Courses

 

Understanding/Adjusting/Troubleshooting Series-15 Controllers (Claddagh)


LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

Through discussion, lecture and practice, participants in this course will focus on the installation, adjustment and troubleshooting of Series-15 controllers.

 

Upon completion of this course, participants will have the ability to:

• Identify all the parts and components of the controller

• Start up the controller

• Getting the elevator up to contract speed

• Diagnose and troubleshoot problems

 

This course will be presented during one four hour session and a 30 minute break.

 

Participants will receive manuals and schematics.

 

CEUs (Continuing Education Units):

.4

 

CEU Requirements:

  • 100% attendance
  • Active participation in all class exercises (determined by course instructor)
  • Participation and submittal of end-of-course evaluation form

 

Smartrise Engineering Technical Training: Elevator Control System


Through discussion, lecture and practice, participants in this course will learn about the Smartrise Elevator Control System architecture as well as how to install, troubleshoot, test and maintain the system.

 

This in-person course will be presented during one 4.5 hour session that includes (2) 15-minute breaks.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Identify all the parts and components of the controller
  • Starting up the controller
  • Getting the elevator up to contract speed
  • Diagnosing and troubleshooting problems

 

CEUs (Continuing Education Units):

.4

 

CEU Requirements:

  • 100% attendance
  • Active participation in all class exercises (determined by course instructor)
  • Participation and submittal of end-of-course evaluation form

 

 

Understanding/Adjusting/Troubleshooting VVVF-PC Controllers (ESI)


LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

Participants in this course will focus on the installation, adjustment and troubleshooting of ESI VVVF-PC Controllers through discussion, lecture, and hands-on practice.

 

Upon completion of this course, participants will have the ability to:

 

• Learn the menu structure of VVVF-PC Controllers

• Hardware component architecture

• Setup and adjusting

• Diagnosing and troubleshooting

• Schematic Overview

 

This course will be presented during one five (5) hour session.

 

 

CEUs (Continuing Education Units):

.4

 

CEU Requirements:

  • 100% attendance
  • Active participation in all class exercises (determined by course instructor)
  • Participation and submittal of end-of-course evaluation form

 

Elevator Controls Factory Technical Training: Pixel Control System


This course will educate and familiarize field personnel with Pixel Control System Installation & Adjustment Hydraulic and Traction Elevator Applications through discussion, lecture, and hands-on practice. Shaft Simulator demonstration provided on site.

 

In-Person Training

One (8) hour session

 

CEUs (Continuing Education Units):

 .8

 

CEU Requirements:

  • 100% attendance
  • Active participation in all class exercises (determined by course instructor)
  • Participation and submittal of end-of-course evaluation form

 

 

 

 

ALP Industries - Elevator Ropes 101


LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

This two-hour in-person seminar will discuss all ropes and rope applications.

 

Topics Covered: 

  • Rope Nomenclature
  • Lubrication
  • Rouging
  • Slippage
  • Stretch
  • Lubrication Build-up
  • Traction Sheave Hardness
  • Tensioning
  • Fatigue
  • Sheaves and Grooves
  • Vibration
  • Moisture
  • Twist and torque

 

Free digital Certificate of Completion

 

CEUs (Continuing Education Units):

0.15 

 

CEU Requirements:

  • 100% attendance
  • Active participation in all class exercises (determined by course instructor)
  • Participation and submittal of end-of-course evaluation form

 

 

Sequence of Operation I


Through discussion, lecture and practice, Sequence of Operation I is designed for learners to obtain a basic understanding of the power requirements for elevator systems, the operational structure, basic circuits and how an elevator system operates.  

 

*Sequence of Operation II is the next course in this 2-part series.

 

In-Person Training

One session

4.5 hours that includes (2) 15-minute breaks

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Trainees will learn basic understanding of how an elevator operating system is constructed.
  2. Discuss power and general definitions.
  3. Trainees will understand basic circuits of a control system.
  4. Be capable of identifying different components within the circuit.

