SEW Eurodrive begins nationwide motor and drive program

SEW Eurodrive has commenced the 2017 calendar for its nationwide motor and drive program DriveAcademy.

The DriveAcademy training courses – which incorporate basic theoretical principles and practical exercises – are designed to prepare motor and drive users for tasks and problems they may face during any given working day.

SEW Eurodrive technical training manager Michael Stranieri said the DriveAcademy training courses increase the level of expertise among motor and drive users.

“By encouraging open discussion and the sharing of ideas, even the most experienced participants can learn and take something away from these courses,” he said.

The courses cover a wide range of topics, including selection and project planning of SEW gearmotors. Product specific courses are also offered, providing insight into the implementation of some of the company’s most popular technologies.

Participants gain several benefits including the ability to test all of the functions of a drive in a safe training environment – an option potentially not available once the product has been installed on site.

Stranieri added that one of the company’s most popular courses is the Movidrive B operation start-up and troubleshooting.

The course is tailored for system integrators, project engineers, electricians and service engineers and covers everything from starting up a motor in VFC operating mode to complex analysis and detection of faults and fault finding.

“The functions associated with the Movidrive B frequency inverter are customer specific and sometimes can only be discovered with hands on training,” Stranieri said.

“The troubleshooting component is the most popular as we are able to simulate the majority of inverter and motor specific faults within the course and figure out the best methods of troubleshooting.”

The 2017 schedule includes a number of upcoming courses in April, May and June.

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