Amatrol’s Tabletop Mechatronics 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!