The AR Lab is a permanent space. It is a room where basic and applied research programs, doctoral theses and specialised 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 materialised 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 digitisation of sheet metal profiling processes and in a project linked to the inspection of welding on beams.