Electrical Motors 27-Hours seminar is designed to help the student understand both fundamental and advanced concepts. Many different types of specialized motors are explained. Installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting are discussed in detail. This seminar also presents correct safety procedures in compliance with the National Electrical Code® and NFPA 70E®. The course will allow the student to go from selection of the “best fit” motor to obtaining maximum performance from the motor by following proper guidelines. Control elements that allow peak performance will be analyzed from simple switches to contactors to variable frequency drives. The course content will be continuously altered to address the student’s interest as it pertains to motors and control. Course material can be used in a classroom learning situation, as a self-study textbook, or as a reference book on specialized motors applications. The full-color textbook includes information on motor operating principles, starting, braking, and the mechanical aspects of installing and operating motors. A CDROM is included and contains information to supplement the textbook. Course will follow supporting material listed in the course outline. Adjustments will be made to address student interest. For example Variable Frequency Drive design, capability and basic maintenance will be covered. However, issues associated with VFDs that may cause problems such as harmonics, reflective wave, and bearing currents will only be addressed based on specific student interest levels.

Program Overview:


  • Oct 5-9, 2020

CEUs: 2.7
Cost: $1,800

Who Should Attend:

Facility managers, facility designers, electrical support personnel, facility engineers and control/monitoring personnel

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand the types of motors available and be able to select the most appropriate type of motor based on application and environment
  2. Maximize the motor’s capability by selection of the best fit control and/or monitoring devices, including cost analysis of selected solution, to determine proper level of control.
  3. Understand basic maintenance techniques of motors and controls.
  4. Be familiar with and be able to solve some problems that may occur in a system from grounding to harmonics to EMC or electromagnetic compatibility.  Issues will be addressed based on student interest levels.

Program Details:

Course Outline:


Tom Michalski – Graduated from MSOE with a BS in Electrical Engineering. He has 40 plus years of experience in Industrial Automation. Motor Control and Variable Speed Drives have been his focus. He has created and implemented a wide range of training programs including; face to face, web based, audio, CD and e-lessons. Training has been delivered at global leading control and automation firms such as Rockwell Automation, Danfoss and Eaton and also remotely in 40 states, 30 countries and 5 continents. His style is “student centered” with the goal of stimulating student interest by defining student’s individual goals and adapting the training to reach their maximum potential. He believes in a high degree of interaction with focus on learning based on constantly analyzing material and making decisions based on pertinent factors. In this way the student interest is used to foster decision making that creates a positive learning environment.