DC’s Integrated Manufacturing Centre gifted state-of-the-art equipment from Rockwell Automation

A recent donation of state-of-the art equipment from Rockwell Automation to Durham College’s (DC) Integrated Manufacturing Centre (IMC) will help keep students from the School of Science & Engineering Technology ahead of the curve.

The gift, which includes 12 Controllogix (CLX) L71 controllers and 1756-EN2T modules, will support important upgrades within the IMC to provide students with access to the latest firmware and technology used in the industry today.

The first of its kind in Canada, the IMC is a world-class, industrial-grade, automated facility primarily used by students in the college’s Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology program. The facility houses major equipment components including human-machine interface terminals; industrial networks and robots; material handling systems; programmable logic controller hardware; vision cameras; and supervisory control and data acquisition software.

Partnerships with industry leaders such as Rockwell Automation, a world leader in industrial automation, are vital to helping DC continually adapt programs and curriculums to ensure graduates are prepared to meet the needs of employers.