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Industrial Electrical Controls Fundamentals


Kendall Electric
227 W. Wabash St.
Bluffton, IN 8633
May 19, 2020

Course Purpose

This course is designed to provide knowledge and skills required to install, maintain and troubleshoot machine controls.

At the completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define the safety considerations that must be observed when installing, checking or locking out electrical equipment
  • Define uses and functions of input and output devices, relays, and motors
  • Demonstrate the reading of schematic diagrams and logic
  • Define an open and short condition and perform voltage and current measurements
  • Demonstrate the proper use of the following test equipment in lab to measure voltage, current, resistance and continuity: VOM, DVM, Multi-meters, continuity tester and amp probe
  • Approximate secondary voltage, secondary current and primary current of a transformer when given its turns ratio, primary voltage and secondary load
  • Identify the proper wiring configurations of a control transformer’s primary current for 240V and 480V operation
  • Approximate a transformer’s maximum primary current for 480V operation, using the nameplate information

Who Should Attend

Individuals who are responsible to install, maintain and troubleshoot electromechanical machine controls should attend this course.


To successfully complete this course, the following prerequisite is required:

  • Familiar with basic electricity


Day 1
  • Electrical Safety
  • Electrical Fundamentals
    • Fundamental concepts and terms
    • Sources of electricity
    • Transformers
    • Wiring Devices
    • Wiring Standards
  • Hands-on lab
Day 2
  • Input Devices
    • Push Buttons
    • Limit, Proximity, Toggle, Rotary Switches
    • Relays
  • Output Devices
    • Motors
    • Heaters
    • Panel Meters
    • Light Indicators
  • Disconnect Devices
    • Fuses
    • Circuit Breakers
    • Overloads
  • Contactors
  • Use of Multimeter
  • Hands-on lab
Day 3
  • Logic Devices
    • Timers
    • Counters
  • Hands-on Lab
  • Schematic Diagrams
    • BOM
    • Title blocks
    • Basic Schematic Symbols
    • Wire identification
  • Logic Diagrams
    • Switches
    • Timers
    • Relays
    • Truth Tables
  • Ladder Diagrams
    • Rung Identification
    • Power Rail Identification
  • Hands-on lab
Day 4
  • Basic Machine Control Systems
  • Distribution
    • Three-Phase Devices
  • Hands-on lab
  • Build Circuits
  • Circuit Troubleshooting
  • Grounded and Ungrounded Control Circuits
  • Hands-on lab

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