Plant Engineering is excited to present engineers with a comprehensive online video training series covering PLCs, motors, drives, and automation products. 

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The Motors, Drives, and VFDs Video Series includes 20 videos covering Motors and Drives and Variable Frequency Drives.

The Switches, Circuits, Basic PLC Functions, Sensors, and I/O Video Series includes 19 videos.Sample Video

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Basic Switches

Part 1 of the Switches, Circuits, and Basic Functions Series explains various types of switches, whi... read more

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Logic "And Circuit"

Part 2 of the Switches, Circuits, and Basic Functions Series explains the function of a simple serie... read more

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Simple "Or Circuit"

Part 3 of the Switches, Circuits, and Basic Functions Series explains the function of a simple paral... read more

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Combo "And/Or Circuit"

Part 4 of the Switches, Circuits, and Basic Functions Series explains a combination circuit, which c... read more

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Relays—Contractors and Overloads

Part 5 of the Switches, Circuits, and Basic Functions Series defines relays, and their components, a... read more

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Fundamentals

Part 6 of the Switches, Circuits, and Basic Functions Series provides a general overview of the basi... read more

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Scan Time

Part 7 of the Switches, Circuits, and Basic Functions Series explains scan time and the order of ope... read more

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Switches, Circuits, Basic Functions

Learn the basics of Switches, Circuits, and Basic Functions of Programmable Logic Controllers. These tutorials offer on-demand videos discuss the basics of control, the configuration of multiple circuits, basic items users need to know to master PLCs, and more.

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General Sensors

Part 1 of the Sensors and I/O Series explains different types of sensors and what they sense.

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Digital Sensors

Part 2 of the Sensors and I/O Series displays general information on different digital sensors.

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Digital Sensor--AC Type

Part 3 of the Sensors and I/O Series describes how to utilize an ac type sensor to relay or light it... read more

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DC Type: Sinking

Part 4 of the Sensors and I/O Series describes how to utilize a dc type sensor to relay or light ite... read more

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Analog Sensors

Part 5 of the Sensors and I/O Series explores different types of analog sensors and explains how the... read more

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Serial Sensor

Part 6 of the Sensors and I/O Series explains serial sensors and how they function.

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Input Cards

Part 7 of the Sensors and I/O Series details input cards and explain the process behind how they fun... read more

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Sensors and I/O Series

Learn the basics of Sensors and I/O. These tutorials offer on-demand videos which discuss different types of sensors (ac, dc, analog, and digital), provide examples of multiple sensors, input/output cards, and more.

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Overview

Part 1 of the Motors and Drives Series describes key terminology surrounding motors and differences ... read more

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AC Induction Motor--Advantages and Disadvantages

Part 2 of the Motors and Drives Series details the advantages, disadvantages, and different componen... read more

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DC Motor--Advantages and Disadvantages

Part 3 of the Motors and Drives Series details the advantages, disadvantages, and different componen... read more

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Stepper Motor--Advantages and Disadvantages

Part 4 of the Motors and Drives Series details the advantages, disadvantages, and different componen... read more

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Servo Motors--Advantages and Disadvantages

Part 5 of the Motors and Drives Series details the advantages, disadvantages, and different componen... read more

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AC Induction Motor--Name Plate

Part 6 of the Motors and Drives Series explains name plate information, which should appear on all m... read more

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AC Induction Motor--Speed and Slip

Part 7 of the Motors and Drives Series describes how ac induction motors get their base speeds and h... read more

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Motors and Drives

Learn the basics of AC Drives, Motors, DC Motors, and more. These tutorials offer on-demand videos discussing difficult tasks such as motor types (AC vs. DC; Servo vs. Stepper), motor speed control, speed and slip, the importance of AC induction motor name plates and more.

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Overview, Types, and Benefits

Part 1 of the Variable Frequency Drive Series describes what variable frequency drives and their ben... read more

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How They Work

Part 2 of the Variable Frequency Drive Series explains how variable frequency drives work.

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Power Stage—PVM: How it Works

Part 3 of the Variable Frequency Drive Series explains what the power stage does: pulse width modula... read more

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Sizing Considerations

Part 4 of the Variable Frequency Drive Series details sizing considerations for variable frequency d... read more

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Common Settings Basic

Part 5 of the Variable Frequency Drives Series describes common settings found on out-of-the-box var... read more

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Common Control Methods

Part 6 of the Variable Frequency Drives Series details common advanced features found on variable fr... read more

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Common Advanced Features

Part 7 of the Variable Frequency Drives Series explains more common advanced features often found on... read more

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Variable Frequency Drives

Learn the basics of Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs). These tutorials offer on-demand videos which discuss “how” VFDs work, the processes behind their various functions, how to select a VFD, and more.

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