Control Systems

Topic areas include:

  • Safety (Ohm's Law) lockout tagout importance, machine guarding schemes
  • IO devices (operations, identification, advantages and disadvantages, purposes of encoders and resolvers)
  • PLC's (basic components, analog and digital domains, basic ladder logic instruction)
  • HMI (password protection, HMI functions and purpose)
  • Electronic Cam Switch Bank (function review)
  • Control Systems Evolution (definition, examples)
  • Troubleshooting and Diagnostics (mechanical and non-mechanical problems, determination of probable problem cause, mechanic's responsibilities)
  • Servo Systems (concepts and purpose, type motors and variations, explanations and applications of direct, gearbox and screw motor-to-load coupling, motor and encoder shaft alignments, servo system concepts, servo tuning, servo profiles)

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