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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 rigging charts.

REC Silicon Jim B.

Information was something I can use directly with my job and prepares me for the things I need to be aware of.

Boeing Eric C.

The instructor was very helpful with any questions that I had.

Delphi Bart F.

Good break up of classroom and hands on.

Alstom Power Michael M.

(What I liked most about the seminar was…) Very well presented.

WE Energies Greg 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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