 Topics Covered: 

  • Operating system structure
  • Main line disconnect
  • Power requirements
  • Transformers for isolation
  • AC/DC generators
  • Basic circuits and components
  • Fuse protection
  • Tranformer and rectifiers in a control circuit
  • Basic operation and symbols
  • Safety string

 

CEUs (Continuing Education Units):

.4

 

CEU Requirements:

  • 100% attendance
  • Active participation in all class exercises (determined by course instructor)
  • Participation and submittal of end-of-course evaluation form

 

 

 

Sequence of Operation II


Through discussion, lecture and practice, the Sequence of Operation II course is designed for learners to understand the different operational sequence of an elevator system and how they function from beginning to the end of an operational cycle.  This course will provide a basic understanding of controller components, review symbols on an elevator schematic, and special functions an elevator system performs as it relates to building code. We will introduce machinery types, traction components as well as some of the tools and testing equipment commonly used when performing troubleshooting and maintenance.

 

In-Person Training

One session

4.5 hours that includes (2) 15-minute breaks

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Trainees will use elevator schematics to properly identify signs and symbols and how to find their location on the schematic.
  2. Understand the different operational sequence of an elevator system and how they function from beginning to the end of an operational cycle.
  3. Trainees will have the basic understanding of identifying, using and caring for testing equipment used to identify faults and circuit interruptions.

 Topics Covered: 

  • Controller components
  • Review symbols on an elevator schematic
  • Print legend
  • Components and identification and operation
  • Motors and motor operation
  • Machinery types
  • Traction component views
  • Hydraulic types
  • Elevator system operation
  • Slow down and leveling

 

CEUs (Continuing Education Units):

.4

 

CEU Requirements:

  • 100% attendance
  • Active participation in all class exercises (determined by course instructor)
  • Participation and submittal of end-of-course evaluation form

 

 

 

 

KEB F5 Drive and R6 Line Regeneration


Through discussion and lecture, the KEB F5 Drive and R6 Line Regeneration training will cover the startup procedure, common issues, and troubleshooting techniques that will help mechanics in the field working on KEB America products.

 

In-Person Training

One session

4.0 hours that includes (2) 15-minute breaks

 

 

Requirements:

  • 100% attendance
  • Active participation in all class exercises (determined by course instructor)
  • Participation and submittal of end-of-course evaluation form

 

 

 

Understanding/Adjusting/Troubleshooting Elevator Brakes


Through discussion, lecture and practice, participants in this course will focus on the installation, adjustment and troubleshooting of the Gearless, Drum and Disc Brake.

 

In-Person Training

One session

4.0 hours, (1) 15-minute break

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Brake adjustments
  2. Hardware components
  3. Setup and adjustment
  4. Troubleshooting
  5. Schematic overview

 

CEUs (Continuing Education Units):

.4

 

CEU Requirements:

  • 100% attendance
  • Active participation in all class exercises (determined by course instructor)
  • Participation and submittal of end-of-course evaluation form

 

 

 

30-Hour OSHA


LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

The OSHA 30 course is specific for those that work in construction, building repairs and alterations, etc. Construction workers (including those that work in the elevator industry) with supervisory, oversight and safety responsibilities must have this training. Subjects covered are: Hazardous materials, personal protection equipment, materials handling, tools, welding, electrical safety, cranes & rigging, scaffolding training, etc.

 

CEUs (Continuing Education Units):

3.0

 

CEU Requirements:

  • 100% attendance
  • Active participation in all class exercises (determined by course instructor)
  • Completion of required pre-and post-quiz assessment
  • Achievement of a minimum passing score on the required end-of-course examination
  • Participation and submittal of end-of-course evaluation form (must provide name on form to receive credit)

10-Hour OSHA Construction


LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

The OSHA 10 course is specific for those that work in construction, building repairs and alterations, etc. Construction workers (including those that work in the elevator industry) with supervisory, oversight and safety responsibilities must have this training. Subjects covered are: Hazardous materials, personal protection equipment, materials handling, tools, welding, electrical safety, cranes & rigging, scaffolding training, etc.

