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RNET-220 - Motor Controls & Automation Theory - 5.00 Credits

RNET-220 - Motor Controls & Automation Theory - 5.00 Credits

Course Details
This course takes a comprehensive look at various control devices found in modern control systems as well as industrial sensors and transducers. Students will interpret wiring and ladder diagrams, be introduced to NEMA symbols as well as be able to demonstrate the operation of common control devices. Electric motors, motor controls and their protection devices are studied. Advantages and disadvantages of the various types of motors and their control devices are surveyed. All motor control circuits studied are duplicated by the student in the practical lab sections of the course (RNET 221). The course also introduces electronic control theory. Processes to be controlled and types of systems & methods available to perform control functions are examined. Applications of semiconductor & digital circuits to automation systems are explored. The course also surveys the electronic control of AC motors in industrial situations requiring variable frequency drives. Additional advanced motor control concepts such as time delay circuitry and system feedback are covered.
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