Upcoming Courses

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

Jan
7
Mon
Basic Weighing Systems
Jan 7 @ 8:00 am – Jan 9 @ 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

LOCATION Crown Training and Development, Merrillville, IN

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Process Line Fundamentals & Tension Analysis
Jan 7 @ 8:00 am – Jan 11 @ 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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Reading Electrical Drawings
Jan 7 @ 8:00 am – Jan 10 @ 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.

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Jan
14
Mon
AC/DC Drive Fundamentals
Jan 14 @ 8:00 am – Jan 17 @ 4:00 pm

Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to explain electrical safety and PPE requirements when working on or around motor drives.DC Drive topics include: The construction of a DC motor armature, main field, inter-poles, concepts of main field flux, counter-emf, commutation, armature reaction,   regenerative and dynamic braking, advantages and disadvantages of shunt, series, and compound motors,   base speed, constant torque, constant horsepower, droop, feedback, (counter-emf, speed, current feedback and DC motor quadrant operation).  AC Drive topics include: The construction of an AC motor stater, rotor, concepts of locked rotor, load torque, starting torque, synchronous speed and motor slip,  classify AC motors by design, and code letter,  AC motors starting torque, breakdown torque, load torque, synchronous speed, and motor slip.  Lab exercises include: Setting motor mechanical neutral, identifying motor leads, compounding a motor, configure a DC drive, configure an AC drive, and troubleshooting techniques.

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Allen-Bradley Basic FactoryTalk View ME
Jan 14 @ 8:00 am – Jan 17 @ 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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Basic Machine Alignment
Jan 14 @ 8:00 am – Jan 15 @ 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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Jan
17
Thu
OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Outreach Training Program
Jan 17 @ 8:00 am – Jan 18 @ 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.

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Jan
21
Mon
Basic ControlLogix Maintenance & Troubleshooting
Jan 21 @ 8:00 am – Jan 24 @ 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 Hydraulics
Jan 21 @ 8:00 am – Jan 24 @ 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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Electrical Control Circuits & Troubleshooting
Jan 21 @ 8:00 am – Jan 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.

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Siemens 6RA70 Drive
Jan 21 @ 8:00 am – Jan 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.

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Jan
25
Fri
NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace 22
Jan 25 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

This 8 hour course is based upon the NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace.

Topics include: OSHA and NFPA 70E.  Mitigating shock hazards, arc flash hazards and arc blast hazards by selecting the appropriate protective strategies. Safe electrical work practices. Determining shock boundaries and arc flash boundaries. Selecting and using Personal Protective Equipment (apparel, tools, and test equipment). Reading and interpreting arc flash labels. Inspecting and maintaining PPE.

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Jan
28
Mon
Allen-Bradley PowerFlex DC Drive
Jan 28 @ 8:00 am – Jan 31 @ 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.

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Basic Industrial Electricity
Jan 28 @ 8:00 am – Jan 31 @ 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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Basic Instrumentation
Jan 28 @ 8:00 am – Feb 1 @ 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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Motor Maintenance & Troubleshooting
Jan 28 @ 8:00 am – Jan 31 @ 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.

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Switchgear Breaker Safety & Maintenance
Jan 28 @ 8:00 am – Jan 30 @ 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.

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Feb
1
Fri
Basic Mechanical Print Reading
Feb 1 @ 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.

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