Photoelectric Sensor Construction

A sample copy of the Advanced Pneumatics Student Reference Guide is also included with the system for your evaluation. Sourced from the system’s curriculum, the Student Reference Guide takes the entire series’ technical content contained in the learning objectives and combines them into one perfectly-bound book. Student Reference Guides supplement this course by providing a condensed, inexpensive reference tool that learners will find invaluable once they finish their training, making it the perfect course takeaway.

Curriculum Also Available in Spanish

Electronic Sensors eLearning | Proximity Sensor, Reed Sensor

eLearning Course: MB837

Amatrol’s Electronic Sensor training course covers the basic construction and operation of inductive and capacitive proximity sensors, basic constructions and operation of magnetic reed switches, Hall-Effect Sensors, and more and applications in an online eLearning setting. These hands-on workplace skills are important because electronic sensors provide reliable low-cost input and monitoring for electrical control systems, and are used in almost every industry around the world. Amatrol’s world-class online curriculum will prepare students for a successful career using equipment they will use on the job.

Learning Topics

  • Operation
  • Interfacing
  • Control Applications
  • Inductive Proximity Sensor
  • Capacitive Proximity Sensor
  • Hall-Effect Sensor
  • Magnetic Reed Sensor
  • Safety Sensing Sequencing Sorting
  • Counting
  • Liquid Level Detection

What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Electronic Sensors?

Electrical control systems use electronic sensors as input devices to sense the presence of an object. Electronic sensors perform the same function as mechanical limit switches, but they use electrical principles to sense the presence of an object.

An electronic sensor has many advantages over limit switches:

  • Higher operating speed
  • No physical contact with the sensed part
  • Lower maintenance cost
  • Longer life
  • Can sense position, material type, and color

However electronic sensors are not always the best solution for sensing. There are two distinct disadvantages to electronic sensors:

  • Electronic sensors often require a more complex control system than a simple switch.
  • Electronic sensors have a relatively low power handling capability

Flexibility to Combine with Other Hydraulic Learning Systems

Electro-hydraulics is a flexible training system that can be used with a wide-range of products featuring Amatrol’s Basic Hydraulics (85-BH). Options for utilizing the 85-EH include: Controls Technology – Basic Hydraulics (850-H1), Basic Fluid Power (850-C1) for both hydraulic and pneumatic training, or one of our double-sided trainers for maximized use of space. This line of products features Controls Technology – Basic Hydraulic (850-HD1) and two combination systems: Basic Fluid Power with two hydraulic manifolds (850-CD1) or one (850-CD2). The electro-hydraulics training system can also be used to with Amatrol’s Intermediate Hydraulics (85-IH), which can also be added to the previously listed products.

Electronic Sensor Training Features Engaging Online Multimedia

Amatrol’s extensive, thorough multimedia covers electrical basics such as electronic sensors. Interactive screens paired with instructive graphics teach an array of electronic sensors topics from inductive sensors to sensor applications. With the optional hardware, learners can then apply this theoretical knowledge to immediate hands-on skills. For example, learners study capacitive sensors and then manually measure and analyze the performance of a capacitive proximity sensor for deeper understanding. This combination of theory and practice ingrains concepts in a learner’s mind and makes more advanced topics easier to comprehend. (References 85-SN1)

Expand Your Fluid Power Training | 850-HD1 Expansion Systems

Amatrol's Mechanical Drives 1 Learning System provides a solid foundation to build upon by adding a variety of optional expansion systems to teach

additional skills, such as bearing installion, laser alignment, and conveyor maintenance. All of these expansion systems include Amatrol's interactive eLearning.

Amatrol's Family of Companies | DAC Worldwide & Bayport Technical

DAC Worldwide & Bayport Technical offer a range of task-specific training systems, cutaways, & training aids to enhance your mechanical training program.

Adding one or more of these complementary systems to your Amatrol lab creates an immersive training environment.