Amatrol’s eLearning curriculum is unique in that it thoughtfully combines in-depth theoretical knowledge with simulated, hands-on skills. This powerful combination of knowledge and skills solidifies understanding and creates a strong foundation for pursuing more advanced skills.
For example, the mechatronics eLearning course covers important topics, such as:
Learners begin with an introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers. Individual lessons focus on topics like PLC programming languages, basic operation of a PLC, and basic components of Rockwell Automation's Studio 5000 Logix Designer software. Learners will also practice skills, such as, configuring and testing a Point-to-Point USB connection, uploading a PLC program using Studio 5000 Logix Designer software, and powering up an Allen-Bradley CompactLogix PLC.
Project Creation and IO Assignment
Learners using Amatrol’s mechatronics eLearning course will study basic principles of project creation and IO assignment. Individual lessons focus on topics like creating and configuring a PLC project using Studio 5000, operation of a module-defined input tag, and operation of an alias.
Learners will study various aspects and components of event-driven sequencing. Individual lessons focus on topics like operation of a single-cycle reciprocating cylinder PLC program, ringle-cycle actuator reciprocation PLC program operation, and continuous-cycle actuator reciprocating programs. Learners will also practice skills, such as designing a multiple actuator sequence PLC program using a 7-Step design process, operating a multiple actuator sequence PLC program, and operation of a PLC emergency stop function.