Schneider Packaging Equipment Co.built a state-of-the-art training laboratory at its Brewerton, N.Y., headquarters. The lab provides customers the opportunity to train on equipment in a controlled environment. Through hands-on training, customers are able to learn specific technical skills without slowing or stopping their production lines.

“Schneider Packaging Equipment now offers training on everything from programmable logic controllers to robotics,” says Jim Kent, director of aftermarket services. “By training customers in a classroom environment with a training cell and structured labs, we know their experience will directly translate to the equipment they are running in their facilities. Instead of having to learn a piece of equipment after an install, customers and employees will know the machine inside and out prior to delivery.”

Training courses include robotic training cell, introduction to Schneider robotics, general FANUC robotics, unit load creation using Pallet Pro and/or Schneider pallet generation software and robot troubleshooting.

Schneider employees will also use the training facility, as it relies on the continued development of highly trained technicians to serve its customers. With the lab and its miniature robotic palletizing cell, service and maintenance training will occur more frequently with a broader range of training programs increasing the number of Schneider FANUC robot-certified technicians.