Workshop: Installation and Integration of Reliable Drive Systems

Join this class to benefit from hands-on experience with the latest drive technology

February 28, 2019 - February 28, 2019

Course Length: 1 Day | 9 AM - 4 PM


ACD Office
20800 Route 19
Cranberry Twp., PA 16066

To register please email Stephanie Mulroy: 

This workshop will help participants prevent common mistakes when applying variable frequency drives to their industrial and commercial equipment. Power quality and grounding practices can have tremendous impacts on the life expectancy of a drive system. Make sure to attend and receive the greatest return on your drive system investment.

Participants will be able to apply the concepts taught to any drives manufacturer. This hands-on workshop will provide critical information from local industry experts who possess significant application expertise and years of industry knowledge.

Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to start-up and integrate SINAMICS drives into Rockwell’s Studio 5000 software via EtherNet/IP communication, along with the Siemens TIA Portal via profinet. This will help you develop more efficient programs to collect critical data from the devices.

Topics include:

  • Basics of drives and motors
  • Harmonics mitigation techniques
  • Input protection
  • Sizing best practices
  • Line transients and how to protect against them
  • Motor bearing fluting and shaft currents
  • Cable lengths and geometry
  • Grounding for electrical noise

Gain experience in:

  • Drive start-up through a wireless interface to their smart phone or mobile device
  • Basic start-up of a drive through the onboard interface module
  • Drive integration into Rockwell Studio 5000 software through pre-developed sample code on EtherNet/IP
  • Creating HMI screens on a Rockwell Panelview Plus to display critical information about drive performance and maintenance requirements
  • Integrating drives into SIMATIC S7-1500TF safety PLCs via the Siemens TIA Portal utilizing pre-developed sample code
  • Displaying advanced system diagnostics through simple drag-and-drop functions

To register please email Stephanie Mulroy:

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