Amatrol Electronic Sensors Learning System (85-MT5D)

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



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Electric Motor Control (85-MT5)

Curriculum Also Available in Spanish

Electronic Sensors Training System | Hands-On Motor Control Skills

Learning System: 85-MT5D

Amatrol’s Electronic Sensors Learning System (85-MT5D) adds to the Electric Motor Control Learning System (85-MT5) to teach the function and applications of a variety of electronic sensors in industries like automotive, packaging, and security. This electronic sensor training system is comprised of heavy-duty, real-world industrial components such as capacitive, inductive, and infrared sensors that are built to stand up to heavy use.

Learners can connect and operate these electronic sensors, study their design, and analyze their performance in order to build skills that can be applied to real-world job opportunities. Amatrol reinforces this skill-building practice with strong curriculum that thoroughly explains electronic sensor topics, such as factors that affect a sensor’s performance. This combination of hands-on skills and strong theoretical knowledge gives learners the ability to not only understand where to use a sensor in a circuit, but why it’s there and what its function is.

Learning Topics

  • Capacitive Sensors
  • Inductive Sensors
  • Infrared Photoelectric Sensors
  • PNP & NPN Transistors
  • PLC Interfacing
  • Applications, Operation, Installation, Troubleshooting, & Design

Build Skills with Industry-Relevant Electronic Sensors Training

Amatrol's electronic sensors training system offers industry-standard components so that learners can get direct, hands-on practice with the sensor installation, operation, performance analysis, and design. Specific industrial-relevant skills include designing a level sensing control circuit that uses a capacitive proximity sensor, designing a drill motor control circuit that uses an inductive proximity sensor, troubleshooting a motor control circuit with an electronic sensor, and designing a motor control circuit that will sense product jams on a conveyor system.

Hands-On Skill Building with Real Industrial Components

The electronic sensors training system consists of an 11-gauge steel slide-in panel that features capacitive sensors, inductive sensors, and infrared sensors. These components are pre-wired and terminated to banana jacks to allow quick connection of control circuits. This electronic sensor training system also includes wood, plastic, aluminum, and steel targets for testing sensors.

Interactive Electronic Sensors eLearning Curriculum

Amatrol's electronic sensors 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 electronic sensors topics covered include: inductive proximity sensors; capacitive proximity sensors; and photoelectric sensors. Within these topics, learners will study objectives like measuring and analyzing inductive proximity sensor performance; designing a level sensing control circuit that uses a capacitive proximity sensor; and troubleshooting a motor control circuit with an electronic sensor.

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.

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 a variety of optional expansion systems to teach additional skills related to

motor braking, reduced voltage starting, VFDs, electronic sensors & counters, and fault troubleshooting. All of these expansion systems include Amatrol's interactive eLearning.