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Manufacturers are required to work to maximum capacity or risk losing their market share in today's fast-paced, competitive marketplace.  For a plant to achieve full potential its technical staff need to possess and apply high levels of mechanical, electrical, fabrication and other specialist competences.

If you cannot find the training information you require by searching our courses outlines or downloading our Course Calendar then please contact us on 024 7663 0333 / enquiries@mgts.co.uk

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Where courses are under subscribed MGTS may cancel or re-arrange a course at their discretion. Customers will be notified no later than 10 working days prior to the planned commencement date. MGTS accepts customer cancellations without charge up to 7 days prior to commencement of training. Cancellation less than 7 days will incur a 50% course fee. Transfers to alternative course dates will not incur any additional charge to the customer.

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    Introduction to Siemens PLC



    Tia Portal - V13 Siemens S7


    WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE:

    Maintenance engineers who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of PLCs integrated into electrical control systems

     

    PROGRAMME BENEFITS:

     By the end of the programme, participants should be able to:

    • Work safely on modern industrial electrical / electronic equipment

    • Understand how PLCs are incorporated in modern automated systems

    • Interpret ladder logic programmes

    • Identify, understand and deal with faults from PLC driven circuits


    THE PROGRAMME WILL COVER:

     

    Day 1 

    Day 2

    Day 3


    ·        Identification of the
    PLC hardware

    ·        How to navigate through
    the programming package

    ·        How to communicate to
    the PLC

    ·        Understanding physical I/O

    ·        Creating I/O tags and watch

    ·        Interpreting bit instructions

    ·        Understanding the ladder logic structure



    ·        Interpreting timer
    instructions

    ·        Interpreting counter instructions

    ·       Downloading and uploading programmes

    ·       Forcing and toggling I/O

    ·       Understanding the online programme edits

    ·       Troubleshooting digital I/O

    ·       Fault finding on PLC driven circuits




    ·       Scaling analogue inputs from a range of sensors

    ·        Interpret scaled values to control outputs

    ·       Create programmes to speed control ac motors via an inverter


     Delegates will gain knowledge and experience through ‘hands on’ practice as well as discussion and demonstrations.

     

    ASSESSMENT:

     Internal written and practical assessment

     

    DURATION:

     3 days



  • Multi-skilling


    Introduction to Allen Bradley PLC



    STUDIO 5000 - Logix Designer


    WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE:

    Maintenance engineers who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of PLCs integrated into electrical control systems

     

    PROGRAMME BENEFITS:

     By the end of the programme, participants should be able to:

    • Work safely on modern industrial electrical / electronic equipment

    • Understand how PLCs are incorporated in modern automated systems

    • Interpret ladder logic programmes

    • Identify, understand and deal with faults from PLC driven circuits


    THE PROGRAMME WILL COVER:

     

    Day 1 

    Day 2

    Day 3


    ·        Identification of the
    PLC hardware

    ·        How to navigate through
    the programming package

    ·        How to communicate to
    the PLC

    ·        Understanding physical I/O

    ·        Creating I/O tags and watch

    ·        Interpreting bit instructions

    ·        Understanding the ladder logic structure



    ·        Interpreting timer
    instructions

    ·        Interpreting counter instructions

    ·       Downloading and uploading programmes

    ·       Forcing and toggling I/O

    ·       Understanding the online programme edits

    ·       Troubleshooting digital I/O

    ·       Fault finding on PLC driven circuits




    ·       Scaling analogue inputs from a range of sensors

    ·        Interpret scaled values to control outputs

    ·       Create programmes to speed control ac motors via an inverter


     Delegates will gain knowledge and experience through ‘hands on’ practice as well as discussion and demonstrations.

     

    ASSESSMENT:

     Internal written and practical assessment

     

    DURATION:

     3 days



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    Site Electrical Duty Holder

    WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE:

     

    It is the responsibility of every employer to ensure that appropriate procedures are in place for serious and imminent danger in the workplace with respect to electricity, a competent person shall be nominated to implement the electrical procedures, that person is the ‘Electrical Duty Holder’

     

    THE PROGRAMME WILL COVER:

     

    Outline of Health & Safety Legislation

    HASAWA – outline

    Electricity at Work Regulations

    PUWER

    Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulation

    Explanation of the Relevance of BS 7671:2008 [ACOP]  


    Responsibilities of Duty Holders

    Safe Working Systems

    Training and Supervision of Staff

    Producing Maintenance, Inspection and Testing Programmes

    Ensuring Electrical Equipment is Fit for Purpose

    Ensuring Adequate Working Space Access and Lighting Levels

    Provision of Information Necessary to Avoid Dangers

    Supervision of Contractors and Sub-Contractors



    PUWER

    Regulation 8 – Information and Instructions


    MHSWR

    Regulation 14 – Employee’s Duties


    Electricity at Work Regulations

    Regulation 3 – Employer and Employee Duties

    Regulation 4 – System Construction Maintenance, Work Activity and Protective Equipment