 

CEUs (Continuing Education Units):

1.0

 

CEU Requirements:

  • 100% attendance
  • Active participation in all class exercises (determined by course instructor)
  • Completion of required pre-and post-quiz assessment
  • Achievement of a minimum passing score on the required end-of-course examination
  • Participation and submittal of end-of-course evaluation form (must provide name on form to receive credit)

Safe 9 Elevator Safety Training


LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

This course will provide hands-on safety station certification training to educate field personnel on the Safe 9 hazards that can cause serious and fatal injuries. 

 

Safe 9 Absolutes

  1. Electrical troubleshooting
  2. Lockout/Tagout
  3. Jumpers
  4. Fall hazards/protection
  5. Mechanical energy
  6. Top of car, pit access and egress
  7. Hoisting and Rigging
  8. Ladders, false cars and platforms

 

Free digital Certificate of Completion

 

CEUs (Continuing Education Units):

0.3

 

CEU Requirements:

  • 100% attendance
  • Active participation in all class exercises (determined by course instructor)
  • Completion of required pre-and post-quiz assessment
  • Achievement of a minimum passing score on the required end-of-course examination

2-Hour Tool Box Talks SST-304


This course is approved by the NYC Department of Buildings to satisfy the Site Safety Training (SST) requirements as per NYC Local Law 196.

 LEARNING OBJECTIVE:

  • This course will educate and familiarize field personnel with the concept of Tool Box Talks as a way to increase health and safety discussions on a jobsite.  Tool Box talks will help promote comradery and communication.

 

Free digital Certificate of Completion

 

CEUs (Continuing Education Units):

0.2

 

CEU Requirements:

  • 100% attendance
  • Active participation in all class exercises (determined by course instructor)
  • Completion of required pre-and post-quiz assessment
  • Achievement of a minimum passing score on the required end-of-course examination
  • Participation and submittal of end-of-course evaluation form (must provide name on form to receive credit)

8-Hour Fall Prevention SST-307


This course is approved by the NYC Department of Buildings to satisfy the Site Safety Training (SST) requirements as per NYC Local Law 196.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • This course will ensure field personnel learn the different forms of fall protection, types of equipment, and their proper use, care and storage
  • Participate in hands-on training for body support devices, connectors and additional systems

Free digital Certificate of Completion

 

CEUs (Continuing Education Units):

0.8

 

CEU Requirements:

  • 100% attendance
  • Active participation in all class exercises (determined by course instructor)
  • Completion of required pre-and post-quiz assessment
  • Achievement of a minimum passing score on the required end-of-course examination
  • Participation and submittal of end-of-course evaluation form (must provide name on form to receive credit)

4-Hour Supported Scaffold User and Refresher


LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • This course is a NYC DOB-approved Site Safety Training (SST) course and is required for an individual to use or work on a Supported Scaffold
  • Train and educate field personnel how to recognize and prevent deaths and serious injuries when using scaffolds on construction sites
  • The course structure is lecture, group discussions, handouts, demos and hands-on-activities

 

Free digital Certificate of Completion

 

CEUs (Continuing Education Units):

0.4 Safety

 

CEU Requirements:

  • 100% attendance
  • Active participation in all class exercises (determined by course instructor)
  • Completion of required pre-and post-quiz assessment
  • Achievement of a minimum passing score on the required end-of-course examination
  • Participation and submittal of end-of-course evaluation form (must provide name on form to receive credit)

 

1-Hour Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)


This course covers OSHA's Control for Hazardous Energy and Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) standards. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:

  • To educate and train field personnel to prevent injury or death by requiring certain procedures to be taken before working on or servicing equipment

 

CEUs (Continuing Education Units):

0.1 Safety

 

Free digital Certificate of Completion

 

CEU Requirements:

  • 100% attendance
  • Active participation in all class exercises (determined by course instructor)
  • Completion of required pre-and post-quiz assessment
  • Achievement of a minimum passing score on the required end-of-course examination
  • Participation and submittal of end-of-course evaluation form (must provide name on form to receive credit)

