The AR Lab is born: AR Racking and Mondragon University confirm collaboration agreement

September 11, 2019 by Rhianna Kettle
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The AR Lab is born: AR Racking and Mondragon University confirm collaboration agreement

AR Racking - a leading company in the European storage solutions market - and Mondragon University (MU) - a university recognized for its marked technological and innovative profile - have ratified a collaboration agreement with an official visit to the AR Lab. AR Racking’s classroom is located in the facilities of the university’s Higher Polytechnic School and is devoted to research and collaborative development.

The AR Lab is a permanent space. It is a room where basic and applied research programs, doctoral theses and specialized training are developed. The classroom is also equipped with a laboratory for experimental tests suitable to carry out, on one hand, systematic product tests for standard compliance, and on the other, virtual tests oriented to the simulation and generation of new knowledge.

AR Lab’s test bench integrates various test areas for struts, connectors, racks, beams and other components, with a maximum capacity of 80 tn. Some of the tests have already begun and it is projected that in a near future other tests will progressively start. Having the AR Lab’s test bench will enable AR Racking to study in detail the behavior of its products, thus enhancing the constant improvement of its storage solutions.

The collaborative project materialized in the AR Lab classroom is completed with two other lines of collaboration that will link AR Racking and Mondragon University. Both entities work together in a research project on the digitization of sheet metal profiling processes and in a project linked to the inspection of welding on beams.

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