ECAL 242: Advanced Drives/Lab

Class Program
Credits 2
This is a lecture and laboratory course dealing with the theory, construction, application, installation, and programming of Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) motor controllers. VFDs are an increasingly common method of controlling motors and their related processes. Students will program a variety of controllers to learn the limitations and capabilities of each device. We will also be configuring programmable controllers to communicate with the drives, as well as communications with Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs). This course is a two credit class that will meet for one hour four times per week. (S)