The training Balluff provided was the perfect hands on experience for my Honors Physics students. It was amazing to see them respond to the real world applications of the principles we have been studying all year.
Florence, KY (PRWEB) July 13, 2015
Balluff recently offered its Sensing Technologies class to a group of students at the North Cobb Christian High School in Atlanta, GA. The students were a part of the school's Math, Science and Technology Academy.
As described on the school's website, "The Academy of Math, Science and Technology is a rigorous program designed to prepare students to pursue advanced degrees and careers in high tech markets. Students enroll in a four year course of study consisting of honors and Advanced Placement level classes and targeted electives, culminating in an internship their senior year." Director of the Academy, Ben Carr, coordinated with Brian Hedges, Product Training Manager at Balluff, to select students for the two-day technology training.
The training course included hands-on labs that dealt with object detection, linear position measurement, and IO-Link technologies as well as basic controller programming. Six students from the academy were in attendance along with their instructor.
"The training Balluff provided was the perfect hands on experience for my Honors Physics students. It was amazing to see them respond to the real world applications of the principles we have been studying all year. I wish I had a chance to teach them like this every day." stated Carr.
Balluff supports several science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) initiatives in the local community and also participates in TECHFIT (Teaching Engineering Concepts to Harness Future Innovators and Technologists) programs at Purdue University and The College of Charleston.
About Balluff Inc.:
Balluff Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Balluff GmbH, Neuhausen, Germany, is a leading manufacturer of a wide range of inductive, photoelectric, vision, capacitive and magnetic sensors as well as linear position transducers, RFID systems, and networking products. Balluff products for OEM and factory floor solutions are used to control, regulate, automate, assemble, position, and monitor manufacturing, assembly, and packaging sequences for industries including: metalworking, automotive, plastics, material handling, wood processing, aerospace, alternative energy, medical, electrical, and electronics.