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All prices in U.S. dollars. Simulation software products are sold as downloads, and CBT products are shipped as USB. All CBT products include simulation software.

Simulation Software Products

LogixSim Simulation Suite $495/license
CircuitLogix Pro Electronics Laboratory Simulation $295/license
RoboLogix Robotics Simulation Software $295/license
PLCLogix PLC Simulation Software $295/license

Computer-Based Training (CBT) Products

Electronics Technician CBT $445/license
ElectroMechanical Technician CBT $445/license
Programmable Logic Controllers CBT $445/license
Industrial Robotics CBT $445/license

Textbooks

Principles of Electronics Textbook $170/copy
Programmable Logic Controllers Textbook $170/copy
Introduction to Robotics Textbook $160/copy
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CircuitLogix Pro Electronics Laboratory simulation software
CircuitLogix Pro is a software program that converts your personal computer into a fully-functioning electronics laboratory with thousands of components and devices that are easily interconnected. CircuitLogix electronics lab simulation provides fast, powerful schematic design and simulation in one complete program. It gives you the flexibility to design and test electronic circuits, trying all the "what if" scenarios without ever worrying about faulty parts or bad connections. CircuitLogix supports analog, digital and mixed-signal circuits, and its proven SPICE simulation gives accurate real-world results you can trust.


CircuitLogix Pro allows users to simulate any combination of analog and digital components. It essentially converts your computer into a fully-functioning electronics laboratory. Mixed-model simulation is as easy and the speed and accuracy rivals EDA tools costing thousands of dollars. Along with the expanded simulation capability, the professional version features a larger device library of over 10,000 devices, easier SPICE model import, and no limit on the number of pins for an individual device.


The pro version of CircuitLogix allows you to design and edit your own devices and models for an unlimited number of virtual components. It also includes 3DLab, which is a revolutionary software product that combines an interactive 3-dimensional learning environment and "real world" electronic devices and tools to greatly enhance the user's comprehension of electronics.

RoboLogix Robotics Simulation Software
RoboLogix is a state-of-the-art robotics simulation software package that is designed to emulate real-world robotics applications. With RoboLogix, you teach, test, run, and de-bug programs that you have written yourself using a five-axis industrial robot in a wide range of practical applications. These applications include pick-and-place, palletizing, welding, painting and allow for customized environments so that you can design your own robotics application. With RoboLogix, the user can run the simulator to test and visually examine the execution of robot programs and control algorithms, while plotting instantaneous joint accelerations, velocities and positions.


RoboLogix is ideal for students as well as robot designers and engineers. The simulation software allows for verification of the reach- ability, travel ranges and collisions. This allows for increased reliability of the planning process and program development as well as reducing the overall completion/commissioning time. RoboLogix enables programmers to write their own robot programs, modify the environment and use the available sensors. These sensors include video cameras which are used for obtaining the desired position of the robot end effector. In addition, a teach pendant is included with the simulator that allows the user to command the robot to pick up a tracked object and return it to a home location through jogged commands or pre-programmed positions.


The ability to preview the behavior of a robotic system in a "virtual" world allows for a variety of mechanisms, devices, configurations and controllers to be tried and tested before being applied to a "real world" system. RoboLogix receives control signals, determines if contact or collision between objects in the system has occurred, and returns simulated sensor information as feedback. This system has the capacity of real-time simulation of the motion of an industrial robot through 3D animation. The principles of 3D motion simulation and both geometry modeling and kinematics modeling are presented in the RoboLogix virtual environment.

Electronics CBT with CircuitLogix Pro™
The Electronics CBT software provides flexible, skills-based education in basic electronics. The learning package provides an overview of Current, Voltage, Resistance, Ohm's Law, Parallel and Series Circuits, Magnetism, AC/DC Circuits Capacitance, Inductance, Transformers, Resonance, Filters, Transistors, Semiconductors, Amplifiers, Op Amps and Digital Electronics.


The CD/DVD-based multimedia program presents twenty-three modules of interactive curriculum using text, video, 2D and 3D animations, photos, audio clips and interactive lab simulations. The Electronics CBT presents an in-depth, interactive coverage of the fundamentals of electronics, built within an innovative state-of-the-art computer-based training and simulation environment. The module material is delivered using video, audio, text, 2D and 3D animations, photos, and over 450 simulation-based laboratory exercises using CircuitLogix Pro.

