Motor Protection and Name Plate Data

Motor Protection and Name Plate Data

All motors are required to display the operational limitations and protective limits. This information is crucial in establishing a well balanced electrical system, and aid in troubleshooting. Motor Protection and Name Plate Data Course Objectives Describe the common types of motor enclosures. Explain the nameplate data for a typical motor Describe typical methods of motor… Read More »

Motor Fundamentals

Motor Fundamentals

Most industrial sized motors require complex equipment for the operational control. Motor Fundamentals module describes the operation and benefits of the different motor controllers. Motor Fundamentals Course Objectives Describe the common types of motor controller enclosures. Describe manual control, semiautomatic control, and automatic control. Describe the types of magnetic contactors. Explain the operation and variations… Read More »

Electrical Diagrams

Electrical Diagrams

An electrical circuit for motors may contain thousands of wires with dozens of inputs and outputs. Electrical Diagrams module provides the necessary understanding of control devices and the common electrical symbols used for electrical diagrams. Electrical Diagrams Course Objectives Describe the various circuit diagrams. Identify control devices and their diagram symbols. Describe mechanical, pushbutton, and… Read More »

Direct Current Motors

Direct Current Motors

Direct Current Motors, or DC motors are used in everything from remote control airplanes to electric cars. They operate off of a simple principle known as Lorentz force. This principle is that a current-carrying conductor in a magnetic field experiences a torque. Direct Current Motors Course Objectives Describe the operating principles for DC motors. Describe… Read More »

Control Circuit Diagrams

Control Circuit Diagrams

Large facilities may have hundreds if not thousands of electrical devices that work together to accomplish a single task, as in a conveyor belt system within a distribution center. These devices use sequencing for this complex task, know as control circuits. To easily understand and analyze how a particular circuit operates, the Control Circuit Diagrams… Read More »

Alternating Current Motors

Alternating Current Motors

AC Motors are widely used throughout industrial facilities and commercial industries. Alternating Current Motors will introduce AC motor theory and describe the construction and operations of the most commonly used AC motors. Alternating Current Motors Course Objectives: Explain AC motor theory. Describe the construction and operating characteristics of induction motors. Describe the construction and operating… Read More »

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