Amatrol Basic Electrical Machines Learning System (85-MT2)

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)


Basic Electrical Machines | Hands-On Industrial Motor Wiring Skills

Learning System: 85-MT2

Amatrol’s Basic Electrical Machines Learning System (85-MT2) teaches electric machines commonly found in industrial, commercial, and residential applications: single phase AC motors, three-phase AC electric motors, and DC electric motors. Learners practice industry-relevant skills including operation, installation, analyzing performance, industrial motor wiring, and selecting electric machines for various applications.

The 85-MT2 features a number of industrial machines, including an AC multi-purpose single phase motor, a split phase motor, a DC motor/generator, and a 3-phase induction motor. This learning system also includes an integrated base test unit, lead set, prony brake, handheld clamp-on multimeter, handheld digital multimeter, world-class curriculum, and a student reference guide. This system uses industrial quality wiring schematic components both to help learners become better prepared for what they will encounter on the job and to withstand frequent use.

Learning Topics

  • Introduction to Electric Motors
  • Electric Motor Safety
  • DC Series Motor Operation
  • DC Shunt and Compound Motors
  • Motor Speed, Torque, Power, & Efficiency
  • Motor Performance Testing and Analysis
  • Split-Phase AC Motors
  • Capacitor-Start AC Motors
  • Permanent-Capacitor and Two-Capacitor Motors
  • Three-Phase AC Induction Motors

Industrial Motor Wiring and Installation Terminology

The 85-MT2’s electrical machines are off-the-shelf industrial units that provide learners with real world experience in industrial motor wiring installation and alignment. Each unit is rated at 1/3 Hp, which is the minimum size at which motor performance data models the performance of larger motors. Units are connected to load devices through an industrial standard flexible coupling that allows for learning of shaft alignment techniques. Each machine’s power connections use industrial standard wiring terminology (e.g. T numbers), so that learners study how to connect electric machines in the same manner as they would on the job. The 85-MT2 uses replaceable wiring diagram panels for learning evaluation.

Industrial Loads with Safety

The integrated test unit has provisions for mounting a prony brake to load motors so learners can observe their operation under real world conditions. The unit also mounts two coupled machines to demonstrate generator operation. Safety devices include a 3-phase circuit breaker and a keyed emergency stop pushbutton. The pocket digital multimeter allows learners to analyze the performance of each machine in a realistic setting just as they would in the field. Built-in variable AC and DC power supplies enable learners to study the operation of AC and DC machines under a variety of conditions. Its unique switching system has an 11-position switch that allows learners to read current and voltage in all three legs of power without disconnecting leads.

Interactive Electrical Motors eLearning Curriculum

Amatrol's basic electrical machines 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 motors topics covered include: DC series, shunt, and compound motors; motor speed, torque, and performance; split-phase and capacitor-start AC motors; permanent-capacitor and two-capacitor motors; and three-phase AC induction motors. Within these topics, learners will study objectives like connecting and operating a cumulative DC compound motor; selecting the correct DC motor for an application based on motor performance characteristics; reversing the rotation of a capacitor-start motor; and determining how to connect a three-phase motor to operate on the available voltage.

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 Electrical Motors Training | 85-MT2 Expansion Systems

Amatrol's Basic Electrical Machines Learning System provides a solid foundation to build upon by adding a variety of optional expansion systems to teach additional skills related
to DC generators, alternator/synchronous motors, wound rotor motors, and electric motor troubleshooting. All of these expansion systems include Amatrol's interactive eLearning.