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ATMN 140 - Industrial Motors and Controls

4 Credit: (1 lecture, 3 open-lab, 0 clinical) 4 Contact Hours: [ATMN 110 , or CSTC 100 , or ELEC 110, or (ELEC 111  and ELEC 112 )]


This course is for those who understand electrical basics and want to learn more about industrial motors and its controls. Included is a study of wiring symbols and diagrams, controls, relay ladder logic, and three-phase power. Motors are also introduced in this course. In addition, limit switches, proximity switches, and use of contactors, reversing contactors, overload protection and variable frequency drives are studied.
OFFERED: fall and spring semesters

Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1:  Demonstrate proper safety procedures.

  1. Explain necessary safety protocols using lockout, tag out procedures.
  2. Identify proper safety equipment. (Fuse pullers, meter probes, Pad locks).
  3. Demonstrate proper safety procedures in wiring low voltage control and power circuits.

Goal 2:  Interpret analog relay ladder logic diagrams.

  1. Describe proper color codes for indicating wire usage.
  2. Describe proper labeling of wiring harnesses.
  3. Differentiate types of switches, normally open, normally closed, and automatic switches.
  4. Demonstrate proper wiring techniques (one load per rung, etc.).

Goal 3:  Interpret wiring diagrams.

  1. Construct a correctly wired circuit from a wiring diagram.
  2. Distinguish between control and power circuits.
  3. Demonstrate a low voltage (110v) motor control circuit.

Goal 4:  Create electrical connections between motors and controls.

  1. Use switches and relays to construct a three-wire motor control circuit.
  2. Design a motor control circuit to reverse a three-phase motor using a drum switch.
  3. Demonstrate proper use of heaters for motor overload protection.
  4. Rewire three-phase for motor for low or high voltage operation.

Goal 5:  Troubleshoot motor circuits using electrical test instruments.

  1. Demonstrate proper procedure for determining blown fuses and other safety devices.
  2. Interpret motor characteristics such as RPM, torque, horsepower, and electrical requirements.
  3. Demonstrate proper procedure for identifying a failed motor and determining an appropriate replacement.
  4. Troubleshoot and correctly wire low voltage motor control circuits.
  5. Demonstrate the proper use of a voltmeter.
  6. Demonstrate the proper use of ammeters and amp clamps.

Goal 6:  Demonstrate proper use of automatic input devices in relay ladder logic controls.

  1. Connect and operate various input devices including: Limit, pressure, float switches, etc.
  2. Demonstrate proper procedure for connecting H.O.A. (Hand-off-Automatic) control logic.
  3. Connect and operate a sequence control logic circuit.
  4. Design and Construct a sequence Control Circuit.

Goal 7:  Demonstrate proper use timer control in relay ladder logic circuits.

  1. Connect and operate on-delay/off-delay relay ladder logic circuits.
  2. Design, connect, and operate a motor control circuit to perform time driven circuitry.
  3. Design, connect, and operate a motor control circuit to perform an unloaded start of a motor.

Goal 8:  Demonstrate proper use of basic electrical sensors used in relay ladder logic controls.

  1. Compare and analyze the characteristics of capacitive vs inductive proximity switch performance.
  2. Connect and operate a relay ladder logic control circuit using an inductive proximity switch.
  3. Connect and operate a relay ladder logic control circuit using a capacitive proximity switch.
  4. Connect and operate a motor control circuit with a photo electric sensor.
  5. Design and construct a motor control circuit that will sense a product jam on a conveyor control system.

Goal 9:  Explore the operation of variable frequency three phase motor drive (VFD).

  1. Connect and operate a three-phase motor using the front keypad of a VFD.
  2. Connect, program, and operate a VFD for three wire operation.
  3. Connect, program, and operate a VFD for two wire operation.
  4. Connect, program, and operate a VFD to jog a motor.

Goal 10:  Explore the operation of variable frequency drive for speed and torque control.

  1. Control the speed of a three-phase motor using the front panel controls of a VFD.
  2. Program and operate a VFD to skip undesirable frequencies.
  3. Program and operate a VFD to operate a motor above and below its data plate listed RPM.
  4. Calculate volts per hertz ratio.
  5. Program and operate a VFD to provide a motor with low speed boost.

Goal 11:  Explore the operation of variable frequency drive for Acceleration Deceleration and Braking.

  1. Program and operate a VFD to ramp a motor up to its rated speed.
  2. Program and operate a VFD to ramp a motor down from its rated speed to a stop.
  3. Program and operate a VFD to provide S curve acceleration to an induction motor.
  4. Program and operate a VFD to provide DC injection braking.

Goal 12:  Create PLC and VFD electrical control wiring.

  1. Install a PLC and a VFD into an electrical enclosure.
  2. Wire and test power, control, and I/O wiring circuits in an electrical enclosure.
  3. Wire and operate a forward/reverse motor control system that uses PLC discrete I/O.
  4. Wire and operate a motor control system using VFD/PLC discrete I/O and interlocked motor control.



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