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Multimedia Courseware – Basic Electrical Machines | MB862

Model Name: Multimedia Courseware – Basic Electrical Machines

Model Number: MB862

Learning Topics

  • DC Series Motors
  • DC Shunt and Compound Motors
  • Motor Speed and Torque
  • Motor Performance
  • Split-Phase AC Motors
  • Capacitor-Start AC Motors
  • Permanent-Capacitor and Two-Capacitor Motors
  • Three-Phase AC Induction Motors

In-Depth, Comprehensive Basic Electrical Machines Curriculum

Industrial motors are used in a wide variety of industrial, commercial, and residential applications. Amatrol’s Multimedia Courseware – Basic Electrical Machines (MB862) teaches learners essential industrial motor concepts applicable throughout modern industry. Learners using Amatrol’s basic electrical machines eLearning course begin by studying DC motors and then move on to several types of AC motors. From these building blocks, learners begin practicing industry-relevant industrial motor skills, like wiring, testing, analyzing, operating, and reversing several different types of standard industrial motors.

Essential Knowledge Connected to Real-World Skills

Amatrol’s eLearning curriculum is unique in that it thoughtfully combines in-depth theoretical knowledge with practical, hands-on skills. This powerful combination of knowledge and skills solidifies understanding and creates a strong foundation for pursuing more advanced skills.

For example, the basic electrical machines eLearning course covers important topics, such as:

Basic Electrical Machines eLearning Course Multimedia Screen Capture - DC Series MotorsDC Series Motors

Learners begin with an introduction to DC series motors, including electric motor safety and DC series motor operation. Individual lessons focus on topics like basic components of electric motors, DC motor wiring configurations, and reversing a DC series motor. Learners will also practice skills, such as connecting and operating a DC series motor and reversing the rotation of a DC series motor.

DC Shunt and Compound Motors

Learners will study the components and operation of DC shunt and compound motors. Individual lessons focus on topics like how a DC motor is wired for self-excited shunt operation, advantages of a separately-excited DC shunt motor, and the types of DC compound motor configurations. Learners will also practice skills, such as connecting and operating a self-excited DC shunt motor, reversing the rotation of a DC shunt motor, and connecting and operating a cumulative DC compound motor.

Basic Electrical Machines eLearning Course Multimedia Screen Capture - Motor Speed and TorqueMotor Speed and Torque

Learners using Amatrol’s basic electrical machines eLearning course will study basic principles of motor speed and torque, including motor speed and torque measurement. Individual lessons focus on topics like methods used to measure motor speed, how torque is calculated, and applications for measuring torque. Learners will also practice skills, such as measuring the speed of a motor using a photo tachometer, calculating the load on a motor that uses a gear drive or belt drive system, and determining the torque delivered by a motor using current measurements.

Motor Performance

Learners will study various aspects and components of motor performance, including motor power and efficiency. Individual lessons focus on topics like the importance of motor efficiency, motor performance characteristics, and speed/torque characteristics of DC motor configurations. Learners will also practice skills, such as calculating the efficiency of a motor given input and output power, measuring and calculating the performance characteristics of a DC motor, and plotting and analyzing the efficiency vs. power curve of a DC motor.

Basic Electrical Machines eLearning Course Multimedia Screen Capture - Split-Phase AC MotorsSplit-Phase AC Motors

Learners using Amatrol’s basic electrical machines eLearning course will study various aspects and components of split-phase AC motors, including characteristics of alternating current. Individual lessons focus on topics like methods of representing AC voltage, types of single-phase AC motors, and how to calculate AC motor synchronous speed. Learners will also practice skills, such as converting between the effective value of AC voltage and the peak voltage, connecting and operating a split-phase motor, and measuring and graphing split-phase motor performance characteristics.

Capacitor-Start AC Motors

Learners will study the components and operation of capacitor-start AC motors, including power factor and bleeder resistors. Individual lessons focus on topics like calculating power factor, advantages of a capacitor-start motor, and the purpose of a bleeder resistor. Learners will also practice skills, such as calculating apparent power given input voltage and current, correcting the power factor by calculating the correction capacitor value, and reversing the rotation of a capacitor-start motor.

Basic Electrical Machines eLearning Course Multimedia Screen Capture - Three-Phase AC Induction MotorsPermanent-Capacitor and Two-Capacitor Motors

Learners using Amatrol’s basic electrical machines eLearning course will study basic principles of permanent-capacitor and two-capacitor motors. Individual lessons focus on topics like advantages of permanent-capacitor motors, the operation of a capacitor-start capacitor-run motor, and how the speed of a permanent-capacitor motor is controlled. Learners will also practice skills, such as measuring and graphing permanent-capacitor motor performance characteristics, connecting and operating a capacitor-start capacitor-run motor, and reversing the rotation of a capacitor-start capacitor-run motor.

Three-Phase AC Induction Motors

Learners will study various aspects and components of three-phase AC induction motors, including their operation, characteristics, and configurations. Individual lessons focus on topics like categories of three-phase AC motors, applications of a three-phase induction motor, and how to connect a dual-voltage delta motor for low or high voltage. Learners will also practice skills, such as connecting and operating a three-phase induction motor, measuring and graphing induction motor performance characteristics, and reversing the rotation of a three-phase induction motor.

Highly-Interactive Multimedia Format Appeals to All Learning Styles

Amatrol’s basic electrical machines eLearning course curriculum features a highly-interactive multimedia format. Stunning 3D animations, videos, pictures, voiceovers of all text, and interactive quizzes and exercises bring learning to life. Amatrol’s multimedia curriculum contains elements that will appeal to every learning style, keeping learners motivated and engaged.

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Anytime, Anywhere Access Promotes Self-Paced Learning

In today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world, it’s more important than ever to extend the reach of industrial skill training beyond the borders of traditional classrooms. Amatrol’s eLearning meets the challenge for flexibility by offering in-depth, comprehensive technical skills training via an intuitive, easy-to-use web-based Learning Management System (LMS).

With anytime, anywhere online access, Amatrol’s eLearning allows learners to set their own pace at home, on the job, in a traditional class setting, or a blended approach of these options. Click here to learn more about Amatrol’s eLearning and LMS.

Key Features

  • In-Depth, Comprehensive Basic Electrical Machines Curriculum
  • Highly-Interactive Multimedia Format Appeals to All Learning Styles
  • 3D Animations, Videos, and Voiceovers Bring Learning to Life
  • Essential Knowledge Connected to Real-World Skills
  • Anytime, Anywhere Access Promotes Self-Paced Learning

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