FPE Automation Opens One of the World’s First Authorized Industrial Automation Training Centers
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL,– February 20, 2020 – FPE Automation, Inc. an award-winning, industrial automation product and solution provider celebrated the grand opening of a new, high-tech training facility, less than a mile from the newly-developed Elk Grove Technology Park on Thursday. The 5,300 s.f. facility features several full robot training stations in a large training room, where hands-on training will take place. Each station has a collaborative robot arm, vision and conveyance. The facility also has a separate, high-tech vision lab which includes robots and 3D vision. It is one of the first of its kind in the world.
The grand opening celebration included a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Trustees from Elk Grove Village as well as an Economic Development Specialist were in attendance. Also participating in the ribbon cutting were FPE Automation’s management team as well as individuals from Cognex, Universal Robots, MAC Valves, PHD Inc. and Tolomatic.
Training has already been scheduled to take place and class registration is underway for a variety of training, all geared toward industrial automation. The roster includes robotic, vision, industrial safety classes and more. Leading global manufacturers such as Epson, Omron, Universal Robots, Cognex, MAC Valves, PHD Inc., Robotiq, Yamaha/YRG and more provide content and industry expertise.
David Bardos, CEO of FPE Automation said, “Throughout FPE Automation’s history, we have made every effort to supply Illinois-based manufacturers with the best products and solutions to help the companies we do business with to be the best in their respective industries. The industrial market is evolving at a faster pace than it ever has. Automation is finding its place in all market sectors. Here at FPE, we feel that the education of our customers and their employees is paramount in the successful implementation of in-plant automation; in particular, collaborative robots, vision and motion control. With that in mind we are pleased to present our new training facility located in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. This center will give our broad base of Midwestern customers and their employees hands on training on the latest technology. This training will increase the comfort level, acceptance and success of the automation implementation in their facilities. The intended result is that manufacturing remains strong in the region. All of the training conducted at the facility is factory-certified and taught by field experienced instructors. We are extremely proud of this investment, which allows us to be an even bigger asset to our customers. Their patronage over the years has allowed us to reinvest in our business to better serve you. For that we are extremely grateful.”
Source: FPE Automation Blog
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