Programmable Controller Troubleshooting Workstation


Recommended Skill Levels: High School, Industry, Technical College, University

Learning Topics: Automation, PLCs

Product Types: eLearning, Training Equipment

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The Programmable Controller Troubleshooting Workstation (890-PECB) from Amatrol teaches programming and troubleshooting of programmable logic controllers (PLCs). This trainer also teaches the industrial, commercial, and residential applications of PLCs. Learners can gain hands on experience dealing with up to 40 different faults inserted throughout the system including inside the PLC.

Learning Outcomes

This troubleshooting workstation consists of industrial equipment along with Amatrol’s exclusive FaultPro computer-based fault insertion software that automatically inserts faults and tracks student troubleshooting efforts. The Programmable Controller Troubleshooting Workstation covers topics like:

  • PLC Programming Operation & Troubleshooting
  • Math and Move Instruction
  • Motor Control Application
  • Electro-Pneumatic Application
  • Program Interpretation
  • Timer/Counter Instructions
  • Subroutine/Zone Instruction
  • BCD/LED Instructions/Applications
  • Contact and Coil Instructions
  • Interfacing to I/O Devices
  • System Design

Programmable Controller Troubleshooting Workstation Product Details

The mobile workstation I equipped with a PLC mounting console and work surface, computer-based fault insertion system, operator start/stop power station, field device unit with dual application panel mounting, and application panel storage unit.

This unit requires a 120V / 60 Hz / 1 phase power source and the following applications station:

  • Discrete Wiring Application Station (89-DWS)
  • I/O Simulator Application Station (89-IOS)
  • BCD/LED Application Station (89-BCD-B)
  • Electro-Mechanical Application Station (89-EMT)
  • Electro-Pneumatic Application Station (89-EP)
  • Operator Application Station with Programmable Display (89-OSPDS)

Additional learning systems are available to extend student PLC skills to advanced PLC topics like analog control, remote I/O, PLC networks and PLC operator Interface terminals.


eLearning: All Amatrol training systems have interactive, multimedia eLearning courses and modules tied to these learning concepts. This curriculum utilizes text with voiceovers, pictures, videos, stunning 3D animations, interactive quizzes and knowledge checks, pre- and post-quizzes and more. Through partnerships with key industry leaders and leading educators, Amatrol developed the right balance of knowledge to train learners to work in their chosen field.

Student Reference Guides: A sample copy of the Student Reference Guide is included with the learning system. Sourced from the curriculum, the Student Reference Guide takes the entire series’ technical content contained in the learning objectives and combines them into one perfectly-bound book. You may also purchase as many additional SRGs as you need.

Virtual Trainer: This Learning System also features a virtual multi-media trainer! Amatrol’s virtual trainers replicate hands-on equipment in such great detail that learners will feel like they are using the actual equipment. Learners will perform essentially the same tasks using virtual trainers that they would perform using equipment hardware. Transition from theory to hands-on is a seamless process.

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More about the Programmable Controller Troubleshooting Workstation:

  • Programmable Controller Troubleshooting Workstation Data Sheet
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