Upcoming Courses

All courses are held at Crown Training & Development, Merrillville, IN

May
21
Mon
Basic Instrumentation
May 21 @ 8:00 am – May 25 @ 4:00 pm

This course uses classroom and laboratory exercises to build a foundation in industrial measurement and control. The basic concepts of pressure, level, flow, and temperature are covered. Reading and interpreting basic piping and instrument drawings (P&ID) is also included. Students will calibrate transmitters and test measurement loops.

PREREQUISITES None

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Electrical Control Circuits & Troubleshooting
May 21 @ 8:00 am – May 24 @ 4:00 pm

Course topics include:  Control circuits, troubleshooting, two-wire control with manual selection, overload protection, three-wire control-start/stop/jog/inch circuits, sequence start and stop, automatic sequence starting, reversing circuits, plug and anti-plug circuits, two speed motor control, and reduced voltage starting circuits.

PREREQUISITES None

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GE Fanuc Basic Proficy HMI/SCADA Cimplicity
May 21 @ 8:00 am – May 24 @ 4:00 pm

Participants will configure a project and I/O Drivers to communicate with Cimplicity. Create and edit Point Database Tags and Graphic Screens. Configure a system for operator controls, alarming, logging, and security. Develop and modify operator screens, alarm viewers, and trend charts.

PREREQUISITES Working knowledge of Windows environment

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Siemens 6RA70 Drive
May 21 @ 8:00 am – May 24 @ 4:00 pm

This course is for engineering and maintenance personnel responsible for installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting drive systems that utilize the 6RA70 DC Drive.

Topics include: Hardware configurations and required connections, “base drive” logic and self-tune the drive use of the available fixed function and programmable analog & binary Inputs/Outputs, troubleshooting the Armature and Field converters, use and operation of the 6RA70 regulators, function and/or use of the 6RA70 option boards, motor and drive data for proper initialization of the 6RA70.

Lab exercises include: Power section connections, parameter settings, drive initial setup requirements, self-tuning, analog & binary I/O configuration, troubleshooting, and diagnostic features of the hardware and software.

PREREQUISITES None

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May
25
Fri
NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
May 25 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

This 8 hour course, based on the NFPA 70E, can provide a Standard for Electrical Safety in the workplace.

Topics covered include: Recognizing and avoiding electrical hazards, describing the hazards of an arc flash, reading and interpreting arc flash labels, describing the requirements for qualified personnel, identifying the types of Personal Protective Equipment, and the required Personal Protective Equipment based on the hazard risk category.

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May
30
Wed
Basic Machine Alignment
May 30 @ 8:00 am – May 31 @ 4:00 pm

This course presents the basics of Machine Alignment. Assessments, Tools, and Field Exercises are included in the curriculum. Upon completion, the student should be able to: discuss why alignment is beneficial, read and interpret measuring instruments, describe a soft foot, make shim size calculations, demonstrate straight edge alignment techniques, demonstrate the use of a dial indicator in an alignment application.

PREREQUISITES None

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Jun
1
Fri
Reading Electrical Drawings
Jun 1 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

This is a one-day seminar designed to improve your ability to read, interpret and analyze electrical ladder diagrams. Topics covered are electrical symbols, ladder diagram layout, basic rules of ladder drawings, and types of control devices, differences between electromechanical and solid-state relays, and the role of the programmable controller in electrical control.

PREREQUISITES None

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Jun
4
Mon
Allen-Bradley PowerFlex DC Drive
Jun 4 @ 8:00 am – Jun 7 @ 4:00 pm

The student should be able to describe the operation and control of an DC Motor, size the drive and motor, and install and wire the drive.

Topics include: Configuration switches and jumpers within the drive, drive terminal points, critical drive parameters, using the keypad to view and change parameters, reading and interpreting control block diagrams, using the display to aid in troubleshooting.

