Industrial Controls 101
This course is designed for entry level electricians & mechanics. The course will introduce electricians to control technology and teach them troubleshooting techniques. Each student will wire several industrial control circuits employing motor starters and relays. They will spend time hands-on testing and troubleshoot their panels.
Prerequisite: Students should have a sound understanding of electrical fundamentals such as: Understanding current flow, terms and their unit of measurement, amps, volts, and ohms and a basic understanding of electromagnets.
- Learner Outcomes:
- 1. Given a wiring diagram, panel switches and wire, the student will wire a lamp to be controlled from three locations.
- 2. Given an Allen-Bradley Motor Starter the student will disassemble and rebuild the starter.
- 3. The student will be introduced to the operation and wiring of control devices. Using the concepts of basic undervoltage circuit design, the student will design and draw a motor control circuit.
- 4. The student will be able to design a control circuit from a functional specification and wire a panel using the design.
- 5. The student will demonstrate his knowledge of control circuits by designing reversing starters' circuits, jog circuits, master under voltage control circuits and hydraulic valve circuits.
- 6. The student will be introduced to powerful troubleshooting techniques and will use these techniques to troubleshoot a circuit that they have designed and wired on a test panel.