AC/DC Motors and Drives Fundamentals

CCA101

Kendall Electric
6064 Perimeter Parkway
Montgomery, AL 36116
January 14, 2020

Course Purpose

This course is a skill-building course that provides you with a basic understanding of AC and DC motor and drive concepts and terminology. At the completion of this course, you will have the necessary fundamental knowledge and skills required to attend other Rockwell Automation AC and DC drives courses.

During class, you will gain the hands-on skills required to build a miniature DC motor and investigate how a variable-speed drive controls the speed and direction of an attached motor. You will also become familiar with the drive's Human Interface Module (HIM), which allows programmers, maintainers, and troubleshooters access to information stored within the drive.

This course will provide you with a broad-based set of skills and knowledge that apply to AC and DC motors and drives. Although this course will not give you all the skills needed to program, maintain, or troubleshoot an AC or DC drive, it will prepare you for the Rockwell Automation courses that emphasize those skills.

Who Should Attend

Individuals new to the control of AC and DC motors using drives who need to gain a fundamental understanding of motor and drive concepts before they learn to program, maintain, and/or troubleshoot AC and DC drives should attend this course.

Prerequisites

To successfully complete this course, the following prerequisites are required:

  • Working knowledge of electricity, and knowledge of electrical and industrial safety (including PPE requirements and safe practices).
  • Ability to perform basic Microsoft® Windows® tasks

Familiarity with the use of electrical measuring tools is helpful, but is not required.

COURSE AGENDADay 1
  • Identifying Electromechanical System Components and Concepts
  • Recognizing DC Motor Hardware and Operation
  • Recognizing AC Motor Hardware and Operation
  • Selecting a Replacement Motor
  • Recognizing Line Protection and Filtering Device Hardware and Functions
  • Preventing Electrostatic Damage to Drive Components
Day 2
  • Recognizing DC Drive Hardware and Functions
  • Recognizing AC Drive Hardware and Functions
  • Recognizing AC and DC Motor Braking Methods
  • Testing a Drive Using Electrical Measuring Tools
  • Performing Pre-Power and Power- On Checks
  • Monitoring and Controlling a Drive Using The HIM
  • Selecting a Drive for Basic Applications


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