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The course covers the theory of operation and practical implementation of three-phase power, industrial control systems and electric motors, as well as AC electronic drives and controls. A number of power electronic circuits are covered in this area, such as three-phase power rectification and pulse width modulated inverters. The student will also program and integrate a commercially available AC adjustable frequency drive controller. The student is required to integrate a PLC, operator controls, sensors, motors, electronic drives, and other electrical components to create a small scale automated system. The theory portion of this course is reinforced through practical laboratory experiments.
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