2-Hour Drug and Alcohol Awareness SST-302


This course is approved by the NYC Department of Buildings to satisfy the Site Safety Training (SST) requirements as per NYC Local Law 196.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Trainees will become generally familiar with adverse effects of drug and alcohol in the workplace
  • Trainees will be able to recognize problems associated with substance dependency
  • Trainees may also help trainees better recognize and understand issues of chemical dependence that may affect the lives of others

Free digital Certificate of Completion

 

CEUs (Continuing Education Units):

0.2

 

CEU Requirements:

  • 100% attendance
  • Active participation in all class exercises (determined by course instructor)
  • Completion of required pre-and post-quiz assessment
  • Achievement of a minimum passing score on the required end-of-course examination
  • Participation and submittal of end-of-course evaluation form

CET Education Program

Course 01 - Introduction to Elevators

Class hours: 79 / Field hours: 1,000

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of Course 1, the candidate should have:

  • Gained knowledge of elevator history and equipment
  • Gained knowledge of overall safe methods of operation in the industry
  • Gained knowledge of the elevator related drawings and terminology used in the industry
  • Demonstrated the ability to properly handle material and assist in hoisting and rigging
  • Demonstrated the ability to identify, use and care for the tools involved in the industry
  • Demonstrated the ability to identify, use and care for the personal protective equipment

Unit 1: ELEVATOR HISTORY AND BASIC SAFETY

  1. History of Elevators
  2. Elevator Industry Organizations
  3. Anatomy of an Elevator
  4. Types of Elevators and Driving Machines
  5. Escalators and Moving Walks
  6. Applicable Codes and Publications
  7. Work of the Elevator Professional
  8. General Safety
  9. Component Installation Safety Practices
  10. Service Safety
  11. Terminology

Unit 2: BASIC PRINT READING

  1. Print Terminology
  2. Drawing to Scale
  3. Introduction to Installation Drawings
  4. Detail Drawing and Layout
  5. Fits, Tolerances and Fasteners

Unit 3: HANDLING MATERIALS; TOOLS; RIGGING AND HOISTING

  1. Handling Materials and Tools
  2. Rigging and Hoisting
  3. Handling Materials – Storage at the Jobsite

ADDITIONAL REQUIRED TRAINING

  • Successful completion of an OSHA 10hr or 30hr training course.

ADDITIONAL REFERENCE MATERIALS

  • Elevator Industry Field Employees’ Safety Handbook
  • Field Maintenance Guide by Zack McCain
  • Safety Training for Elevator Service & Construction (Video)
  • Poster of Elevator Systems

Class hours: 90 / Field hours: 1,000

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of Course 2, the candidate should have:

  • Gained fundamental knowledge of all components that comprise an elevator installation
  • Gained fundamental knowledge of the method of installing each component
  • Gained fundamental knowledge of the code related requirements for each component

Unit 4: PIT EQUIPMENT

  1. Introduction and Pit Construction
  2. Buffers
  3. Governor Rope Tension Sheaves
  4. Compensating Equipment
  5. Tension Sheaves for Selectors and Floor Controllers
  6. Limit Switches

Unit 5: GUIDE RAILS

  1. Guide Rail Construction and Code Requirements
  2. Plumbing the Hoistway
  3. Guide Rail Bracket Fastening and Setting
  4. Installing the Guide Rails
  5. Guide Rail Gauging, Aligning and Filing

Unit 6: ELECTRIC TRACTION ELEVATORS

  1. Machine Installation
  2. Machine Room Accessories and Installation
  3. Hydraulic Components

Unit 7: HOISTWAY EQUIPMENT

  1. Car and Counterweight Assemblies
  2. Elevator Rope and Roping
  3. Hydraulic Driving Components
  4. Top of Car Equipment
  5. Operating Fixtures and ADA

ADDITIONAL REFERENCE MATERIALS

  • The Installation Manual
  • Electric Elevators by Fred Hymans

 

Class hours: 87 / Field hours: 1,000

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of Course 3, the candidate should have gained:

  • Fundamental knowledge of all components that comprise an elevator installation
  • Fundamental knowledge of the method for maintaining, adjusting and performing the replacement of maintenance related components
  • Fundamental knowledge of code related requirements
  • Fundamental knowledge of code required system testing


Unit 8: GENERAL MAINTENANCE PRACTICES

  1. Lubrication
  2. Bolting Practices
  3. Elevator Ropes
  4. Wiring Diagrams
  5. Belts and Chains
  6. Code Requirements
  7. Testing Requirements


Unit 9: MAINTENANCE OF TRACTION ELEVATORS

  1. Introduction
  2. Maintenance inside the Car and outside the Hoistway
  3. Maintenance in Machine Room
  4. Top of Car and Hoistway Maintenance
  5. Pit and Bottom of Car Maintenance
  6. Maintenance Code Requirements
  7. Tests


Unit 10: MAINTENANCE OF HYDRAULIC ELEVATORS

  1. Introduction
  2. Maintenance inside the Car and outside the Hoistway
  3. Maintenance in Machine Room
  4. Top of Car and Hoistway Maintenance
  5. Pit and Bottom of Car Maintenance
  6. Maintenance Code Requirements
  7. Tests


Unit 11: MAINTENANCE OF ESCALATORS AND MOVING WALKS

  1. Introduction
  2. Exterior Maintenance
  3. Interior Maintenance
  4. Testing


ADDITIONAL REFERENCE MATERIALS

  • The Maintenance Manual by Zack McCain
  • The Maintenance Field Guide by Zack McCain
  • The Inspection Handbook by Zack McCain
  • Sam and Samantha by Elevator World
  • Field Employees’ Elevator Testing Manual by Jim Runyan & Zack McCain
  • Identification, Installation, Lubrication and Maintenance of Power Transmission Roller Chains in ANSI B29.1 & B29.3

Class hours: 65 / Field hours: 1,000

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of Course 4, the candidate should:

  • Have an understanding of the basic aspects of working safely around electrical equipment
  • Have an understanding of the principles associated with electricity and electrical circuits
  • Be able to explain where electricity comes from; what voltage, current and resistance are and how their values can be calculated for various types of circuits
  • Be able to explain how electrical circuits are affected by induction, inductance and capacitance
  • Have an understanding of the basic concepts associated with the operation of AC circuits
  • Be familiar with the National Electrical Code and its purpose


Course 4: ELECTRICAL SAFETY AND THEORY

  1. Introduction/Safety
  2. Atomic Structure
  3. Electrical Quantities and Ohm’s Law
  4. Static Electricity
  5. Magnetism
  6. Resistors
  7. Series Circuits
  8. Parallel Circuits
  9. Combination Circuits
  10. Measuring Instruments
  11. Using Wire Tables and Determining
  12. Conductor Sizes
  13. Batteries and Other Sources of Electricity
  14. Magnetic Induction
  15. Alternating Current
  16. Inductance in AC Circuits
  17. Capacitors
  18. Capacitance in AC Circuits
  19. Three Phase Circuits
  20. Single Phase Transformers
  21. National Electric Code (NEC)

REQUIRED TEXTBOOK

  • Standard Textbook of Electricity by Stephen L. Herman

ADDITIONAL REFERENCE MATERIALS

  • National Electrical Code (NEC)

Class hours: 20 / Field hours: 300

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of Course 5, the candidate should:

  • Have gained knowledge of the installation of elevator hoistway entrances and doors, including car door and operators
  • Have gained knowledge of installation of car door and operators
  • Have gained knowledge of the principles of operation of various types of door operators

Unit 12: ELEVATOR DOORS AND EQUIPMENT

  1. Door Types
  2. Preparation of Shaft and Clearances
  3. Installation of Sliding Passenger Elevator Entrances
  4. Hoistway Equipment
  5. Car Equipment
  6. Swing Hoistway Doors
  7. Types of Freight Doors
  8. Preparation of Site
  9. Freight Door Systems
  10. Car Gate System
  11. Retiring Cam System
  12. Controller
  13. Dumbwaiter Overview
  14. Final Adjustments and Maintenance
  15. Preliminary Drawings and Field Conditions
  16. Anatomy of Dumbwaiter Doors & Install
  17. Anatomy of Dumbwaiter Gates & Install
  18. Dumbwaiter Door Interlocks and Cams
  19. Maintenance,Troubleshooting and Replacement

Class hours: 105 / Field hours: 1,400

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of Course 6, the candidate should:

  • Have obtained a detailed knowledge of the construction and operation of AC machines used on elevator systems
  • Have obtained a detailed knowledge of the construction and operation of DC machines used on elevator systems
  • Understand the Ward Leonard System of obtaining DC supply and relate the Ward Leonard System to elevator control
  • Be able to diagnose electrical faults and apply remedial action
  • Be able to sketch mechanical and electrical wiring diagrams
  • Be able to explain with the aid of diagrams, the construction and operation of field regulators

Part 1: AC AND DC MOTORS, GENERATORS AND MOTOR CONTROL

  1. AC Motors
  2. DC Motors
  3. Motor Control
  4. Regulators
  5. Gearless Machines
  6. Braking
  7. Electrical Fault Finding

Part 2: ELEVATOR RELATED CIRCUITS AND BASIC CIRCUIT ANALYSIS

  1. Elevator Related Circuits
  2. Schematic Circuit Diagrams
  3. Testing Instruments and Procedures
  4. Sequence of Investigation

Class hours: 20 / Field hours: 300

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of Course 7, the candidate should have obtained knowledge on:

  • The sequential steps required to properly review plans and blueprints to develop a plan of the installation of wires
  • and raceways
  • How to develop a list of materials to order and have delivered to the worksite to properly install wiring and related support elements to elevator components.
  • Machine room and hoistway layout
  • Box termination
  • Conductor installation in conduit and tips on how to make such installation easier
  • Traveling cable application and identification and related requirements
  • Traveling cable installation
  • Piping and wiring of car enclosures
  • Hoistway and box clearances
  • Initial start up and safety precautions
  • Steps to take to ensure protection of components
  • Initial car running

Unit 13: CONSTRUCTION, WIRING AND EQUIPMENT

  1. Planning and Installation
  2. Raceway and Conductor Installation
  3. Traveling Cable Installation
  4. Powering Up the Elevator

YEAR 3 ADDITIONAL REFERENCE MATERIALS

  • Education Focus Compilation
  • Electrical Engineering Pocket Handbook
  • Superflex Installation Guide (Draka)
  • Whisperflex Installation Guide (Draka)

Class hours: 35 / Field hours: 400

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of Course 8, the candidate should have obtained knowledge on:

  • The fundamental hydraulic principles including Pascal’s Law and how to use the associated principles to calculate pressure in a hydraulic elevator system
  • Drilling and casing the jack hole required for direct-acting hydraulic elevators
  • The jack and major components and installation
  • Installing and piping the hydraulic machine for both machine-room type and machine-room-less types
  • The hydraulic piping and piping methods
  • The installation of guide rails and related components including the car sling, entrances and wiring in accordance with the A17.1 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators
  • The installation of the enclosure, the integral valve operation and the final hoistway adjustments

Unit 14: HYDRAULIC THEORY AND INSTALLATION

  1. Basic Hydraulic Theory
  2. Drilling and Casing the Jack Hole
  3. Installing the Jack and Components
  4. Installing and Piping the Hydraulic Machines
  5. Guide Rails, Car Slings, Entrances and Doors, and Wiring
  6. Car Enclosure and Operation

Class hours: 40 / Field hours: 600

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of Course 9, the candidate should have obtained knowledge on:

