Amatrol Three-Channel Data Acquisition Training System (T5553-R1A)

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


  • Base System: Temperature Process Control Learning System (T5553) or Analytical Process Control Learning System (T5554)
  • Computer (see Computer Requirements)

Utilities: None (see required base system's utility requirements) 

Options: Three-Channel Data Acquisition eBook (E33302 or E33307)

Dimensions: Fits into required base system

Data Acquisition Training | Hands-On Process Control Skills

Learning System: T5553-R1A/T5554-R1A

Amatrol’s Three-Channel Data Acquisition Training System (T5553-R1A/T5554-R1A) adds to either the Temperature Process Control Learning System (T5553) or the Analytical Process Control Learning System (T5554) to teach the fundamentals of data acquisition. This system consists of equipment used to receive, record, and analyze process data. A chart recorder is one of the most commonly used pieces of data acquisition equipment. Chart recorders create a graphical representation of an electrical input signal received from an input device and provide an on-screen display of the process results.

Chart recording is one of the most important skills a student can learn. The Three-Channel Data Acquisition training system identifies process variables, providing learners with the ability to accomplish work with navigation, digital chart recorder configuration, and data transfer in a precise and effective manner. Amatrol uses components that learners will find on-the-job in order to give the best opportunity to build confidence and industrial competencies.

Learning Topics

  • Digital Chart Recorder Configuration
  • Thermocouple Application
  • RTD Application
  • Voltage/Current Applications
  • Chart Recorder Display Formats
  • Continuous and Fuzzy Logging
  • Data Transfer
  • Loading Data
  • Graph Events, Display Formatting and Printing

Teach Hands-On Data Acquisition Skills

The Three-Channel Data Acquisition training system uses real-world components to aid in teaching process variables such as temperature, flow, level and pH, as well as their changes over time. Learners will study how to use chart recorders to collect and display process data. The Data Acquisition training system includes a Honeywell eZtrend chart recorder, Honeywell Trend-Manager software, and a 10-Ohm precision resistor assembly. These technologies augment teaching of process instrumentation, enabling learners to observe what is happening inside the system and more clearly understand the effects of external disturbances and their own adjustments.

Sample Student Reference Guide Included

A sample copy of the Three-Channel Data Acquisition Learning System Student Reference Guide is also included with the system for your evaluation. The Student Reference Guide takes the entire series’ technical content contained in the learning objectives and combines them into a 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 course takeaway.

In-Depth Data Acquisition Curriculum with Real-World Skills

The Three-Channel Data Acquisition training system also includes Amatrol’s world-class curriculum, which combines strong theoretical knowledge and concepts with hands-on skills for the best industrial competency-building on the market. Students will also learn how to use computer software to view and manipulate the data. This thorough, exceptionally-detailed curriculum is built to begin with the basics and steadily advance to more complex concepts and skills. In addition to the included print curriculum, Amatrol offers this course in an optional eBook format.

Curriculum Available in Optional eBook Format

Amatrol’s eBooks look like real books and allow users to flip between pages with ease. Enhanced with features such as keyword searches and zoom controls that enable users to quickly locate and view information, eBooks are fantastic learning tools. They are available online and can be used by anyone with access to Amatrol’s Learning Management System (LMS). Optionally, for those who choose to use their own LMS, eBooks are SCORM compatible to allow smooth integration into other training systems. Combined with our already extensive library of interactive multimedia titles, which are also SCORM compatible, users can now complete their entire course work online!

Expand Your Process Control Training | Available Additional Systems

Amatrol has developed the most in-depth offering of industrial process control training options available. Amatrol offers four major process control systems, each covering a different process control application: level and flow, temperature, analytical, and pressure. Amatrol also offers a variety of training options for related process control applications such as HART communication protocol, Foundation Fieldbus, and SCADA.