Amatrol’s Variable Frequency AC Drive Learning System, AB PowerFlex (85-MT5C) adds to the Electric Motor Control Learning System (85-MT5) to teach basic and advanced concepts related to variable frequency drives (VFDs), as well as their many industrial applications, including fans, pumps, conveyors, mixers, grinders, and hoists. For example, learners will study the operation, installation, design, performance analysis, and troubleshooting of VFDs.
Learners will also practice hands-on skills like programming and operating a variable frequency AC drive to ramp a motor up to its rated speed and decelerate to a stop. The training system features heavy-duty, real-world components, such as an Allen-Bradley PowerFlex4 VFD, multi-turn potentiometer for speed control, and selector switches for general drive control, basic stop/start, ramping, and dynamic braking. These industry-standard components prepare learners for situations that they will encounter on the job.