MC-525: Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 525 AC Drives with Connected Components Workbench

Course Description

This 16 hour, 2 day training program, is designed to provide the basic knowledge necessary - to enable maintenance personnel in troubleshooting, maintaining, replacing, start-up, and interfacing the Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 525 drive. Students will learn how to use the front panel and Connected Components Workbench (CCW) to access parameters and diagnose faults. Communications using both EtherNet I/P and USB ports will be covered. The most commonly used parameters will be explained, and students will practice using them. Students will locate power, signal and control terminals, monitor drive conditions, clear faults, gain the ability to troubleshoot drive problems and perform preventative maintenance.

Topical Outline

  • VFD Construction & Operating Modes
  • PowerFlex 525 Hardware and Wiring
  • Control Module Display and Navigation
  • Basic Display Group Parameters
  • USB Communications
  • EtherNet I/P Communications
  • Monitoring Parameters
  • Connected Components Workbench (CCW)
  • Entering Start-Up Parameters
  • CCW Wizard
  • Advanced Parameters
  • Faults, Diagnostics & Troubleshooting
  • Logix Interfacing


Persons successfully completing this course will be able to:
  • Identify the major components of a PowerFlex 525 drive (parts, purpose, and location)
  • Wire or verify wiring on I/O and power terminals
  • Install/Replace and perform initial start-up of a drive
  • Monitor and set drive parameters using front panel keyboard
  • Use USB port to upload/download files
  • Use Connected Components Workbench to monitor and change parameters
  • Set-up a drive for startup using the Wizard
  • Troubleshoot control inputs, outputs, drive and motor faults
  • Set Automatic Device Configuration (ADC) to auto configure a drive


A basic understanding of AC motor operation, computer skills, electrical control and safety, Allen-Bradley PLC ladder logic and Ethernet.



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