Amatrol’s extensive line of automation learning systems focuses on two main areas: robots and programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and specifically their function and application within automated production lines.
Programmable Logic Control training systems teach students how to program and operate PLCs from the world’s leading brands. There are Allen-Bradley and Siemens options available. PLC trainers come as portables or full stand-up training systems.
Amatrol’s Tabletop Mechatronics is a portable, durable, affordable learning system that forms a fully automated line to teach real-world mechatronics skills. This learning system features a pick-and-place, gauging, and inventory station, all of which fit on a standard tabletop. Mechatronics is an integral part of the automotive, pharmaceutical and chemical industries, just to name a few.
The Smart Factory Tabletop Mechatronics training system is a fantastic option for introducing Industry 4.0 training into high schools. This five-station system connects with Amatrol’s Portable PLC Troubleshooting Learning System – AB Compact Logix, which shows performance analysis of the system via I/O Link. Performance analysis information includes transmitter pressure, photoeye signal strength, material type for parts passing through the system, RFID tag output, and more.
This system also includes Smart Factory components for Ethernet (87-TEN), RFID/Sensors (87-TMS5), Barcode (87-TBR), and more!
Amatrol’s Smart Factory training system is an eight-station, fully-connected manufacturing systems that connect physical systems, operational information, and human assets to control a variety of actions, including manufacturing, maintenance, inventory, and supply chain operators.
This flexible system utilizes either a FANUC LR Mate robot or an Amatrol Pegasus robot, IGear Squeaks software for Smart Factory communication, Allen-Bradley and/or Siemens PLCs, and an additional cart that houses systems for Ethernet, Wireless Communication, and Network Security training. Each of the eight stations features a smart sensor or component, such as pneumatic/vacuum, ultrasonic, photoeye, stack light, electrical current, and analog pressure sensors.
Amatrol’s Skill Boss Logistics (95-MSB3) offers material handling organizations performance-based assessment for evaluating the skill levels and competencies of future supply chain automation technicians. This system is a working automated distribution system that performs real-world operations, such as package tracking, automatic package queuing and priority release, and electro-pneumatic sorting.
The Skill Boss Logistics is the required assessment device for three of MSSC’s Certified Technician – Supply Chain Automation (CT-SCA) certifications: Equipment Maintenance (CTSCA-EM), Equipment Repair (CTSCA-ER), and Network Repair (CTSCA-NR). Individuals who earn all three certifications receive a full “Automation Master” recognition award.