Waukesha County Technical College has received $188,000 from the Lutz Family Foundation to buy an automated manufacturing cell for the school’s robotics program. The FANUC manufacturing cell, which is widely used by local manufacturing companies, will be located at WCTC’s Integrated Manufacturing Center.
“This cell will provide our students with real-world applications of how equipment is configured to work together in an automated environment,” said Mike Shiels, dean of the WCTC School of Applied Technologies. “It’s equipped with a FANUC robot, three-axis machining center, conveyer system and Rockwell programmable logic controllers.”
The Lutz Family Foundation is administered by Walter Lutz, former president and owner of Hartford-based Signicast Investment Castings.