Industry 4.0 Fundamentals (I4F)

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Amatrol’s Industry 4.0 Fundamentals (I4F) is a high school-based program that prepares students for high-paying Industry 4.0 careers in local industries. I4F was developed by subject matter experts in conjunction with real-world feedback from industry and educational institutions to ensure that students with no background in manufacturing can begin with the basics like industrial safety, hand tool skills, etc. and build to industrial competencies in areas such as PLC troubleshooting, mechatronics, and data analytics, as well as learning to program and operate a FANUC robot. This two-year program is divided into four major course areas, which are further divided into lessons covering major topics:

  • Introduction to Mechatronics
  • Introduction to Industrial Control Systems
  • Robot Operation & Programming
  • Introduction to Industrial Internet of Things



Course 1: Introduction to Mechatronics (38 lessons)

  • Introduction to Industry 4.0
  • Safety
  • Hand Tools
  • Measurement
  • Print Reading
  • Precision Measurement
  • Mechanical Drives
  • Fluid Power
  • AC/DC Electricity
  • Electrical Relay Control
  • Robotics Programming
  • Electronic Sensors

Course 2: Introduction to Industrial Control Systems (33 lessons)

  • Industry 4.0 Principles
  • Mechanical Drives
  • Hydraulics/Fluid Power
  • Pneumatics
  • Robotics Programming
  • Electrical Relay Control
  • Electronic Sensors
  • Ethernet Network Communications
  • Programmable Controllers
  • CNC Programming
  • Mechatronic Systems

Course 3: Robot Operation & Programming

  • Robotic Safety & Components
  • Frames
  • Program Development
  • Inputs, Outputs, and Macros
  • and more!

Course 4: Introduction to Industrial Internet of Things (28 lessons)

  • Advanced Programmable Controllers
  • Data Analytics 1
  • Variable Frequency Drives
  • Bar Code Production Identification
  • Mechatronics: Motors & Conveyors
  • Ethernet Network 2
  • RFID Product Identification
  • Smart Sensors
  • Programmable Controllers
  • System Optimization
  • Mechatronics: Communication & ASRS
  • PLC Troubleshooting
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