Skill Boss Manufacturing

#95-MSB1, 95-MSB2AB

Recommended Skill Levels: High School, Industry, Technical College

Learning Topics: Automation, Mechatronics, PLCs, Systems Integration

Product Types: Training Equipment

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Skill Boss Manufacturing (95-MSB1) by Amatrol offers organizations performance-based assessment for evaluating the skill levels and competencies of future machine operators. This system fits onto a standard tabletop and features an electric motor, variable frequency drive, human-machine interface, pneumatic pick-and-place module, and much more. This system is used by the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) for its Certified Production Technician (CPT) Plus certification. The Skill Boss Manufacturing assessment system, designed to meet MSSC standards, is a hands-on skill assessment system that integrates seamlessly into any manufacturing program. MSSC’s CPT Plus program provides proof of an individual’s ability to perform a wide range of hands-on technical skills in electronic, electrical, fluid power, & mechanical systems.

Learning Outcomes

To be able to complete the certification individuals will perform a wide variety of hands-on technical skills in areas such as electronic, electrical, fluid power, mechanical systems. Each program focuses on building foundational skills for advanced manufacturing careers in areas such as safety, quality, manufacturing processing, maintenance, in addition to cross functional skills like communications, teamwork, customer awareness and workplace conduct. The Skill Boss Manufacturing evaluates more than 60 essential manufacturing skills, including:


  • Perform pre-start up inspection
  • Demonstrate lockout/tag out procedure
  • Confirm safety interlocks on guard are functional
  • Confirm zero energy state of all power sources
  • Locate and interpret safety data sheet(s)


  • Perform measurements using tape measure, caliper, micrometer, & dial indicator
  • Compare measurements to GDT specifications on a print
  • Measure & verify shaft runout falls within specified tolerance

Production Processes

  • Locate parts & fasteners for assembly operation using a blueprint
  • Assemble parts using Allen wrenches, wrenches, & screwdrivers
  • Use torque wrench to properly tighten a fastener
  • Navigate menus on an HMI
  • Manually operate cylinders
  • Perform an emergency shutdown
  • Reset Alarm and restart machine
  • Measure cycle time

Maintenance Awareness

  • Adjust pneumatic lubricator’s drip rate
  • Adjust pressure regulator’s setting
  • Adjust actuator speed using flow control valves
  • Install a pillow block bearing and shaft
  • Install a flexible coupling and shaft
  • Align and tension a belt drive
  • Lubricate a bearing using a grease gun
  • Drain an air filter
  • Connect pneumatic circuit using a schematic
  • Adjust various sensors

Skill Boss Manufacturing Product Details

The Skill Boss Manufacturing Machine comes with:

  • Parts Feeder
    • Part feeder tube
    • Part guide rail
    • Electro-pneumatic cylinder
    • Photoelectric sensor
  • Work Surface
    • Precision aluminum surface
    • Machined handles
    • Risers for assembly access
  • Robotic Pick & Place System
    • Magnetic reed sensors
    • Pneumatic cylinders
    • Vacuum pick-up system
    • Rotary actuator
    • Limit switches
    • Inductive sensor
  • Operator Station
    • Human Machine Interface
    • Variable Frequency Drive
    • Programmable Logic Controller
    • Lockout/Tagout device
  • Electro-Pneumatic System
    • Control interface
    • Flow control valves
    • Electro-pneumatic DCV’s
    • Pressure regulator/filter combo
    • Mist lubricator
  • Mechanical Drive System
    • Electric motor
    • Multi-shaft drive
    • Flexible coupling
    • Pillow block bearing
    • Bearing lubrication (oil & grease)
    • Interchangeable V-belt & Chain drive


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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Video Resources
Skill Boss Manufacturing - A Quick Demo (Amatrol)
Skill Boss - Hands-On Training & Assessment for CPT+ Certification