training centers.
This includes new UR20 e-learning teaching customers to set up and program the newest cobot from Universal Robots. New risk assessment e-learning, a palletizing learning path and a new and improved simulator are also among the upcoming additions and updates to the UR Academy.
More information: https://academy.universal-robots.com