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An Introduction to Mechatronics

This short course is designed to upskill and introduce control principle in mechatronics. It will help you appreciate the control methods being used, and maintain parts effectively around them. It is ideal for maintenance technicians working on large or small production lines who want an introduction to mechatronics and programmable logic controllers.

The course is delivered over 10 weeks and covers the following topics:

– Introduction into mechatronics, design theory and cost implications.
– Electro-mechanical, similarity of elements.
– Electrical theory and testing, use of a range of test equipment.
– Sensor technologies.
– Actuator technologies.
– Introduction to the Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC).
– Use of PLC to fault find.

This course is not certificated.

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01/11/2021 : North Devon : Part-time
Course Code : PTB553
Level : Level 3
Duration : 10 Weeks

Cost : Total Fee £750

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Course details


There are no formal assessments for this course.


This is an introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers and can be used to help support maintainance positions.

Facilities and resources

The course is carried out in a well resourced workshop where bottling plants, PLC training boards and actuator simulators will all be used.


Q: Is there any funding available to help pay for my course?

A: Many of our courses are free to attend (subject to eligibility). We will carry out a fee assessment when you enrolment to establish if you meet this criteria.

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Staring Date : 01/11/2021
Course Code : PTB553 North Devon campus Apply

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