Upcoming Courses

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

Oct
22
Mon
Basic Hydraulics
Oct 22 @ 8:00 am – Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm

This course is designed for those who are responsible for the operation and maintenance of industrial hydraulic systems. Also, those who simply wish to acquire a basic knowledge of hydraulic systems will benefit from this course. Basic hydraulic principles and laws will be covered, along with detailed descriptions of the theory and operation of all essential components. Hands on exercises will be conducted using industrial grade equipment. Various pumps will be discussed including power requirements to drive these pumps. Detailed maintenance practices directed to promote reliable equipment service is part of the presentation. Troubleshooting and construction of basic systems are incorporated in the lab exercises.

PREREQUISITES None

LOCATION Crown Training and Development, Merrillville, IN

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GE Fanuc Advanced PACSystems RX3i
Oct 22 @ 8:00 am – Oct 25 @ 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

LOCATION Crown Training and Development, Merrillville, IN

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Process Line Fundamentals & Tension Analysis
Oct 22 @ 8:00 am – Oct 26 @ 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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Process Line Fundamentals & Tension Analysis
Oct 22 @ 8:00 am – Oct 26 @ 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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Oct
29
Mon
Allen-Bradley PowerFlex DC Drive
Oct 29 @ 8:00 am – Nov 1 @ 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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Basic Instrumentation
Oct 29 @ 8:00 am – Nov 2 @ 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

LOCATION Crown Training and Development, Merrillville, IN

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Electrical Control Circuits & Troubleshooting
Oct 29 @ 8:00 am – Nov 1 @ 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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Nov
5
Mon
Basic ControlLogix Maintenance & Troubleshooting
Nov 5 @ 8:00 am – Nov 8 @ 4:00 pm

This course is for those who have little or no working experience with ControlLogix systems and who need to interpret, make changes to, and/or draft Ladder Logic. Participants will identify the hardware associated with a Basic ControlLogix system, create and modify an RSLogix 5000 project, establish communications with a Controller, create and monitor Data Tags, document and search Ladder Logic.

Topics include: Communications, software menus, Digital and Analog I/O Modules, basic instructions, trouble-shooting features.

Labs include: Configuring communications drivers and setting IP addresses, configuring Digital and Analog I/O Modules, modifying and programming instructions (Relays (Bit), Timers and Counters, Program Control, Compare Compute, and Math) and analog scaling.

PREREQUISITES None

LOCATION Crown Training and Development, Merrillville, IN

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Basic Hydraulics
Nov 5 @ 8:00 am – Nov 8 @ 4:00 pm

This course is designed for those who are responsible for the operation and maintenance of industrial hydraulic systems. Also, those who simply wish to acquire a basic knowledge of hydraulic systems will benefit from this course. Basic hydraulic principles and laws will be covered, along with detailed descriptions of the theory and operation of all essential components. Hands on exercises will be conducted using industrial grade equipment. Various pumps will be discussed including power requirements to drive these pumps. Detailed maintenance practices directed to promote reliable equipment service is part of the presentation. Troubleshooting and construction of basic systems are incorporated in the lab exercises.

PREREQUISITES None

LOCATION Crown Training and Development, Merrillville, IN

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GE Fanuc Basic Proficy HMI/SCADA Cimplicity
Nov 5 @ 8:00 am – Nov 8 @ 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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Reading Electrical Drawings
Nov 5 @ 8:00 am – Nov 8 @ 4:00 pm

This is a four-day class designed to improve your ability to read, interpret and analyze electrical ladder diagrams.

Topics covered: 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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Nov
8
Thu
OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Outreach Training Program
Nov 8 @ 8:00 am – Nov 9 @ 12:00 pm

This 10-hour program is intended to provide instruction on a variety of general industry safety and health standards to entry-level participants.

Course topics covered include: Introduction to OSHA, Inspections, Citations and penalties, walking and working surfaces, means of Egress and fire protection, hazardous materials, personal protective equipment, machine guarding, hazard communication, blood borne pathogens, and safety and health programs.

PREREQUISITES None

LOCATION Crown Training and Development, Merrillville, IN
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Nov
12
Mon
Advanced ControlLogix Maintenance & Troubleshooting
Nov 12 @ 8:00 am – Nov 15 @ 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

LOCATION Crown Training and Development, Merrillville, IN

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Advanced Instrumentation
Nov 12 @ 8:00 am – Nov 16 @ 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

LOCATION Crown Training and Development, Merrillville, IN

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Allen-Bradley PowerFlex AC Drive
Nov 12 @ 8:00 am – Nov 15 @ 4:00 pm

The student should be able to describe the operation and control of an AC 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: Configuration and start-up the drive, interface the drive with a PLC, configuring Digital I/O, Speed References, Skip Frequencies, 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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Motor Maintenance & Troubleshooting
Nov 12 @ 8:00 am – Nov 15 @ 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

LOCATION Crown Training and Development, Merrillville, IN

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Siemens 6RA80 Drive
Nov 12 @ 8:00 am – Nov 15 @ 4:00 pm

This course is for engineering and maintenance personnel responsible for installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting drive systems that utilize the 6RA80 DC Drive.

Topics include: Drive and electrical safety, DC drive basics, drive hardware, drive diagrams, setting-up and commissioning the drive, optimizing and tuning the drive, operating the drive (via CUD, BOP20, AOP30), configuring the drives analog and digital I/O and feedback options, troubleshooting the Drive, use Starter PC software, and PROFIBUS Communications.

