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                  The next WMEA conference will be held in San Antonio, TX                                                      November 18th ~ 20th, 2009

Plan now to attend!


Flanders Electric MSHA Preparation Class & MSHA Green Card Test
November 16th & 17th      Monday / Tuesday
7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.        Preparation Class
November 18th & 19th      Wednesday / Thursday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.        MSHA Green Card Test
Crum Electric Supply PLC Course Basics & Fundamentals
Outlines for both classes are at the bottom of the Agenda
November 17th   Tuesday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.               Here is the link to register for the Basic Class, http://www.mysiemensevents.com/Lists/ApplicationPages/channelpartnerprivatesiteeventdetailspage.aspx?cpeid=890
November 18th   Wednesday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.               Here is the Link for the Fundamentals Class, http://www.mysiemensevents.com/Lists/ApplicationPages/channelpartnerprivatesiteeventdetailspage.aspx?cpeid=891
 WMEA Meeting
November. 18th, Wednesday
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Registration and Hospitality room
November. 19th, Thursday
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
8:00 am – 8:15 am
Opening remarks/Business Meeting
Aaron Spielman - WMEA President
8:15 am – 9:15 am
Group Discussion Divide into groups to discuss Safety, New Innovations & Technology, Problems and Solutions, and Future Meeting Presentation Topics and locations. Summary of discussion will be presented the following morning.
9:15 am – 9:30 am
9:30 am – 10:15 am            
Worry Free High Voltage Cable Couplers      Presenter:                                                                     Nick Turner- Manager of North American KonNx Inc.
10:15 am –11:15 am
Electrical / Mechanical Swing Drive Oscillatios on Draglines                                                       Presenter:                                                                   Ryan Sharp - Vice President BMT WBM Denver
11:15 am - 12:00 pm          
Innovative Solution - AC Helper Drives - Curragh 8200                                                            Presenters:                                                                  Mark Johnston - Bucyrus                                                Bill Rettig - Bucyrus
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Reliability Centered Maintenance by P&H Mining Presenters:                                                               Steve Williamson - LCM - Program Manager                  Mike McIntosh - LCM - Program Manager
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm
Enhanced SYNC Motor Excitation with the Power Trak Pro Action Plus regulator                        Presenter:                                                                              William Howvath - General Industries A.E. Team Leader - TGME Automation Systems
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Fail-Safe Capacitor Trip Design as used at Western Energy Company, Colstrip Montana              Presenter:                                                                Monte Wilke - Electrical Superintendant
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm         
Hospitality room
November. 20th, Friday
8:00 am – 9:15 am             
Group Discussion
Summary of Group Discussions held on Thursday
9:15 am – 9:30 am
9:30 am - 10:30 am
ComPro 2000MP at Work                              Presenter:                                                                   Roy Douglas - Technical Manager - Carbone
10:30 am - 10:45 am
10:45 am - 11:45 am
New Lighting Designs and Technologies      Presenter:                                                                       Tom Feldhusen - National Accounts Manager          Phoenix Products Company
11:45 am – 12:00 pm
Closing remarks
Aaron Spielman - WMEA President
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm               
1:00 pm           
Steering committee meeting



Hilton San Antonio Airport
611 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78216
Ph- 1-210-340-6060
Fax- 1-210-377-4674



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Hilton San Antonio Airport
611 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78216
Ph- 1-210-340-6060
Fax- 1-210-377-4674