ElectroMechanical CBT with CircuitLogix Pro™
This unique computer-based training (CBT) learning program includes 24 modules and is the only product of its kind to use interactive delivery for the study of mechanical and industrial electronics applications. The module content was developed in association with some of the top corporate trainers in North America and focuses on practical applications and troubleshooting techniques. The ElectroMechanical CBT prepares students to install and repair industrial electronic equipment including variable speed drives, automated control equipment, process control systems, and a wide variety of electronic control systems ranging from simple on-off controls to robotics.


The CD/DVD-based multimedia program presents twenty-four modules of interactive curriculum using text, video, 2D and 3D animations, photos, audio clips and interactive lab simulations. The ElectroMechanical CBT presents an in-depth, interactive coverage of the fundamentals of electronics and mechanics, built within an innovative state-of-the-art computer-based training and simulation environment. The module material is delivered using video, audio, text, 2D and 3D animations, photos, and over 450 simulation-based laboratory exercises using CircuitLogix Pro. Click on the link below for a demonstration of the lab simulation software used in the ElectroMechanical CBT.

Programmable Logic Controllers CBT with LogixPro
This highly innovative computer-based training (CBT) program combines advanced PLC simulation with one of the best-selling PLC books in history. Students learn the Allen-Bradley PLC system - the industry standard with over 80% of the U.S. PLC market. This CBT learning program includes 19 interactive modules to help learners gain an in-depth understanding of PLCs and their applications in industry.


The PLC CBT consists of 19 modules of interactive curriculum using text, video, audio, 2D and 3D animations and laboratory simulation software. This CD-ROM based multimedia program includes pre-tests, interactive exercises, sample exams and online technical and tutorial support to help prepare you for online computer-based final exams.


The PLC CBT prepares graduates of the program for employment and/or further on-the-job training as a PLC technician in the field of consumer, commercial and industrial electronics. As well, it will enable students to provide technical support and service during the production, installation, operation and repair of PLC equipment and systems.

Industrial Robotics CBT with RoboLogix
The Industrial Robotics CBT introduces the concepts of industrial robots and how they can be used in a plant or manufacturing system. The primary focus of the program is on automated manufacturing processes as well as the role of robots and all support equipment. The tutorial learning package provides both both theoretical and laboratory support through a combination of multimedia learning resources and a robotics simulation software package to allow for the programming, testing, and debugging of robot programs. Areas of study include motion programming, palletizing, conveyor systems, computer networking, automated sorting systems, vision and tactile sensors and computer integration.


The learning package is divided into 13 modules, each consisting of about ten sections, or major topics. The robot simulation software used in the program is based on the Fanuc LR series robot, which is regarded as the industry standard for industrial robots throughout North America and the world. Learners gain practical, "hands on" programming of an industrial robot through a combination of teach-pendant programming, and 3D animations diplaying the robot arm movement. 3D training environments include conveyor/palletizing, pick and place, spray painting and welding.


Course material for the program is delivered and supported by a combination of CD/DVD/online resources. The interactive curriculum uses text, video, 2D and 3D animations, photos, audio clips and interactive robotics simulations.

Principles of Electronics Textbook
Written by Colin Simpson, award-winning author of five textbooks in the electronics field, the book Principles of Electronics is designed to accompany the Electronics Technician CD-ROM and offers a concise and practical overview of the basic principles, theorems, circuit behavior and problem-solving procedures of Electronic circuits and devices. The textbook reinforces concepts with practical "real-world" applications as well as mathematical solution, allowing readers to more easily relate the academic to the actual.


Assuming that readers have a basic understanding of algebra and trigonometry, Simpson offers a concise and practical overview of the basic principles, theorems, circuit behavior and problem-solving procedures. In one volume, this carefully developed text takes students from basic electricity through dc/ac circuits, semiconductors, operational amplifiers, and digital circuits. The book contains relevant, up-to-date information, giving students the knowledge and problem-solving skills needed to successfully obtain employment in the electronics field.

Programmable Logic Controllers Textbook
This book provides a basic understanding of programmable logic controllers to people in all aspects of the industry. Covering the most popular PLC manufacturers, the book walks readers through a step-by-step introduction necessary to understanding ladder logic, peripheral devices, analog inputs and outputs, member systems and codes, and even programming languages. A useful guide for potential users of PLCs in any industry application.


The third edition retains the previous edition's hands-on approach and clearly written, comprehensive treatment of topics related to PLCs and automated control systems. The first part of the book introduces the necessary theory behind the development of programmable logic controllers. The second half of the book provides numerous worked-out examples and practical applications. The latter part of the book includes in-depth treatment of higher level languages such as FBD, SFC, instruction list, and structured text. The last chapter provides a detailed overview of robotics and their application in PLC environments.

