Troubleshooting Industrial Sensors

Learn how to safely and efficiently identify and solve issues in a variety of industrial sensors, PLCs and other electronic controls.

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Troubleshooting Industrial Sensors

Learn how to safely and efficiently identify and solve issues in a variety of industrial sensors, PLCs and other electronic controls.

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Develop problem-solving skills used in a wide variety of industrial applications where sensors and environmental controls must be maintained, i.e. food processing, clean rooms, etc. The critical skills developed through this tool are also utilized in almost any type of processing operation where sensors/transducers are used.

Develop your workforce, transform your maintenance staff to troubleshooting pros and exceed your production goals.

Develop your workforce, transform your maintenance staff to troubleshooting pros and exceed your production goals.

THE SIMULATIONS

Troubleshooting Control Systems provides an overview of common industrial sensors including their operation, required signal conditioning and prevalent issues.

Instructional circuit simulations teach professionals how to troubleshoot a wide array of problems in a basic greenhouse scenario involving lighting, humidity and temperature control and applying these proven techniques.

Activities include:
  • Identification of the main components of a 4 – 20 mA current loop
  • How the 4 – 20 mA current loop works
  • Scaling between sensor input/transmitter output and analog input values
  • The role of the power supply and how to ensure it is adequate to meet the needs of the loop
  • How to calculate current output with a measured value given a sensor’s unit of measurement, range and span
  • Overview of popular common sensor types including their operation, required signal conditioning and common troubleshooting issues

Added benefits:
  • Operation of an Analog Input Module including load resistor, ADCs and wiring
  • Comparison of analog current and voltage signals
  • Configuration of an analog input channel including scaling and alarms
  • How to read and interpret a ladder diagram PLC program
  • Demonstrations, hands-on labs, and continuous performance measurement
  • Step-by-step guides help users apply new problem-solving techniques to find and repair faults
  • Printable resources including circuit diagrams, schematics, and worksheets
Added benefits:
  • Operation of an Analog Input Module including load resistor, ADCs and wiring
  • Comparison of analog current and voltage signals
  • Configuration of an analog input channel including scaling and alarms
  • How to read and interpret a ladder diagram PLC program
  • Demonstrations, hands-on labs, and continuous performance measurement
  • Step-by-step guides help users apply new problem-solving techniques to find and repair faults
  • Printable resources including circuit diagrams, schematics, and worksheets
Designed to:
  • Help those who work in a PLC-based environment understand analog information and how to monitor, process and troubleshoot in real time
  • Increase troubleshooting efficiency by exposing your team to a wide range of fault scenarios in a process controlled system
  • Decrease downtime by providing feedback and testing methods to further improve troubleshooting skills
Designed to:
  • Help those who work in a PLC-based environment understand analog information and how to monitor, process and troubleshoot in real time
  • Increase troubleshooting efficiency by exposing your team to a wide range of fault scenarios in a process controlled system
  • Decrease downtime by providing feedback and testing methods to further improve troubleshooting skills

“The benefits were seen immediately…an apprentice who completed the training was able to quickly find and clear a ground in a circuit that had been broken for two days. This after numerous unsuccessful attempts by a qualified craftsman without the software training. We are now in the process of scheduling all of our technicians for this training on a recurring basis.”

 

Jim S. Assistant Supervisor, South Caroline Port Authority

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