Electrical Fundamentals of Machines

Why attend this learning programme?

This course covers the basic operation of the electrical system and its operating components. Course delegates will gain an in-depth knowledge of the electrical system for troubleshooting and maintenance purposes

Who should attend?

This course is targeted for all earthmoving equipment mechanics, who want to increase their knowledge of machine electrics and electronics.

What are the course pre-requisites?

Course delegates must have a working knowledge of earthmoving equipment machines, and must be able to communicate at an NQF level 2: literacy and numeracy

What are learning outcomes?

Explain the principles of electricity
Describe direct current and alternating current
Explain the operating principle of electromagnets
Describe voltage, resistance and current in a circuit
Define Ohm’s law
Explain what is series, parallel and series-parallel circuits
Explain the operation of a battery
Understand how to read electrical drawings
Understand the basic operation of a starter motor
Explain the operation of an alternator
Understand how to conduct basic electrical maintenance

Course Duration?

5 Days

What will you learn?
Day One:

Introduction to the electrical system
Principles of electricity
Direct current and alternating current
Operating principle of electromagnets
Describe voltage, resistance and current in a circuit

Day 2:

Define Ohm`s Law
Explain what is series, parallel and series-parallel circuits

Day 3:

Explain the operation of a battery
Understand how to read electrical drawings

Day 4:

Understand the basic operation of a starter motor
Explain the operation of an alternator

Day 5:

Understand how to conduct basic electrical maintenance
Course consolidation
Assessment

What is the preferred number of delegates per course?

For the best benefit to learners, we require a minimum of 6 delegates and a maximum of 20 delegates for the theory training.

 

Unit Std IDUnit Standard DescriptionNQF LevelNo of Credits
253440Assemble mechanical components212
243769Demonstrate knowledge of lubrication22
253582Lift and move a load using manual lifting equipment and tackle28
13219Maintain static seals in machines and / or equipment24
1162319Operate a pendant controlled overhead crane25
13258Participate in workgroup activities24
15123Select and use vehicle lifting equipment23
13220Keep the work area safe and productive28
260717Remove and fit automobile components212
119744Select, use and care for engineering measuring equipment24
12219Select, use and care for engineering power tool26
119463Access and use information from texts25
9008Identify, describe, compare, classify, explore shape and motion in 2- and 3- dimensional shapes in different contexts23
119454Maintain and adapt oral/signed communication25
119460Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes25
9007Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems25
119456Write/present for a defined context25
116932Operate a personal computer system23
244056Understand the fundamentals of engine technology24
243769Demonstrate knowledge of lubrication22
253425Repair internal combustion engines25
12211Build auto electrical circuits216