DC Motor Controllers: Controller Function & Operation
DC Motor Controllers: Controller Function & Operation is part one of the DC Motor Controllers two-part training series.
The course familiarizes students with the typical applications for DC motor speed control systems. The terms that are commonly used in DC motor control systems are defined and how DC motors are controlled with a rheostat is explained.
Course objectives include:
- Explain basic controller functions
- Identify the three types of speed controllers and describe their operation
- Describe typical applications for DC motor speed control systems
- Define commonly used terms in DC motor control systems
- Describe how to control motor speed using a rheostat in the shunt field of a DC motor
- Explain how a rheostat in the armature of a DC motor can be used to control the motor's torque
- Explain how variable voltage controllers operate
- Describe how a chopper controller works
- Explain the operation of a single-phase motor controller
- Describe the operation of a three-phase motor controller
- Identify a Ward/Leonard motor controller and describe its operation.
- Types of Controllers
- Definition of Terms
- Shunt-Field Control
- Armature Resistance
- Variable Voltage Control
- Single-Phase Controllers
- Three-Phase Controllers
- Ward/Leonard Controllers