Thursday – February 21, 2019
MATC Receives Electronics Equipment Donation from Siemens Corporation
Control Corporation (PCC), MATC electronic technology isntructor Tom Heraly, and John Leigeois of
Siemens Corporation in an electronics classroom on the Downtown Milwaukee Campus.
MATC has received a sizable equipment donation from the Siemens Cooperates with Education division.
The donation included 12 X S7-1200 programmable logic controllers used for automated processes, such as water treatment facilities. Siemens also donated 12 Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs), as well as software and accessories for the equipment. Additionally student software licenses for older Siemens equipment were included in the donation.
The value of the equipment is approximately $25,000. Professional Control Corporation (PCC), the Siemens distributor in Wisconsin, helped facilitate the delivery and installation of the equipment.
Students in MATC’s Electronics Technology associate degree program will use the donated items to become familiar with the Siemens equipment and programming. Siemens maintains a large market share of the electronic automation equipment that is sold internationally.
“This equipment will help us prepare our students for the new world of globalized automation,” said MATC Electronics instructor Tom Heraly. “Our graduates are expected to be able to work across different hardware and software platforms in today’s production and process control facilities. Being familiar with the equipment of one of our industry leaders is a definite advantage for our graduates.”
For more information about MATC’s Electronic Technology associate degree program, visit this link