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Advanced Mechatronic Technology Centre

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In 2006, with the support of SIEMENS South Africa and the Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC), one of the most successful university / industry partnerships to date was initiated.

The Advanced Mechatronic Technology Centre (AMTC), was established and started facilitating training for engineering students and industry in Advanced Factory Automation and Drives Technologies.

Training for Electricians/Technicans etc. :  Service and maintenance aspects of technology, advanced programming, industrial networking and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) for technicians and engineers.

The training offered, provides individuals with the confidence to effectively apply systems and optimise product usage.  Knowledgeable employees with the correct training, results in shorter start-up times, reduced downtimes and faster trouble shooting.

Thus far, the AMTC has trained almost 1000 individuals from industry over the past nine years, with the training facilities being upgraded constantly to world class standards.

Siemes ImageThe training centre has played a major role in developing the skills of engineers and technicians in the Eastern Cape and will continue to work closely with Siemens to ensure individuals receive expert training on the latest SIEMENS equipment.

In partnership with SIEMENS SA, we offer a wide range of SIEMENS Accredited Automation training courses.  University accredited training can also be arranged on special request.


  • For more information click on courses below.  

Training schedules available on the right hand side of the page

  • Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers (ST-PLCINTRO)
  • LOGO Systems Course (LOGO!)
  • 1200 Systems Course
  • S7 Service and Maintenance Part 1 (ST-7SERV1)
  • S7 Service and Maintenance Part 2 (ST-7SERV2)
  • S7 Programming Part 1 (ST-7PRO1)
  • TIA Portal Programming  - Part 1 (TIA-PRO1)
  • S7 Programming Part 2 (ST-7PRO2)
  • Analogue Value Processing & Closed Loop Control (ST-7PID)
  • Introduction to SIMATIC NET
  • Distributed Safety Course
  • WinCC (ST-WINCCScada)
  • WinCC Flexible (ST-WINCCFLEX)
  • Service and Commissioning the Micro Master440 and G120 drive

* Additonal Services Offered:

  • Testing PLC Proficiency
  • Training Needs Analysis / Audit
  • Tailor - Made Courses
  • Part - Time Courses