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Advanced motors and drives training from the masters

End-users and systems integrators can now learn more about drives solutions by attending SEW-Eurodrive’s motor and drive technology training courses via the company’s new DriveAcademy training program.

DriveAcademy is based on the same technical training syllabus used to educate SEW-Eurodrive’s own engineers, and is designed to provide end-users and system integrators with a comprehensive set of skills required to get the most out of motor and drive technologies and applications.

Launched at the beginning of this month, DriveAcademy training courses cover project planning, including drive application, selection and usage, decentralised systems, maintenance and condition monitoring.

Product-specific classes are also offered, providing insight into the implementation and operation of some of SEW-Eurodrive’s technologies, such as the MOVIDRIVE ‘B’ application inverter, MOVI-PLC PLC/motion controller, and the MOVITRAC frequency inverter families.

All courses are offered for a variety of end-users, including drive engineers, service application engineers, operations managers and maintenance technicians, says SEW-Eurodrive.

The courses are run by highly technical site-experienced training staff, the company says, and are conducted at SEW-Eurodrive’s Service Competence Centres located in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.

Alternatively, private on-site sessions can be arranged at company premises anywhere in Australia, and can be tailored to suit the requirements of individual workplaces.

According to SEW-Eurodrive Technical Training Manager, Michael Kropp, the DriveAcademy training courses have been designed to provide attendees with a useful mix of theoretical and practical tuition.

“In our experience, the combination of theory and hands-on practical segments simplifies the learning experience,” he said.

“Standard courses are offered in small class sizes to ensure participants receive a high level of personal attention. However, customised training courses can be developed to accommodate specific class-size and technical requirements of the end-user. Equipping attendees with specific knowledge relating to our motor and drive technologies means they are better able to leverage this functionality in their own work environment.”

For more immediate support, users are invited to access SEW-Eurodrive’s online DriveAcademy service. It provides users with a library of educational materials, such as downloadable step-by-step learning modules and user guides.

“Whether online or in person DriveAcademy aims to raise the level of expertise among motor and drive users,” said Kropp.

“By encouraging open discussion and sharing of ideas, even the most experienced participants can learn a lot from these sessions.”

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