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The Rensselaer Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS), a NY State-designated Center for Advanced Technology since 1989, assists client companies with applied manufacturing R&D to help them meet specific business objectives – increasing productivity, profitability, domestic and international competitiveness, and the number and quality of products offered – so that they can grow and create jobs. The center partners with NY State systems integrators to offer clients complete solutions to a wide range of manufacturing problems in the Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) 1-8 range (i.e. problem definition / pilot plant demonstration) after de-risking development in our labs.
CATS partnership provides manufacturers access to:
The center is directly linked to or affiliated with three Manufacturing USA hubs (smart manufacturing, robotics, and biopharmaceuticals), a teaching factory (Manufacturing Innovation Learning Lab) and a supply chain management center located at Rensselaer. It also serves as a portal for manufacturers to access the broad range of engineering and scientific expertise, experimental and theoretical capabilities, and technical equipment across Rensselaer’s campus.
CATS’ facilities comprise 12,000 ft2 of laboratory and office space in the George M. Low Center for Industrial Innovation (CII) on Rensselaer’s Troy campus. Each lab is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, tools, materials, capabilities and software pertaining to specific research thrust areas including:
In addition, the center maintains two prototyping shops with dedicated personnel for electromechanical parts and assemblies.
I am proud to be in the 3rd year as Director of CATS and look forward to working with new industry clients.
Daniel Walczyk, PhD, PE
Director, Rensselaer Center for Automation Technologies and Systems
Professor of Mechanical Engineering