Machine Tending Education Cell (MTEC)


Recommended Skill Levels: High School, Technical College, University

Learning Topics: CNC & Machining, Industrial, Robotics, Systems Integration

Product Types: Training Equipment

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Machine Tending Education Cell (MTEC) by FANUC is designed to bring real world CNC operated Machinery into a learning environment. The platform allows learners to operate machinery, CNC and robot integration, and teach CNC programing concepts.

Learning Outcomes

Using the MTEC learners have the opportunity to:

  • Gain practical hands-on experience operating real -world CNC machinery
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of CNC programming concepts
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues related to machine tending
  • Practice maintenance and operational skills

and much more.

See the Career Paths and Certifications for more information.

MTEC Product Details

This unit is equipped with:

  • Preloaded with load and unload program templates for simple build with no complex programming needed
  • Drawer load for blank parts is safe and can be configure for other parts in the future
  • Front of side load machine
  • Utilize the on board I/O built into the Fanuc LR Mate for integration to the CNC machine
  • 120 VAC power connection with optional air compressor
  • Fits through standard doors and includes the four-side pickup and transport
  • Optional iRVision 2D for error proofing and guidance
  • Optional built in Kennedy toolbox for convince


  • Smart Troubleshooting
  • Memory card slot plus USB port
  • Built-in interlock function for safety
  • Enables robot operation and system status display on the robot operation screen
  • Custom PMC to create, read and write ladder program


  • Fold up worktable for laptop/textbook
  • Safety area scanner for fenceless operation of LR Mate 200iD/7L robot work area3-color beacon operation indicator light
  • FANUC CRX operates in collaborative mode without safety area scanner
  • Swivel casters with brakes and rotation lock
  • Part locating temple for NIMS mill block or dual conveyor in/out for parts blanks
  • Single 2-jaw EOAT for NIMS mill block (3/4” x 2 ½” x 3 ½” aluminum , 50 pcs included)


FANUC Robotics Courses

  • Handling Tool Operation and Programming
  • Handling PRO
  • iRVision 2D
  • Advanced TPPP
  • DCS
  • Robodrill Maintenance

CNC Concept Courses:

  • Machining, Programming, Setup, and Operation
  • Turning, Programming, Setup, and Operation

Apt Integration Courses:

  • Intermediate Concepts: Maintenance and Troubleshooting of Industrial Equipment
  • Introduction to Industrial Automation and Integration
  • Basic Integration Labs: PLC, HMI, Robot, Ancillary Components
  • Robot to CNC: Integration Fundamentals and LABs
  • Safety Systems, Standard Design, and Application

Career Paths and Certifications:

Career Paths:

  • FANUC Robot Operator – Material Handling
  • FANUC Robot Technician
  • CNC Operator
  • CNC Machine Technician
  • Maintenance Technician
  • PLC/Controls Technician
  • Industrial Controls Integrator
  • Robot Integrator

NOCTI Certifications:

  • FCR-01 (FANUC Certified Operator) – Written
  • FCR-02(FANUC Certified Operator 2) – Performance
  • FCR-T1(FANUC Certified Robot Technician 2)

NIMS Certification:

  • CNC Mills Programming Setup and Operation
  • CNC Mill Operations


Material Handling CERT Instructor Training and Tool Kit

  • 1 online seat to take CERT Cart Saftey Features web course
  • 1 online seat to take Robot Operations web course
  • 1 online seat to take HandlingTool or ArcTool Operation and Programming web course
  • 1) online seat to take HandlinePRO or WeldPRO web course
  • 1 seat to take a live Handing Tool or ArcTool Operation and Programming class at a FANUC facility
  • 1 ROBOGUIDE Simulation Software license
  • 1 FANUC Robot Operations Manual
  • 1 FANUC HandlingTool or ArcTool Operations and Programming Manual
  • 1 FANUC HandlingPRO (ROBOGUIDE Simulation) Manual

Material Handling CERT School Comprehensive Educational Package

  • 25 online seats to take Robot Operations web course
  • 25 online seats to take HandlingTool or ArcTool Operation and Programming web course
  • 25 online seat to take HandlingPRO or WeldPRO web coursed
  • 25 ROBOGUIDE Simulation Software license

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