Upcoming Courses

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

Feb
19
Mon
GE Fanuc Basic Proficy HMI/SCADA Cimplicity
Feb 19 @ 8:00 am – Feb 22 @ 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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Motor Maintenance & Troubleshooting
Feb 19 @ 8:00 am – Feb 22 @ 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
Feb 19 @ 8:00 am – Feb 23 @ 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.

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

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Feb
23
Fri
NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
Feb 23 @ 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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Feb
26
Mon
Allen-Bradley PowerFlex AC Drive
Feb 26 @ 8:00 am – Mar 1 @ 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

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Basic Machine Alignment
Feb 26 @ 8:00 am – Feb 27 @ 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.

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Electrical Control Circuits & Troubleshooting
Feb 26 @ 8:00 am – Mar 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.

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Mar
1
Thu
OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Outreach Training Program
Mar 1 @ 8:00 am – Mar 2 @ 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

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Mar
5
Mon
Basic ControlLogix Maintenance & Troubleshooting
Mar 5 @ 8:00 am – Mar 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.

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Basic Instrumentation
Mar 5 @ 8:00 am – Mar 9 @ 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.

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Mar
9
Fri
Reading Electrical Drawings
Mar 9 @ 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.

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Mar
12
Mon
Advanced Instrumentation
Mar 12 @ 8:00 am – Mar 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

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Basic Industrial Electricity
Mar 12 @ 8:00 am – Mar 15 @ 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.

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Mar
19
Mon
Allen-Bradley PowerFlex DC Drive
Mar 19 @ 8:00 am – Mar 22 @ 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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Siemens 6RA70 Drive
Mar 19 @ 8:00 am – Mar 22 @ 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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Mar
26
Mon
Allen-Bradley Basic FactoryTalk View ME
Mar 26 @ 8:00 am – Mar 29 @ 4:00 pm

This course provides you with the skills necessary to develop FactoryTalk View Machine Edition (ME) applications that run on a PC or PanelView Plus terminals. You will create new applications; work with FactoryTalk View ME software and RSLinx Enterprise software. You will practice creating, configuring, and animating graphic objects on graphic displays. Also covered are creating, configuring messages and alarms to alerting operators, trending and how to set up security for graphic displays or for rights to perform certain actions. You will then prepare a PanelView Plus terminal for operation and download FactoryTalk View ME applications to a PanelView Plus terminal.

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PREREQUISITES Working knowledge of Windows environment
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GE Fanuc Proficy HMI/SCADA iFIX
Mar 26 @ 8:00 am – Mar 29 @ 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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Troubleshooting and Tuning PID Control Loops
Mar 26 @ 8:00 am – Mar 30 @ 4:00 pm

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

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Apr
2
Mon
Basic Hydraulics
Apr 2 @ 8:00 am – Apr 5 @ 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.

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GE Fanuc Basic PACSystems RX3i
Apr 2 @ 8:00 am – Apr 5 @ 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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Siemens 6RA80 Drive
Apr 2 @ 8:00 am – Apr 5 @ 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

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Apr
9
Mon
Basic AutoCAD
Apr 9 @ 8:00 am – Apr 12 @ 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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Apr
23
Mon
Advanced ControlLogix Maintenance & Troubleshooting
Apr 23 @ 8:00 am – Apr 26 @ 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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Apr
30
Mon
Basic Weighing Systems
Apr 30 @ 8:00 am – May 2 @ 4:00 pm

This course presents an introduction to Weighing Systems. The following topics are covered; tension strain gage load cells, motion weighing, how a load cell works, how to troubleshoot load cell and weighing systems, calibration methods, and how Handbook 44 applies to weighing systems.

PREREQUISITES None

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