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Smart Factory Network Communications 87-ENS715 | Learning System

Smart Factory Network Communications Learning System: 87-ENS715

This system teaches PROFINET (Siemens) network communications between connected automated devices in a Smart Factory environment to efficiently control and monitor automated manufacturing processes.

The Smart Factory network communications training systems feature real-world equipment learners will encounter on the job, including both managed and unmanaged network switches. The systems combine hands-on skills practice with in-depth multimedia curriculum for a well-rounded learning experience that will prepare learners to make an immediate impact in the technologically-advanced Smart Factory environments of the present and future.

Learning Topics

  • Industrial Networks
  • Operation and Components of TCP/IP Ethernet and PROFINET Networks
  • Assignment of IP Addresses to Robots and PLCs
  • Ethernet Network Topologies
  • Operation and Configuration of Industrial Managed Ethernet Switches
  • Ethernet Subnets
  • Network Diagnostics
  • Ethernet Controller Handshaking
  • Components of Industrial Network Security
  • Operation and Configuration of a Virtual LAN

Study Smart Factory Components and Practice on Real-World Equipment

Amatrol’s network communications training systems teach learners essential skills using industrial-quality equipment they’ll use in the workplace. For example, learners will gain valuable hands-on experience with both a 16-port unmanaged Gigabit Ethernet switch and an 8-port managed Ethernet/IP switch (Allen-Bradley) or 8-port managed PROFINET switch (Siemens). Using this real-world equipment, learners will practice specific skills, such as operating, configuring, and viewing network diagnostics using a managed switch.

Learn Industry-Applicable Network Communication Skills

Amatrol’s comprehensive curriculum covers a wide variety of important network communications skills. For example, learners will study industrial networks, Ethernet network topologies, Ethernet subnets, and the basic components of industrial network security. Additional skills and topics include assigning IP addresses to robots and PLCs, designing a PLC program that uses discrete I/O handshaking, and configuring a virtual LAN using a managed Ethernet switch.

Engaging, Highly-Interactive Multimedia

Amatrol’s curriculum features a highly-interactive, multimedia format that includes stunning 3D graphics and videos, voiceovers of all text, and interactive quizzes and exercises designed to appeal to learners with different learning styles. The combination of theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills solidifies understanding and creates a strong basis for pursuing more advanced skills.

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.