Note: This is a hybrid course consisting of online self-paced content combined with hands-on instruction at the SPC Clearwater Campus Advanced Manufacturing Lab.
This course covers the diversity of control devices including: theory of operation, applications in automation control and troubleshooting and repair. Introduces identification, installation, replacement, and troubleshooting of automation controller circuit boards and modules. This course also introduces the installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of common input devices. Methods of motor controls including on-off, proportional, integral, and derivative including PID loop tuning and quality are discussed. Automation output devices including AC, DC, and servo motors, variable speed drives, relays, motor starters and sizing of components for various applications is also covered.