Mysyntec Technology donates robotic arm to LKC FES

The robotic arm donated by Mysyntec Technology

Mysyntec Technology Sdn Bhd donated a set of robotic arm worth around RM150,000 to Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES). The robotic arm was received on 17 October 2023 and placed in the new robotic arm laboratory at Sungai Long Campus.

LKC FES academic Dr Kwan Ban Hoe said, “Robotic arms are used in automation to reduce labour cost and improve productivity. It can be used for various purposes such as assembling, handling, loading/unloading and welding. This robotic arm, donated by Mysyntec Technology, will be used for final-year projects and teaching purposes. Academic staff who teach related courses such as ‘UEMH4113 Automation and Robotics’ can use this robotic arm to teach and conduct related research. Students registered for the related courses and final year project can use the robotic arm as well.”

He added, “Thanks to this donation, UTAR can save the cost of purchasing a new robotic arm which costs around RM150,000. With this donation, both the staff and students can gain exposure and hands-on experience on the robotic arm used in the current industry.”

The ongoing training session

Furthermore, a training session was conducted on how to use the robotic arm by Mysyntec Technology staff Mr Muhammad Farid bin Yusof for the Department of Mechatronics and BioMedical Engineering (DMBE), and the Department of Lab Management & Safety Administration (DLMSA) members on 18 and 19 October 2023. The two-day training, which was organised by DMBE along with the Centre for Healthcare Science and Technology (CHST), saw the participation of 10 UTAR students and staff.

On the first day of the training, the trainer introduced the hardware used in the robotic arm. It was followed by a demonstration of the basic operation of the robotic arm. On the second day of the training, the software was introduced, followed by alarm handling and troubleshooting of the robotic arm. The two-day training ended with a group photography and certificate presentation to Mr Muhammad Farid.

UTAR would like to thank Mysyntec Technology for its continuous support and assistance to the university.

Mr Muhammad Farid (seated, second from right) with staff and students

UTAR and Mysyntec Technology Sdn Bhd previously signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) at UTAR Sungai Long Campus on 27 April 2023. Under the agreement, UTAR and Mysyntec Technology Sdn Bhd will work together for the development of robotic arm applications which have the potential to improve efficiency, productivity and safety in manufacturing, healthcare and other sectors.

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