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Electric Motors and Motor Control Circuits

Day 1 - Motor Selection, Maintenance, Testing and Replacement
Day 2 - Creating & Troubleshooting Motor Control Circuits

Both Days - $990  |  Day 1 - $495  |  Day 2 - $495

 
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Purpose of Seminar

Electric motors tend to fail regularly and replacing them is commonplace. But did you know that it doesn’t have to be that way? While motor failure may appear to be a common problem, it is more likely that the real enemy is a wrong application or control circuit issue. Failure of the motor can be just a symptom of perhaps an even more serious problem that lies ahead.

Electric motors tend to fail regularly and replacing them is commonplace. But did you know that it doesn’t have to be that way? While motor failure may appear to be a common problem, it is more likely that the real enemy is a wrong application or control circuit issue. Failure of the motor can be just a symptom of perhaps an even more serious problem that lies ahead.


Who Should Take This Course?

This course is designed for anyone who needs to understand motors and motor control. Attendees come from a wide variety of industries, skill-levels, company sizes, and backgrounds, so if you're not sure you'll fit in or will benefit from these classes, don't worry - you will - as long as you work around motors! People who will benefit from attending this seminar include…

All Maintenance Related Personnel Working in:

  • Manufacturing Plants
  • Commercial Buildings
  • Hospitals
  • Waste Water Facilities
  • Schools
  • Government Buildings
  • Or any other environment where motors are present

Training Outcomes

Upon completion of this Electic Motors and Motor Control Circuits course students will receive a training certificate indicating that the student has learned:

  1. Identify the different types of motors and their appropriate applications
  2. Test for & troubleshoot motor problems
  3. Properly select and replace a motor
  4. Keep a motor properly maintained
  5. Identify & understand symbols used in common control circuit drawings
  6. Use a logical, systematic approach to troubleshooting
  7. Find and fix common control circuit problems

And to be 100% certain you get the training you need, students are encouraged to bring control circuit drawings, applications or case studies of equipment in their own facility for discussion during class.

Discussion Topics

Motor Selection, Maintenance, Testing & Replacement

Motor Basics

  • Motor terminology
  • Types of motors and their suitable applications
  • Testing equipment
  • Field troubleshooting checklist
  • Motor selection
  • Nameplate data
  • IEC motor ratings
  • Energy considerations

Safety Issues when Troubleshooting or Replacing Motors

  • Hazards of rotating equipment
  • OSHA Lockout/Tagout requirements
  • Determining power supplies and voltages
  • Verifying circuits de-energized – safely and correctly!
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements
  • Visual inspections

Procedures for Replacing a Motor

  • De-terminating motors
  • Setting replacement motors
  • Shaft coupling/alignment options
  • Electrical checks
  • Sizing line conductors
  • Using nameplate data for proper connections
  • Selecting the best method of motor termination
  • Lugs and insulation tapes for termination
  • Termination kits
  • Methods of verifying proper phase rotation
  • Lubrication requirements
  • Sizing fuses and overloads
  • Final checks prior to re-energizing motor
  • Electrical, visual and mechanical checks for startup testing

Motor Maintenance

  • Testing motor windings
  • Megohmmeter testing of motors
  • Modern, state-of-the-art predictive maintenance testing for motors
  • Bearings and Lubrication
  • Motor Storage
  • Determining voltage and current imbalance and its effects
  • Recommended maintenance practices of NFPA 70B
  • Sizing and adjusting overloads per the NEC®
  • Common motor problems and how to find them
  • Fixes for common motor problems

Working with Control Circuits

Fundamentals of Control Circuits

  • Types of motor control
  • Symbols for control
  • Learn to read motor control schematic and ladder diagrams
  • Watch motor control circuits operate on-screen before the class
  • Learn the basics of PLC ladder logic
  • Watch PLC ladder diagrams operate on-screen before the class
  • Developing a logical, systematic approach to troubleshooting controls
  • Typical control circuit problems and how to find and fix them

Motor Drives and Special Control Circuit Applications

  • Energy Management and motor drives
  • AC and DC drives overview
  • Motors for Variable Speed Drives
  • Variable Speed Drive Applications
  • HVAC applications
  • Servo motors and drives for manufacturing
  • Review operation of modern automation control such as &pick and place& and conveyor drives

What You Will Take Home

• A laminated, full-color ATMT® Reference Guide detailing all the “must-know” information covered in the class. Keep this with you while on the job for immediate knowledge recall.

• Personalized Training Certificate with 0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) for each day attended (1.6 for both days).

• All the information you need from asking our instructors specific questions about your own equipment or facility.

Optional ATMT Certification® Testing

An optional ATMT® Certification exam is available for this training topic. It may be taken online or as a written test any time after the class is over. Please visit ATMT® Testing and Certification for more information.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

All students attending our seminars receive a personalized Certificate of Completion and .8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) per day of training. Over 40,000 employers and government agencies who have sent their employees to our classes accept American Trainco CEUs for continuing education requirements. Our administration and record keeping practices meet or exceed the standards of ACE (American Council on Education) and we are able to provide transcripts of all classes attended and tests taken by individual students. Please contact us if our CEUs are not yet accepted by your authority. We will initiate an application to get the approval process started.

In House Training

You can bring this or any American Trainco seminar directly to your plant or facility. We offer dozens of courses covering a broad range of maintenance and maintenance management topics. Our expert instructors are among the most experienced in the industry and can modify or customize training programs to meet your specific needs - whether you need a short refresher course or an in depth program that focuses on your equipment and processes. In house training reduces the training cost per employee and limits the time required away from work. There are several other advantages of in house training as well.

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In the rare event that should you not receive the expected value after attending our seminar, simply notify us in writing of your reasons and your money will be promptly refunded.

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