Equator training at Renishaw, 04-10.02.2018
My job is not thrilling for the most of the time, but it can sometimes be the best one. It can offer you some opportunities that you simply cannot miss. Our laboratory, Laboratory of Robotics, University in Ljubljana, is involed in a project where the main idea is to develop a completely automated measuring cell used in an industrial environment. I must admit that we had to lower our goals, but we are nevertheless trying to use the latest technology that is available in 2018. Of course, without robots nothing can happen, even in the measuring field. To enable high resolution measurement we have chosen a measurement robot...eeee, wrong! It's a parallel robot called Equator that has a measuring probe attached to its end. It is not an absolute measuring machine, but it works as a comparator, so we need a part called primary or golden part, previously measured with some other absolute measuring systems. Equator is produced by the Renishaw company. The Slovenian company called Kolektor, the main player in this project, bought an Equator and some degree of knowledge needs to be obtained to operate it properly, so we took a one week training course. The training took place in the New Mills near Bristol, England, UK, where Renishaw headquarters are located. The training allowed 4 people to train at a time, so we filled all available places. Let's take a journey through this week where we shall see that pleasure is also an important part of work and business.