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About this series:
Organizations use a variety of maintenance paradigms to achieve efficiency and reliability metrics. Regardless of whether an organization subscribes to reliability-centered maintenance (RCM), total productive maintenance (TPM), reliability engineering, or control engineering, a workforce skilled in industrial maintenance technology is a critical prerequisite for success.

The Industrial Maintenance Technology Series teaches the latest in industrial maintenance using the state-of-the-art Automation Studio™ software that provides system analysis, intuitive design, animation, and simulation capabilities.

Who should attend?
This series can benefit anyone interested in developing or enhancing skills in industrial maintenance. The series has been modularized to focus on specific organizational and individual needs. Currently scheduled modules are recommended for personnel constituting the industrial maintenance and production force, including maintenance mechanics, technicians, machine operators, maintenance and production engineers, and maintenance and production supervisors.

Courses in this series include those listed below:

Industrial Robotics (2.4 CEUs)
Delve into robot programming, operations, and interfacing.  Robotic components such as actuators, sensors, tooling, and control systems are examined.  A description of the classification systems used for robots is provided.  Upon completion of this course you should have an understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of using robots, as well as robotics safety standards.

Who Should Attend?
Persons who need skills in the programming, installation/maintenance, and troubleshooting of industrial robotic systems
Prerequisite: A basic understanding of electricity and electrical test equipment
(class size limited to 12)


Understand robot programming, operations, and interfacing
Learn to examine robotic components, including actuators, sensors, tooling, and control systems
Identify classification systems used for robots 
Learn the advantages and disadvantages of robot use 
Learn robotics safety standards

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs): Programming, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
(2.4 CEUs) Identify and understand PLC hardware details

  • install PLCs
  • troubleshoot PLCs
  • program PLCs using RSLogix

Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) (2.4 CEUs)

  • use PLC programs involving the manipulation of data
  • understand PLC programs involving set-point control
  • control industrial sequences using PLC programs
  • control PID loops
    acquire data using PLCs

Introduction to Hydraulics (2.4 CEUs)

  • identify the components of a basic hydraulic circuit and understand how
    they work together
  • operate and troubleshoot hydraulic pistons and vane-type cylinders
  • construct, operate, and maintain basic hydraulic circuits
  • operate and test complex hydraulic circuits that control displacement,
    volume, pressure, and fluid reparation
  • operate and test complex hydraulic circuits, such as regeneration,
    speed-control, and closed-loop circuits

Introduction to Pneumatics (2.4 CEUs)
Identify the components of a basic pneumatic circuit and understand
how they work together

  • operate, maintain, and troubleshoot different types of compressors
  • operate, maintain, and troubleshoot pneumatic actuators
  • construct, maintain, and troubleshoot pneumatic circuits used for
    pressure, speed, and directional control
  • select, install, maintain, and troubleshoot components of a typical
    pneumatic air distribution system

Motors, Controls, and AC Drives (2.4 CEUs)

  • maintain, repair, and troubleshoot DC motors
  • maintain, repair, and troubleshoot AC motors
  • test, repair, and troubleshoot DC motor control circuits
  • test, repair, and troubleshoot AC motor control circuits
  • operate, maintain, and troubleshoot AC motor drives