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Eight (8) AB CompactLogix L16 Mechatronics Learning Systems (870-AB53A's) shown integrated with Mechatronics Carts 87-MS1-7 & 87-MS9

Mechatronics Learning System - AB CompactLogix L16

A sample copy of the Mechatronics (AB CompactLogix L16 / Studio 5000) 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 mechatronics course takeaway.


  • At least one of the below Mechatronics expansion stations
  • RS Logix 5000 PLC Programming Software (82-800) for education or for all other organizations (82-800-I) for each Mechatronics station
  • Mechatronics Hand Tool Package (41222)
  • Engineering Start-Up and Installation (90-START-4)
  • Computer: See requirements
  • Router (if using more than one 870-AB53A on the same network)

Expansion Stations:

  • Pick and Place Feeding Station (87-MS1)
  • Gauging Station (87-MS2)
  • Orientation-Processing Station (87-MS3)
  • Sorting-Buffering Station (87-MS4)
  • Servo Robotic Assembly Station (87-MS5P2)
  • Torque Assembly Station (87-MS6)
  • Inventory Storage Station (87-MS7)
  • Electro-Hydraulic Station (87-MS9)

Expansion Systems:

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Mechatronics Training System for Industrial Automation | Learning System

Mechatronics Learning System - AB CompactLogix L16: 870-AB53A

Amatrol’s Mechatronics Learning System – AB CompactLogix L16 (870-AB53A) provides an Allen-Bradley programmable logic controller (PLC) used by learners in conjunction with Amatrol’s Mechatronics Training for Industrial Automation to program, operate, and adjust components and applications on an automated production line. PLCs are a vital part of modern industry and are used in innumerable applications across the automotive, manufacturing, packaging, and pharmaceutical industries, just to name a few. Each of Amatrol’s Mechatronics carts requires one 870-AB53A, so you can buy one cart to train on a specific skill, such as indexing, pick-and-place, or gauging, or buy the entire Mechatronics system to recreate a fully functional automated line in your classroom or training center!

The 870-AB53A includes and L16 Allen-Bradley AB5300 PLC with a PLC mounting console, a 24 VDC power supply, a master control relay, curriculum, an install guide, and a student reference guide. This learning system will be used to cover major topic areas such as mechatronics safety, electrical sensors, actuator adjustment, stepper motor programming, torque adjustment, discrete I/O handshaking, system startup/halt, and much more! Amatrol’s Mechatronics and PLC training is second-to-none. Featuring real-world industrial components and PLCs, these learning systems will help learners gain hand-on skills and knowledge that can be applied to real, on-the-job tasks.

Learning Topics

  • Automation Operations
  • Basic Component Adjustments
  • Pick and Place Feeding
  • Gauging
  • Indexing
  • Sorting and Queueing
  • Servo Robotic Assembly
  • Torqueing
  • Parts Storage
  • Multiple Station Control

An Industrial-Grade PLC for the Most Effective Skill-Building Possible

The 870-AB53A’s major component is the L16 Allen-Bradley AB5300 PLC with a DualPort Ethernet DLR and USB port and 384KB of user memory. Learners will use the PLC with Amatrol’s Mechatronics carts, a computer, and RSLogix 5000 PLC programming software to build the most real-world applicable skills possible! The 870-AB53A allows learners to design a variety of PLC programs including: manual/auto/reset functions; discrete I/O handshaking for multiple station quantity production; and sequencing various mechatronics station applications like part transfer modules, part insertion modules, and a non-servo electric traverse axis.

Comprehensive Mechatronics Training for Industrial Automation That’s Second-to-None

Mechatronics AB CompactLogix L16 Multimedia Courseware (M25000)

Amatrol’s Mechatronics course curriculum offering is an impressive presentation of comprehensive theoretical knowledge. This curriculum begins with an introduction to mechatronics and mechatronics safety and quickly builds on concepts like station operation, component adjustment, module sequencing, and station sequencing. Examples of topics from the curriculum include: manually overriding an electro-pneumatic valves; sequencing the operation of a 2-axis pick and place manipulator; adjusting a fiber optic sensor; sequencing the operation of a parts queueing module; operating a gravity feeder with escapement; adjusting motor starter overloads; and much more!

Amatrol’s Mechatronics Also Allows for Training on Siemens PLCs

The 870-AB53A can be used with any or all of Amatrol’s Mechatronics carts, which include Pick and Place Feeding (87-MS1), Gauging (87-MS2), Orientation Processing (87-MS3), Sorting/Buffering (87-MS4), Servo Robotic Assembly (87-MS5-P2), Torque Assembly (87-MS6), and Inventory Storage (87-MS7).

Additionally, Amatrol offers Mechatronics PLC training with Siemens PLCs (870-PS7 Series) from Siemens S7-300 line. While an Amatrol Mechatronics line can feature just Allen-Bradley or Siemens PLCs, this automated line also allows for a mix of both so learners can train on industry’s two most widely-utilized PLCs simultaneously.

Mechatronics Includes Multimedia Curriculum

Multimedia Courseware – Mechatronics (Allen-Bradley CompactLogix L16/Studio 5000) (M2500)

Amatrol’s unmatched multimedia utilizes text, audio, and stunning 3D animations that engage learners in both theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills. This thorough, exceptionally detailed curriculum is built to begin with the basics of material feeding and handling systems and steadily advance to more complex concepts and skills. Through partnerships with key industry leaders and leading edge educators, Amatrol developed the right balance of knowledge and applied skills needed to train learners to work in their chosen field.

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.