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Industrial Fluid Power Training

Each Module/Lesson is 4 hours.

Lesson 1: Industrial Fluid Power Basics

This Lesson is 3-hour lecture with demonstrations and 1-hour hands-on training.

  • Explain basic terms related to the physical world of machine
  • Discuss the fundamental application of Pascal’s Law
  • Explain force transmission thru fluid power
  • Define the basic differences in hydraulics and pneumatics systems and components
  • Discuss hydraulics transmission of force and energy including complete system operation; control of system pressure, flow control and direction

Lesson 2: Hydraulic Control of Energy

This Lesson is 2-hour lecture with demonstrations and 2-hour hands-on training.

  • Identify hydraulic valves used to control flow, pressure, and directional control
  • Explain the general construction and operation of each valve type
  • Identify ISO Symbols for hydraulic system components
  • Interpret basic hydraulic system drawings
  • Design and draw schematics for simple hydraulic circuit using correct ISO Symbology

Lesson 3: Directional Hydraulic Control of Energy

This Lesson is 2-hour lecture with demonstrations and 2-hour hands-on training.

  • Identify types and designs of hydraulic valves used for directional control
  • Explain 4-way, 3-way, and 2-way directional control valves and circuit operations
  • Explain the construction and purpose of DCV components
  • Identify and discuss DCV actuators; types and applications
  • Discuss valve solenoid operation, construction, and characteristics
  • Discuss the operation proportional valves
  • Design and draw schematics for simple hydraulic circuit using correct ISO Symbology

Lesson 4: Industrial Pneumatic Systems

This Lesson is 2-hour lecture with demonstrations and 2-hour hands-on training.

  • Explain force transmission thru a pneumatic fluid power system
  • Discuss the fundamental application of Pascal’s Law to pneumatics
  • Define the basic differences in hydraulics and pneumatics systems and components
  • Discuss pneumatic system operation; control of system pressure, flow control and directional control.
  • Complete hands-on assignment using Amatrol Hydraulic Training unit

Lesson 5: Industrial Pneumatic System Essentials

This Lesson is 2-hour lecture with demonstrations and 2-hour hands-on training.

  • Identify pneumatic valves used to control flow, pressure, and directional control
  • Explain the general construction and operation of each valve type
  • Identify ISO Symbols for pneumatic system components
  • Describe the fundamental operation of air compressors
  • Complete hands-on assignment using Amatrol Hydraulic Training unit

Lesson 6: Fluid Power Systems Construction, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting

This Lesson is 2-hour lecture with demonstrations and 2-hour hands-on training.

  • Explain the operation and application of aftercoolers, driers, receivers, silencers, quick exhausts FRL units
  • Briefly discuss and demonstrate preventative maintenance tasks required to maintain hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Demonstrate troubleshooting technique using the hands-on assignment using Amatrol Hydraulic Training unit

INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICAL CONTROLS TRAINING

Industrial Electrical Controls Training: Part 1

  • Lesson 1: Industrial Electricity Fundamentals
    This Lesson is 3-hour lecture with demonstrations and 2 hours hands-on training.

    • General Electrical Safety
    • Discuss the fundamental principles for electron flow
    • Explain the basic application of common electrical terminology
    • Identify the properties of electrical materials
    • Explain how electricity is generated
    • Discuss the basics of power distribution systems
    • Know the different between single phase and three phase electricity
    • Discus differences between pictorial drawings, wiring diagrams, schematic diagrams, and line diagrams, block diagrams and flow charts
    • State the five basic components of basic electrical circuit
    • Understand how to draw a circuit using the five basic components of basic electrical circuit
    • Perform hands-on Lab assignments: Perform wire striping and terminations exercise
  • Lesson 2: Electrical Control Circuits and Symbols
    This Lesson is 2.5-hour lecture/ demonstration and 2.5-hour hands-on Lab work.

    • Discus basic rules for line diagrams
    • Explain the structure and identify the components of the signal, decision and action sections of a control circuit.
    • Understand the structure and wiring methods of basic control devices
    • Perform hands-on Lab assignments for reading, drawing, and identifying circuit components
    • Describe the different parts of pushbuttons, selector switches, limit switches
    • Design, hard wire, and operate simple controls circuits to demonstrate understanding of fundamental control logic
    • Explain logic functions for AND, OR, NOT, NAND, NOR and Memory applications in control circuits
    • Perform hands-on Lab assignments: Design, hard wire, and operate moderate controls circuits to demonstrate understanding of AND, OR, NOT, NAND, NOR and Memory applications in control circuits.
  • Lesson 3: Electrical Control Logic Fundamentals
    This Lesson is 2-hour lecture with demonstrations and 3 hours hands-on training

    • Explain the difference between a manual control circuit and an automatic control circuit
    • Explain the operation and application of solenoids, relays, contactors and motor starters
    • Describe the operation and application of control relays, contactors, and industrial contactors
    • Discuss basic circuit design and application for manual and automated control circuits
    • Perform hands-on Lab assignments: Design simple controls circuits using manual and automatic control devices; including control relays, and industrial contactors.