Labs include: Drive startup, configuring Digital I/O, Speed References, Ramp Rates, Stop Modes, using Drive Software, Troubleshooting, and configuring COMM modules for data transfer.

PREREQUISITES None

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Motor Maintenance & Troubleshooting
Jun 4 @ 8:00 am – Jun 7 @ 4:00 pm

This course is designed for motor maintenance personnel. This class presents the procedures needed to locate and correct a malfunction in an electric motor quickly and efficiently. Topics are electrical safety, magnetism, transformers, motors, DC motor control, motor maintenance, brakes, AC motor control, and AC motors.

PREREQUISITES None

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Process Line Fundamentals & Tension Analysis
Jun 4 @ 8:00 am – Jun 8 @ 4:00 pm

This course consists of subjects designed to provide an understanding of the various drives, which make up a process line and the application of electric motors, controls, and power supplies needed to satisfy their requirements. Practical application problems will be solved as part of the course.

Included in the course are discussions on DC Motors, AC Motors, Multiple Motor Drives, Bridles, Helper Drives, Generators, Thyristor Power Supplies, Variable Frequency Power Supplies, Reels, Storage Devices, Levelers, and Side Trimmers.

A practical discussion of the principles of bridle operation and the engineering required to obtain successful operation will be reviewed. An in depth discussion of reels, their components, and their operation on various types of process lines will be presented.

Tension Analysis calculations of a typical line will be discussed including how to calculate and handle bending and friction losses. During this course, students are encouraged to bring up particular problems for analysis.

PREREQUISITES None

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Jun
11
Mon
GE Fanuc Basic PACSystems RX3i
Jun 11 @ 8:00 am – Jun 14 @ 4:00 pm

This course examines the Series RX3i basic hardware and Proficy Machine Edition software. The back-plane, power supply, CPU, discrete and analog I/O modules are covered as well as project creation, hardware configuration, addressing, program organization and basic programming.

This course includes: Routine maintenance such as: going online, uploading/downloading, project backup, changing modes of operation, battery replacement, setting of the PLC time/date, changing addresses and editing variable descriptions.

Exercises include: Hardware configuration, programming basic instructions (relays, timers, counters, math, and compare), examples of control circuits, alarm circuits and analog scaling, and troubleshooting features of the software and I/O card maintenance.

PREREQUISITES None

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Jun
18
Mon
Advanced Instrumentation
Jun 18 @ 8:00 am – Jun 22 @ 4:00 pm

This course covers installation, calibration, and maintenance of measurement devices.

An examination of the devices used in measurement and control systems, such as PID (Proportional, Integral, and Derivative) controllers, transmitters, transducers, and recorders is covered.

Topics include: loop characteristics, test equipment, calibration, and configuration, maintenance and installation, working in hazardous locations, and trends. Reading and interpreting advanced Piping and Instrument Drawings (P&ID) will also be included.

PREREQUISITES Knowledge of Basic Instrumentation

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Switchgear Breaker Safety & Maintenance
Jun 18 @ 8:00 am – Jun 20 @ 4:00 pm

This course is a comprehensive overview of medium voltage circuit breakers used in industrial applications and covers main components, operation (single-line, 3 line diagram, connection and interconnection diagrams) and minor maintenance. It also covers the insertion/removal (Racking) of circuit breakers, arc-flash protection, safety, and PPE requirements.

Topics include: Status indicators, protective relaying (ANSI/IEE device numbering), and substation components, Control schemes: stored energy and magnetic, X-Y anti-pump control circuit, and breaker trip circuits.

PREREQUISITES None

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Jul
9
Mon
Allen-Bradley PowerFlex DC Drive
Jul 9 @ 8:00 am – Jul 12 @ 4:00 pm

The student should be able to describe the operation and control of an DC Motor, size the drive and motor, and install and wire the drive.

Topics include: Configuration switches and jumpers within the drive, drive terminal points, critical drive parameters, using the keypad to view and change parameters, reading and interpreting control block diagrams, using the display to aid in troubleshooting.

