Tabletop Mechatronics


Recommended Skill Levels: High School, Industry, Technical College, University

Learning Topics: Automation, Mechatronics, PLCs, Systems Integration

Product Types: Training Equipment

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Tabletop Mechatronics (870-PTAB82) by Amatrol is a portable, durable, affordable learning system that forms a fully automated line to teach real-world Mechatronics skills. This learning system features a pick-and-place, gauging, and inventory station, all of which fit on a standard tabletop. Each Mechatronics station include a PLC control unit that features an AB1000 PLC, 10 inputs, 6 outputs, and much more! These stations also include curriculum that covers basic PLC programming and I/O training simulators with pushbuttons, selector switches, and output indicators so that learners can program and operate the PLC before moving actuators on the station. This system’s curriculum features an astounding breadth and depth of automation topics and skills. Key learning areas include: control system concepts, Mechatronics safety, programmable controllers, PLC programming language, PLC program analysis, motor control basics, program development, timer instructions, time-driven sequencing, and much more!

Learning Outcomes

  • Automation Operations
  • Mechatronics Safety
  • Introduction to PLCs
  • PLC Programming Languages
  • Basic PLC Programming
  • LC Program Analysis
  • PLCMotor Control
  • Seal-In Program Logic
  • PLC Counter and Timer Instructions
  • Count Up Instructions
  • Pick and Place Feeding
  • Vacuum Adjustment
  • Event Sequencing
  • Stop Funcitons
  • Indexing
  • Stepper Motor Programming
  • Sorting and Parts Storage
  • Flat Belt Conveyor Adjustment

Product Details

TableTop Mechatronics includes 3 different stations Inventory Feeding (87-TMS1), Inspection and Indexing (87-TMS2), and Sorting and Distribution (87-TMS3). These stations can be used individually or combined to form a complete automation process.

Station 1: Inventory and Feeding

  • Pick and place feeding
  • Electro pneumatic actuators
  • Magnetic, reed,  vacuum sensor
  • 3-Axis pneumatic actuator system
  • Vacuum pick up
  • Vacuum sensor
  • Vaccinator

Station 2: Inspection and Indexing

  • Multi-color stack light
  • Retro-reflective, inductive, and fock sensors
  • Stepper motor, index table, actuator

Station 3: Sorting and Distribution

  • Inductive, thru-beam, and retro-reflective sensors
  • Electric solenoid actuators
  • flat belt conveyor with DC motor

This system also includes:

  • Plug and play interchangeable  controllers with single quick connect
  • 24 VDC power
  • Interactive Multimedia Curriculum
  • Heavy duty industrial components


This learning system comes with curriculum for:

  • PLC Programming for Allen-Bradley
    Pick and Place Feeding
  • Sorting and Parts Storagr
  • Indexing

eLearning: All Amatrol training systems have interactive, multimedia eLearning courses and modules tied to these learning concepts. This curriculum utilizes text with voiceovers, pictures, videos, stunning 3D animations, interactive quizzes and knowledge checks, pre- and post-quizzes and more. Through partnerships with key industry leaders and leading educators, Amatrol developed the right balance of knowledge to train learners to work in their chosen field.

Student Reference Guides: A sample copy of the Tabletop Mechatronics Student Reference Guide is included with the learning system. Sourced from the curriculum, the Student Reference Guide takes the entire series’ technical content contained in the learning objectives and combines them into one perfectly-bound book. You may also purchase as many additional SRGs as you need.

Virtual Trainer: Tabletop Mechatronics also features a virtual multi-media trainer! Amatrol’s virtual trainers replicate hands-on equipment in such great detail that learners will feel like they are using the actual equipment. Learners will perform essentially the same tasks using virtual trainers that they would perform using equipment hardware. Transition from theory to hands-on is a seamless process.

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