Industrial robotics giant ABB has opened what is said to be the “first-ever” robotics centre in Romania, according to local media.
BusinessReview.eu, an English-language Romanian website, says the new robotics facility is a public-private partnership between ABB and the Polytechnic University in Bucharest.
The centre will offer advanced training in robotics and industrial automation to future engineers and provide support to ABB customers in the future.
It will be equipped with two ABB industrial robots – an IRB 120 and an IRB 140 – as well as other automation systems.
As quoted by Business Review, Tomasz Wolanowski, country managing director for ABB in Romania, says: “We consider this initiative as a big step and a tremendous support for both the University students and for ABB’s customers who will benefit from training in this brand new center.
“Not only will they have the opportunity to see the direct applicability of ABB robotic solutions, but they will also stay connected to the latest ABB developments in the field in a direct and practical way.”
Professor Adrian Nicolescu, a vice-dean at the Polytechnic University, says: “Establishing ABB’s National Center for Direct and Assisted Training for Robotics within the Politechnic University in Bucharest, IMST Faculty, MSP Depatment represents for the robotics specialty the main support pillar in partnerships with industry-specific developers, integrators and users of robotic manufacturing solutions.
“Thanks to ABB Romania’s investment in the new centre, our students and ABB’s partners have now a laboratory with up-to-date solutions operating at a real industrial scale.”