TRON214 - Motors & Control Systems

Motors and their associated controls are an important part of most manufacturing processes. Along with hydraulics and pneumatics, motors are responsible for converting electrical energy to mechanical motion.

Credits: 5

Distribution: Career Training


  1. As applicable to industry standards, compare and contrast DC and AC motors, stepping motors and servos.
  2. As applicable to industry standards, describe how AC motor drives vary the motor speed.
  3. Specify a motor type to solve a specific industry-related problem.
  4. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of three-phase power delivery as applicable to automation.
  5. Perform wye-delta conversions to industry standards of time and accuracy industry standards of safety, accuracy and timeliness.
  6. Identify the components and function of each part of a VFD appropriate and industry relevant uses for VFD's.
  7. To industry standards of safety, timeliness and accuracy, install a complete three phase 240 Volt motor control station to include start, stop, forward, reverse, jog and e-stop.