Seminar Overview

This 1-day interactive course is designed for all knowledge levels of technicians and focuses on giving attendees the knowledge and confidence to troubleshoot motor control circuits safely and efficiently. Most control circuit troubleshooting is completed with the circuit in an energized state so attendees will learn proper electrical safety procedures.

This course will cover the most common motor control circuits with easy-to-understand explanations of the components that make them up including selector switches, limit switches, control relays, contactors, motor starters, and more. It also covers the variety of ways speed and motor rotation are controlled.

Attendees will learn how to read an electrical schematic, systematically troubleshooting using it, and repair equipment quickly, to reduce downtime.

This 1-day seminar is just $595.

Download the Understanding and Troubleshooting Motor Controls brochure

What is Virtual Instructor-led Training (VILT)?

Virtual Instructor-led training refers to live audio and video classroom courses taught over the internet with 100 percent instructor/student interaction. Your workers can complete virtual training from their own homes or workplace as long as they have an internet connection, microphone, and webcam.

Virtual training is an effective way to teach basic electrical classes online. Workers can complete a basic electrical course without the costs and health risks associated with physical classrooms, engaging in hands-on practice through simulation training, live class discussions, instructor mentoring, and quizzes. Taking a basic electrical course online is a convenient way to provide workers with important basic electrical training, helping them learn how to handle electrical components in a safe, efficient manner.

Visit our Virtual Instructor-Led Training page to learn more about the benefits of VILT.

See the full, upcoming virtual class schedule

Discussion Topics

Fundamentals of Control Circuits

  • Understanding Electrical Symbols
  • Wiring Diagrams vs. Ladder Diagrams
  • Learn to Read Motor Control Schematic and Ladder Diagrams
  • Component Voltage and Current Ratings
  • Pushbuttons and Selector Switches
  • Limit, Pressure, Temperature, and Flow Switches
  • Control and Timing Relays
  • Contactors and Motor Starters
  • NEMA vs. IEC

Common Control Circuits

  • Two Wire Controls
  • Three Wire Controls
  • Hand-Off-Automatic Controls
  • Jogging Controls
  • Timing Relay Circuits
  • Forward-Reverse Motor Controls

Troubleshooting Control Circuits

  • Reading & Interpreting Your Multimeter Readings
  • How to Troubleshoot Individual Components
  • Establishing Safe Work Conditions
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Working On or Near Energized Parts
  • Electrical Lockout / Tagout
  • Developing a Logical, Systematic Approach to Troubleshooting Controls
  • Typical Control Circuit Problems and How to Find and Fix Them