MTC installs Fanuc technology

Posted on 18 Apr 2018 and read 611 times
MTC installs Fanuc technology Fanuc ( has installed a range of equipment at the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre (AMTC), as part of the Manufacturing Technology Centre’s (MTC’s) continued commitment to evolve its training and development facilities for the next generation of engineers.

The AMTC, which is located next to the MTC at Ansty Park, Coventry, will now house six Fanuc D21 Robodrill CNC machining centres, as well as seven educational cells, each comprising a Fanuc LRMate200iD/4S robotic arm and an easy-to-use control panel.

The installation of this Fanuc equipment at the AMTC is the latest development in what has become a close working relationship between the two organisations.

Fanuc says apprenticeships have long been a central element of its UK operations, and the company currently has six apprentices in training at its Ansty Park UK headquarters.

As part of its relationship with the MTC, Fanuc also welcomes AMTC apprentices to its facilities, providing further training and education, as well as exposure to the latest developments in factory automation technology.

Richard Watkins, operations director at the AMTC, said: “Robotics and automation are two of the MTC’s key areas for developing the next generation of engineering talent.

"Fanuc CNCs are among the most popular machine tool control systems world-wide, and the company’s iconic yellow robots can be found in manufacturing facilities across all key industrial sectors.

“To be able to have access to Fanuc CNC, metal-cutting and automation technology at the AMTC will be a huge asset to our apprentices, providing them with valuable opportunities to gain first-hand experience with technologies that they are likely to use throughout their career.”

Andrew Armstrong, Fanuc’s sales and marketing manager, said: “The UK’s manufacturing landscape is evolving at a pace not seen for decades.

"Both the MTC and AMTC have been at the forefront of developing the next generation of engineers; and given Fanuc’s own commitment to fostering future engineering talent, we are delighted to be able to integrate our own ‘state of the art’ technology with their facilities.”

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