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Matrix TSL develops industrial standard training equipment for education and training providers around the world. Their solutions cover Science, Engineering, and Technology disciplines from physics to robotics to microcontrollers, electrical installation, and automotive.

AYVA Educational Solutions carries Matrix TSL's line of Microcontrollers (E-Blocks2, PLC, and IDE Software), Automotive products (Micro CNC, Locktronics, and Modern Electrical machines).

"We use the Matrix Locktronics Trainer in three different Automotive Service Technician courses offered at NAIT. There are many great features and benefits of these trainers.

  • The ease at which the students can build circuits with a wide variety of components and perform tests.
  • The students can easily identify different components by the symbols on them and can visualize what is happening in the circuit.
  • All the instructors like how compact and portable the units are which make it very easy to move from classroom to classroom.

The last thing I will mention is the reliability of the components is exceptional. After using them for over 5 years the only components we have had to replace are definitely because of user abuse not poor quality. The support from AYVA has been great from the quote to after delivery questions, we will definitely purchase from them again."

Calvin Feist  |   Program Chair  |   NAIT

Locktronics Solutions

If you want to learn how something works – build it! - For several decades high school and post-secondary instructors have depended on the Locktronics learning systems to teach students about the fundamentals of electricity.   Students can quickly configure all types of circuits by connecting individual components residing on ‘carriers’ to a base platform that features a grid of conducting pillars.  Over the years the range of Locktronics solutions has expanded to area specific training systems supported by exemplary curriculum.

Understanding Electricity

Locktronics electrical kits clearly display circuits to learners, allowing them to develop their understanding of the topic being delivered

What happens to a conductor in a magnetic field?


Matrix Aviation solutions are designed to satisfy the requirements of EASA - the internation gold standard for training Aviation maintenance engineers, and can be adapted for TCAA and FAA.  

Electrical Fundamentals 1
Electronic Fundamentals 2
Electrical Fundamentals 3

Electrical Installation

The Locktronics Electrical Installation kits coupled with the practical curriculums progress a student understanding of the fundamental theory and practices pertinent to the field. 

The kits are ideals for both the classroom and lab.

Locktronics Automotive Solutions

Locktronics is used and endorsed by many of the top international automotive manufacturers as a platform for simplifying automotive electrics to novices and advanced technicians alike. The automotive range is split into three levels and is ideal for automotive technicians to gain a good understanding of electrics, circuits and circuit fault finding, moving through to more complex solutions for understanding of ECUs and CAN bus in vehicles.

  • Level 1 - Basic:
    Basics of automotive electricity
  • Level 2 - Intermediate:
    Automotive fault finding
    Automotive motors, generators & charging systems
  • Level 3/4 - Advanced:
    Automotive ECU architecture and logic
    Batteries and high voltage systems.
    Automotive Sense and control with MIAC
    Can bus systems and operations


Matrix’s unique Locktronics based training systems are so effective in teaching student’s electrical automotive systems that all major manufactures rely on Matrix’s solutions for their training.

Process Control

The Modern Process Control system from Matrix, allows students to investigate the principles of industrial process control, using independent Temperature, Pressure, Flow and Level based systems.
With a common controller for all applications, the advanced 16bit dsPIC processor with operating system, comes equipped with USB, Wifi, Bluetooth and LAN communications. Once set up the system can run independently and does not require a PC connection. Data can be viewed on the internal graph or saved to a file for later analysis.
Full documentation is supplied with the units, including a manual for the equipment and a curriculum workbook, which guides students through the use of Process control systems and the Control function. Transfer functions can be studied using MATLAB or equivalent software.


Automatics is a range of products that simplifies the process of teaching and learning about pneumatic and automation systems. The Automatics range has been designed to suit the classroom environment. The pneumatic components are identical to those used by real engineers, but have been cleverly adapted so that students can construct automation systems speedily and without tools.


Pneumatics Control Using Siemens PLC
Pneumatics Control Plus Using Siemens PLC

Automatics: Smart Factory

In order to address the growing requirement for students to learn about PLC control, sensors, the Internet of Things (IoT), Robotics and Industry 4.0 and the effect it is having on the development of modern work environments, MATRIX has designed and released a Siemens or MIAC controlled desktop Smart Factory, which is compatible with theirAllCode Robot Arm Production Cell.

Modern Electrical Machines

The Matrix Electrical Machine System (EMS) enables students to safely interact and study the characteristics of 8 different types of compact motors in a classroom or shop floor.  The low voltage EMS is powered by a standard power outlet and provides the same instructional opportunities as much larger and expensive conventional systems. 

Modern Electrical Machines

Modern Electrical Machines
Electrical Machines and MATLAB

Coding Arduino, PIC, Raspberry Microcontrollers

 E-Blocks2 and Flowcode

E-Blocks is an instructional system based on upstream and downstream Modular boards that help students visualize, build, program and bug-fix microcontrollers.  Ideal for both new users as well as those with advance knowledge and skills. 

