XL Global Group, the Aberdeen-based provider of technology and engineering services, recently staged a training week at its Access XL facility in Forfar to showcase the latest in robotics and automation from the global provider of turn-key design, assembly and commissioning solutions, Yaskawa.
With delegates attending from a cross section of industries, including oil & gas, food & beverage and manufacturing, XLG teamed up with the global technology provider to discuss and demonstrate a wide range of drives, motion control and robotic solutions from the Yaskawa stable.
“We were delighted to host this exciting and informative training week and to offer fellow engineers and operators across numerous industries a truly hands-on robotics experience,” says Group Sales Director, Mike Fergusson. “Also, we were able to provide the opportunity to see the equipment in action while meeting with Yaskawa’s specialist engineers to discuss conceptual applications and ROI opportunities.”
With two sessions running per day over a three-day period, delegates also benefited from a rare opportunity to participate in the programming of multiple different styles of robots, including Yaskawa’s market leading ‘Collaborative’ HC series.
Mike Fergusson further explained that most participants immediately identified applications where the Yaskawa robotics, drives and motion in harness with XL Global Group integrated services could assist in moving their operations forwards.
“Many delegates commented that the event had opened their eyes as to how automation would not only enhance their procedures but also allow far more efficient utilisation of personnel on site.”
Jonny Grey, UK and Ireland Sales & Marketing Manager for Yaskawa was equally upbeat regarding the event:
“Yaskawa had an excellent week partnering with system builder XL Global Group to showcase the latest robotic, drive, motion & controls technology available for system automation applications to existing and potential new clients across Scotland and the wider UK.
We see a lot of opportunity for both companies, working closely together to provide competitive & reliable automation solutions to the market.”
Owing to the success of the event, XLG says that there will be more bespoke training sessions planned for 2022 when other industrial partners will co-present technological and engineering solutions for the numerous sectors served by the XL Global Group.
Yaskawa is a tier 1 robotics supplier and commands over 30% of the global drives and motion marketplace, including some solutions previously released under the Omron banner. The Yaskawa range also extends to include machine controllers, HMI interfaces and software solutions for most of the leading communication protocols.