Seminars, courses, education

Approach of fall typically signals many of us to pay attention to continued education. Here is a recent crop of courses, classes, and seminars announced for professionals working in this sector from the Motor & Motion Association (SMMA), Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA), and Bosch Rexroth Corp.

08/26/2004


Approach of fall typically signals many of us to pay attention to continued education. Here is a recent crop of courses, classes, and seminars announced for professionals working in this sector from the Motor & Motion Association (SMMA), Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA), and Bosch Rexroth Corp.

The Motor & Motion Association (SMMA) has scheduled three courses in the following months, two of which will run during the Electric Manufacturing Expo 2004 in Indianapolis, IN, in September. "Basics of Brushless DC [bldc] Motors," a two-day course (Sept. 20-21), will cover configuration of bldc motors, magnetic circuit modeling, and performance calculations, among other topics. A half-day course, "Basic Motor Theory, Operation and Application" (Sept. 22, a.m.), will provide a basic understanding of motor operation; what makes up motor "systems;" and characteristics of common motor types.

A third course, "Fundamentals of Brushless DC Motor Control," will take place November 3, 2004, prior to SMMA’s Fall Technical Conference in St. Louis, MO. This one-day course is intended to provide concepts and knowledge to design or apply dc and brushless motor drives.

For more information or to register, visit the Web site or call +1 508-979-5935.

The Fall 2004 seminar schedule of the Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) includes two courses. "Principles of Large AC Motors", (Oct. 1-2) in Charlotte, NC, will cover induction motors in the 300 to 5,000 hp range, however, organizers say that most of the principles covered apply to ac motors of all sizes. Topics range from applications and safety issues to starting methods and reconditioning of motors. Another course, "Root Cause Failure Analysis" (Nov. 5-6) in New Orleans, LA, focuses on a methodology to identify the most probable cause of electric motor failure, for types of failure ranging from the most common to the unusual.

For more information, or to enroll, click here or call +1 314-993-2220.

The Service Automation business unit of Bosch Rexroth Corp . will provide a large number of training courses on the company’s equipment at its facilities. A sampling of electric drive and control training classes offered in Auburn Hills, MI, and Hoffman Estates, IL, during the remainder of 2004 includes:

HDD/HDS Digital Servo Drive with HVE/HVR Power Supply

Oct. 19-21

DKC Single-Axis Digital Servo Drive

Oct. 12-13, Nov. 30-Dec. 1

REFU Drive Systems

Nov. 30-Dec. 1

CLM-A 4-Axis Control System

Nov. 16-18

Drive and control training courses include introduction, theory of operation, functions of major components and other fundamentals, and applications. Contact the Bosch Rexroth Technical Training Department for more information at +1 847 645-4061 or the visit the Web site (click on Service Automation followed by "training").

—Frank J. Bartos, executive editor, Control Engineering, fbartos@reedbusiness.com





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