Once again, OCME consolidates the bond with the territory through donations for the training of young people and involvement in innovation.

On 12 December, a donation ceremony was held at the ITIS "Leonardo da Vinci" Institute in Parma, where OCME donated an anthropomorphic robot Fanuc: after a brief company presentation, a practical demonstration of the operation of the donated robot took place.

Fanuc, the world's leading manufacturer of robots for the automation of production processes, and OCME’s long-time partner, utilizes Fanuc robots to develop high-tech palletizing solutions for customers in the Beverage, Food, Tissue and Lube Oil industries.

FANUC's commitment to training is reflected in various areas, not only through the construction of a real Academy at its new headquarters in Lainate, but also in the creation of a support plan for schools and universities. This plan includes a range of ad hoc learning products, dedicated training days and open doors to better convey the passion for automation.

Within the FANUC training project, developed specifically for students, there are also specific robotic cells that allow young people to perform their first programming experiences and use cutting-edge robots, knowledge that then they can easily apply once they enter the workforce world. The content of the program is extremely relevant for modern industrial applications and includes all the necessary elements for instructors to teach students how to program and use robots.

More specifically, the donation made by OCME, in collaboration with Fanuc, includes the supply of a FANUC LR-Mate 200iD/4S 6-axis robot with controller, programmer and software licenses that allow programming and simulation of automation operations. Additionally, it includes as a training package intended for educators to use the simulator during their courses.

The robot was present and performing live during the presentation where numerous representatives of the council of Parma’s municipality, the Emilia Romagna region and the University of Parma attended, as well as the donating partner companies: OCME, Robopac and Fanuc.

Also present at the ceremony were OCME technicians Stefano Carloni and Antonello Calò, who prepared and programmed the operation of the robot cell.

Thanks to this donation, the “Da Vinci Institute” has become one of the first institutes to have an anthropomorphic robotic arm as part of their educational tools: an important contribution that will allow young people to be properly trained in robotic management and programming, skills that are increasingly significant to modern smart factories. A concrete and tangible testimony of how companies and institutions can be synergistic in contributing to the growth of future professionals in the area.

The collaboration between the institute and OCME has been a long-lasting relationship. In fact, on November 19th, OCME’s Talent Lab was inaugurated: A permanent classroom where students can use OCME’s simulators and HMIs, as well as a teaching kit for Control Systems provided by B&R.

During the last “Leonardo's Night”, on the evening of December 6th, together with other prominent local companies, OCME met with parents and students from the institute to present its entrepreneurial activities.

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