Schneider Packaging allows material handling customers to learn before they leap
Company opens training lab to teach customers about how to use equipment before it gets installed.
By Ben Ames
Schneider Packaging Equipment Co. Inc., which makes case packing, sealing, and palletizing equipment for consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, said today it has opened a training lab where customers can learn to use the company's material handling equipment before installing it in their own facilities.
Visitors to the Brewerton, N.Y.-based Schneider's upstate headquarters can choose from courses on topics such as Schneider and FANUC robotics; pallet-generation software; troubleshooting programmable logic controllers (PLCs); and an introduction to servo motors, Schneider said.
Schneider will also use the lab to train employees and certify technicians on features such as a miniature robotic palletizing cell.
The program allows customers to take classroom courses and get hands-on experience with complex technologies without the risk of slowing down their production lines by deploying unfamiliar equipment, Jim Kent, Schneider's director of aftermarket services, said in a statement.
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Ben Ames has spent 20 years as a journalist since starting out as a daily newspaper reporter in Pennsylvania in 1995. From 1999 forward, he has focused on business and technology reporting for a number of trade journals, beginning when he joined Design News and Modern Materials Handling magazines. Ames is author of the trail guide "Hiking Massachusetts" and is a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism.
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