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Troubleshooting Servo Control
An in-depth course in servo control systems.
The "Troubleshooting Servo Control
Systems" training program is an intensive 8-part training course on DC and
AC servo control systems. After completing this fascinating program
your employees, or students will have the knowledge and understanding they need
to competently Troubleshoot and Repair most servo drive problems.
Great for industry, government and the private sector.
Technical libraries too.
This course consists of eight lessons on two DVD's and includes a full sized
work book and answer guide.
If you have
robotic systems operating at your facility, You Need This Training Program!
Suggested training time with final exam is 40 hours.
$219.00 plus $12.00 shipping
This package is designed for an individual student or technician refresher
If you actually have a classroom situation please contact us for classroom
packages of 5 or 10 students.
Servo Control Training Part 1:
Part 1 begins with an introduction into servo
control theory. Your students will examine fundamental operating characteristics
of open-loop and close-loop servo systems. They will also examine basic
electrical principles like Ohm's law and power equations, series circuits and
parallel circuits. Part 1 begins laying a solid foundation for mastering servo
control troubleshooting techniques.
Servo Control Training Part 2:
In the second portion of this amazing training
course your students will gain an in depth understanding of DC and 3-phase AC
motor operation. Permanent magnet and brushless DC motor operations are covered
in great detail. Also covered are stepper motors and 3-phase squirrel cage
motors. Your students will also examine shunt, series, compound and separately
excited DC servo connections. Part 2 also explains the operation of 3-phase
current and how it effects the operation of both AC and DC motors.
Servo Control Training Part 3:
No servo training is complete without an in depth
examination of semiconductor theory. Part 3 meets this vital need. Your students
will take an exciting journey into semiconductor theory. By the end of the day
they will understand how semiconductor devices actually work. They will examine
diodes, bi-polar junction transistors, FET devices, MOSFET devices, SCR's,
Triacs and more. Knowing how to troubleshoot and test these vital components is
necessary for any servo control technician.
Servo Control Training Part 4:
This segment of the servo training provides a
close examination of common feedback devices used to monitor both speed and
positioning of a moving axis. They will learn how tach-generators function,
resolver operation, incremental and absolute encoder operation, about inductosyn
scales and linear variable differential transformer (LVDT) operating
characteristics. Part 4 also explains how the main controller is able to monitor
and control positioning of an axis. Learning how feedback devices function is
vital to repairing downed equipment due to servo malfunctions.
Servo Control Training Part 5:
After completing the first four parts of the
servo control training your students are ready to begin an in depth study of DC
control servo systems and techniques. Phase control, ramp control, PWM and
frequency control techniques are all examined. Also covered in part 5 are
mechanical, dynamic and regenerative braking techniques. Part 5 goes to the
heart and soul of the DC servo control system.
Servo Control Training Part 6:
Here your students, or employees will gain an in
depth understanding of AC drive theory and operation. They will examine voltage
source inverters, voltage variable inverters and current source inverters. They
will also examine phase, ramp, frequency, pulse width modulation, and chopper
control inverter systems. They will see how the 3-phase electricity is converted
into direct current, filtered and inverted back to a pulsating potential capable
of running an AC motor.
Servo Control Training Part 7:
Part 7 continues the study of various servo
drives with the examination of the brushless DC motor drive, stepper motor drive
and vector motor drive. Part 7 also covers system integration, external
connections, avoiding cabling problems, proper enclosures, common electrical
problems and proper grounding techniques.
Servo Control Training Part 8:
The final training session is centered around
troubleshooting techniques. They will learn how to analyze servo faults,
determine when drive adjustments are required, how to interpret fault
indicators, examine common servo failures and learn how to handle them. They
will also learn Safety procedures when working around any automated piece of