DriveACADEMY is geared up for training in 2017

SEW-Eurodrive Pty Ltd

By Process Online Staff
Tuesday, 04 April, 2017

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SEW-Eurodrive’s 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.

According to SEW-Eurodrive Technical Training Manager Michael Stranieri, the DriveACADEMY training courses raise 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.”

The courses cover a wide range of topics, including selection of, and project planning with, SEW gearmotors. Product-specific courses are also offered, providing insight into the implementation of some of SEW-Eurodrive’s most popular technologies. Benefits for participants include being able 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.

“One of SEW’s most popular courses is the MOVIDRIVE B operation, start-up and troubleshooting course,” said Stranieri. “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 fault finding.

“The functions associated with the MOVIDRIVE B frequency inverter are customer-specific and sometimes can only be discovered with hands-on training,” said Stranieri. “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. The DriveACADEMY course schedule and registration can be found via SEW-Eurodrive’s website.

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