Industrial Electrical Controls Simulator Training - Multi-Skill Training Services, Inc.


Our Electrical Controls Training Package provides a complete electrical control training curriculum and enables companies who conduct in-house training to facilitate the training using a subject matter expert. We utilize electrical control simulators to demonstrate real world electrical controls. Start your customized electrical controls training classes with our 26 years of world class maintenance training.

To learn more about our various Industrial Maintenance Training Programs including Maintenance Fundamentals Training, Industrial Electrical Training, Mechanical Training, Pneumatics Controls Training, Programmable Logic Control Training, or Analog Controls Training, contact us today.




  • Portable workstation with industrial, real world plant components
  • Matches perfectly to Lab Guide with step by step instructions
  • Folds up for easy storage
  • Non-skid rubber feet
  • Dimensions: 48″ x 20″ x 24″


  • Lesson Plans: a complete guide for the instructor that clearly describes the learning objectives, materials needed, and topics to be covered for each of the sessions
  • Lesson Content: text, images, and diagrams that help to demonstrate the concepts in the session
  • Hands-On Activities: each session includes instructions for each hands-on activity


  • Lists all skills that must be attained by students before passing the course; provides a guide for all curriculum


  • Step-by-step instructions and pictures to support all activities that utilize the training simulator


  • Lesson Content: text, images, and diagrams that help to demonstrate the concepts in the session
  • Hands-On Activities: each session includes instructions for each hands-on activity


  • Ice Cube Relays (8-PIN 120 VAC; 8-pin 24 VDC; 11-pin)
  • On-Delay and Off-Delay Timers
  • Bad Relay
  • Bad Switch
  • Auxiliary Contacts
  • Reflector
  • Normally Open Contact
  • Normally Closed Contact

TOOL KIT (Optional)

  • Hand tools
  • Consumables (Wire, Wire Nuts, etc)
  • Safety equipment


  • Email and phone support by qualified MST experts upon request

Electrical Controls Training Sessions

Session 1 – Safety

Qualified Personnel and Performance Tasks, Safety Labels, Personal Protective Equipment, Electrical Shock, Grounding, Lockout/Tagout, Electrical Safety

Session 2 – Electrical Controls Diagrams and Control Logic

Industrial Control Language, Basic Rules of Diagrams, Wiring Diagrams, Types of Control Systems, Magnetic Control Circuits, One Load Per Line, Load Connections, Control Device Connections, Line Number Reference, Numerical Cross-Reference Systems, Signals of Control Circuits, Basic Control Circuits, Pilot Devices and Pilot Lights, Pushbutton Sequence Control, Jogging Controlled by a Selector Switch

Session 3 – Electrical Control Devices I

Legend Plates, Operators, Contact Blocks, Selector Switches, Limit Switches, Types of Limit Switches and Applications, Installation of Limit Switches

Session 4 – Electromechanical Relays

Types of Relays, General Purpose Relays, Machine Control Relays, Contact Construction, Contact Life Expectancy, Contact Failure, Solid-State Relays, Relay Ratings, Voltage Drop, A Comparison of Electromechanical and Solid-State Relays, Manual Relay Operation, Troubleshooting Relays

Session 5 – Electrical Control Devices II

Drum Switches, Pressure Switches, Typical Pressure Switch Applications, Differential Pressure, Protecting Pressure Switches, Temperature Switches, Smoke/Gas Switches, Flow and Float Switches, Installation of Flow Switches, Level Switches, Temperature and Level Control Combinations, Automated Systems, Preventing Problems When Installing Control Devices, Protecting Switch Contacts, Testing Electromechanical Switches, Troubleshooting Control Devices

Session 6 – Photoelectric Switches

Operation, Light Sources, Applications of Photoelectric Switches, Symbols, Modes of Use, General Characteristics, Scanning Techniques, Fiber Optics, Lasers, Selecting Scanning Methods, Precautions, Handling of Photoelectric Switches

Session 7 – Proximity Switches

Types of Proximity Switches, Self-Contained Low-Profile Extended-Sensing-Range Inductive and Compact Inductive Proximity Switches, Selecting Proximity Switches, Hall Effect Sensors, Hall Effect Sensor Actuation, Hall Effect Sensor Applications, Photoelectric and Proximity Outputs

Session 8 – Timers

Types of Timers, Solid-State Timer Modes, Thumbwheel and DIP Switches, Timer Functions, Supply Voltage Controlled Timers, Contact-Controlled, Multiple Contact and Motor-Driven Timers, One-Shot Timer and Multiple Contact Timer Applications, Timer and Counters for PLCs, Troubleshooting Timing Circuits

Session 9 – Troubleshooting Relays

Determining Causes of Failure, Manual Relay Operations, Troubleshooting Equipment and Testing, Multimeter Test, Troubleshooting Solid-State Relays, Relay Fails to Turn OFF Load, Relay Fails to Turn ON Load, Erratic Relay Operation, Troubleshooting Contactors and Motor Starters, Troubleshooting Guides, Troubleshooting Mechanical Switches, Troubleshooting Solid-State Switches, Two-Wire Solid-State Switches, Three-Wire Solid-State Switches, Protecting Switch Contacts, Flush-Mounted Inductive and Capacitive Proximity Sensors, Non-Flush-Mounted Inductive Capacitive Proximity Sensors, Mounting Photoelectric Sensors, Protecting Pressure Switches, Flow Switches, Troubleshooting Solenoid-Operated Valves, Troubleshooting Solenoids, Heating Elements, Troubleshooting Heating Elements, Open or Short Circuit Test, Power Draw Test, Insulation Breakdown Test

Session 10 – Control Circuits

Definition, Industrial Control Schematics, Elements of Control Circuits, The Need for Control Circuits, Control Circuit Requirements, Installation of Control Circuits, Safety, Multiple Devices from Different Locations and from a Common Supply Voltage, Simultaneous Operation of Magnetic Starters, Pressure Switch with Pilot Light Indicating Device Activation, Start/Stop Station with Pilot Light Indicating No Device Activation, Pushbutton Sequence Control, Selector Switch Jogging, Forward and Reverse Control Using Indicator Lights

Session 11 – On-Line Troubleshooting

Definition of On-Line Troubleshooting, Key Components of Effective Troubleshooting, Procedures, On-Line Troubleshooting Versus Conventional Troubleshooting Methods, Safety