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Electric Motors and Motor Control Circuits

TPC Training, In Indianapolis (+4 locations)
2 days
1,495 USD
Next course start
28 August, 2024 (+3 start dates)
2 days
1,495 USD
Next course start
28 August, 2024 (+3 start dates)
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Course description

Electric Motors and Motor Control Circuits

Available in both virtual and in-person, instructor-led formats, this Electric Motors and Motor Control Circuits course tackles the common problem of electric motor failure, with the goal of helping technicians identify the TRUE cause of motor failure and prevent future incidents. The course proceeds from a thorough overview of motor basics to replacement procedures and fundamental motor maintenance techniques. We then cover both basic and specialized motor control circuits. The course is designed to help students reduce downtime and expense caused by motor failure and increase the overall efficiency of their facility.

Upcoming start dates

Choose between 3 start dates

28 August, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Atlanta
  • English

17 October, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Arlington
  • English

21 October, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Richmond
  • English

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for maintenance engineers working with motor circuits.

Training content

Day One

Motor Selection, Maintenance, Testing & Replacement

  • Motor Basics
  • Motor Terminology
  • Types of Motors and Their Suitable Applications
  • Testing Equipment
  • Field Troubleshooting Checklist
  • Motor Selection
  • Nameplate Data
  • IEC Motor Ratings
  • Energy Considerations

Procedures for Replacing a Motor

  • Verifying Circuits Are De-Energized – Safely and Correctly!
  • De-Terminating Motors
  • Setting Replacement Motors
  • Shaft Coupling/Alignment Options
  • Electrical Checks
  • Sizing Line Conductors
  • Using Nameplate Data for Proper Connections
  • Selecting the Best Method of Motor Termination
  • Lugs and Insulation Tapes for Termination
  • Termination Kits
  • Methods of Verifying Proper Phase Rotation
  • Lubrication Requirements
  • Sizing Fuses and Overloads
  • Final Checks Prior to Re-Energizing Motor
  • Electrical, Visual and Mechanical Checks for Startup Testing

Day Two

Motor Maintenance

  • Testing Motor Windings
  • Megohmmeter Testing of Motors
  • Modern, State-of-the-Art Predictive Maintenance Testing for Motors
  • Bearings and Lubrication
  • Motor Storage
  • Replacing Motor Fuses Safely and Correctly
  • Determining Voltage and Current Imbalance and Its Effects
  • Recommended Maintenance Practices of NFPA 70B
  • Sizing and Adjusting Overloads per the NEC®
  • Common Motor Problems and How to Find Them
  • Fixes for Common Motor Problems

Working with Control Circuits

  • Fundamentals of Control Circuits
  • Types of Motor Control
  • Symbols for Control
  • Learn to Read Motor Control Schematic and Ladder Diagrams
  • In-Depth Class Exercises with Real-World Motor Control Diagrams
  • Learn the Basics of PLC Ladder Logic
  • Developing a Logical, Systematic Approach to Troubleshooting Controls
  • Typical Control Circuit Problems and How to Find and Fix Them

Motor Drives and Special Control Circuit Applications

  • Energy Management and Motor Drives
  • AC and DC Drives Overview
  • Motors for Variable Speed Drives
  • Variable Speed Drive Applications
  • HVAC Applications
  • Servo Motors and Drives for Manufacturing
  • Review Operation of Modern Automation Control Such as Conveyor Drives


Course delivery details

Live instruction is not always possible due to space, travel, or health and safety constraints. In such circumstances, virtual motor control circuit training delivers all the concepts and processes taught in live classrooms. Employees receive face-to-face live virtual training from instructors with years of teaching and practical experience. Virtual classroom interaction, training exercises, and group discussions support instructor-delivered knowledge. At the same time, pop quizzes gauge each concept's understanding before moving on to the next portion of the class.


The cost of this Electric Motors and Motor Control Circuits training course is $1,195.

Continuing studies

Upon completion of this seminar, the student will receive a certification of completion.

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Our instructors lead over 2000 class sessions annually in select U.S. cities, virtually, and at customers' facilities. Gain, refresh, and advance essential maintenance skills quickly and apply them in the workplace immediately after returning to work.   TPC helps companies train...

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