A3 Motor & Motion College

Basic Motor Theory, Operation, and Application

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About the course

Developed for non-engineers in need of basic motor theory, operation and application knowledge. Students will gain understanding of fundamental concepts and terminology of basic electricity and magnetism, motor construction, and basic motor theory. The course includes a general overview of various types of motors and there operation.

About the Instructor

Bradley FrustaglioBrad Frustaglio is the Vice President of Engineering at Yeadon Energy Systems. He is a graduate of Michigan Technological University and a registered professional engineer. He has 15 years of experience with YES™ as an electric motor designer, electric motor tester, and software developer.

Mr. Frustaglio is a member of A3, and is a contributor to the Handbook of Small Electric Motors. He is the on-going software developer and software trainer of YES software, an electric motor design tool. He has design expertise in BLDC, PMSM, Single and Polyphase AC Induction, Stepper, Universal, PMDC motors, linear actuators and specialty electromagnetic devices. His design experience includes numerous applications from household appliances, industrial, automotive accessory, automotive traction, medical, aerospace and specialty high temperature motors and actuators.

All courses include take-home reference materials!

All courses include take-home reference materialsTrain a group of your employees for less than it would cost to send them out for training and do so following your own optimum schedule.

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Course Outline

  1. Fundamental Concepts and Terminology
    1. Basic Electricity
    2. Mechanical Physics
    3. Magnetism
    4. Electromagnetic Torque
  2. Motor Construction
    1. Components
    2. Insulation
    3. Bearings
  3. Basic Motor Theory
  4. Direct Current (DC) Motors
    1. Permanent Magnet DC (PMDC)
    2. Commutation
    3. Moving Coil Hollow Rotor
    4. Brushless PMDC
    5. Series Connected Wound Field
    6. Shunt Connected Wound Field
    7. Compound Connected Wound Field
  5. Step Motors
    1. Variable Reluctance Step
    2. Permanent Magnet Step
    3. Hybrid Step
    4. Step Motor Performance
  6. Switched Reluctance Motors
  7. Alternating Current (AC) Motors
    1. Principle of Electromagnetic Induction
    2. Single Phase
    3. Split Phase
    4. Capacitor Start
    5. Permanent Split Capacitor
    6. Shaded Pole
    7. Three Phase
  8. Summary
  9. References

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Choose the topics you want covered and the number of days of training you desire and A3 can customize a program for you! Provide these basic details and we'll provide a proposal.

Questions? Contact Dana Whalls or call 734-994-6088.