Available in both virtual and in-person, instructor-led formats, this two-day Electrical Ladder Drawings, Schematics and Diagrams course delivers an essential skill in the field of equipment maintenance, installation or modification: the ability to read and understand electrical ladder drawings, schematics and diagrams. The course covers several types of industrial control prints for a variety of different motor-driven processes, with an emphasis on the differences between type and the purposes and flow of each. Students will participate in exercises to create schematic diagrams based on circuit descriptions and will learn to interpret schematic drawings in order to provide verbal or written circuit descriptions.
This 2-day seminar is just $1,195.
What is Virtual Instructor-led Training (VILT)?
If live instruction is not an option, electrical drawings and schematics training can be delivered through virtual training. Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) teaches employees the same concepts and processes taught in live classrooms. Employees receive face-to-face electrical drawing instruction from experienced instructors through live videos, supported by virtual classroom interaction, group discussions, and training exercises. In-class pop quizzes gauge student understanding of electrical and ladder drawing concepts before moving on to the next step in the training process.
All an employee needs to participate in virtual electrical drawing and schematics training is a computer, microphone, webcam, and internet connection. Virtual training instructors meet the same rigorous criteria as TPC’s offsite instructors, with all VILT instructors possessing years of educational and industrial experience. For companies concerned with employee health, virtual training provides built-in social distancing.
Visit our Virtual Instructor-Led Training page to learn more about the benefits of VILT.
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Day One - Discussion Topics
Electrical Fundamentals for Print Reading
- Types and Uses of Electrical Drawings
- Clarifying Terminology
- Effects of Current Flow
- Voltage Drop Calculations
- Understanding Ampacity Tables
- Importance of Electrical Drawings
- NEC® Drawing Requirements
- Ohm’s Law
Industrial Control Prints
- Component Symbols
- N.O. and N.C. Relay Contacts
- Relay Coils
- Automatic Control Devices
- Understanding Single-Line Diagrams
- Understanding Relay Operation
- Electrical Schematic Diagrams
- Motor Termination Diagrams
- Electrical Ladder Diagrams for Control Circuits
- International Drawings: IEC Symbols
- NEMA and IEC Circuit Comparison
- Reading & Interpreting Basic Motor Control Circuits
- Forward-Reverse Motor control
Day Two - Discussion Topics
- Conveyor Timing
- Air Compressors
- HVAC Controls
- Fluid Level Controls
- Material Handling Systems
- Process Temperature Controls
- Exterior Lighting Controls
- Generator Controls
- Chemical Process Controls
- Variable Frequency Drives
PLC Ladder Diagrams
- PLC Basics - Inputs & Outputs
- Comparison of Relay Logic to PLC Ladder Logic
- Real-World Applications
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Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
Upon completion of this seminar, the student will receive a certification of completion with 8 classroom hours (.8 TPC Training CEUs) per day attended. Visit our continuing education units page to determine if this class is accepted by your state licensing agency.
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