Labs include: Drive startup, configuring Digital I/O, Speed References, Ramp Rates, Stop Modes, using Drive Software, Troubleshooting, and configuring COMM modules for data transfer.

PREREQUISITES None

LOCATION Crown Training and Development, Merrillville, IN
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Process Line Fundamentals & Tension Analysis
Jul 9 @ 8:00 am – Jul 13 @ 4:00 pm

This course consists of subjects designed to provide an understanding of the various drives, which make up a process line and the application of electric motors, controls, and power supplies needed to satisfy their requirements. Practical application problems will be solved as part of the course.

Included in the course are discussions on DC Motors, AC Motors, Multiple Motor Drives, Bridles, Helper Drives, Generators, Thyristor Power Supplies, Variable Frequency Power Supplies, Reels, Storage Devices, Levelers, and Side Trimmers.

A practical discussion of the principles of bridle operation and the engineering required to obtain successful operation will be reviewed. An in depth discussion of reels, their components, and their operation on various types of process lines will be presented.

Tension Analysis calculations of a typical line will be discussed including how to calculate and handle bending and friction losses. During this course, students are encouraged to bring up particular problems for analysis.

PREREQUISITES None

LOCATION Crown Training and Development, Merrillville, IN

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Jul
16
Mon
Basic AutoCAD
Jul 16 @ 8:00 am – Jul 19 @ 4:00 pm

This course is an introduction to computer-aided drafting (CAD) using the AutoCAD LT software program. Topics covered include AutoCAD LT graphics and text windows, user interface, drawing setup parameters, rectangular and polar coordinate entry, display control functions, 2D geometric objects, selection sets, object snap modes, X and Y coordinate filters, inquiry commands, text creation and modification, and 2D editing commands. The course applies the AutoCAD LT program to electrical schematic, mechanical, and architectural drawings.

PREREQUISITES Prior experience with Microsoft Windows

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GE Fanuc Advanced PACSystems RX3i
Jul 16 @ 8:00 am – Jul 19 @ 4:00 pm

This course covers advanced instructions (data transfer, bit manipulation, user defined function blocks, and PID loops), Genius I/O installation and configuration, Genius Hand-Held Monitor, and troubleshooting.

Topics include: Ethernet Global Data, Genius communications, and Genius I/O hardware.

Hands-on exercise include: Programming user defined function blocks, Genius LAN setup and configuration, transferring data on an Ethernet LAN and a Genius LAN, and PID loops.

PREREQUISITES None

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Jul
30
Mon
Advanced ControlLogix Maintenance & Troubleshooting
Jul 30 @ 8:00 am – Aug 2 @ 4:00 pm

This course is for those who develop, debug, program or maintain ControlLogix Controllers using Ladder Logic, Function Block, and Structured Text programming. Studens will be able to establish communications to a ControlLogix controller, explain the organization of a ControlLogix application, perform routine maintenance (create a new project, configure I/O, download/upload projects, going online, change processor modes, create and monitor tags, and edit the program.

Topics include: Major, Minor and I/O Faults, GSV and SSV instructions, Ethernet communications, ControlNet communications, and ADD-ON instructions, and an introduction to Ladder Diagram programming, Function Block programming, and Structured Test programming.

Labs include: Creating and programming Fault Routines, configuring and scheduling an Ethernet and ControlNet LAN and programing an ADD-ON Instructions.

PREREQUISITES None

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Aug
20
Mon
GE Fanuc Proficy HMI/SCADA iFIX
Aug 20 @ 8:00 am – Aug 23 @ 4:00 pm

This course is designed for those who develop, configure, and use applications with an iFIX system. Participants will configure iFIX nodes and I/O Drivers to communicate with iFIX. Create and edit Process Database Tags and Graphic Screens. Configure a system for operator controls, alarming, logging, and security. Develop operator screens, alarm screens, and trend screens.

PREREQUISITES Working knowledge of Windows environment

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