Portable PLC Learning System (Allen-Bradley ControlLogix)

Learners will study industry-relevant skills including how to operate and program PLC systems for a wide range of real world applications.
Portable PLC Learning System (Allen-Bradley ControlLogix)
Features a wide array of real world applications
Designed to teach modern PLCs as they are used today, with the PanelView Plus terminal and networking
Amatrol's Portable Learning Systems for Technical Training

Modern industry has experienced a rapid proliferation of automated technology that has greatly improved production efficiency and output. At the center of this technology is the programmable logic control (PLC), meaning today’s workforce must acquire skills in programming and operation of PLC systems that use a variety of basic and advanced program commands. The 990-PAB53 Portable PLC Learning System addresses this need by providing a comprehensive curriculum and application workstation that teaches modern PLC systems as they are used in industry today. Students learn both basic and advanced applications using the powerful Allen-Bradley CompactLogix 5300 PLC, a PanelView Plus terminal, and networks throughout the curriculum.

The 990-PAB53 System comes with a mobile carrying case, workstation mounting panel, master control relay circuit, Allen-Bradley CompactLogix 5300 Programmable Controller, RS Linx and RS Logix 5000 software, a PanelView Plus terminal, an Ethernet Switch, I/O Simulator, five application circuits, student curriculum, instructor’s assessment guide, and installation guide. Students will study industry-relevant skills including how to operate and program PLC systems for a wide range of real world applications.

Rich Applications: Basic through Advanced

The 990-PAB53 Learning System enhances learning by featuring a wide array of real world applications to allow students to actually see their programs control real systems. In addition to a discrete I/O simulator with discrete switches and indicators, the 990-PAB53 includes application circuits and components for thermostatic temperature control, analog temperature control, reversing constant-speed motor control, variable speed motor control with feedback, and stepper motor homing and commissioning. These circuits include basic and advanced applications starting with discrete I/O projects and extending to projects involving analog I/O.

Modern Curriculum with PanelView Plus Terminal and Networking

The 990-PAB53 curriculum has been designed to teach modern PLCs as they are used today, with the PanelView Plus terminal and networking introduced in the basic lessons and applied throughout the curriculum. Students cover a wide variety of program commands beyond timers and contacts, such as stepper motor control, PWM control, and analog control. This is made possible by the extensive Amatrol curriculum and the moder

n features of the Allen-Bradley CompacyLogix 5300 PLC. Featuring a wide range of analog, discrete, data, and networking commands, students will quickly develop relevant and critical skills to be job ready in modern industry environments.

Portable Workstation

The 990-PAB53 is a mobile training platform that can be used to deliver training at multiple facilities. The 990-PAB53 features a portable case with wheels and a handle for easy transport. The cover is quickly removed to enable the case to sit firmly upright on a table surface for student use. The cover also locks so the workstation can be safely stored when not in use.

The 990-PAB53’s applications can be expanded by connecting to other workstations using the built-in plug-in interface. Examples include Amatrol’s Process Control System, Fluid Power Learning Systems, and Mechatronics, just to name a few. The 990-PAB53 is also expandable by connecting to other PLC modules to enhance the learning capabilities.

Options for Expanded Learning

The 99-FTSAB53 Portable PLC Troubleshooting Learning System – Allen-Bradley AB5300 can be added to your 990-PAB53 for an additional cost. The 99-FTSAB53 option focuses on PLC troubleshooting and features 35+ electrical faults.

Multimedia Curriculum

Amatrol’s unmatched multimedia utilizes text, audio, and stunning 3D animations that engage students in both theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills. This thorough, exceptionally detailed curriculum is built to begin with the basics and steadily advance to more complex concepts and skills. Through partnerships with key industry leaders and leading edge educators, Amatrol developed the right balance of knowledge and applied skills needed to train students to work in their chosen field.

Student Reference Guide

A sample copy of this course’s Student Reference Guide is included with the learning system. Sourced from the multimedia curriculum, the Student Reference Guide takes the entire series’ technical content contained in the learning objectives and combines them into one perfect-bound book. If you would like to inquire about purchasing additional Student Reference Guides for your program, contact your local Amatrol Representative for more information.

Learning Topics

  • Basic Panelview Plus Terminal Operation
  • Panelview Plus Application Editing
  • PLC Program Operations
  • PLC Programming
  • PLC Motor Control
  • PLC Timer and Counter Instructions
  • Event Sequencing
  • Program Control Instructions
  • Math and Data Instructions
  • Analog Outputs
  • Variable Output Applications

Key Features

  • Rich Applications: Basic through Advanced
  • Modern Multimedia Curriculum with PanelView Plus Terminal and Networking
  • Portable Workstation
  • Options for Expanded Learning
  • Student Reference Guide

Product Options

  • Portable PLC - AB ControlLogix 5300 Multimedia

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Amatrol creates innovative, interactive learning solutions for industry and education to equip people with the skills 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 basic 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.

One of the biggest 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.

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