Seminar Overview

This two-day course delivers an essential skill in the field of equipment maintenance, installation or modification: the ability to read and understand electrical ladder drawings, schematics and diagrams. The course covers several types of industrial control prints for a variety of different motor-driven processes, with an emphasis on the differences between type and the purposes and flow of each.  Students will participate in exercises to create schematic diagrams based on circuit descriptions and will learn to interpret schematic drawings in order to provide verbal or written circuit descriptions. Download the full brochure.

This 2-day seminar is just $1100

Can't make it to a seminar location? This course is also available in our new Live Online format. 

Discussion Topics

Electrical Fundamentals for Print Reading

  • Types and Uses of Electrical Drawings
  • Clarifying Terminology
  • Effects of Current Flow
  • Voltage Drop Calculations
  • Understanding Ampacity Tables
  • Importance of Electrical Drawings
  • NEC® Drawing Requirements
  • Ohm’s Law

Industrial Control Prints

  • Component Symbols
    • Transformers
    • Fuses
    • N.O. and N.C. Relay Contacts
    • Relay Coils
    • Switches
    • Automatic Control Devices
    • Timers
    • Sensors
    • Motors
    • Solenoids
    • Heaters
    • Grounds
    • Others
  • Understanding Single-Line Diagrams
  • Understanding Relay Operation
  • Electrical Schematic Diagrams
  • Motor Termination Diagrams
  • Electrical Ladder Diagrams for Control Circuits
  • International Drawings: IEC Symbols
  • NEMA and IEC Circuit Comparison
  • Reading & Interpreting Basic Motor Control Circuits
  • Forward-Reverse Motor control

 

Discussion Topics

Real-World Applications

  • Conveyor Timing
  • Air Compressors
  • HVAC Controls
  • Fluid Level Controls
  • Material Handling Systems
  • Process Temperature Controls
  • Exterior Lighting Controls
  • Generator Controls
  • Chemical Process Controls
  • Variable Frequency Drives
  • Others

PLC Ladder Diagrams

  • PLC Basics - Inputs & Outputs
  • Comparison of Relay Logic to PLC Ladder Logic
  • Real-World Applications

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Upon completion of this seminar, the student will receive a certification of completion with 8 classroom hours (.8 TPC Trainco CEUs) per day attended. Visit our continuing education units page to determine if this class is accepted by your state licensing agency.