Drive solutions specialist, SEW Eurodrive , is now offering motor and drive technology training courses via the company’s new DriveAcademy training program. Based on the same in-depth technical training syllabus used to educate SEW-Eurodrive’s own engineers, DriveAcademy provides 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 on 1 November, DriveAcademy training courses cover a wide range of topics, including project planning—covering 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 most popular technologies—such as the company’s 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.
Run by highly technical site-experienced training staff, DriveAcademy courses 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 comprehensive 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.”