Industrial Robotics Lab | College of Aeronautics and Engineering | Kent State University

Industrial Robotics Lab

This lab comprises four FANUC LR Mate 200 i D/4S Fenceless Carts. Students enrolled in Industrial Robotics courses are trained in robot applications including: integrated vision systems (iRVision), programming a logic controller, and using ROBOGUIDE simulation software. These are the same robots and software that are used in industry. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive the FANUC Robotics CERT I industry credential. At a minimum, there are 24 lab exercises in which the following will be covered:

 

  • Operate the teach pendant
  • Navigate the controller software
  • Power up the robot
  • Jog the robot in different coordinate systems
  • Recover from common program and robot faults
  • Execute production operations
  • Perform frame setup
  • Create, modify, and execute a material handling program
  • Understand programming instructions
  • Understand positional information (CARTESIAN vs. JOINT)
  • Understand motion types (JOINT, LINEAR, CIRCULAR)
  • Create, set up, and execute MACROs
  • Configure, monitor, force, and simulate input and output signals
  • Perform standard backup, and restore programs and files

 

Industrial Robotics Lab

A four day course is also available for those currently working in industry. https://www.kent.edu/cae/industry

There is also a FANUC integration cell in this lab.

This cell will be utilized to teach students beyond level 1 and level 2 training by showing them the importance of integrating a full advanced manufacturing cell, much like how a cell would be set up in an industrial setting. One end of the cell has a FANUC LR Mate 200 i D/4S and the other end has a FANUC M1iA/0.5 R-30iB delta robot. There is a conveyor table integrated between the two.