Introduction to Robotics Textbook
The textbook, Introduction to Robotics, provides comprehensive treatment of the concepts of industrial robots and explains how they can be used in a plant or manufacturing system. The primary focus of the book is on automated manufacturing processes as well as the role of robots and all support equipment. Areas of study include motion programming, palletizing, conveyor systems, computer networking, automated sorting systems, vision and tactile sensors and computer integration. The book provides a unique, interdisciplinary treatment of robotics, and shows the contributions of the various fields of mechanical, electrical, and industrial engineering, and computer science, to robotics. It covers state-of-the-art topics such as artificial intelligence, CAD and graphic simulators, object-oriented software, communications systems, and micro- and nano-robots.


Introduction to Robotics is intended for students who will install, design, repair, maintain and develop industrial robotic systems. The level of content is suitable for colleges, universities, and technical institutes. Students using this book should have an understanding of algebra up to quadratic equations and of trigonometry to the simple properties of triangles. Knowledge of programming languages is useful, but not essential. This well-illustrated volume, with its numerous worked-out examples and chapter-ending questions, is sure to become indispensable in bridging the gap between design, automation, and control. The book focuses on the most commonly used robots in industry, and on issues and criteria related with designing, building and operating flexible and agile robotic systems. It explores in detail the issue of software interfaces, but also input/output devices using practical examples of common applications.

LogixSim Simulation Suite
LogixSim combines four simulators in one, and provides unlimited possibilities for the design, testing, and debugging of control devices and automated equipment as well as circuit schematics and systems. From the simplest control circuits to the most complex, LogixSim has the versatility to suit almost any requirement for real-world simulation. Each simulator in LogixSim has an operating environment or “world”. Some, like CircuitLogix, are 2D schematic circuits and diagrams while others such as 3DLab and RoboLogix have single 3D environments including a workbench with shelves, or a robot arm and conveyor system. Multiple operating environments are presented in PLCLogix, which utilizes 12 distinct “worlds” ranging from car washes, to traffic lights, to packaging systems.
LogixSim is the only simulation product of its kind. Other simulators provide one, or possibly two types of simulation and all with a limited range of circuit configurations and control capability. Most commercial simulators are focused on electronics circuit simulation, which has been around for decades and while it is still useful, it is no longer the core requirement for knowledge of electronics and control systems. Instead, what is now required is a comprehensive “inter-professional” knowledge of electricity, electronics, electro-mechanics, robotics, and automation (PLCs).
Engineers, technologists, technicians, electricians and maintenance mechanics are all required to have current, up-to-date knowledge in control systems applications. In addition to knowledge of electronics, those with education and experience in PLCs and robotics are in the greatest demand in the 21st century. LogixSim provides realistic simulation of equipment costing hundreds of thousands of dollars. The PLC simulator, PLCLogix, is so accurate that it is considered to be the same as actual hands-on use of the RSLogix 5000 PLC.

PLCLogix PLC Simulation Software
PLCLogix is designed to simulate the functionality of the Logix 5000 Programmable Logic Controller (PLC). One of the main advantages of using PLCLogix is that it provides much-needed “hands on” experience in the operation of RSLogix and ControlLogix software and hardware. The Graphic User Interface (GUI) for PLCLogix has the same features and functionality as RSLogix 5000. PLCLogix allows you to write a program, see the program’s operation using a ladder logic simulator, and control the operation of the program from within this interactive environment.
In order to properly understand the operation of a PLC as complex and powerful as the RSLogix 5000, it is necessary to spend considerable time programming, testing, and de-bugging ladder logic programs. PLC systems are inherently expensive, and down-time is often very costly. In addition, if a PLC is programmed incorrectly it can result in lost productivity and dangerous conditions. Anyone who currently works with PLCs or who has a desire to learn how PLCs operate needs access to PLC simulation. It is essential in the understanding and learning of PLCs and to keep this knowledge refreshed and up to date. Programming and operating PLCs is a “hands on” experience and having lots of time to use the PLC is by far the best way to learn it.
By using PLCLogix, you are able to gain much-needed programming practice by creating and running your own ladder logic programs using tag-based memory. PLCLogix functionality includes a graphical controller organizer and a point-and-click method of configuring various I/O. The application organization is based on using tasks, programs, and routine structures. In addition, it features sophisticated data handling and incorporates both arrays and user-defined structures to provide maximum flexibility and emulation of real world control applications. PLCLogix also includes a free-form ladder editor that allows you to modify multiple rungs of logic at the same time. The point-and-click graphical interface provides a simple, realistic, method of entering and editing ladder logic programs.