City of Wolverhampton College has taken delivery of a new plastics injection moulding machine and industrial robot, enabling it to expand the number of specialist training courses it provides to industry employees.
The new Bole BL140EKS 140 tonne machine has been loaned to the college’s Polymer Training and Innovation Centre (PTIC), at Stafford Park in Telford, by Wednesbury-based OEM supplier Bole Machinery Ltd.
The machine, worth £50,000, with a clamping force of 140 tonnes, is used to produce a range of plastic components for a range of sectors and will be used by the college to train industry professionals from across the UK, as well as Bole customers who need to learn how to use the new kit.
The company has also lent the college a Sepro robot Success 22, worth £30,000 which is used to automate the injection moulding process.
Hardeep Khera, general manager at Bole Manufacturing, said: “We are pleased to be able to loan the new machines to the college and to know that our equipment will be used to deliver specialist training in the latest techniques to industry professionals from the UK and beyond.”
Andrew Dermody, trainer consultant at PTIC, said: “We are extremely grateful to Bole for the loan of the new machine which will enable us to expand the range of specialist training we offer to our clients and for them to benefit from learning how to use the latest industry equipment.”
The Polymer Training and Innovation Centre provides polymer training and consultancy – specialising in injection moulding, blow moulding and extrusion training – to employees in the plastics industry, as well as apprenticeships in polymer processing and lean manufacturing and a range of industry-focused health and safety courses.
Get details of training provided by the centre here