Check out the curriculum:
Introduction to Microcontroller Programming

AllCode Robotics

A more engaging way to learn coding in almost any language.

The highly functional Robotic Buggy and Arm can be programmed in almost any language.  The Buggy is ideal for first time users or those transitioning from simpler robotic systems used in earlier grades.  The Robotic Arm is great as an independent cell or used as part of Smart Factory and is popular with   

What is AllCode

Check out the curriculum:

Manufacturing - CNC Units

Matrix Micro CNC

Many students avoid promising careers in manufacturing because they’re initially intimidated of noisy industrial equipment on a shop floor.  The portable Matrix MicroCNC unit is an affordable training system that is far less expensive than industrial units and can be setup in a standard classroom or lab.

Micro CNC

Check out the curriculum:


The Structures range from Matrix, covers the seven commonly taught principles of structures, in the mechanical engineering subject area. Our solutions are suitable for colleges and universities worldwide.

The Structures range teaches students about Bending moments, Shear Force, Reactions of a simply supported beam, Bending Stress, Deflection of Beams, Torsion of rods and Pin jointed frameworks.

  • Comprehensive curriculum and worksheets included with all 7 kits
  • Rugged components designed to stand up to use in an educational lab
  • Carry handle with specially molded cover to protect equipment when not in use
  • Robust metal work panels, with removable legs for easy storage
  • USB connection, for easy power with simultaneous data collection and analysis

Fundamental Mechanics

The fundamental mechanics range of equipment that allows students to study the principles of mechanical engineering required in many engineering related courses.
Three kits are available in the main fundamentals range, covering statics, materials and dynamics fundamentals, meaning students can study a total of 14 experiments. A complete set combines all three in to one easy to use, robust and storable education system.


The aviation teaching equipment from MATRIX satisfies the requirements of the EASA which is internationally recognized as the gold standard for training aviation maintenance engineers.

Matrix's systems for aviation focus on:

  • Electrical and electronic fundamentals in aviation
  • Digital techniques and principles
  • Various mechanical principles including fluids
  • Avionics EFIS system
  • Wind tunnel for study of aerodynamics

Fundamental Fluids

The study of fluid mechanics and the forces on them is becoming increasingly popular. With applications in a wide range of disciplines, including mechanical, civil, chemical and biomedical engineering, the Fundamental Fluids range from Matrix allows students to gain a hands on understanding of the key principles. A main workstation is supplied along with sixteen individual components, which allows students to build nine different experiments without the need for any additional tools. Six of the experiments are connected via USB to the pressure and flow sensors, which allows results to be automatically plotted on a graph for analysis. The remaining three experiments are carried out and plotted manually.

Each component is attached to the main workstation with quick release latches, allowing students to quickly build and dismantle each experiment. A full free curriculum is provided with easy to follow worksheets.

"In recent years, there has been a growing demand for engineering equipment in the undergraduate labs at the University of Guelph as we have expanded our program. AYVA has been proactive and assisted us diligently in addressing all our equipment needs. We now proudly showcase both PASCO and TecQuipment products in our teaching labs. The quality of the equipment and teaching material is exceptional. AYVA offers a broad range of equipment well suited to our various engineering disciplines and we look forward to exploring their extended product offering in the future."

Dr. Shohel Mahmud
University of Guelph

"Out of all the data acquisition systems I'm aware of, nothing approaches the convenience of the PASCO 850 interface. Between the broad range of available sensors and the simplicity of starting data acquisition, a wide range of tasks that would be incredibly complicated otherwise can be automated in minutes ... We have dedicated computers and 850 interfaces at each station in our labs so that data acquisition can be accomplished easily by our students whenever needed."

Gideon Humphrey
University of Toronto

"I’m often running two lab sessions at one time in two different rooms. Being able to use the base module like TecQuipment's Hydraulic Bench and quickly be able to switch out the experimental modules makes running a tight schedule of laboratory sessions possible. With a few of my own modifications like adding quick connects and valves I can make this changeover even slicker. The AVYA experience is great! Their post-sale technical support is unparalleled."

Dean Milton,
University of Regina

"TecQuipment's structures line was chosen to enhance the learning experience of our engineering students. The products were delivered in a timely manner and were easy to set up. After-sales support has been very accommodating, allowing us to modify the experiment manuals as we saw fit, giving us flexibility in learning objectives. Students have shown great interest, and have found operating the units to be easy and simple."

Riad Rajab
York University

"I have worked with the AYVA team to upgrade my Mechanical Engineering lab. We have not only been provided with excellent pre-sale service but we also received valuable support after we placed our order. We were provided access to a number of resources which we were able to use to develop our own customized labs for the students. The structures equipment from TecQuipment is being used to teach student groups in several courses at the undergraduate level. There is minimal setup required and students are easily able to switch between experiments. The excellent quality of the TQ manuals has enabled us to design our labs with relative ease. The equipment was delivered on schedule and the AYVA team has been very diligent in following up and providing us with the resources we need in a timely fashion."

