MC-700: Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 70/700 Variable Frequency Motor Drives

Course Description

This 16-hour hands-on training program is designed to provide maintenance electricians and technicians with the required knowledge and skills to install, start-up and troubleshoot Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 70/700 Variable Frequency AC Drive systems. Emphasis is on using the Human Interface Module and Connected Components Workbench (CCW) and DriveExecutive Software to set and check parameters used in normal operation and for troubleshooting. Students will locate power, signal and control terminals, monitor drive conditions, clear faults and be able to troubleshoot drive and motor problems.

Topical Outline

  • Introduction to AC Motor Speed Control
  • Hardware and Power Connections
  • Drive Installation/Replacement
  • Human Interface Module
  • Fault Identification and Clearing
  • DPI Port Identification and Communication
  • Installing and Configuring a Communications Adapter
  • Connected Components Workbench (CCW) Software
  • DriveExecutive Software
  • Add a PowerFlex 70 Drive to a ControlLogix Project
  • Troubleshooting PowerFlex 70/700 Drive System Problems


Persons successfully completing this course will be able to:
  • Identify input and output power, control and signal terminals.
  • Perform an initial PowerFlex Drive Start Up using both the S.M.A.R.T Start & Assisted Start Up features.
  • Navigate & Utilize the various Parameters that affect the operation of the PowerFlex 70 Drive.
  • Identify the factory default, minimum & maximum values for each of the Parameters.
  • Use Test Points to obtain Drive Diagnostic information not available any other way.
  • Monitor and set drive parameters using the Human Interface Module.
  • Use CCW and DriveExecutive software to monitor and set parameters and troubleshoot problems.
  • Troubleshoot control inputs, outputs, drive and motor faults.
  • Use troubleshooting charts to isolate drive problems


A-6000: Allen-Bradley ControlLogix Basic Maintenance & Troubleshooting, or A-6100: Allen-Bradley ControlLogix Programmable Controllers Intermediate Maintenance & Troubleshooting, or Equivalent experience which includes a basic understanding of AC motor operation, electrical control and safety, Allen-Bradley ControlLogix programming & troubleshooting.



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