Sorting and Distribution Station - Tabletop Mechatronics: 87-TMS3



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

Sorting and Distribution Station 87-TMS3 | Tabletop Mechatronics

Sorting and Distribution Station - Tabletop Mechatronics: 87-TMS3

Amatrol’s Sorting and Distribution Station (87-TMS3) teaches about robot-based inventory systems, which provide orderly and logical storage of materials. It features a conveyor, three industrial sensors, sorting chutes, electric solenoid actuators, an AB1000 PLC, 10 inputs, 6 outputs, and much more!

This durable, affordable learning system provides a portable solution for situations where mechatronics training is needed in multiple locations or when training space is limited. The 87-TMS3 can be a stand-alone system that offers real-world skills for careers in this vital industrial area or it can be combined with the Inventory Feeding Station (87-TMS1) and the Inspection & Indexing Station (87-TMS2) to form a fully automated line on a tabletop!

Learning Topics

  • Automation Operations
  • Introduction to PLCs
  • Basic PLC Programming
  • PLC Motor Control
  • PLC Counter and Timer Instructions
  • Sorting and Parts Storage
  • Sorting Module Operation
  • Parts Storage Operation
  • Flat Belt Conveyor Adjustment
  • Thru-Beam Photoelectric Adjustment
  • Sorting Module Sequencing
  • Multiple Station Operation

Automation Curriculum to Build Real-World Skills

The Sorting and Distribution Station curriculum combines a depth and breadth of theoretical knowledge and real-world automation skills that’s unmatched in the industry. Key learning areas include: sorting module operation; parts storage operation; flat belt conveyor adjustment; sorting module sequencing; multiple station operation; and much more!

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.