The FATEK Training Box is an excellent tool for learning ladder logic programming in realistic applications. The ladder logic language is very similar among different brands of PLCs and the sw development environment, called WinProLadder, is very similar to AB's RSLogix.
Programming skills developed with the Training Box are applicable to PLC programming in general.
It contains the basic items required by PLC digital I/O training, such as the FBs-24MCT highly functional main unit, the FBs-CM25E Ethernet module, digital input socket, simulated switches, and digital output socket. Also included in the same kit are advanced application peripherals like encoder and stepping motor (coupled with belt for transmission), seven segment display, 10 large-diameter (10mm) LED indicators, thumb wheel switches, and keyboard. It greatly reduces the time and manpower used in wiring and resource management of teaching.
The built-in RS232, RS485 and the Ethernet three ports (can be expanded to five with communication boards) not only enable the teacher's computer to connect with the training kits of all students to conduct networking on-line teaching such as loading, monitoring, modifying, and storing, but also can be used in advanced course such as computer connection, intelligent ASCII peripherals as well.
Excellent PLC Training Tool
Special SW allows instructor interaction and student monitoring
PLC output is isolated by the relay with socket and fuse to protect PLC.
Communication Interface FBs-CM25E
Maximum 254 stations (1 station for instructor, 253 stations for student)