Industrial Electrical Controls Training: Part 2

  • Lesson 4: Automatic Devices and Applications
    This Lesson is 2-hour lecture with demonstrations and 3 hours hands-on training

    • Describe the circuit designs, operations and application of automatic control devices:
    • Explain the wiring methods and terminations required for various manual and automated control circuit devices
    • Describe the circuit designs, operations and application of timers, counters, and interlocking Control Circuits
    • Explain the wiring methods and terminations required for timers, counters, and interlocking Control Circuits
    • Perform hands-on Lab assignments: Design, hard wire, and operate controls circuits using manual and automatic control devices including control relays, contactors and motor starters
    • Perform hands-on Lab assignments: Design, hard wire, and operate timers, counters, and interlocking Control Circuits
  • Lesson 5: Magnetic Motor Starters and AC/ DC Motors
    This Lesson is 2-hour lecture with demonstrations and 3 hours hands-on training

    • Identify the basic components and operating principles of DC Motors
    • Identify the basic components and operating principles of AC single phase and three phase motors
    • Define basic terms related to electrical motor performance, installation, and maintenance
    • Perform hands-on Lab assignments: Installation and wiring of single phase and three phase AC motors, including control circuit. Perform basic motor testing and troubleshooting.
  • Lesson 6: Three Phase Motor Circuits and Terminations Troubleshooting Electrical Circuit and Three phase Motors
    This Lesson is 2-hour lecture with demonstrations and 3 hours hands-on training

    • Identify High-voltage/Low -Voltage wiring configurations and connections for three phase AC motors
    • Verify and test three phase motor connection.
    • Test three phase motor winding conditions and insulation conditions
    • Identify electrical circuit symptoms through logical analysis
    • Understanding of basic electrical test equipment and applications
    • Voltage, Current, and Continuity testing methods
    • Perform hands-on Lab assignments: Make circuit connections and perform circuit testing and troubleshooting for given electrical failures. Installation and wiring of single phase and three phase AC motors, including control circuit. Perform basic motor testing and troubleshooting.

Programmable Logic Controllers Training

This 5 week course is designed for the entry level PLC or Electrical Technician that have a working knowledge of Electrical Control Circuits, Ladder Diagram and Controls Logic.

Module 1: Fundamentals of Programmable Logic Controllers

This week is 3-hour lecture with demonstrations. 2-hour hands-on Lab work

  • Programmable Logic Controllers Overview
    • PLC Principles of Operation
    • Discuss PLC software types, classifications and applications
    • Identify and discuss functions of all PLC components
    • Discuss common terminology used in PLC applications
  • PLC Hardware Components
    • I/O Components
    • Discrete, Analog, I/O Modules
    • Central Processing Unit
    • Memory Design and Types
  • PLC Numbering Systems
    • Discuss and convert values using Decimal, Binary, Octal, Hexadecimal and Binary Coded Decimal
    • Explain Binary Concept and Boolean Logic
    • Hands on Assignment: Complete worksheets and assessment; identifying PLC components and their functions and numbering systems.

Module 2: PLC Programing Logic

This week is 2.5-hour lecture/ demonstration and 2.5-hour hands-on Lab work

  • Fundamentals of Logic
    • Discuss and execute relay instructions including Examine if Closed/Normally Open, Examine if Open/Normally Closed, Output/Coil
    • Discuss the addressing for bit level instructions
    • Ladder Logic vs Relay Logic Instructions
    • Discuss relay logic in comparison to PLC logic
    • Explain the conversion process form Relay Logic (ladder diagrams) to PLC programming
    • Hands on Assignment: Use PLC simulation software to design, construct and operate a PLC project for a given application.

Module 3: Fundamentals of PLC Programming

This week is 2.0 hour lecture/ demonstration and 3.0 hour hands-on Lab work

  • Basics of Programming
    • Processor Memory Organization; Program Files, Data Files
    • Program Scan
    • PLC Programming Languages
    • Bit-Level Logic Instructions
    • Instruction Addressing
    • Branch Instructions
    • Internal Relay Instructions
    • XIO and XIC Instruction
    • Perform hands-on Lab assignments: Write assigned PLC Programs for LogixPro simulation.

Module 4: Developing Fundamental PLC Wiring Diagrams and Ladder Logic Programs

This week is 1.5 hour lecture/ demonstration and 3.5 hour hands-on Lab work

  • Identify functions of electromechanical control relays, contactors, and motor starters
  • Identify switches common to PLC installations
  • Explain operation of sensors commonly found in PLC installations
  • Explain the operation of control devices commonly found in PLC installations
  • Describe operation of an electromechanical latching relay and the PLC LATCH/UNLATCH instruction
  • Perform hands-on Lab assignments:
    • Write a PLC program directly from a narrative description.
    • Covert a given relay logic circuit into PLC program for LogixPro simulation.

Module 5: PLC Installation, Configuration and Setup

This week is 1.5-hour lecture/ demonstration and 3.5-hour hands-on Lab work

  • Explain installation of PLC processor, power supply and IO cards. Use PLC software to setup and configure a PLC for operation
  • Discuss the RSLogix 500 Main Screen, Open/Import Program Dialog, Project Tree, Online Bar, Menu Bar, etc.
  • Perform hands-on Lab assignments:
    • Completely install a PLC processor, power supply and IO cards.
    • Use PLC software to setup and configure a PLC for operation
    • Open a processor file using RSLogix 500 software
    • Download a processor file using RSLogix 500 software
    • Monitor processor file using RSLogix 500 software

INDUSTRIAL MECHANICAL SYSTEMS TRAINING

These courses explain the fundamental concepts of mechanical maintenance for individuals in the manufacturing environment. The course content addresses basic components used in mechanical systems, explains the concepts such as force and work, and emphasizes the importance of lubrication. Intermediate level course compare applications for mechanical components within each category and also address how to quantify and compare power variables. Just about every Manufacturing process involves some type of motion that you will learn throughout these courses.