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DC (Direct Current) Crane Control - 3 Days

Course number: 852
Length: 3 days
Price: $2135.00
Category: Electrical

This 3-day crane training course teaches the different methods of controlling D.C. motors as used on cranes.

(What I liked most about the seminar was…) The tour of the facilities, and the
hands-on (the instructor) gave us in class.

Lockheed Martin Mike Z.

Being able to get out on the shop and view parts that we learned about. (The
instructor) was great.

Toromont Energy Marilyn H.

(What I liked most about the seminar was…) Math portion.

Underwriters Lab Demetrius

(What I liked most about the seminar was…) Instruction books and handouts,
instruction knowledge.

Gerdau Ameristeel Ed H.

It was a good course.

Freeport McMoRan Eric M.

This crane course teaches the different methods of controlling D.C. motors as used on cranes. Block diagrams of various manufacturers’ controls are utilized to explain the operation in a crane application. D.C. motor basics and preventive maintenance are also covered in detail. Additionally, this crane training course covers proper preventive maintenance procedures and alignment for D.C. motor controls.​

Course objectives

  • Understand D.C. characteristics, diode and SCR rectification
  • Identify D.C. motor construction and perform maintenance
  • Use system schematics to explain relay logic
  • Properly text and adjust the electric control systems
  • Troubleshoot the system to the faulty component

Course outline

  • General & Electrical Safety
  • Electrical Theory - Power Distribution
    • Ohm's Law & Kirchoff's Laws
    • Series and Parallel Circuits
  • DC Motors
    • Motor Construction & Operation
    • Series Wound & Shunt Wound Motors
    • Inspection, Testing & Troubleshooting
  • Brakes
    • Inspection & Adjustment
    • Brake Wheels
  • Electrical Schematics & Diagrams
  • Limit Switches & Motor control “power” circuits
  • Acceleration controls circuits
  • System testing and troubleshooting
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