The Stenner Pump Company supports the future of Engineering in the US.
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The Stenner Pump Company supports the future of Engineering in the US
To further advance the University of North Florida's engineering students' training in robotics, Tim Ware, owner of the Stenner Pump Company donated "Baxter" the robot.
Because of the success Stenner has had with Baxter, Tim thought the robot would provide a great opportunity for UNF students to gain hands on experience with a modern robot and learn about several aspects of manufacturing & automation. The experience will provide a competitive edge as they enter the workforce.
WATCH BAXTER WORKING at the Stenner Pump Company
Baxter, is a two arm collaborative robot (cobot) manufactured by ReThink Robotics. Cobots are intrinsically safe and designed to work side by side with human coworkers. The cobots consist of easy to understand software and are easily trained to perform a wide variety of tasks. Stenner has implemented Baxter to use each arm to perform two simultaneous production tasks.
"The efficiency of our pump manufacturing process allows us to maintain a 3-day lead time and 98% on-time shipment," said Dennis Neibrook, Director of Engineering at Stenner. "When we first implemented Baxter on the factory floor, we were surprised by how easy the robot was to program compared to traditional robots that use older technology. Baxter's ability to handle a variety of parts and products is invaluable
The Stenner Pump Company sponsors the University of North Florida Osprey Miners in the NASA Robotic Mining Competition. NASA's competition is held annually at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
The NASA RMC provides students with extraordinarily valuable experience in the fields of design, fabrication, professional communication, and teamwork. The ideas and designs formulated by the students could be used by NASA on a real spacecraft and have a strong potential to end up on Mars in the future.
By sponsoring the Miners, Stenner is directly contributing to the advancement of higher education and to the future of science and engineering in the US. The Osprey Miners are very involved in community events such as Renaissance Jax, an organization dedicated to involving K-12 students in manufacturing and robotics.