Mechatronics Ethernet – AB CompactLogix L16 | Learning System

Mechatronics Ethernet Learning System – AB CompactLogix L16: 87-ENAB53A

Amatrol’s Mechatronics Ethernet Training System – AB CompactLogix L16 (87-ENAB53A) covers the applicable skills and theory for Ethernet industrial communication networks used on automated lines in areas such as automotive, manufacturing, and packaging. Used in combination with a PC and two or more of Amatrol’s world-class Mechatronics learning stations, the 87-ENAB53A covers major Ethernet topics such as network operation, installation, and configuration, data transfers between controllers, produced and consumed data, and using the message instruction.

The 87-ENAB53A teaches how an Ethernet switch interfaces with programmable logic controllers to control and monitor an automated line. This learning system allows learners to practice industry-standard skills by interfacing two or more Allen-Bradley L16ER CompactLogix 5300 PLCs. Some of the real-world, hands-on skills that learners can practice include setting the IP address of a 1769-L16ER CompactLogix controller, configuring an MSG instruction to transfer data between ControlLogix controllers, and creating a User-Defined data type in a ControlLogix project.

Learning Topics

  • Industrial Communications Networks
  • Network Operation
  • Installation
  • Configuration
  • Produced/Consumed Data and Messages
  • Data Transfers Between Controllers
  • Produced and Consumed Data
  • Using the Message Instruction

Amatrol’s Learning System Adds Mechatronics Ethernet Training, the Most Popular Plant-Wide Communications Network, to Your System

Ethernet is the most popular plant-wide communications network because its high speed, reliability, and open framework enable connecting equipment from multiple vendors. The 87-ENAB53 includes a 16-port Ethernet switch, and eight 14-ft. Ethernet cables. Learners will practice hands-on skills such as configuring the Ethernet/IP driver using RSLinx software, creating a Consumed tag in a ControlLogix project, and transferring data between controllers using produced and consumed tags on Ethernet/IP. This integration will allow learners to gain hands-on experience with how Ethernet/IP is used to communicate with and monitor multiple devices simultaneously.

Study and Perform Real-World Ethernet Operations!

Amatrol provides world-class curriculum with each of its learning systems. The 87-ENAB53A allows learners to explore a wide array of Ethernet topics to gain a strong grasp on the foundational knowledge necessary to understand the function of Ethernet industrial communication networks. Within this curriculum, learners study topics such as the hardware used for an Ethernet/IP, the tag structure for an Ethernet/IP Remote I/O network, two types of data transferred between controllers, configuring controllers to produce and consume data, and configuring the Message instruction.

EtherNet Communication on a Mechatronics Production Line

The 87-ENAB53A is used in combination with a PC and two or more of Amatrol’s world-class Mechatronics learning stations featuring Allen-Bradley L16ER 5300 CompactLogix processors. For the maximum learning experience, this learning system provides enough ports to connect all seven Mechatronics stations, a PC, and eight additional Ethernet devices.

Mechatronics | Automation Systems

Modern industry utilizes complex production systems to produce high-quality, economical products for an ever demanding world. Amatrol’s Mechatronics training programs teach systems-level thinking and industrial automation skill-building that prepares learners to for mechatronics operation, hands-on PLC programming, and industrial maintenance and problem solving for real-world manufacturing environments. With the proliferation of automation technology, mechatronics is one of the fastest growing technical education programs in the world. Many technologies are integrated to make these sophisticated production systems including mechanical, electrical, electronics, and software. In order to meet this vital industry demand, Amatrol has developed both a large scale mechatronics line and a portable, tabletop mechatronics training system, each with highly interactive eLearning mechatronics courses. Each of these systems is comprised of individual stations that can be purchased separately when mechatronics training is necessary but budgets must be observed or all together to form a total learning experience. This training experience can apply to various careers such as mechatronics engineer / technician, automation engineer / technician, and systems engineer / technician.