RAMTEC Ohio will host Manufacturing Day 2015, Wednesday, September 30th from 9am to 4pm. The day will kick off with a re-dedication of the RAMTEC training center at 8am in the Educational Legacy Room, on the Tri-Rivers Career Center Campus, 2222 Marion-Mt. Gilead Road, Marion, OH. The event, sponsored by the PRIME (Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education), Honda and Yaskawa Motoman Robotics, is open to the public.
“We are encouraging area high school students, college students, adults and regional manufacturing technicians to attend our inaugural event,” said Ritch Ramey, coordinator for RAMTEC Ohio. “We plan to make this an annual event. Our goal is to draw attention to the outstanding opportunities that a career in manufacturing can provide.
“Over the next decade, it is estimated that nearly 3.5 million U.S. manufacturing jobs will be needed and 2 million of those jobs are expected to go unfilled due to manufacturers’ inability to find talent with the required skills,” said Ramey. “These numbers dramatically underscore the importance of introducing as many people as possible to the significant role played by manufacturing in Ohio and the entire nation.”
Manufacturing Day will show students how math, science, engineering and problem solving tie into real-world applications,” said Ramey. “They will see the and experience the relationship between STEM and manufacturing and what types of careers are available in the manufacturing field.”
“The re-dedication of RAMTEC is an opportunity to hear about all of the additional training added to the Center since its opening in September of 2013,” said Ellen Messenger, Director of Communications for the Center. “Our superintendent, Chuck Speelman, Mr. Ramey and our team have worked hard to make RAMTEC the top training center in the United States offering industry certifications in Robotics, CNC Machining, Mechatronics, Industrial Maintenance, and Robotics Welding all under one roof.”
During Manufacturing Day at RAMTEC on September 30th, there will be demonstrations on new FANUC Robotics, Mitsubishi Automation, Rockwell Allen-Bradley Automation, FANUC RoboDrill, Yaskawa Motoman, Parker Hydraulics, FANUC CNC, MAZAK CNC, Lincoln Robotic Welding, Additive Manufacturing, Universal Collaborative Robots and Robotics Integration. There will also be activities and tours of the new Advanced Machining CNC lab and Welding lab.
Additional exhibits and demonstrations will include:
• Becker’s Electronics—Mitsubishi PLC, motors and SICK Light Curtains
• QPoint Robotics Solutions—“We didn’t make the robot, we made the robot easy” QPoint Robotic Solutions uses breakthrough products to make automation simple and easy. Hand guided “Robo-Nav” teaches complex paths, and the Lean Interface Panel combines safety and I/O in one clean package. The Workcell Manager makes controlling the robot easy and adds built-in, pre-programmed apps ready to run. Our tools create simple solutions to help you achieve instant robot automation. Minimal hardware, minimal engineering effort, maximum capability and ease of use.
•Variation Reduction Solutions, Inc— Tracker Demonstration: Faro Ion Tracker with parts to measure – This allows for a basic demonstration and for the students to use the unit to perform a 3D measurement. The unit can also be used to locate the Origin of a robot. We also have the ability to measure the volumetric accuracy of a 6-axis robot. ISG Demonstration – A small conveyor unit with OCR / scanning setup on it to demonstrated OCR and scan items, like the students’ cell phones. Demonstrations on our new INOS sensor and how it is used in Manufacturing. Fluidtrols/Neff Group Dist. Inc.
• Fluidtrols (Neff Engineering) – Technology bus will be here with various pneumatic (MAC/PHD/Bimba), Vacuum (PIAB), electrical (Murr, Balluff, Schmersal), electromechanical (Universal Robots/Yamaha/Intek/Kollmorgen/IMS), motion (Trio) and vision/laser (Datalogic) demonstrations and solutions.
• Lincoln Electric Welding—Lincoln Robotic, welding simulators and Welding Demonstrations
• FasTech—Demonstrations on the latest MasterCAM programs
• Marion Technical College—informational table
• Yaskawa Motoman Robotics new E-Learning curriculum
• Honda—a careers table
“We are holding our Manufacturing Day at RAMTEC as a kickoff for the National Manufacturing day in October,” said Ramey. “We are using national manufacturing day to take our high school students on a field trip to Honda.”
This event is also the kickoff to our Tri-Rivers series of 40th anniversary events, added Messenger.
RAMTEC was created to provide a technically trained, highly skilled workforce to promote the creation and expansion of business and industry through robotics and advanced manufacturing technologies. To learn more about the Manufacturing Day at RAMTEC or the high school and adult training at RAMTEC (Robotics & Advanced Manufacturing Technology Education Collaborative) visit ramtecohio.com or connect with Ramey at or 740-360-8156.