FPT Skillnet has a state-of-the-art technical training facility in Athlone which houses two training rooms, offices, and two large processing halls which are equipped with 4 injection moulding machines, a thermoforming machine, course-specific maintenance training boards, extrusion line and ancillaries, and much more.
Our training facility is fully compliant with all Covid 19 guidelines.
OUR MACHINERY AND TRAINING FACILITIES
Our training centre has four Injection Moulding Machines:
- Fanuc Alpha Series α-S100iA Electric Machine
- Arburg 370a All Rounder (Electric) 60T
- Krauss Maffei KM 51/100 PX
- Engel All-Electric eMac 100
Electrical Maintenance Training boards
Our new mobile Electrical training boards have 3 sections (all with Plexi screen dividers in compliance with social distancing guidelines: single-phase household circuits (learning how 1 & 2-way switches, cookers, and showers are wired is a very effective and interesting introduction to electrical circuits!), 24-volt control circuits and finally 3 phase circuits used to control heating on an injection moulding injection unit control circuit.
American Kuhne extruders & extrusion systems are a leader in the Irish plastics extrusion industry from Medical tubing to pipe profile and wire/cabling. This extruder is designed to produce precision tubing, the screw provides the optimum melt temperature for the best possible product performance and surface finish.
Thermoforming Machine – Formech 300XQ
The Formech 300XQ is the world’s leading vacuum forming machine for education, rapid prototyping, and design houses and yet also adaptable to a wide range of applications. Featuring quartz heaters with a power-saving standby function, the digital countdown for consistent cycle times and a 430mm x 280mm (17” x 11”) forming area, Formech’s 300XQ is the most powerful and efficient machine in its class.