Western Mining Electrical Association © 2009

FLANDERS ELECTRIC, in conjunction with
is pleased to announce an MSHA Electrical Test and Test Preparation Class. 
The class and test will be held at WMEA along with the fall WMEA meeting. For additional information on the WMEA meeting, please consult the WMEA web site at: www.wmea.net.
          Date:                    November 16-17, 2009 
Time:                             7:00am – 4:00pm
          Location:             Hilton San Antonio Airport in San Antonio, Texas
                                      611 NW Loop 410
                                      San Antonio, Texas 78216
                                      Phone: (210) 340-6060
                                      Fax: (210) 377-4674
          Cost:                              $750 per student
Flanders Electric will provide lunches and break food items during class.
Hotel arrangements will be the responsibility of the class attendees. However, WMEA has arranged for a block of rooms at reduced rates.
TEST Details:
MSHA Test date: November 18-19, 2009
Time:                             Test times will be announced at the preparation class.
Location:             Test will be given at the same location as the class (see above)
**Application must be sent to MSHA to reserve a space for the test.**
If you need a copy of the MSHA application and some guidelines for completing the application, contact Jed Jensen at the number listed below. A copy of the application and some hints for successfully completing and submitting the application will be emailed to you.
Contact:    Jed Jensen, Flanders Electric to reserve your space in the class.
Phone:        (307) 682-0384 or (307) 689-0598 or email: jjensen@flanderselectric.com
Crum PLC Basics Class
I.                    Automation System Introduction
a.       What is Automation?
                                                               i.      Why automate?
                                                             ii.      Brief history of the PLC
1.      Driving forces for creation and selection
2.      What it replaced
b.      Types of Applications and the Differences
                                                               i.      Process Control
                                                             ii.      Machinery Control
                                                            iii.      Machine Tooling
c.       What is a control system?
                                                               i.      Components and Functions
                                                             ii.      Distributed Control Systems
                                                            iii.      What is a PLC?
                                                           iv.      What is an HMI?
                                                             v.      What is a Drive?
                                                           vi.      Engineering
d.      Types of control
                                                               i.      Logic operations
                                                             ii.      Linear Controls
e.       PLC Hardware Characteristics
                                                               i.      CPU
1.      Speed
2.      Memory
3.      Communications Handling
                                                             ii.      I/O
                                                            iii.      Communications abilities
                                                           iv.      Other signals
f.        Automation Systems and TIA
                                                               i.      Integration of components is required
                                                             ii.      Siemens value position offered by TIA
                                                            iii.      Benefits of a TIA Solution
II.                 Basic PLC Operations
a.       Definitions
                                                               i.      The Scan Cycle
1.      Reading Inputs
2.      Writing Outputs
3.      Overhead
a.       Diagnostics
b.      Communications
                                                             ii.      Managing Data
1.      Data Quantities
2.      Data Types - discrete versus analog
                                                            iii.      Addressing
III.               Introduction to Ladder Logic
a.       Electro-mechanical relays
                                                               i.      Contacts
                                                             ii.      Coils
                                                            iii.      Timing Devices
b.      Ladder Logic defined
                                                               i.      Origination - Derived from Relays
                                                             ii.      Same look and feel to electrical technicians
                                                            iii.      Graphical Language using familiar electrical components
c.       Introduction to Boolean Logic
                                                               i.      Positive Logic
                                                             ii.      Negative Logic
d.      Bit Logic Operations
                                                               i.      NO Instructions
                                                             ii.      NC Instructions
                                                            iii.      Edge Instructions
                                                           iv.      Output instructions
                                                             v.      Latches
e.       Timing Instructions
                                                               i.      On Delay
                                                             ii.      Off Delay
                                                            iii.      Retentive
f.        Counters
IV.              PLC Engineering Tools
a.       STEP7 and the toolset
                                                               i.      The Project Manager - SIMATIC Manager
                                                             ii.      Hardware Editor
                                                            iii.      Program Editor
                                                           iv.      Network Manager - NetPro
V.                 Creating a Program
a.       Defining the desired operation
b.      Program Structure
c.       Hands on - Exploring a Simple Program
VI.              Transferring the program to the PLC
a.       Connecting to the PLC
b.      Downloads defined
c.       Uploads defined
d.      Hands-on - Downloading a Program
e.       Monitoring the Program online
f.        Hands-on - Monitoring a Program Online
VII.            Handling Analog Values
a.       Comparisons
b.      Moving Data
c.       Converting data
d.      Math Operations
e.       Hands-on
Crum PLC Advanced Operations
I.                    Automation System Architectures and Hardware
a.       Architecture Options
                                                               i.      Local IO
                                                             ii.      Remote IO
                                                            iii.      Distributed Intelligence
                                                           iv.      Redundancy
                                                             v.      Integrated Safety
b.      The S7 Controller Families
                                                               i.      S7-300
1.      General Family Capabilities
2.      Variants
a.       Models in General
b.      T, F, C
                                                             ii.      S7-400
1.      General Family Capabilities
2.      Variants
a.       F
b.      FH
                                                            iii.      The 300 versus the 400
1.      Capabilities
2.      Selection - why one over the other
                                                           iv.      IO Options
1.      Local IO
2.      Remote IO
a.       Definition
b.      Open versus Proprietary networks
c.       Our Open Network Technologies - Profibus and Profinet
3.      Signal Modules
a.       Defined
b.      Types
                                                                                                                                       i.      Discrete
                                                                                                                                     ii.      Analog
                                                                                                                                    iii.      Failsafe
4.      Parameters and Settings
                                                             v.      Function Modules
1.      Defined
2.      Examples
c.       Defining the System Hardware
                                                               i.      Adding a Station
1.      Adding a Station in SIMATIC Manager
2.      Hands-on - Adding a station
                                                             ii.      Defining the Hardware
1.      The Hardware Configuration Tool
a.       Catalog
b.      Work Area
c.       Adding Components
d.      Configuration versus Parameterization
e.       Integration of Third-party devices
2.      Hands-on - Creating a Station Hardware configuration
II.                 Programming
a.       Program Structure
                                                               i.      Linear
                                                             ii.      Structured
b.      Managing Large Programs
                                                               i.      Organizing Programs
                                                             ii.      Defining Program Operations
1.      Start-up Routines
2.      Shut Down Routines
3.      Error Handling Routines
4.      Responding to Interrupts
                                                            iii.      Hands-on - Create a Simple Program
c.       Advanced programming Techniques
                                                               i.      User-created Elements
1.      FC
2.      DB
3.      FB
4.      Parameter Passing
                                                             ii.      System Functions
                                                            iii.      Libraries and reusable code
                                                           iv.      Hands-on - Retrieve a project from the CPU MMC
                                                             v.      Hands-on - Download the Hardware Configuration to the Station
                                                           vi.      Hands-on - Download and test the program
III.               System Engineering and Totally Integrated Automation
a.       Project view in SIMATIC Manager
b.      Integration of Automation Components
                                                               i.      Integration of Engineering Tools
                                                             ii.      Sharing Data
c.       Demonstration - Adding functionality using TIA
                                                               i.      Adding a new OEM Machine using drag and drop
                                                             ii.      Adding system-wide diagnostic messaging to the new machine using Report System Errors.