    Regulation 5 – Strength and Capability

    Regulation 6 – Adverse / Hazardous Environment

    Regulations 7 and 8 – Shock Protection

    Regulation 10 – Connections

    Regulation 11 – Overcurrent Protection

    Regulation 12 – Isolation

    Regulation 13 – Work on Equipment Made Dead

    Regulation 14 – Work on Live Equipment

    Regulation 15 – Workspace Access and Lighting

    Regulation 16 – Competence


    BS 7671:2008 Significance:

    Fixed Wiring

    Additions and Alterations

    Initial Verification

    Periodic Inspection and Testing 


    Contractors

    Duty Holder’s Responsibilities to Contractors

    Contractors – Safe Working Practice



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    Electrical Maintenance Module 4


    Effective Application of Servo Drives and Stepper Motors


    WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE:

    Engineers and technicians with experience of motor control who are required or wish to develop their electrical maintenance competencies

     

    PROGRAMME BENEFITS:

     By the end of the programme, participants should have an understanding of:

     Motor types:

    • Stepper motor

    • Induction motor

    • Servo motor

    Drive types:

    • Variable frequency drives

    • Stepper motor controller

    • Motion control PLCs

    • Multi axis control

    Open loop ‘vs’ closed loop control

    HMI

    Communications:

    • Ethernet

    • Profibus

    • Sercos

       

    THE PROGRAMME WILL COVER:

     

    Day 1

     

    Day 2

    Day 3

    Introduction

    Advanced PLC Concepts:

    ·         Numbering Systems

    ·         Analogue Processing

    Motion and Process Control Concepts:

    ·         Open Loop ‘vs’ Closed Loop Control

    ·         Hysteresis

    ·         Lag

    ·         PID

    ·         Feed Forward

    Proportional Hydraulic Exercises

    Advanced PLC Concepts:

    ·         IEC 61131

    ·         Programming Techniques

    Motor Types:

    ·         AC Motor – Inverter Controlled

    ·         Stepper Motor

    ·         Servo Motor

    Fan Trainer Exercises

    Stepper Motor Exercises

    Hydraulic Exercises

    PID Exercises

    Advanced PLC Concepts:

    ·         HMI

    ·         Communications

    Multi Axis Control

    Multi Axis Exercises

    Review and Assessment

     

    Delegates will gain knowledge and experience through ‘hands on’ practice as well as discussion and demonstrations.

     

    ASSESSMENT:

     Internal written and practical assessment

     

    DURATION:

     3 days



  • Multi-skilling


    Portable Appliance Testing C&G2377

    WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE:

     

    All staff who are responsible for the inspection and testing of portable electrical appliances to comply with the Electricity at Work Regulations and are required to achieve certification.

     

      

    PROGRAMME BENEFITS:

     

    By the end of the programme, participants will be able to:

     

    • Obtain guidance and practical experience to enable them to carry out the inspection and testing of portable electrical appliances

    • Certification City & Guilds 2377

       

        

      THE PROGRAMME WILL COVER: 

    • Description of “Portable Appliance”

    • Why we have to test electrical appliances

    • Asset registers

    • Testing methods to comply with Regulations

    • Practical testing sessions using a variety of testers

    • Completing records to control appliance testing

    • Interpreting the data

    • City & Guilds Examination

       

       

      Duration

      2 days



  • Multi-skilling


    Welding for Maintenance Engineers

     

    WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE:

    This course is suitable for maintenance engineers who are required to develop their skills in various welding techniques for the manufacture and/or repair of production and facilities assets. 

     

    PROGRAMME BENEFITS:

     Delegates will gain experience in selected welding techniques applicable to their workplace that will enable them to fabricate or repair components. They will be able to set up for safe and correct use of appropriate equipment for welding, cutting, brazing or applying localised heat for assembly and disassembly applications.

     

    THE PROGRAMME WILL COVER OPTIONS SELECTED FROM THE FOLLOWING:

     Manual Metal Arc (MMA) Welding

     Introduction to equipment and controls

    Principles of MMA process

    Types of MMA electrodes and applications

    Voltage, current and electrode selection

    Practical activities to develop the required techniques

      

    GMAW (incorporating MIG or MAG Welding)

     Introduction to equipment and controls

    Principles and safe working practices of the GMAW process

    Gas selection and regulation

    Voltage and wire speed selection

    Practical activities to develop required technique

      

    GTAW (incorporating TIG or TAG Welding)

    Introduction to equipment and controls

    Principles and safe working practices of the GTAW process

    Electrode selection and preparation

    Gas and current selection and regulation

    Practical activities to develop required technique

     

    Safe Use of Oxy-Acetylene equipment for Welding, Cutting and Brazing

     Introduction to equipment and components

    Principles and safe working practices of the process and equipment

    Gas regulation and nozzle election

    Pressurising the system and flame ignition

    Practical activities tailored to customer requirements

     

    Duration of the training will be determined according to options selected.

 
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