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

LOCATION Crown Training and Development, Merrillville, IN
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Nov
16
Fri
Basic Mechanical Print Reading
Nov 16 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

This course provides the student with the fundamentals essential to reading and interpreting Basic Mechanical Prints. Subjects include drawing and measurement tools, tolerances, clearances and fits, types of drawings/prints, types of material, bolts and fasteners, and types of gearing and couplings.

PREREQUISITES None

LOCATION Crown Training and Development, Merrillville, IN

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Nov
19
Mon
Basic Machine Alignment
Nov 19 @ 8:00 am – Nov 20 @ 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

LOCATION Crown Training and Development, Merrillville, IN

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Switchgear Breaker Safety & Maintenance
Nov 19 @ 8:00 am – Nov 21 @ 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

LOCATION Crown Training and Development, Merrillville, IN

 

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Nov
26
Mon
Basic Industrial Electricity
Nov 26 @ 8:00 am – Nov 29 @ 4:00 pm

Course topics include: Basic electrical wiring, electrical safety and theory, Digital multi-meters, lighting circuits, electro-mechanical relays, motor operation, and basic motor control.

LOCATION Crown Training and Development, Merrillville, IN

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Process Line Fundamentals & Tension Analysis
Nov 26 @ 8:00 am – Nov 30 @ 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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Siemens 6RA70 Drive
Nov 26 @ 8:00 am – Nov 29 @ 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

LOCATION Crown Training and Development, Merrillville, IN
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Troubleshooting and Tuning PID Loops
Nov 26 @ 8:00 am – Nov 30 @ 4:00 pm

Course Description

This course reviews and then build upon the concepts of proportional, integral and derivative control with advanced topics such as cascade, ratio and feed-forward control being covered.

Various methods of controller tuning are reviewed and practiced. Control loop troubleshooting techniques for single-loop and multi-loop systems are included. A review of reading and interpreting advanced Piping and Instrument Drawings (P&ID) is also covered.

PREREQUISITES None

LOCATION Crown Training and Development, Merrillville, IN

Dec
3
Mon
Allen-Bradley PowerFlex AC Drive
Dec 3 @ 8:00 am – Dec 6 @ 4:00 pm

The student should be able to describe the operation and control of an AC 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: Configuration and start-up the drive, interface the drive with a PLC, configuring Digital I/O, Speed References, Skip Frequencies, 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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Basic Hydraulics
Dec 3 @ 8:00 am – Dec 6 @ 4:00 pm

This course is designed for those who are responsible for the operation and maintenance of industrial hydraulic systems. Also, those who simply wish to acquire a basic knowledge of hydraulic systems will benefit from this course. Basic hydraulic principles and laws will be covered, along with detailed descriptions of the theory and operation of all essential components. Hands on exercises will be conducted using industrial grade equipment. Various pumps will be discussed including power requirements to drive these pumps. Detailed maintenance practices directed to promote reliable equipment service is part of the presentation. Troubleshooting and construction of basic systems are incorporated in the lab exercises.

PREREQUISITES None

LOCATION Crown Training and Development, Merrillville, IN

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Basic Machine Alignment
Dec 3 @ 8:00 am – Dec 4 @ 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

LOCATION Crown Training and Development, Merrillville, IN

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GE Fanuc Proficy HMI/SCADA iFIX
Dec 3 @ 8:00 am – Dec 6 @ 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

LOCATION Crown Training and Development, Merrillville, IN

 

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Reading Electrical Drawings
Dec 3 @ 8:00 am – Dec 6 @ 4:00 pm

This is a four-day class designed to improve your ability to read, interpret and analyze electrical ladder diagrams.

Topics covered: 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

LOCATION Crown Training and Development, Merrillville, IN

» Purchase Course

Siemens 6RA80 Drive
Dec 3 @ 8:00 am – Dec 6 @ 4:00 pm

This course is for engineering and maintenance personnel responsible for installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting drive systems that utilize the 6RA80 DC Drive.

Topics include: Drive and electrical safety, DC drive basics, drive hardware, drive diagrams, setting-up and commissioning the drive, optimizing and tuning the drive, operating the drive (via CUD, BOP20, AOP30), configuring the drives analog and digital I/O and feedback options, troubleshooting the Drive, use Starter PC software, and PROFIBUS Communications.

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

LOCATION Crown Training and Development, Merrillville, IN
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Dec
10
Mon
Basic Instrumentation
Dec 10 @ 8:00 am – Dec 14 @ 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

LOCATION Crown Training and Development, Merrillville, IN

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Process Line Fundamentals & Tension Analysis
Dec 10 @ 8:00 am – Dec 14 @ 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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Dec
13
Thu
OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Outreach Training Program
Dec 13 @ 8:00 am – Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm

This 10-hour program is intended to provide instruction on a variety of general industry safety and health standards to entry-level participants.

Course topics covered include: Introduction to OSHA, Inspections, Citations and penalties, walking and working surfaces, means of Egress and fire protection, hazardous materials, personal protective equipment, machine guarding, hazard communication, blood borne pathogens, and safety and health programs.

PREREQUISITES None

LOCATION Crown Training and Development, Merrillville, IN
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