Tabletop Smart Factory Mechatronics


Amatrol’s Smart Factory Tabletop Mechatronics training system provides a convenient option for critical Smart Factory training when training space is too limited for the full Smart Factory Mechatronics line. In particular, the Smart Factory Tabletop Mechatronics training system is a fantastic way to introduce Industry 4.0 training to students.


Amatrol's Smart Factory Tabletop Mechatronics training system consists of five stations that connect with Amatrol’s Portable PLC Troubleshooting Learning System – AB Compact Logix (990-PABCL1F), which shows performance analysis of the system via I/O Link. Performance analysis information includes transmitter pressure, photoeye signal strength, material type for parts passing through the system, RFID tag output, and more! This system uses a selection of Rockwell Automation products to provide the most realistic industrial experience. Amatrol is a Rockwell Automation OEM Gold Partner. The system also includes Smart Factory components for Ethernet, RFID/Sensors, Barcode, and more!


  • Tabletop Smart Factory RFID/Sensors (87-TMS5): Includes RFID, photoelectric sensor, pressure sensor, I/O link master, and conveyor to cover RFID programming and operation, pressure/vacuum sensors, and more.
  • Tabletop Smart Factory Barcode (87-TBR1): Includes barcode reader and Ethernet-to-serial interface to cover barcode operation, scan accuracy, barcode programming, etc.
Smart Factory Tabletop RFID Smart Sensor Station 87-TMS5 with FANUC


The latest integrated robot station option features a FANUC CRX-5iA Collaborative Robot, which offers an all-new FANUC programming interface with simple drag-and-drop technology on a touchscreen pendant, making it the perfect solution for users with little to no robotic experience. Collaborative robots — or cobots — are designed to work safely alongside people in a variety of industrial and manufacturing jobs. Learners using the FANUC cobot with Amatrol’s Smart Factory Tabletop Mechatronics training system will gain hands-on experience with robot material handling concepts, as they program the robot to retrieve parts from sliding chutes and place them in either a gravity feeder or bins mounted on the workstation.


  • Tabletop Mechatronics Smart Factory Ethernet (87-TEN): Includes a 24-port unmanaged and 8-port managed Ethernet switch to cover industrial networks, Ethernet IP addresses, network performance, managed switch Ethernet, and switch diagnostics.
  • Tabletop Smart Factory Manufacturing Execution (87-TME): Includes manufacturing execution software that can control multiple sensors to cover order entry, scheduling, schedule status, production statistics, and alarms.
  • Tabletop Smart Factory Visual Communications (87-TVC): Includes visual communications software for use in a mobile app to cover cloud-based data acquisition, SCADA operation, maintenance management operation, and and how to configure cloud-based SCADA and maintenance management.
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Amatrol’s eLearning curriculum is unique in that it thoughtfully combines in-depth theoretical knowledge with practical, hands-on skills. This powerful combination of knowledge and skills solidifies understanding and creates a strong foundation for pursuing more advanced skills. For example, Tabletop Smart Factory eLearning courses cover important topics, such as:

Basic Robot Programming & Operation

Learners will study basic robot programming and operation used in a Smart Factory setting. Individual lessons include types of robot classifications, basic operation of a Servo robot, robot safety rules, types of robot grippers, and robot commands. Learners will also practice skills, such as jogging a Servo robot, teaching robot position points, running a Servo robot program, and entering a robot program that uses Pmove, Grasp/Release, and Label/Branch commands.

Introduction to Electronic Sensors

Using Amatrol’s Tabletop Smart Factory eLearning courses, learners will study different types of electronic sensors, and the advantages (and disadvantages) they can bring. Individual lessons include the function of the two parts of an electronic sensor, operation of transistors used in sensors, and characteristics that affect inductive proximity sensor operation. Learners will also practice skills, such as connecting and operating an inductive proximity sensor, measuring and analyzing the performance of an inductive proximity sensor, connecting and operating a capacitive proximity sensor, and measuring and analyzing the performance of a capacitive proximity sensor.

RFID Operation & Programming

Learners will study the programming and operation of radio-frequency identification, or RFID tags. Individual lessons include the function and operation of an RFID system, factors that affect RFID system operation, the operation of Rockwell Studio 5000 message instruction, and the function and operation of an IOLink Master. Learners will also practice skills, such as operating an RFID system, entering and operating a Rockwell Studio 5000 PLC program, configuring an IOLink Master in a PLC project, and operating a CompactLogix PLC project that uses an RFID function block instruction.

Introduction to Ethernet Networks

Learners will be introduced to Ethernet Networks used in a Smart Factory setting. Individual lessons include function of an industrial network, basic operation of a TCP/IP Ethernet network, components of an Ethernet network, and how to set Ethernet IP addresses of robots and PLCs. Learners will also practice skills, such as connecting an Ethernet network using an unmanaged switch, setting IP addresses of robots and PLCs, and transferring PLC programs via an Ethernet network.

Cloud-Based Data Acquisition

In this module, learners will be exposed to cloud-based data acquisition concepts. Individual lessons include operation of a cloud-based SCADA system, how to configure a cloud-based data acquisition software to retrieve production data, operation of cloud-based maintenance management, and how to send/receive a cloud-based maintenance message. Learners will also practice skills, such as operating a cloud-based data acquisition system, configuring a web-based data acquisition system to display production statistics, and configuring a cloud-based maintenance management message.

Highly-Interactive Multimedia Format Appeals to All Learning Styles

Amatrol’s Tabletop Smart Factory eLearning curriculum features a highly-interactive multimedia format. Stunning 3D animations, videos, pictures, voiceovers of all text, and interactive quizzes and exercises bring learning to life. Amatrol’s multimedia curriculum contains elements that will appeal to every learning style, keeping learners motivated and engaged.

Anytime, Anywhere Access Promotes Self-Paced Learning

In today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world, it’s more important than ever to extend the reach of industrial skill training beyond the borders of traditional classrooms. Amatrol’s eLearning meets the challenge for flexibility by offering in-depth, comprehensive technical skills training via an intuitive, easy-to-use web-based Learning Management System (LMS). With anytime, anywhere online access, Amatrol’s eLearning allows learners to set their own pace at home, on the job, in a traditional class setting, or a blended approach of these options.

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Are you ready to take your Industry 4.0 training to the next level? If so, contact the experts at Amatrol today to ask them to consult with you on how to set up an Industry 4.0 training program that will meet your specific needs. Just click on the “Request Info” button at the top of the page to fill out a Contact Form, and an expert Amatrol consultant will contact you to determine how we can meet your Industry 4.0 training needs.