Inspection Station - Tabletop Mechatronics: 87-TMS2



  • Electric: 100-240 VAC/50-60 Hz/1 phase
  • Compressed air

Inspection Station - Tabletop Mechatronics | Part Inspection and Indexing Training

Inspection Station - Tabletop Mechatronics: 87-TMS2

Amatrol’s Inspection Station – Tabletop Mechatronics (87-TMS2) is an electrically-powered training system that focuses on the automated process of inspecting and indexing parts before they move to the next step in the advanced manufacturing process. The 87-TMS2 is one of the stations that makes up Amatrol’s advanced Tabletop Mechatronics System.

The Tabletop Mechatronics System can also be equipped with a variety of smart sensors to teach advanced Smart Factory skills. Check out the following articles to learn more:

Teach Hands-On Smart Automation Skills in High School Using Amatrol’s Tabletop Smart Factory by Duane Bolin

Transform Your Tabletop Mechatronics System into a Smart Factory by Duane Bolin

Learning Topics

  • Automation Operations
  • Introduction to PLCs
  • Basic PLC Programming
  • PLC Motor Control
  • PLC Counter and Timer Instructions
  • Indexing
  • Index Station Operation
  • Adjustment of Fork, Homing, and Proximity Sensors
  • Stepper Motor Programming
  • Homing Sensor Adjustment
  • Stepper Motor Index Table Sequencing
  • Index Station Sequencing

Mechatronics Training with Real Industrial Components

It features a variety of real-world, industrial-quality components, including: an electric stepper motor; three different industrial sensors: retro-reflective, inductive, and fork; a multi-color stack light; an Allen-Bradley AB1000 programmable logic controller (PLC); 10 inputs; 6 outputs; and much more!

The 87-TMS2 is a portable, durable, and affordable solution to provide realistic mechatronics training and build real-world skills for careers in this vital industrial area. It can be used as a stand-alone system to teach inspection and indexing skills, or it can be combined with the Inventory Station – Tabletop Mechatronics (87-TMS1) and the Distribution Station – Tabletop Mechatronics (87-TMS3) to form a fully-automated Tabletop Mechatronics line!

Learners Benefit from Comprehensive Multimedia Automation Curriculum

The 87-TMS2 curriculum features an astounding breadth and depth of automation topics and skills. Key learning topics include: index station operation; adjustment of fork, homing, and proximity sensors; stepper motor programming; homing sensor adjustment; stepper motor index table sequencing; index station sequencing; and much more!

Amatrol’s curriculum features a highly-interactive, multimedia format that includes stunning 3D graphics and videos, voiceovers of all text, and interactive quizzes and exercises designed to appeal to learners with different learning styles. The combination of theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills solidifies understanding and creates a strong basis for pursuing more advanced skills.

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.