Dr. H.J. Kwon
University of Waterloo

"We appreciate Pignat's willingness to partner with the university to customize a pilot training system that fits both our needs - and our budget. I want to thank AYVA for arranging a visit to Pignat's factory in France so I could meet the design engineers and see first-hand the attention to detail at every step of the manufacturing process. I especially want to thank my hosts at Pignat for their hospitality during my stay in Lyon. I really had a good time testing our CO2 absorption/stripping unit and seeing all the nice equipment in the plant."

Dr. John Zhang
University of Waterloo

"I am a long-time user of TecQuipment products - in particular the Modular Structures Range as well as other Materials Testing equipment. I find the modules (over 10) very easy to set up and, more importantly, my students find them extremely easy to use as they move from station to station conducting a wide variety of measurements related to structures and materials. Each experiment can be completed in 30 to 45 minutes and I can accommodate several students working in groups of three. It is a great addition to both my Basic Structures and Hyperstatic Structures courses."

Dr. Gérard Poitras
University of Moncton

"All of the students that have the opportunity to see the [Eridès] Refrigeration Trainer in operation and do their lab report based on readings really get a lot out of it. Interesting to note: Our refrigeration tech was fascinated by the unit. He is a very experienced technician, and he was simply amazed at seeing the thermodynamic cycle in action. Typically, refrigeration technicians follow pressure and temperature readings, and gauging from his reaction, they most times give little thought to the phase changes that take place inside the guts of the unit.'

Daniel Saulnier

Daniel Saulnier

"Our mechanical engineering department recently wanted to upgrade our Gas Dynamics Laboratory in conjunction with our newly added aerospace program.  After extensive research, we decided to purchase the AF27 Nozzle Flow Apparatus and the AF300  Intermittent Supersonic Wind Tunnel from TecQuipment with all the accessories including the VDAS Data Acquisition System.  We are happy to report our investment has been well worth it.  A perfect fit for our undergraduate laboratory.  Students are raving how “cool” the units are and the relative ease to obtain accurate data.  The laboratory size supersonic wind tunnel has been a big hit.  At Mach 1.8, viewing the shock waves and expansion fans on an airfoil using the included Schlieren Apparatus has never been easier and more clear.  The people at AYVA were amazing in helping us install the equipment.  They answered all our question in a timely manner and delivered on time.  The equipment is very well designed and built to last for a long time."

Peter Sakaris,
Concordia University

"I’m very pleased with the fast and professional service that I’ve received from AYVA Educational Solutions. I am able to contact an AYVA representative any day of the week and receive a prompt response. AYVA’s representatives are happy and willing to accommodate any changes, modifications and suggestions. I highly recommend using AYVA Educational Services to meet your educational needs."

Sonny Hegde
SAIT Polytechnic

"Bosch Rexroth’s hydraulics bench is really great! Robust, easy to use, and it offers the possibility to expand and add components to keep up with new technologies. My students are always motivated while working with the bench and I now understand why it has such a strong reputation. It is impossible to regret this purchase!"

Marc Boudreau
Kativik School Board


"I have worked with the AYVA team since they launched in 2008 to equip our Science and Engineering labs. They have consistently gone above and beyond to ensure that we were prepared to meet our curricular goals and deadlines. I have been impressed by the breadth and quality of the lines they represent. We have purchased both PASCO and TQ equipment to enhance our teaching labs."

Andrew Orton
Sheridan College

"AYVA has provided us with excellent support in getting training equipment that will enhance our chemical engineering labs. We have had the opportunity to work with their knowledgeable staff as well as representatives from TecQuipment and PIGNAT. We especially appreciated Sean McLaughlin, Technical Services Manager’s time and expertise when we purchased the H83 from TecQuipment. He was extremely responsive and resourceful during the on-site installation."

Sivasubramaniam Ganeshalingam
University of Waterloo

"I have used AYVA wireless dataloggers in my biomedical labs and found that the reliable signal processing capability was well suited to my research requirements. I appreciated the prompt delivery and the excellent service that I received from your team before and after the sale. I am hoping to purchase additional units."

Dr. Pierre Savard
École Polytechnique de Montreal

"We have recently acquired six KUKA robots for our Controls and Robotics Lab at the University of Toronto. Not only we are very impressed with the quality and performance of the units, but we are also very pleased with the level of service and professionalism we encountered from AYVA. They have provided a continuous channel through which we could interface with KUKA and fulfill our technical demands from the time of procurement, through to installation, training of personnel and commissioning. It has been a textbook case on how to support laboratory work in higher education."

Bruno Korst, P.Eng.
Director, Teaching Labs

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