technical papers covering various electronics related topics
of AC Drives
||Online VFD Course
||Basic steam principles, management, distribution
systems, and equipment.
Guide To Fiber Optics
|VDV Works LLC
||The basics of fibre optic cabling
Ted's Guide to VDV Cabling
||VDV Works LLC
||The basics of video, data, and voice cabling
in Electric Circuits
|| All about Circuits
||An entire electric circuit analysis and
Operator Interfaces with
||An introductory course on operator interfaces
Frequency Drives with Exam
||An introductory course on variable frequency
Logic Controllers Tutorial
||A good PLC course with review questions
||An introductory discussion of valves,
actuators, and instrumentation with onlinetests
Power Educational Foundation/Clippard
||A discussion of pneumatic principles and
equipment with problems
||Part 2 in a
3 part training series from the Hart Communication Founation
Web Based Training
||A very good animated graphic presentation
with audio describing the fundamentals, application, and limitations
of Profibus. After navigating to the site, and clicking on the
tool bar on the left side of the page, you have to wait patiently
for the animation to download.
Training and Tutorials
||Numerous motion related webcasts and tuorials
Motor Home Study Course
||AC motor fundamental principles, nameplate
data, and application considerations
Motors Home Study Course
||DC motor components, principles of operation,
componets, types, applications, troubleshooting and more
of Control and Power Distribution Systems
||Learning modules with exams covering electrical
distribution and control system components including PLCs, operator
interfaces, DeviceNet, surge protection, limit, proximity, and
photometric switches, VFDs, motors and motor controls.
Technical Education Self Study Courses
& M/ Siemens
good self study courses including basics of PLCs, Sensors, Motion
Control, Electrical Power Distribution and more. Although discussions
are written to include Siemens equipment, the information presented
is applicable to equipment regardless of manufacturer. Courses
are well written, illustrated, and definitely worth investigation.
Power Electronics Online Course
Steam and Condensate Loop
||An excellent in-depth course designed
for those who design and maintain steam and condensate systems.
Topics presented in a well organized modular format include
steam engineering principles, heat transfer theory, major steam
generation and distribution system components, control theory,
instrumentation, safety, and condensate removal and recovery.
||A very good short tutorial on the
basics of HART communications complete with a test at the end.
||E & M/Siemens
||An introductory course covering
limit switches, proximity sensors, and photoelectric sensors.
Look under Motors and Control courses part way down the page.
Power Theory Training Manual
||Noncommercial material from qualified
sources is used to promote the understanding of Industrial Ethernet
as a replacement to fieldbus technology. Articles appear clear,
concise and well illustrated. If you are interested in Industrial
Ethernet, you will find this site a very useful asset.
and Vision Tutorials
of PLCs, Sensors, Control
Components, AC Drives and more
are good, clear, illustrated introductory level courses.
courses describing operation and implementation of FOUNDATION
fieldbus and HART and an introduction to Profibus PA and Ethernet.