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Department Name: Motor Controls Department
Number of Classes: 20
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Department Description
Motor Controls TrainingConsider the typical manufacturing shop. A wide range of machines and tools are used that rely on motion. When industry needs motion to turn or drive devices, it most often uses electric motors. Electric motors are one of the prime movers for industry. If motors are not installed, used, and maintained correctly, essential work does not get done.
These classes explain the fundamental concepts of designing, providing, and maintaining electrical control for motors. The class content first addresses the main elements of motors and the principles that make motors work, with several classes devoted to reading the symbols and line diagrams used to represent electrical circuits. Advanced-level classes focus on simple to complex control devices--the physical switches, contactors, and relays that open and close electrical circuits, allowing motors to perform useful work.

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460200 Intro to Electric Motors 200
This class discusses how various types of electric motors are applied throughout industry and the principles behind motor operation. Includes an Interactive Lab.
550115
550130
550140
14Intermediate Motor Controls Department
460210 Symbols and Diagrams for Motors 210
This class describes common types of motor control symbols found in most schematic diagrams as well as their function in a motor application.
460200
16Intermediate Motor Controls Department
460220 Logic and Line Diagrams 220
This class will teach you the basic rules for line diagrams and their common elements. You will also learn how line diagrams are put together and how they are referenced.
550200
550205
15Intermediate Motor Controls Department
460230 DC Motor Applications 230
This class focuses on DC motors, their main parts, and how they are used and maintained. Includes an Interactive Lab.
460200
16Intermediate Motor Controls Department
460235 Solenoids 235
This class describes the principles behind solenoid operation, lists the main types of solenoids, and explains their function and application. Includes an Interactive Lab.
460200
14Intermediate Motor Controls Department
460240 AC Motor Applications 240
This class describes the common parts of AC motors as well as different types and their applications, maintenance, and troubleshooting concerns.
460200
15Intermediate Motor Controls Department
460250 Contactors and Motor Starters 250
This class provides information on the basic design and function of contactors and motor starters. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 19Intermediate Motor Controls Department
460260 Control Devices 260
In this class, you will learn about various types of control devices, their parts, and how control devices are used in different applications. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 18Intermediate Motor Controls Department
460310 Reversing Motor Circuits 310
This class describes the proper ways to design reversing motor control circuits for many types of electric motors, using different types of starters and switches.
460220
460250
15Advanced Motor Controls Department
460320 Distribution Systems 320
This class describes the means of distributing power to motors and other electrical devices within a typical industrial shop, focusing on distribution systems within a shop.
460250
16Advanced Motor Controls Department
460330 Specs for Servomotors 330
This class covers the basic types of servomotors and the components that can be used in a servo system.
460230
460240
14Advanced Motor Controls Department
460340 Timers and Counters 340
This class describes the functions and applications of various mechanical, electromechanical, and electronic timers and counters. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 18Advanced Motor Controls Department
460350 Electronic Semiconductor Devices 350
In this class covers the functions and characteristics of many different electronic semiconductor devices.
550110
550120
550210
550225
18Advanced Motor Controls Department
460355 Photonic Semiconductor Devices 355
This class covers the characteristics and functions of photonic semiconductor devices.
550110
550120
550210
550225
460350
16Advanced Motor Controls Department
460360 Limit Switches and Proximity Sensors 360
This class covers the properties and functions of limit switches and inductive and capacitive proximity sensors, as well as hall effect sensors. Includes an Interactive Lab.
460210
460220
16Advanced Motor Controls Department
460365 Photoelectric and Ultrasonic Devices 365
This class covers the properties and functions of photoelectric and ultrasonic sensors. Includes an Interactive Lab.
460210
460220
17Advanced Motor Controls Department
460370 Reduced Voltage Starting 370
This class describes the various methods of reduced voltage starting and explains when each type of starter is used.
460220
460250
14Advanced Motor Controls Department
460375 Solid-State Relays and Starters 375
This class covers the characteristics and functions of solid state relays and motor starters. Includes an Interactive Lab.
None 20Advanced Motor Controls Department
460380 Deceleration Methods 380
This class describes the various methods used to cause motor deceleration. It explains the situations where braking is needed and shows how braking is accomplished.
460200
14Advanced Motor Controls Department
460385 Acceleration Methods 385
This class will describe the factors involved with motor acceleration and how they relate to each other. It will also explain how speed and acceleration are controlled in various types of electric motors.
460200
14Advanced Motor Controls Department