November 2009 – San Antonio, Texas

November WMEA Conference 2009

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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

 Click for outline   Click for MSHA Test Application

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

Click for Basics outline   Click for Fundamentals outline

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.

Registration
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 Break
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 Lunch
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 Break
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 Break
3:15 pm – 4:00 pm Fail-Safe Capacitor Trip Design as used at Western Energy CompanyColstrip 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 Break
9:30 am – 10:30 am

 

ComPro 2000MP at Work                              Presenter:                                                                   Roy Douglas – Technical Manager – Carbone
10:30 am – 10:45 am Break
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 Lunch
1:00 pm Steering committee meeting

 

Accommodations

Hilton San Antonio Airport

611 NW Loop 410

San Antonio, TX 78216

Ph- 1-210-340-6060

Fax- 1-210-377-4674

http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/SATAPHF-Hilton-San-Antonio-Airport-Texas/index.do

 

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WMEA MEETING AGENDA 

 

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

WESTERN MINING ELECTRICAL ASSOCIATION,

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.

TEST PREPERATION CLASS Details:

          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: [email protected]

Crum PLC Basics Class

  1. Automation System Introduction
  2. What is Automation?
  3.  Why automate?
  4.  Brief history of the PLC
  5. Driving forces for creation and selection
  6. What it replaced
  7. Types of Applications and the Differences
  8.  Process Control
  9.  Machinery Control

                                                            iii.      Machine Tooling

  1. What is a control system?
  2.  Components and Functions
  3.  Distributed Control Systems

                                                            iii.      What is a PLC?

  1.  What is an HMI?
  2.  What is a Drive?
  3.  Engineering
  4. Types of control
  5.  Logic operations
  6.  Linear Controls
  7. PLC Hardware Characteristics
  8.  CPU
  9. Speed
  10. Memory
  11. Communications Handling
  12.  I/O

                                                            iii.      Communications abilities

  1.  Other signals
  2. Automation Systems and TIA
  3.  Integration of components is required
  4.  Siemens value position offered by TIA

                                                            iii.      Benefits of a TIA Solution

  1. Basic PLC Operations
  2. Definitions
  3.  The Scan Cycle
  4. Reading Inputs
  5. Writing Outputs
  6. Overhead
  7. Diagnostics
  8. Communications
  9.  Managing Data
  10. Data Quantities
  11. Data Types – discrete versus analog

                                                            iii.      Addressing

III.               Introduction to Ladder Logic

  1. Electro-mechanical relays
  2.  Contacts
  3.  Coils

                                                            iii.      Timing Devices

  1. Ladder Logic defined
  2.  Origination – Derived from Relays
  3.  Same look and feel to electrical technicians

                                                            iii.      Graphical Language using familiar electrical components

  1. Introduction to Boolean Logic
  2.  Positive Logic
  3.  Negative Logic
  4. Bit Logic Operations
  5.  NO Instructions
  6.  NC Instructions

                                                            iii.      Edge Instructions

  1.  Output instructions
  2.  Latches
  3. Timing Instructions
  4.  On Delay
  5.  Off Delay

                                                            iii.      Retentive

  1. Counters
  2. PLC Engineering Tools
  3. STEP7 and the toolset
  4.  The Project Manager – SIMATIC Manager
  5.  Hardware Editor

                                                            iii.      Program Editor

  1.  Network Manager – NetPro
  2. Creating a Program
  3. Defining the desired operation
  4. Program Structure
  5. Hands on – Exploring a Simple Program
  6. Transferring the program to the PLC
  7. Connecting to the PLC
  8. Downloads defined
  9. Uploads defined
  10. Hands-on – Downloading a Program
  11. Monitoring the Program online
  12. Hands-on – Monitoring a Program Online

VII.            Handling Analog Values

  1. Comparisons
  2. Moving Data
  3. Converting data
  4. Math Operations
  5. Hands-on

Crum PLC Advanced Operations

  1. Automation System Architectures and Hardware
  2. Architecture Options
  3.  Local IO
  4.  Remote IO

                                                            iii.      Distributed Intelligence

  1.  Redundancy
  2.  Integrated Safety
  3. The S7 Controller Families
  4.  S7-300
  5. General Family Capabilities
  6. Variants
  7. Models in General
  8. T, F, C
  9.  S7-400
  10. General Family Capabilities
  11. Variants
  12. F
  13. FH

                                                            iii.      The 300 versus the 400

  1. Capabilities
  2. Selection – why one over the other
  3.  IO Options
  4. Local IO
  5. Remote IO
  6. Definition
  7. Open versus Proprietary networks
  8. Our Open Network Technologies – Profibus and Profinet
  9. Signal Modules
  10. Defined
  11. Types
  12.  Discrete
  13.  Analog

                                                                                                                                    iii.      Failsafe

  1. Parameters and Settings
  2.  Function Modules
  3. Defined
  4. Examples
  5. Defining the System Hardware
  6.  Adding a Station
  7. Adding a Station in SIMATIC Manager
  8. Hands-on – Adding a station
  9.  Defining the Hardware
  10. The Hardware Configuration Tool
  11. Catalog
  12. Work Area
  13. Adding Components
  14. Configuration versus Parameterization
  15. Integration of Third-party devices
  16. Hands-on – Creating a Station Hardware configuration
  17. Programming
  18. Program Structure
  19.  Linear
  20.  Structured
  21. Managing Large Programs
  22.  Organizing Programs
  23.  Defining Program Operations
  24. Start-up Routines
  25. Shut Down Routines
  26. Error Handling Routines
  27. Responding to Interrupts

                                                            iii.      Hands-on – Create a Simple Program

  1. Advanced programming Techniques
  2.  User-created Elements
  3. FC
  4. DB
  5. FB
  6. Parameter Passing
  7.  System Functions

                                                            iii.      Libraries and reusable code

  1.  Hands-on – Retrieve a project from the CPU MMC
  2.  Hands-on – Download the Hardware Configuration to the Station
  3.  Hands-on – Download and test the program

III.               System Engineering and Totally Integrated Automation

  1. Project view in SIMATIC Manager
  2. Integration of Automation Components
  3.  Integration of Engineering Tools
  4.  Sharing Data
  5. Demonstration – Adding functionality using TIA
  6.  Adding a new OEM Machine using drag and drop
  7.  Adding system-wide diagnostic messaging to the new machine using Report System Errors.

Papers

25KV KonNx Coupler Presentation – Nov 2009

Capacitor Trip Device – Colstrip – Nov 09

Lighting – Past Present Future – Nov 09

Motor Measurments- ComPro 2000 – Nov 09

Power Trak Sync Excitation – TMGE – Nov 09

Reliability Centered Maintenance P&H – Nov 09

Regulator Safety – DCS – Nov 09

Event Details

Start date: 11/18/2009

End date: 11/20/2009