ABB Robotics introduces convenient classroom-quality learning with first ever online, interactive training course

IRC5 Operations Web Based Training will teach students how to operate a robot, on their own schedule, without having to travel to a training facility

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (March 16, 2016) - ABB Robotics has introduced "IRC5 Operations Web Based Training (US519)," an online, interactive training course that will teach students how to operate a robot using the ABB FlexPendant and the IRC5 robot controller. ABB's first ever web based robotics training course will provide students the same quality and depth of a class at an ABB training facility, with the convenience and flexibility to take the class on their own schedule, without having to travel.

The course modules are self-paced, with videos, interactive simulations and practice exercises that enrich the virtual learning environment. Students will earn a certificate of completion and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) with the successful completion of a cumulative exam at the conclusion of the course.

"The goal with ABB's first web based course is to offer a top level training option to students who may not have the time in their schedules to dedicate to an onsite course," said Christelle Keefer, director of training, ABB Robotics.

There are no formal prerequisites for the new course. After successfully completing the course, participants should be able to:

• Identify personal safety solutions
• Identify robot safety features
• Identify robot system components
• Move/Jog the robot using the joystick
• Interpret and respond to event messages
• Perform basic operations
• Modify movement instructions in a basic program
• Demonstrate how to use the input and output instructions in a basic program
• Demonstrate how to save robot information

For more information including complete class listings call 800-435-7365, write or visit

About ABB
ABB ( is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 140,000 people.
About ABB Robotics
ABB Robotics ( is a leading supplier of industrial robots - also providing robot software, peripheral equipment, modular manufacturing cells and service for tasks such as welding, handling, assembly, painting and finishing, picking, packing, palletizing and machine tending. Key markets include automotive, plastics, metal fabrication, foundry, electronics, machine tools, pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries. A strong solutions focus helps manufacturers improve productivity, product quality and worker safety. ABB has installed more than 250,000 robots worldwide.

All ABB Robotics' products are fully supported by the ABB Robotics' global sales and service organization in 53 countries and over 100 locations.

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