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The Variable-Frequency Drive Test contains 40 questions and can be used to evaluate candidates’ understanding of maintenance and troubleshooting of common installations of variable frequency drives in industrial settings. This test is designed to assess candidates in areas of Mechanical and Electrical Motor Theory, VFD Components, Drives, and Troubleshooting.
The VFD Test will measure the knowledge of a candidate entering a position where they may be responsible for handling the day-to-day issues or long-term maintenance of VFD installation. This test also covers safe operation of all components and circuits in the entire VFD system.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey