Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Centro has donated a brand new Sawyer collaborative robot to the Manufacturing and Technology program at Jefferson State Community College. The robot is being used in classes to help students learn about automation and robotics. The donation was made in appreciation of the partnership between Centro and Jefferson State Community College. Thanks to everyone involved for making this possible!
Jefferson State offers degrees such as an associate's degree in industrial engineering technology with concentrations in Automation & Robotics or Process Control. This type of education prepares graduates for working within industrial environments and starting their businesses. As industries move towards automating processes, there will continue to be an increasing demand for qualified workers educated specifically in these technologies, which is why Centro decided to donate their newest Rethink Robotics GmbH to Jefferson State University.
Collaborative robots, or cobots, are changing how businesses operate by allowing humans and robots to work together on tasks that are too dangerous or difficult for humans alone. Cobots are perfect for machine tending, welding, assembly, material handling, and packaging. They are also straightforward to use; most can be programmed with just a few clicks of a mouse.
The Manufacturing and Technology program at Jefferson State Community College is excited to add Sawyer to its equipment lineup. Guy Adams, Middle AL Territory Manager for Centro, says, "We are enthusiastic about the mutual commitment to strengthening the partnership between Centro and Jefferson State Community College."
Thanks again to everyone who helped make this happen! For more information on collaborative robots or the Manufacturing and Technology program at Jefferson State Community College, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shout out to Dr. Don Wilcher, Director of Manufacturing and Technology at Jefferson State Community College, Guy Adams, Middle AL Territory Manager for Centro, Kenny Cook, Centro Birmingham Branch Manager, Steve Hartling, Centro Automation & Robotics Division Sales Manager and not pictured, Shane Maddox, Chief Operations Officer at Centro.