Tabletop Automation PLC Trainer

Automation Trainer ATS-200

Swappable PLC version with wiring to terminal blocks

AS-202 with terminal blocks

Automation Trainer Front ATS-200

Automation Trainer Front ATS-200

Model #ATS-200

PLC Automation Training System | all-in-one

The ATS-200 Automation Training System provides students with a hardware platform for performing hands-on skills development activities for automation technologies operations. The tabletop or mobile platform includes various applications which can be quickly connected to provide advanced activities, expanding the learning objectives beyond simple on/off functionality.

The all-in-one PLC Training System includes:

◉ Operator Control Application

◉ Sensors and Switches Application

◉ Pneumatic Actuator/Valve Application

◉ Linear Ball Screw Application

◉ BCD Thumbwheel and 7 Segment Display

◉ Dual Analog Potentiometer and Meters

◉ Motor Control Application

◉ Variable Speed Drive (Any Brand)

◉ PLC (Any Brand)

◉ HMI (Any Brand)

◉ PID Pressure Application

◉ PID Temperature Application

The system shown as tabletop trainer with banana jack connections. The unit can be purchased with a mobile frame with all components pre-wired to the PLC requiring no additional connections.

Pricing upon request

Product Documents

Automation Trainer ATS-200

Software package

autoSIM-200 is a great complement to this system for simulation of electrical and control circuits


Base System Components

  • Aluminum Tabletop Frame
  • 120Vac Power Entry
  • Fuse Protection
  • (16) Fault Switches
  • Integrated PLC (Any Brand)
    • (16) Digital Inputs
    • (16) Digital Outputs
    • (2) Analog Inputs (0-10V/4-20mA)
    • (2) Analog Outputs (0-10V/4-20mA)
  • Integrated HMI (Any Brand)
  • Integrated VFD (Any Brand)
  • Ethernet Switch
  • Pressure Regulator

Onboard Applications

PLC Automation Training System (ATS-200)

  • Operator Control

    • (6) Pushbuttons
    • (2) Selector Switches
    • (8) Indicators
  • Sensors and Actuators

    • (1) Inductive Proximity Sensor
    • (1) Capacitive Proximity Sensor
    • (1) Diffuse Photo Sensor
    • (1) Limit Switch
    • (4) Solenoid Actuators
  • Variable Speed Drive

    • (1) VFD
    • (1) 3-Phase Motor
  • Forward/Reversing Motor Control

    • (1) Reversing Motor Starter
    • (1) 3-Phase Motor
  • Electro-Mechanical Application

    • (1) 3-Phase Motor
    • (1) Mechanical Ball Screw Assembly
    • (1) Reversing Contactor
    • (2) Limit Switches
  • PID Pressure Control Application

    • (1) Pressure Transmitter (4-20mA)
    • (1) Pressure Control Valve (4-20mA)
  • PID Temperature Control Application

    • (1) Temperature Transmitter (4-20mA)
    • (1) RTD PT100 Sensor
    • (1) Heating Unit (4-20mA)

Learning Topics

  • Electrical
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechatronics

Grade/Skill Level

Designed for:

  • High School
  • Industry
  • K-8
  • Technical College
  • University

Additional information


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The World's Largest Manufacturer of Automation and Pneumatic Control Technologies for industrial companies brings its industrial know-how and innovation to technical training programs.

Every SMC training system features all industrial components commonly found in manufacturing settings across the globe, including SMC's industry-leading Directional Control equipment, Actuators, modular Filters, Regulators, and Lubricators, Air Preparation equipment, Fittings and Tubings, Flow Control equipment, Solenoid Valves, Digital Pressure Switches, and Electric equipment.

The equipment and technologies students train on in the classroom, are the very same equipment and technologies they will see and use in their future workplace(s).

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The skills needed by students, technicians, and engineers to be successful in industry today;

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SMC Training Systems are focused on critical thinking skills and technical mastery of technologies and concepts - our goal is NOT to train students on how to follow instructions; but rather how to empower oneself with the tools (technical aptitude) to be successful in the career of their choosing.


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SMC Technology Trainers are best-in-class modular training platforms that are complete with step-by-step curriculum and user manuals, simulation tools, and engaging digital solutions to further expand student understanding.

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Award Winning Simulation Software - autoSIM-200

SMC's autoSIM-200 software is the best turn-key software package for designing, viewing, simulating, monitoring and controlling Pneumatic, Hydraulic, Electrical, and Electronic Circuits.

autoSIM-200 is a one-for-one complement of SMC's hands-on training systems, allowing students to train by wiring circuits and programming systems virtually before applying them to the physical system.

The 2D and 3D packages allow for students to complete actual lab activities and curriculum exercises in the virtual simulator before completing them on the hands-on training equipment.

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Our engaging and interactive, web-based eLearning represents a major achievement of providing students "hands-on" training access in a virtual environment.

All major areas of Automation are taught in easy-to-digest bite-sized nuggets broken up into different topics such as Alternating Currents, Direct Currents, Solid State Devices, Pneumatics, Hydraulics, Robotics, PLCs, Sensors, Process Control and More!

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All SMC International Training products are complete with all learning materials for successful implementation in the classroom and/or lab. All training systems include user manuals, activity guides, and access to wiring, electrical, and mechanical schematics, in addition to complete PLC programs and diagrams.

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