Automatics is a range of products that simplifies the process of teaching and learning about pneumatic and automation systems. The Automatics range has been designed to suit the classroom environment. The pneumatic components are identical to those used by real engineers, but have been cleverly adapted so that students can construct automation systems speedily and without tools. There are around 30 separate rugged components in the range, each one mounted on a clear acrylic carrier which is marked with the appropriate pneumatic or electrical symbol. Students mount the components on to the stable aluminium platform using plastic ‘tee’ bolts and connect the components together with nylon tubing to build working pneumatic circuits.
Curriculum can be downloaded for free from our website. These workbooks provide lesson plans, student worksheets and teacher’s notes for a variety of courses that can be used individually or as a coherent series. Students are guided through each subject in a logical sequence with clear, concise learning objectives at each stage, complete with quizzes and short tests by which their progress can be assessed.
Automatics solutions fit into many different disciplines as they can be used to teach Technology/Computer science, Basic engineering and Mechanical engineering. Solutions are packed in rugged plastic trays and include power supplies where necessary and generous quantities of ‘consumables’ such as pneumatic tubing and fixings. Add-on packs are also available that are designed to extend the features of your core solution.
Now available is the Automatics PLC adaptor rail, meaning that the Automatics range can be used with any PLC. The adaptor rail allows PLCs to connect to relay and motor outputs using standard 4mm connectors which connect directly to other Automatics components. Any programming language, including ladder logic, can be used. PLC adaptor modules available are power distribution, inputs, motor outputs and relays.