College of Eng’g Boasts of High-Tech Equipment
To better equip its engineering students with skills and knowledge that will help them thrive in a high-tech work environment, the Tarlac State University has acquired a set of state-of-the-art engineering equipment that is “first in Asia.”
Called the Advanced Manufacturing Training Hub, the room-size facility consists of the following: Mechatronics Learning System (Advanced Modular Production System); AC/DC Electrical Learning System; Sensor Technology; Basic Pneumatics; Basic Hydraulics; Electro-Fluid Power; and Mechanical Ice Plant
The first six pieces of equipment are acquired from Amatrol, a United States-based company while the last one came from the K and H Company in Taiwan.
Engr. Armando Tomas, Technical Training and Specialist Manager of Hytec Power Incorporation, said TSU was first in Asia to acquire these seven pieces of equipment.
He said those from Amatrol come with E-learning subscription modules that the students could access through their smart phones or laptops. They also have E-Assessment, E-Books, multimedia and certifications, he said.
The miniature Mechanical Ice Plant, he said, is first in Asia and among State Universities and Colleges (SUC).
It provides learning platforms for students to understand various freezing methods under Industry 4.0 practice. Students can add commands and monitor its system through their laptop via WiFi.
“These technologies are first in the Philippines and in Asia,” he said.
TSU President Myrna Q. Mallari said those outside the university who will need trainings and certifications on these pieces of equipment are welcome to enroll in TSU programs using these technologies.
She added: “We are a technological university, that’s why the bulk of our funds are being used in engineering, We feel proud, We would like to have that flagship as being a technological university, but that doesn’t mean that we will set aside other courses.” [OPAI]