2014 Seminars Have Arrived! Earn up to 15 Total Contact Hours

March 14, 2014

Schulz Electric Company is approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  Attendees can earn 5 Total Contact Hours (TCHs) per seminar attended (.5 CEUs each class). You can register online here: 2014 Seminar Online Form

Maintenance for Motors & Control Systems: May 8, 2014 (5 TCHs/.5 CEUs)
This class is designed to allow participants to learn the benefits of predictive and preventive maintenance, the key items requiring maintenance and an in-depth look at how electric motors work.

Training Outcomes:

•   Identify the 4 warning signs that your motor may fail!

•   Learn how to use premium efficient motors properly to reduce energy costs.

•   Learn 3 essential items to include in your preventive maintenance programs.

•   List key items to keep your motors properly maintained.

•   Learn how failure analysis prevents future failures.

•   How to establish an effective lubrication program to prolong machine life and save money.

•   Understand the results and benefits of the 3 essential predictive maintenance methods: 


Agenda: 

•  We will visit different departments throughout the day to see the process of motor repair and the parts of a motor being assembled and disassembled.  You will be handling and identifying several types of bearings, motor coils, and other various disassembled motor parts throughout the day. You will also have the opportunity to witness different tests being conducted on motors throughout the stages of motor repair.  No tools, computers, or calculators are required for this class.  Material samples will be present and all relevant manuals and documentation will be provided. Safety glasses and proper attire (no open-toe shoes) are required for in-shop demonstrations. You will need to pass assessments in the middle and end of the class with a combined score of 75% in order to receive CEUs .

 

Instructor:  

•   Ron Roveto has 40 years experience in the maintenance field and has held a number of positions including technician, maintenance supervisor, plant engineer, plant manager and service manager. 

 

Who should take this course:  

•  This seminar will benefit equipment operators, mechanical and electrical engineers, technicians, maintenance personnel, as well as electricians and facility managers who are responsible for specifying or conducting predictive and preventive maintenance, as well as electric motor maintenance. 

Electronic Motor Controls: June 12, 2014 (5 TCHs/.5 CEUs)

This class is designed to allow participants to become familiar with the basics and many benefits of using Variable Frequency Drives, which include reducing energy costs and extending the life of mechanical equipment.  Participants will also learn how to effectively apply VFDs, select the right controller for their applications, and identify and repair problems.  

 

Training Outcomes:

•   Learn to use drives in applications you’ve never thought of!

•   Learn how drives can reduce your energy bills by 50%!

•   Perform your own startup right at your desk!

•   Solve common VFD problems, resulting in reduced downtime!

•   Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of DC drives.

•   Learn how to avoid the 5 most common pitfalls of VFDs.

•   Explain, in block diagram form, how AC drives operate.

 

Agenda:  

•  You will see and handle a variety of VFDs and receive a glossary of drive related terminology to which we will refer to throughout the day. You will also be provided with hands on demo units on which you will be asked to go through a basic startup procedure. You will also practice how to monitor functions and change parameters within the drives. Attendees will also calculate energy savings on a fan or pump application.  No tools, computers, or calculators are required for this class.  Sample demo units will be provided and all relevant manuals and documentation will be provided.  You will need to pass assessments in the middle and end of the class with a combined score of 75% in order to receive CEUs .

 

Instructors:  

•   Ed Ting has 20+ years of experience in the motor control industry. Currently the Senior New Product Manager with Schulz, Ed specializes in Toshiba drives  having spent 15 years there, and conducts product training at all Schulz group locations. 

•   Ron Roveto has 40 years experience in the maintenance field and has held a number of positions including technician, maintenance supervisor, plant engineer, plant manager and service manager. 

 

Who should take this course:  

•  This seminar will benefit equipment operators, technicians, maintenance personnel, as well as electricians and facility managers who are interested in reducing energy costs and extending the life of the mechanical equipment in their facility. 

 

An Introduction to PLCs: June 19, 2014 (5 TCHs/.5 CEUs)

This class is designed to allow to you get familiar with the basics of PLC hardware and software in a relaxed environment where your questions and related experiences are welcome. You will learn about the different types of PLCs that are available, and how to select the best type for a particular application. You’ll also learn ladder logic programming concepts, and simple and effective control system troubleshooting techniques that you can apply in your own plant. We encourage you to bring your own wiring diagram to discuss with your instructors.

 

Training Outcomes:

•   Identify and differentiate different types of PLC hardware.

•   Develop a specification for a PLC for a simple control system.

•   Avoid the common pitfalls in applying PLCs.

•   Interpret and design simple ladder logic programs.

•   Troubleshoot control system problems using features of PLC hardware and software.

 

Agenda:  

•  You will see and handle a variety of PLCs and receive a glossary of PLC related terminology to which we will refer to throughout the day. You will also be provided with hands on demo units on which you will be asked to design, document and explain ladder logic programs. In addition, you will be able to physically install and remove modules on demonstration PLCs, as well as observe live demonstrations on the PLC instructor’s panel. No tools, computers, or calculators are required for this class.  Sample demo units will be provided and all relevant manuals and documentation will be provided.  You will need to pass assessments in the middle and end of the class with a combined score of 75% in order to receive CEUs .

Instructor:  

•   Joe May has 40+ years of experience in industrial controls and automation. In his 17 years at Schulz, Joe has developed control schemes to increase plant efficiency and productivity and has assisted customers in integrating these controls into existing operations.  His many projects have included pump controls for environmental and biological research facilities, baler controls for corrugated carton facilities, amusement parks and so much more.

 

Who should take this course:  

•  This seminar will benefit maintenance personnel, electricians, mechanical and electrical engineers  who will be specifying, programming, installing, or maintaining and troubleshooting PLC based equipment.