Amatrol Electric Motor Control Learning System (85-MT5)

A Student Reference Guide sourced from the system’s interactive eLearning includes the entire series’ technical content from the learning objectives.



  • Electricity (208 VAC/60 Hz/3 phase)
  • Compressed Air


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Electric Motor Control Training | Hands-On AC Motor Control Skills

Learning System: 85-MT5

Amatrol’s Electric Motor Control Learning System (85-MT5) teaches electric relay control of AC electric motors found in industrial, commercial, and residential applications. Learners study industry-relevant skills including how to operate, install, design, and troubleshoot AC electric motor control circuits for various applications.

The 85-MT5 includes a bench top-mount control workstation, motor workstation, AC induction motor, control component panels, multimeter, lead set, and student curriculum that is unmatched within the industry. This system uses industrial-quality components to train learners to become better prepared for what they will encounter on the job. Some of the major components that learners will work with include a control transformer, reversing contactors, manual motor starter, multi-function timer, and control relays.

The 85-MT5 teaches learners how to troubleshoot motor control circuits under realistic conditions. Circuit faults can be introduced using either the included manual fault insertion system or through the optional Fault Troubleshooting System (890-FTS1), which includes Amatrol’s FaultPro, the industry’s only electronic-fault insertion software.

Learning Topics

  • Control Transformers
  • Manual & Magnetic Motor Starters
  • Motor Overloads
  • AC Induction Motors
  • Limit, Pressure, Liquid Level, Pushbutton, Drum, & Selector Switches
  • Overload Protection
  • Timer & Control Relays
  • Motor Sequence & Reversing Motor Control
  • Motor Jogging
  • Safety Interlocks
  • Time-Delay Relay Control
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Electric Motors Control Systems Applications
  • Interpreting Ladder Diagrams
  • System Design
  • Troubleshooting Methods

Industry-Standard Motor Control Components

Amatrol's Electric Motor Control training system (85-MT5) features electric motor and control components that are off -the-shelf industrial standard components that provide learners with real world experience in installation and control of industrial motors. The motor is rated at 1/3 Hp and uses industrial standard T-number wiring terminology. Units are connected to load devices through an industrial standard flexible coupling that provides for learning of shaft alignment techniques. Safety is emphasized throughout the curriculum and in the hardware design. Safety devices include a lockout/tagout system and grounded connections for individual components in the system. Learners use these safety devices each time they set up a circuit.

Superb Troubleshooting Skills

The 85-MT5 features a variety of manual faults that allows learners to practice real world troubleshooting on actual industrial components. Troubleshooting skills include testing an indicator lamp, manual switch, control relay, motor contactor, overload relay, and many more! Optionally, the 85-MT5 offers electronically-inserted faults using the 890-FTS1 Fault Troubleshooting System. The 890-FTS1 uses Amatrol’s electronic fault insertion software, FaultPro, which allows learners to practice troubleshooting over 35 faults on this learning system.

The 85-MT5 workstation’s welded-steel construction provides a sturdy work surface for mounting control components. Each component is mounted directly onto an individual heavy-duty steel panel, which easily slides into the workstation and locks into place, allowing learners to quickly set up a variety of circuit applications.

Interactive Electric Motor Control eLearning Curriculum

Amatrol's electric motor control training system features interactive eLearning curriculum that integrates various types of learning methods to create an engaging, effective learning experience. Amatrol’s multimedia eLearning curriculum includes text with voiceovers, videos, 3D animations, pictures, and interactive activities, quizzes, and self-reviews. Specific electric motor control topics covered include: manual motor control and overload protection; control transformers; control ladder logic; control relays and motor starters; reversing motor control; automatic input devices; basic timer control; and systems troubleshooting. Within these topics, learners will study objectives like starting and stopping a motor using a manual starter; connecting and operating a basic electrical control circuit that uses a pushbutton switch; troubleshooting a 3-wire control system; and designing a motor reversing circuit that uses a drum switch and a magnetic motor starter.

Free Learning Management System (LMS)

Amatrol eLearning is easy-to-use for both students and instructors. Its web-based interface is simple to navigate and available on any WebGL-compatible Internet browser. Instructors love Amatrol eLearning for its simple, yet sophisticated Learning Management System (LMS). The LMS allows instructors to create custom courses, monitor student participation, track course progress, assess knowledge levels prior to a course, and test knowledge levels after completion. Learners appreciate the fact that they can start and stop as needed, moving through each Amatrol course at their own pace. If a self-review reveals that they didn’t understand a particular topic as well as they thought they did, they can revisit it before moving on.

This course includes a virtual simulator!

Amatrol's electric motor control eLearning curriculum also features a virtual simulator that allows learners to practice hands-on skills even when they don't have access to the physical trainer. Virtual simulators replicate hands-on equipment in such great detail that learners will feel like they are using the actual equipment. Learners perform essentially the same industry-based tasks using the virtual equipment that they would perform using equipment hardware. Virtual simulators offer instructors and learners great flexibility when learning remotely or when a physical trainer must be shared by multiple learners.

Expand Your Electric Motor Control Training | 85-MT5 Expansion Systems

Amatrol's Electric Motor Control Learning System provides a solid foundation to build upon by adding optional expansion systems to teach additional skills related to motor braking,
reduced voltage starting, variable frequency drives, electronic sensors and counters, speed control, and troubleshooting. Expansion systems include Amatrol's in-depth curriculum.