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ATEE 2010 - Motor Controls Lab

Credit Hours: 2.00


Prerequisites: ATEE 2000 

This course is designed to give the student a real-life application of motor controls that are commonly used today. Through hands-on labs, the student will select and wire various motor controls such as speed, float, and visual.

Billable Contact Hours: 2

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Students will be able to recognize alternators by the type of construction used and their principle of operation according to the National Electrical Code. 

Objectives: 

  1. Describe the operation of a field discharge circuit used with the separately excited field in an alternator. 

  1. Articulate the method of cooling and ventilation used in large alternators. 

  1. Define synchronous impedance and reactance. 

 

Outcome 2: Students will be able to identify the proper application of a synchronous motor according to the National Electrical Code.  

Objectives: 

  1. Describe the operation of a synchronous motor. 

  1. Calculate the synchronous speed of the three phase motor. 

  1. Articulate how a synchronous motor may be used to correct the power factor. 

  1. Recognize internal components of a synchronous motor. 

 

Outcome 3: Students will be able to design various starting methods for controlling motors according to the National Electrical Code.

Objectives: 

  1. Describe various ways of starting single motors. 

  1. Describe various ways of starting multiple motors. 

  1. Use VFD starting systems on a motor circuit. 

  1. Identify components used in a starting circuit.

 

Outcome 4: Students will be able to construct various stopping methods for controlling motors according to the National Electrical Code.

Objectives: 

  1. Identify various ways of stopping single motors. 

  1. Identify various ways of stopping multiple motors. 

  1. Use VFD stopping systems.

  1. Describe components used in a stopping circuit.


COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
  • Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
  • Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
  • Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
  • Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
  • Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
  • Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
  1. Basic Controls
  2. Different starting and Stopping of motors
  3. Starting lab
  4. Starting lab
  5. Stopping lab
  6. Stopping lab
  7. Short Circuit Calculations
  8. Different Braking systems
  9. Braking lab
  10. Braking lab
  11. DC Breaking, two motors ladder circuit
  12. Plugging switch, zero speed switch
  13. Lab
  14. Lab
  15. Variable Frequency Control Lab
  16. Final Exam

Primary Faculty
Graff, Jerry
Secondary Faculty
Pawlowski, Timothy
Associate Dean
Jewett, Mark
Dean
Hutchison, Donald



Primary Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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