Amatrol Portable PLC Troubleshooting Learning System - AB CompactLogix (990-PABCL1F)

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


  • RS Logix 5000 Mini PLC Programming Software (82-8RSM for educational organizations or 82-8RSMI for all other organizations)
  • Computer: See requirements
  • Router (if using more than one 990-PABCL1F on the same network)


  • Electric (100-240 VAC/50-60 Hz/1 phase)
  • Compressed Air

Spanish eLearning Available

Portable PLC Troubleshooting Training System | AB CompactLogix

Learning System: 990-PABCL1F

Amatrol’s Portable PLC Troubleshooting Learning System - AB CompactLogix (990-PABCL1F) provides comprehensive PLC operation and troubleshooting knowledge in a portable format for when training space is constrained, but skill-building cannot be sacrificed! Learners will study topics like programmable controller operation, PLC Ethernet communication, basic PLC project elements, PLC motor control, event sequencing, and more!

Combining training in areas such as programming, motor control, and pneumatics, the 990-PABCL1F offers learners the chance to operate the powerful Allen-Bradley L16ER CompactLogix 5370 PLC, PanelView 800 HMI terminal, and networks throughout the curriculum to build PLC training skills. The PLC training system’s interactive multimedia curriculum offers an unmatched breadth and depth of knowledge and skill-building. Only Amatrol can provide this level of training using a compact, portable workstation.

Learning Topics

  • Programmable Controller Operation
  • PLC Ethernet Communication
  • Basic PLC Program Instructions
  • PLC Project Elements
  • PLC Motor Control
  • PLC Timer Instructions
  • PLC Event Sequencing
  • PLC Counter Instructions
  • HMI Ethernet Operation
  • Component & Systems Troubleshooting

Practice Hands-On PLC Troubleshooting and Programming

Amatrol's Portable PLC Troubleshooting training system includes an Allen-Bradley L16ER 5370 Processor & HMI Screen, two double-acting pneumatic cylinders, two control valves, a potentiometer, variable speed drive, external I/O interface, temperature control and an emergency stop button all within a portable learning system. Learners will use these components to perform troubleshooting skills on a variety of topics, such as thermostatic temperature control, variable speed motor control with feedback and electro-pneumatic controls. Learners will also practice the programming and operation of industrial PLCs.

FaultPro: A World-Class Troubleshooting Teaching Tool

The 990-PABCL1F uses FaultPro, the industry’s premier program utilizing an electronic fault insertion system that is only available from Amatrol, to implant 30+ faults into the system for troubleshooting. During the learning process, FaultPro allows learners to insert faults in the system as they progress through the step-by-step procedures learning industrial troubleshooting methods. Then, FaultPro can be set to randomly select and insert a fault to test a learner’s troubleshooting abilities and prepare them to solve real-world technical problems once they’re in the field.

The 990-PABCL1F can also be used with the Industry 4.0 Fundamentals course to serve as a PLC training device and Tabletop Smart Factory cell controller. Amatrol’s Tabletop Smart Factory is a fully-connected and flexible manufacturing system that connects its physical systems, operational information, and human assets to control manufacturing, maintenance, inventory, and supply chain operations.

Interactive PLC Programming & Troubleshooting eLearning Curriculum

Amatrol's portable PLC troubleshooting 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 PLC programming and troubleshooting topics covered include: PLC operation and Ethernet communication; basic PLC program instructions and project elements; PLC motor control; PLC timer instructions; PLC event sequencing; PLC counter instructions; HMI Ethernet operation; and component and systems troubleshooting. Within these topics, learners will study objectives like using Rockwell Studio 5000 software to run and monitor a PLC program; designing a PLC program that controls two constant-speed electric motors; entering and operating a time-driven sequence PLC program; and using status and diagnostic indicators to troubleshoot a PLC.

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.

This course includes a virtual simulator!

Amatrol's portable PLC troubleshooting eLearning curriculum also features a virtual simulator that allows learners to practice hands-on skills even when they don't have access to the physical trainer. Virtual simulators replicate hands-on equipment in such great detail that learners will feel like they are using the actual equipment. Learners perform essentially the same industry-based tasks using the virtual equipment that they would perform using equipment hardware. Virtual simulators offer instructors and learners great flexibility when learning remotely or when a physical trainer must be shared by multiple learners.

Expand Your PLC Training | Available Additional Systems

Amatrol offers a variety of additional systems to teach PLC programming skills. Each of these additional systems feature Amatrol's in-depth curriculum.