D Babu Paul inagurated the giant ABB robot. The robot has articulated six-axis servo motor controlled equipment. Paul urged the students to furnish their knowledge to improve the society, while he pointed out to the advancements in technology that took place in the field of engineering.
TIST director V Job Kuruvilla said, "From now on, mechanical classes will be a lot more research-oriented with students having the robot at their disposal. Now, the students will get hands on experience in operating the robot." The robot weighs 225 kilograms and costs over Rs. 19 lakh.
In large industrial units, the IRB 1410 robot provides a fast and reliable work cycles, said the Director.
"The robot is proven in arc welding applications and provides outstanding performance. The students will get a real feel of how the production line in manufacturing units works by handling the robot at the college lab," he said.
The handling capacity of the robot is 5 kg at the wrist. Further, a unique 18 kg additional load on the upper arm for applications equipment is also provided. It delivers excellent work quality and has a superior levels of control. Optimum manufacturing accuracy with little or no errors can be achieved due to the robot's ability to adjust process speed and position. The IRB 1410 is popular for its robust and stiff construction, he added.
High performance operation despite difficult and restricted locations is possible due to the compact design and very slim wrist. A project expo was also conducted by the authorities for the students. The expo was a podium for students to share their ideas with the college authorities.