Frequently Asked Questions

Amatrol provides training solutions for educational facilities, such as high schools, colleges, and universities, as well as industrial employers, including companies of all sizes. Individuals wishing to take Amatrol courses should contact a local educational institution or their company's training department.

The difference is just in how Amatrol's interactive curriculum is accessed.  When Amatrol's curriculum is accessed on a local computer, it is referred to as multimedia curriculum. However, if you are accessing the same curriculum online through Amatrol's learning management system (LMS) or other LMS, it is referred to as eLearning.

Industry 4.0 refers to the fact that the world finds itself in the midst of a Fourth Industrial Revolution in which cyber-physical systems, automation, and the Internet of Things are combining to create a smart factory environment. The synergies created by these exciting new technologies promise huge gains in industrial efficiency and productivity.

Industry 4.0 is just one term used to describe this new industrial landscape. You might also hear people use other descriptive terms, such as Smart Factory, the Industrial Internet, Smart Automation, Smart Manufacturing, and the Industrial Internet of Things.

These terms can be confusing because people use them differently. In regards to Amatrol products, these definitions should help.

Simulator - This term is used by industry to refer to physical training devices that "simulate" real-world equipment & systems. Other commonly used terms used by industry include trainer, skid, bench, or system.

Trainer - Identical to "simulator," but the term "trainer" is favored by educational institutions to describe physical training devices. However, simulator, skid, bench, or system may also be used.

Virtual Simulator - Virtual Simulators replicate hands-on equipment in a virtual environment to great detail providing students an alternative to actual equipment. Students perform the same industry-based tasks using the virtual equipment that they would perform using physical hardware.

Computer requirements for Amatrol's eLearning and other Amatrol products are located on the Support page. Select Support from the main menu or click here.

Amatrol learning systems are the perfect choice for training students in preparation for SACA (Smart Automation Certification Alliance) certifications. In addition to providing individuals with the technical knowledge needed to obtain SACA's Silver certifications (online knowledge exams), many of Amatrol's trainers, or simulators, have been approved for the performance test required to obtain SACA's Gold certifications.