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THIS IS A GUIDE FOR STUDENTS, ELECTRICAL APPRENTICES, JOURNEYMEN, MOTOR MAINTENANCE, AND REPAIRMEN

This guide has been developed for a course of study that will introduce the learner to a broad range of motor types and control systems. It provides an overview of electric motor operation, selection, installation, control, and maintenance. The broad-based approach taken makes this Guide viable for a variety of motors and control systems courses. Content is suitable for colleges, technical institutions, and vocational/technical schools, as well as apprenticeship and journeymen training.

MEETING INDUSTRY NEEDS WITH UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION

This Guide presents the most up-to-date information that reflects the current needs of the industry.

ELECTRICAL CODES REFERENCED IN THE GUIDE

Electrical apprentices and journeymen will find this book to be invaluable due to national electrical Code references, as well as information on maintenance and troubleshooting techniques.

OFFERING CONTENT ON OLDER AND LATEST MOTOR TECHNOLOGIES

The GUIDE is comprehensive! It includes coverage of how motors operate in conjunction with their associated control circuitry. Both older and newer motor technologies are examined. Topics covered range from motor types and controls to installing and maintaining conventional controllers, electronic motor drives, and programmable logic controllers.

>> Features you will find unique to this Motors and Controls GUIDE include:

Self-Contained Sections--each Section constitutes a complete and independent unit of study. All Sections are divided into several parts, each designed to serve as individual lessons. Instructors can easily pick and choose Sections or parts of Sections that meet their particular curriculum needs.

How Circuits Operate--When the operation of a circuit is called for, a bulleted list is used to summarize its operation. They are used in place of paragraphs and are especially helpful when explaining the sequenced steps of a motor control operation.

Integration of Diagrams and Photos--When the operation of a piece of equipment is illustrated by means of a diagram, a photo of the device is included. This feature is designed to increase the level of recognition of devices associated with motors and control systems.

Troubleshooting Scenarios--troubleshooting is an important element of any motors and Controls course. The Section troubleshooting scenarios are designed to help students, with the aid of the instructor, develop a systematic approach to troubleshooting.

Discussion Topics and Critical Thinking Questions--these open-ended questions are designed to give students an opportunity to reflect upon the material covered in the Section. In most cases, they allow for a wide range of responses and provide an opportunity for the student to share more than just facts.


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