  • Basic electronic concepts including an overview of the history of electronics
  • Resistors, including fixed resistors, variable resistors and resistors used in various circuits
  • Capacitor types and applications, capacitor physics, resistor-capacitor (RC) networks; capacitor chips and common causes of capacitor failure
  • Switches, keyboards and electromechanical relays
  • Magnetic components including inductors, impedance, transformers and the testing of magnetic components
  • Miscellaneous passive component and technology trends including connectors, indictor lamps and crystals
  • Surface-mounted-device (SMD) technology, component miniaturization and used of alloys to replace gold
  • Discrete semiconductors, including power MOSFETs and insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBT)
  • Diode Manufacture including silicon rod production, wafer production and wafer scribing
  • Diode characteristics and specifications including Zener diodes and part-number protection
  • Thyristors including thyristor and silicon controlled rectifiers (SCRs), SCR mechanisms with DC and AC supplies, SCR applications, triode AC switches (TRIACs), diode AC switches (DIACs) and heat transfer considerations
  • Bipolar transistors including transistor mechanisms as linear amplifiers and digital switches and bipolar transistor applications
  • Field-effect transistors (FET) including junction FET construction and mechanism, junction FET operations as amplifiers and digital switches and metal-oxide semiconductor FET (MOSFET)
  • Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) including construction, packages and specifications
  • LED displays including segmented digital displays, dot-matrix digital display and display selection criteria and specifications
  • Other display technologies including gas-discharge displays, vacuum fluorescent displays, cathode ray tubes, indicator-panel displays and liquid-crystal displays (LCDs)
  • Opto-coupler including the spectral response of silicon and slotted opto-coupler applications
  • Solid-state relays (SSRs) and an update on opto-electronic technology

Unit 15: STUDY QUESTIONS AND SKILLS FOR ELECTRONICS AND SOLID STATE

  1. Basic Concepts
  2. Resistors
  3. Capacitors
  4. Switches, Keyboards and Relays
  5. Magnetic Components
  6. Miscellaneous Passive Components and Technology Trends
  7. Discrete Semiconductors, Definitions and General Information
  8. Diode Manufacture
  9. Diode Characteristics and Specifications

Required Textbooks:

  1. Diode Applications
  2. Thyristors (AC Switches)
  3. Bipolar Transistors
  4. Field Effect Transistors (FETs)
  5. Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)
  6. LED Displays
  7. Other Display Technologies
  8. Opto Couplers (OptoIsolators)
  9. Solid State Relays (SSRs) and Optoelectronic Technology Update

Library of Basic Electronics, Books 1 and 2 by Sy Levine

Class hours: 30 / Field hours: 400

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of Course 10, the candidate should have obtained knowledge on:

  • The terminology associated with elevator rope replacement
  • The correct inspection procedures for various configurations of elevator roping and the code requirements for removal criteria
  • The inspection of sheaves to see if they are in sufficient condition to put on new ropes
  • How to determine the right ropes to order
  • Proper handling of wire rope so that it is not damaged prior to installation
  • Procedure to properly hang ropes
  • Maintenance and troubleshooting for common problems associated with wire ropes and sheaves
  • The different machinery types commonly found and some older systems no longer installed but still in use in mechanical driving systems
  • Troubleshooting methods, the importance of proper diagnosis, and the planning, communication and safety aspects of the repair or replacement of mechanical equipment
  • Components found on elevator machinery and some common methods for the proper repair, replacement and adjustment of these components
  • Components commonly found on elevator installations that include governors, tensions and weight frames, car frames and platforms, safeties and release carriers, guide assemblies, buffers and mechanical selector systems
  • The proper testing and lubrication of repaired and/or replaced machinery before returning the equipment back to service

Unit 16: ELEVATOR ROPE REPLACEMENT

  1. Wire-Rope Terminology
  2. Procedures for Inspection and Criteria for Rope Removal
  3. Additional Inspections Prior to Re-Roping
  4. Re-Roping
  5. Field Maintenance and Troubleshooting

Unit 17: MACHINERY TROUBLESHOOTING/REPAIR

  1. Mechanical Driving Systems
  2. Troubleshooting, Diagnosis and Planning
  3. Repair and Replacement of Machinery Components
  4. Related Mechanical Equipment
  5. Testing and Lubrication of Equipment

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