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Motor Control and Troubleshooting Course Description


Kendall Electric
6064 Perimeter Parkway
Montgomery, AL 36116
August 24, 2020

Course Purpose:This course provides information on the concepts associated with systematic troubleshooting of instrumentation systems. Participants use practical application of troubleshooting techniques in exercise scenarios. Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • List and explain a systematic approach to troubleshooting electrical circuits
  • List and describe the purpose and application of various motor control components
  • Explain methods for inspecting electrical contacts
  • Describe the basic methods of starting a three-phase AC motor using full or reduced voltage.
  • Describe the basic operation of a three-phase AC motor.
  • Describe methods for troubleshooting AC motors.
  • Apply a systematic approach to troubleshooting motor control circuits.
  • Design and construct motor control circuits.
  • Implement proper motor control troubleshooting techniques.
  • Analyze and evaluate faults to determine failed motor control components.
  • Who Should AttendThis course is designed for electrical maintenance technicians.

    PrerequisitesTo successfully complete this course, the following prerequisites are required: Understanding of electrical theory and electrical systems

    Technology RequirementsAll technology is provided for student use in the classroom by Rockwell Automation. It is not necessary for students to bring any technology with them when attending this course.

    Student MaterialsTo enhance and facilitate your learning experience, the following materials are provided as part of the course package:

    • Student Manual, which contains the key concepts, definitions, and examples presented in the course./li>
    • Lab Guide which includes the hands-on exercises.

    Hands-On PracticeThroughout this course, you will have the opportunity to practice the skills you have learned through a variety of hands-on exercises. These exercises focus on the skills introduced in each lesson.
    You will also have the opportunity to combine and practice groups of key skills by completing multiple integrated practices during the course.

    Next Learning Level Once you have mastered the skills covered in this course, you may want to attend specific training, such as: Basic Programmable Logic Controller

    Course Length This is a five-day course.

    Course Agenda:

    Day 1

    • Explaining Troubleshooting Philosophy
    • Applying Basic Troubleshooting Methods
    • Using the 7 Step Troubleshooting Method
    • Distinguishing Contactors, Switches And Contacts
    • Lab Exercises

    Day 2

    • Applying Motor Controls Fundamentals
    • Determining Motor Controls Diagnosis And Repair
    • Lab Exercises

    Day 3

    • Controlling AC Motors
    • Inspecting Rotating Ac Machinery
    • Using Customized Troubleshooting Techniques
    • Lab Exercises

    Day 4

    • Troubleshooting Motor Controls Circuits
    • Troubleshooting Intermittent Failures
    • Lab Exercises
    • D


    • Applying Root Cause Analysis
    • Lab Exercises
    • Review
    • Written Exam

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