Amatrol Level 1 Programmable Controllers

The 890-PEC-B has the qualities of a real world machine with relay-controlled start/stop power station, terminal strip I/O test points, operator station, and machine automation station.
890-PEC-B PLCTroubleshooting Learning System
Amatrol Level 1 Programmable Controllers

The model 890-PEC-B Programmable Controller Troubleshooting Learning System teaches programming and troubleshooting of programmable controllers and their use in industrial, commercial, and residential applications. The 890-PEC-B System teaches PLC troubleshooting like no other product by providing a hands-on learning station that models real world PLC-controlled machines with up to 40 faults that can be inserted into the system. The 890-PEC-B is the first product to offer a realistic PLC troubleshooting experience for students because the faults are inserted throughout the system, including inside the PLC!

The 890-PEC-B has the qualities of a real world machine with relay-controlled start/stop power station, terminal strip I/O test points, operator station, and machine automation station. Students study various applications with live devices by plugging in one or more of the many application panels available. Each application panel models an actual machine system such as electro-pneumatic actuator, electric motor, analog devices and BCD/LED display. Application panels are even available for interfacing external devices such as robots, conveyors, and process control systems.

The 890-PEC-B supports training on multiple brands and models of PLCs, so one learning system can support training for many customized needs. The workstation console permits PLCs to be quickly mounted and connected. Models supported include Siemens S7, Allen-Bradley (PLC5, SLC500, and Control Logix), and Modicon (984 and Quantum).

Key Features

  • Real World Environment
  • Live Application Panels
  • Industrial Standard Components
  • Heavy Duty Welded Steel Workstation
  • Optional Advanced Topics
  • Computer-Based Troubleshooting
  • Multiple PLC Brands/Models


One of the most significant challenges facing the workforce today is a skilled worker shortage. Because of this, Amatrol is dedicated to providing schools with learning solutions that will cover applicable STEM knowledge and advanced manufacturing topics and skills.

Amatrol creates innovative, interactive learning solutions for industry and education to equip learners with the necessarskills to master technical systems, solve problems and adapt to a rapidly-changing workplace. Amatrol's learning solutions are designed and built by employees who are experts in their field, integrating the best practices in education and training to deliver knowledge and skills for real jobs.

Amatrol is the world’s leader in skills-based, interactive technical learning. Their learning solutions range from engaging high school students in the learning of basic science and math to teaching hands-on skills in the latest, highly sophisticated motor drives. Amatrol’s learning solutions include interactive multimedia as well as print-based student learning materials, virtual trainers, teacher’s guides, industrial quality hands-on training equipment, and instructor training.

Amatrol designs, develops and manufactures technical learning systems, highly interactive eLearning, hands-on simulators, and more to train tomorrow’s workforce for many diverse industries such as manufacturing, oil and gas, packaging, etc. Didactic organizations such as colleges, universities, and high schools use these made-in-the-USA products to teach individuals technical and workplace skills ranging from entry level technical skills to advanced technology troubleshooting for both degree and certification preparation. Real world components are used in the training equipment along with in-depth curricula to build the workforce’s next generation.

Amatrol offers a rich array of multimedia and eLearning on a broad array of topics including power and energy, controls, manufacturing processes, design, fluids, fluid power, thermal, electrical, electrical motors, mechanical, communications, robotics, computer integrated manufacturing, mechatronics, and automation. In addition to learning systems geared toward post-secondary and industrial customers, Amatrol also offers systems specifically designed for high schools.

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