Pauh Putra, 31st October – Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) received two Automatic Pick and Place Robot Machines (APPRM) donated by Walta Engineering Berhad, here, today.
The contribution worth RM400,000 is the result of the collaboration between the university via the School of Mechatronics Engineering and the engineering company since mid-2017.
UniMAP Deputy Vice Chancelor of Academic and International Affairs, Prof Ir Dr Rezuwan Kamarudin said that 10 meetings have had been previously held for the collaboration to discuss research and technology development.
He said four lecturers from the School of Mechatronics Engineering underwent industrial secondment with the company to increase their practical experience.
“This led to the donation of the two machines which will be used in industrial secondment, research, teaching and learning.
“In addition, two UniMAP students will utilise the machines to complete their final year projects efficiently,” he said when delivering his speech at the handover ceremony of the robots.
Also present were the Dean of the School of Mechatronics Engineering Prof Madya Ir Dr Abu Hassan Abdullah, Walta Group Managing Director Goh Kheng Sneah, Walta Group Director Ong Thean Lye and a number of UniMAP Deans.
Rezuwan added that the industrial secondment is crucial for the university to enable lecturers to apply to be a Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) accredited engineer.
“Among collaborative projects performed by the four lecturers are the development of the automatic waterjet fruit cutting and peeling machine and collaborations in biomedicine,” he said.